Title: The 7 Questions
Author: Nick Hatter
Do you feel stuck in bad habits, or wonder why you procrastinate, or why you keep repeating old patterns? You might not realise the answers you need are already within you.
Every single one of us has an unlimited source of potential for personal growth – and the way to tap into this is not through following rigid advice or rules: it’s by asking the right questions.
In THE 7 QUESTIONS, award-winning life coach Nick Hatter offers a toolkit that you can apply time and again for more clarity and continuous self-awareness whenever you feel you’ve lost direction in life. Each question will prompt you to search within yourself and address the bigger picture – from how you formed your opinion of yourself to whether your beliefs are serving you – and ultimately improve your self-esteem, confidence and emotional intelligence when the loss of a job, relationship or loved one brings you low.
Drawing on vivid examples from the cutting edge of psychology and the author’s personal experience, THE 7 QUESTIONS will help you discover your own unique answers.
This was the statement that hooked me in to The 7 Questions – ‘Every single one of us has an unlimited source of potential for personal growth – and the way to tap into this is not through following rigid advice or rules: it’s by asking the right questions.’ I’m not the kind of girl to follow rules, and if you ask my parents they’ll tell you I always ignored their advice and did my own thing! Okay, so this might have been true in my teenage years, but as an adult I still resist.
Following my own self-help journey has allowed me to ask important questions and reflect on the choices I’ve made over the years, and an opportunity to learn more about myself is always welcome.
I’ll start by saying The 7 Questions is one of those books you read from cover to cover and then dip in and out of when necessary. I found myself revisiting certain chapters when something in my day-to-day life triggered me. The author’s belief that self-awareness is key to our personal transformation is clearly evident in how he writes and what he shares.
As the title suggests, this book is divided into 7 chapters (questions) with ‘growth action’ sections at intervals throughout each chapter that helps you review and take action on what you’ve learned.
My personal favourite question was ‘Am I Running Away From Anything?’ (Chapter 3) as this was where I had a few revelations of my own.
Hatter’s conversational tone lets you explore additional questions and prompts without fear of judgement – something I realise is a fear of mine! The book takes you on a journey of self-discovery using the author’s knowledge and skills as a life coach to guide you through every step. It’s easy to follow and the growth actions are fabulous for reinforcing each lesson.
I especially liked the Challenging Catastrophising Exercise at the end of the book and have used this on a few occasions (and shared it with my daughter who is living away at University).
If you want to understand yourself better then I highly recommend you grab yourself a copy of The 7 Questions by Nick Hatter.
I received a copy of The 7 Questions from the publisher/author via Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team in exchange for an honest review.