Book Review: I Rise by Joan Nwosu

Many thanks to the author for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

‘iRise: The 10 Secrets To Getting Up When Life Knocks You Down’ is a relatively short but great read filled with a several strong messages about determination, self awareness, resilience and how to be successful in your personal goals in life.

There was no better time than this to read a book like this considering how this year has been for everyone in the world. I found this book particularly relatable because of the fact that the author is Nigerian and was able to drive home certain points that are peculiar but not necessarily exclusive to Nigerians. It has served as the boost I needed to push me in a direction that I have procrastinated for too long to trend and I am glad that I read it.

This book can also serve as a resource for people who would like to know the steps to take to start a new business, change careers or relocate to a new country. It is well written and the ideas presented are practical and easy to follow. I loved the exercises at the end of every chapter the most because it served as a feedback to help me know where I stand on some issues and what steps to take as I move forward to achieving my personal goals.

I highly recommend this book to everyone especially in these strange times. It is a book I hope to go back to from time to time. So go get a copy!

Rating: 4 Stars

Published:  July 17th 2020 by Independently Published

Pages: 168

Genre: Non Fiction

Buy: Amazon

The Author:

Joan Nwosu- helping entrepreneurs and corporate professionals create  meaningful lives - Business Africa Online

Joan Nwosu is an Information Technology consultant and Coach who partners with organizations to transform their processes and product development. After spending over a decade working in IT and marketing for multimillion dollar brands and startups, she knows what truly drives customer delight and loyalty. Joan moved to Toronto, Canada after spending a greater part of her life in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She studied Internet Computing at the London Southbank University and proceeded to get a postgraduate degree from Seneca College in IT Project Management. A Project Management Professional (PMP) consultant, Joan has worked with different teams on different projects spanning Telecoms, ICT, NGO and Automotive industries.


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