Elevate by Joseph Deitch

Elevate

A modern world that is bursting with data can often make us feel even more lost as we struggle to find meaning and look for the answers to life’s mysteries. Joseph Deitch shares his lifelong pursuit of wisdom and growth in an accessible, practical, down-to-earth gift to his readers. Elevate is a celebration of life and the potential that exists for all of us. It provides both answers and insights as it links awareness and action, East and West,...


Details Elevate

TitleElevate
ISBN9781626344693
Author
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherGreenleaf Book Group Press
GenreSelf Help, Nonfiction, Psychology
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Reviews Elevate

  • Holly Weiss
    2018-02-14
    Want to improve your health and well-being? Our complex culture weighs heavy on all of us. Deitch assists us in finding and choosing techniques for successfully navigating our increasingly-convoluted lives. Rather than being victims of our world, we can care for ourselves effectively. The author’s relaxed, encouraging voice offers practical tips on surfing the changing waves of the world. We are at the center of our lives and have the ability t...
  • JP
    2018-03-11
    With so many topic-specific self-help books already on the market, Deitch’s aspiration of a comprehensive “Essential Guide to Life” is lofty. He succeeds. The 330 pages of Elevate come quickly because the concepts are compact and broken up with plenty of engaging stories. I’m well read in this genre and still noted plenty of gems of new wisdom to leverage, plus lots of reinforcement of ideas I’ve encountered before. Deitch draws on comm...
  • Johanna Sawyer
    2018-03-12
    Im fascinated. Mar 12 2018 – 17:02 By jsawyer Who hasn't picked up a self help book because they have felt frustration. Self help books lately have fascinated me. I'm in the category get busy learning or get busy dying. I correlate the learning process with staying healthy. An idle mind is the devil's playground. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.... All right, I'm ready. This isn't a one sitting type book but a book to read st...
  • Christy
    2018-03-18
    I won this book from Bookish in exchange for my honest opinion. Ok, so I'm one of those people. I listen to motivational videos, hype songs, and speeches. My bookshelves are full of books to help me grow as a person. I'm always looking for a new way to look at an old concept. Elevate is a perfect addition to my collection. The writing is clear and precise, the author is easy to understand and relate to, and he reminds you of those things you alre...
  • Jim
    2018-03-04
    I won this book on Goodreads. This book is a fascinating look into one's mindset. At times I felt vulnerable looking at my biases and concepts towards things in my life. The concepts that I want to utilize and takeaway for myself is to "ask" and to "listen." These are just two points to consider from everyday life to starting a new business and everything in between, these can be used for basically all that life has to offer. Listening is valuabl...
  • A. D. Paventi
    2018-03-15
    Elevate is definitely not one of those books that can be stopped and started often; you have to devote time to reading it through at least once, then go back and reread each section with the purpose of taking notes! Author Joseph Deitch catches the reader's attention with honest truths without being too wordy. For example, in Part One (Awareness) Deitch writes, "true attention entails looking, listening, and learning without prejudice." Without ...
  • Karla
    2018-03-20
    I received this book from the publisher via BookishFirst in exchange for my honest review. -- I am a sucker for a good self-help or motivational book. My collection started when I was doing my undergrad and my college had a slight obsession with adding them to the curriculum of all the business classes. That being said, I need a book that is easy to understand, relatable and has the capacity to bring me some real-life applications. This book does...
  • Leigh Hatcher
    2018-03-12
    I was so happy that I recieved Joseph’s book Elevate. I knew this book would be coming to me the moment I read the first look. I have been on an awakening, spiritual, finding my true self journey since I was around 18 now I’m 42. Which has changed my life just like Joseph talks about in the book. I will be continuing following my true path for the rest of my life. This book would help everyone who reads it, if they are willing to let go of th...
  • Jan Rog
    2018-05-06
    Joseph Deitch's _Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life_ is not so much a self-help book as it is a guide to reframing the way you look at life. Make the book your own, and take the time to read through it. Perhaps you could read it straight through, and that would be perfectly fine. I myself chose to read it bit by bit, alternating with my own personal journal-style reflections. I greatly appreciate this book from the Goodreads giveaway pages, and ...
  • Pam
    2018-03-18
    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Elevate is a wonderful summary of the best, scientifically backed, actions individuals can take to improve their own overall health and well-being. The first part of the book discusses valuable concepts that one should consider weaving into the fabric of their lives and the second part gives practical advice in how to do that. While most of the content was not new to me, or prob...
  • Angela Gibson
    2018-03-19
    Elevate is a book worth a second read. It’s written in an engaging narrative, author’s personal examples are provided, and the structure makes it easy to follow advice and progress.This book provides concepts and follows those concepts with steps and advice. There are some self help books which are wordy but without meaning or practicality. Elevate is not one of those books. The realizations provided by Deitch are relateble and worthy of assi...
  • Marco
    2018-06-28
    This is a book for anyone with lots of how-to on creating a life that's free from stress and negativity and a focus on self-work.From lifestyle to boardrooms, from everyday to long term, Deitch covers everything with 5 insights for awarenesses of our lives and 10 skills that prove anything is possible.The main themes of a successful life are here which are empathy and gratitude. These two things always make you motivated and ready for the world. ...
  • Connie
    2018-03-23
    “...when our awareness expands, so does our world ... and it becomes increasingly wondrous.”~ Joseph DeitchYears ago, I devoured many of the self help books on the market, after going through a particularly rough period in my life. I learned a lot that over the years has been very beneficial. When I saw this, I wanted to read about what a man who wrote a book about lifelong quest for wisdom and self-improvement would have to say. I feel I was...
  • Mary
    2018-03-27
    Look past the bland cover and nondescript title, and you’ll see that this is not a run-of-the-mill self-help book. In an engagingly casual, encouraging voice, Deitch, a leading financial planner with a well-informed interest in personal growth (he also won a Tony Award for co-producing “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” on Broadway), provides a “roadmap” of shortcuts to leading a fulfilling life. Like any good teacher, the author draws f...
  • Tate
    2018-03-23
    First of all, thank you to BookishFirst for letting me read this book in advance. and thank you to the author for the awesome swag!I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Most self-help books provide good information, but seem to have their fair share of "crazy." Elevate is the first one that I have read cover to cover and never had a "here we go" moment. The only critic I have for this book is that I feel like the author could have went into more...
  • Energy
    2018-03-27
    For me, Elevate started off similarly to The Celestine Prophecy, in that it had insights, and its goal is that of CBT, to change the way we think and process our environment. He also talks about the energy that is exchanged when we are dealing with others, another predominant aspect of Redfield's book. But that is where the similarities ended, as Elevate is not a work of fiction, rather a guide for personal growth. He presents the reader with var...
  • Hal
    2018-04-11
    The first impression I got of this book was how it was delivered. Impressive, with the personal touch from the author Joseph Deitch. And you will find in reading the book he is an impressive man, successful at many things and worth paying attention to. And I found myself wanting more of a biography on him.But back to the content. In reading what he had to say I had mixed reactions. No doubt there is much wisdom and nuggets of wealth to be gotten ...
  • Laura Reading
    2018-03-22
    Like many of the other reviewers, I am a self professed self help junkie. It is a genre I am drawn to and have read and re-read the master works, as well as some of the books by people just repeating a few short concepts, while trying to make a few bucks simply. Joseph Deitsch's lengthy and complete work goes among the former, masterful, works. His ideas are well researched and well presented. He addresses not only actions to undertake but mindse...
  • Tori
    2018-03-27
    Elevate is a self-help book unlike any you may have read before, with a genuine push towards personal growth and development. You can tell from the first paragraph that Joseph Deitch has put a lot of time and thought into every sentence, really crafting a voice that sounds confident in the knowledge he shares but also like a friend who is excited about what they've learned and longs to share it with you. I'm often put off by the air of superiorit...
  • Wanda C
    2018-04-15
    What a great book. I enjoyed every page. For example, "Programming 101: What is Your Language" is about the power of words. In a busy world with a lot of noise coming at us, this book simplifies what we should already know, but may not be able to comprehend because of the noise and requirements coming at us in our everyday life. Sometimes all we need is someone to point out how we can best pick our next path in life; this book helps in that way. ...
  • Audrey Adamson
    2018-04-24
    Elevate is an inspirational self-help book that is a little too broad to truly help me on a personal level.Elevate contains a lot of theory. While the theory is strong (and has been shown across multiple disciplines), there are few tasks to actually help the reader [ut these into practice. Ther are a few structured exercised that will help me elevate parts of my life. But too much of the book is just information and I don't really know what to do...
  • Judgie
    2018-03-25
    I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.*Disclaimer* This is the first self help book I have read and therefore I am not by any means an expert on them. That being said, I found Elevate to be very well written and the concepts easy to understand and follow. Three things that make Elevate stand out: 1. Foreword by Lisa Genova endorsing this book (This is very minor in the grand scheme of Elevate, however Lisa is one of my favorite ...
  • Kristie
    2018-05-11
    I'm so happy I won a raffle for this one. I probably wouldn't have known what this book was about or that even existed without the help of BookishFirst. As a studying Clinical Mental Health Counselor I found so much valuable information in the pages of this book. I really enjoyed the flow and how everything, even if I wasn't a student of psychology, could be read and understood by anyone. It was an uplifting, educational book and I would definite...
  • Jordan
    2018-03-27
    What an interesting book! I must admit, boasting that this is "an essential guide to life" does make me a bit skeptical of such a strong claim, but I think this book lived up to that title pretty well. I don't often listen to a lot of motivational books and speakers, but I must say that I related to a lot of what Deitch was saying in this book. Deitch writes in a very accessible, simple, and precise writing style that really made this book a plea...
  • Kristin
    2018-04-21
    I feel like by stating that I have not been able to pick up a nugget of wisdom (just yet anyway) and elevate myself beyond my limitations, that I fall into the same group of people the book warns the reader against. However, even though I have not learned anything new, I do think we can all sometimes use reminders of the important things such as being open and recognizing we all have our own personal biasis.I liked the quotes that preceeded the c...
  • Srikanth
    2018-03-23
    I received a complimentary copy of this book on Bookish in return for my honest review. This book is full of ideas and actions that we can take to improve our life and personality. One concept is to have break down the challenge into simple and easy to reach goals so we can have a sense of accomplishment before moving on to the next level. The author very well follows this technique in the book by introducing us to the concepts in a way that is e...
  • CoolCat
    2018-04-21
    The writing is not difficult to understand. I almost made the mistake of thinking that it would be one of those books that utilized a quite terrifying range of vocabulary and I would end up not understanding it, but that was not the case here. This is an interesting approach to how we might be able to behave in a way that would benefit us.Everyone needs a good self-help book once in a while to lift up their spirits. You have to go back into the b...
  • PeaceLily
    2018-03-27
    By omshantiI really appreciated the way the author has organized the accumulated wisdom in this book. As he says, "It's not my wisdom, it's our wisdom." He's collected and organized wisdom from both Eastern and Western philosophies into a very readable and logical format, with two parts. The first part is "Awareness" and is about cultivating awareness for improving your life. The second part, equally important, is "Action". The author compares it...
  • Amanda
    2018-03-27
    I won this book from Bookish in exchange for an honest review, thanks Bookish and thanks to the author! I really enjoyed reading this self help book and found it to be very useful, enlightening, and full of a lot of great information as well as personal stories from the author. This book is meant to Elevate your thinking, which will, in turn, elevate your life. Elevate provides a lot of good advice and practical ways to elevate your life and impl...