Monday, January 7, 2019

"The Mindset Accountability Journal" by Allie Hudson

The Mindset Accountability Journal:
40 Days to a New You
by Allie Hudson

The Mindset Accountability Journal: 40 Days to a New You  by Allie Hudson

The Mindset Accountability Journal: 40 Days to a New You by Allie Hudson is currently on tour with Reading Addiction Book Tours. The tour stops here today for my review and an excerpt. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Are you stuck in a life you want to be different, but have no idea where to start?
The Mindset Accountability Journal will jump-start you to a life you can enjoy living every day. By establishing incremental daily habits, you will embark on a path to gratitude, self-growth, and fulfillment. This journal will help you:
- Discover who you were meant to be
- Shift your focus to what is good and wonderful in your life
- Create an attitude of mindset growth
You will never regret taking charge of your life and living with gratitude. The journey is rewarding and challenging. It takes only 30 minutes each day to make progress with your future, one day at a time.
A portion of the book's proceeds will support BridgeHope, whose efforts enable survivors of exploitation and trafficking to THRIVE!

Tips for Journaling
Write EVERY DAY, even if it is just a small response or a quick idea. Go back and refine ideas that you want to expand on later.
Write in the morning before your mind is filled with the daily distractions.
Write slowly at a speed that gives you time to think as you write.
Choose a writing utensil that is easy to write with and that you like to use.
Look back and read some of your previous entries and continue or refine some of your writings.
Use the things you learn about yourself from your journal to change your daily life.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
“… this is a good-looking journal, written by a writer who cares about the happiness and well-being of her readers. The beauty of this book is the genuine enthusiasm and positive attitude emanating from the author. Her signature of caring, her profound belief in the potential of her readers, and the sense of dignity in her writing will certainly lead readers to personal success if they follow this attractive and well-laid- out journal for forty days.” ~ Surfs Up Writers’ Bookshelves

My Review
I received this book in return for an honest review.

By Lynda Dickson
The Mindset Accountability Journal is described as “a 40-day journey to becoming your truest self by achieving a Mindset of Gratitude”. You will be asked to commit to spending 30 minutes “every day for the next 40 days focusing on and developing your inner person” and, further, to “use the things you learn about yourself from your journal to change your daily life.”
This journal has a gorgeous cover, which is reason enough to buy it! Each day there is space to write down five things that you are grateful for, followed by daily encouragement, a reminder to read for thirty minutes, space to write one takeaway from your reading, an inspirational quote by a famous person, and space to write an action for mindset change. In addition, the author provides a little extra encouragement every 10 days and finishes with a list of suggested resources for your daily mindset and accountability reading.
There are a few minor editing errors, which are not really acceptable given the small amount of writing therein. The most glaring error is that, in the introduction, the author asks us to read for 15 minutes each day, while the journal itself asks us to read for at least 30 minutes each day.
Nevertheless, today is a great day to start the rest of your life. So, what are you waiting for?

About the Author
Allie Hudson
Allie Hudson grew up in LaGrange, Ohio, and attended Moody Bible Institute, studying education. In 1991, she married Larry Sellers, who passed away of a heart attack in May 2009. In 2010, she married Michael Hudson who passed away of cancer just three years later. In January 2012, Allie lost her corporate job of 20 years because of downsizing in the newspaper business. Throughout this five-year period of three major losses, the only way she survived was to focus on God and trust that He had a plan for her life. After struggling to maintain a daily consistent practice of growth and gratitude, she began a 40-day challenge to practice gratitude and personal growth. That journey taught her the need to help other people develop a daily practice of thankfulness and inspired her to share The Mindset Accountability Journal with the world.