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3 Takeaways from Give Me the Fairytale

Reading for pleasure is one of my 26 goals for 26. I rarely have time to do it anymore, but it is something that I really enjoy, so when Kim Whitehead approached me about reviewing her new book, Give Me the Fairytale, I jumped at the opportunity. Give Me the Fairytale is a great read for anyone who is on a journey to live their dreams (and who isn’t?!). Kim warns in the preface that the book is designed to be confrontational and make readers think. Give Me the Fairytale does just that through demanding that readers dig deep on their road towards self exploration and living their own fairytales. There’s a lot to be learned  from the book, but there are three specific lessons that I took away from it that I’m excited to apply to my own life.

Check out my review of Give Me the Fairytale by Kim Whitehead on

3 Takeaways from Give Me the Fairytale

  1. You have to shift your way of thinking to shift your way of living: The first section of Give Me the Fairytale is all about transformation. It’s widely known and accepted that to get something you’ve never had, you have to do things that you’ve never done and this includes thinking in a way that you’ve never thought before. Whitehead urges readers to examine and realign their belief systems on their quest for self-discovery, which is the first step towards living your dreams.

  2. Visualizing success is just as important as planning for it: Whitehead explains that it’s important to clarify exactly what your dream will look like. She loves vision boards and recommends that her readers create them. While vision boards are important, another component of visualizing success is changing how we see ourselves. The metal images we have of ourselves should align with the images on our vision boards in order to ensure that we don’t fall victim to self-destructive, self-imposed boundaries.

  3. The dream is not the final destination: As Kim Whitehead so eloquently states in Give Me the Fairytale, “If you have mastered everything around you, do not celebrate. Hold your applause because it means you are not growing.” A dream come true is not the end of your story or personal journey. In order to stay on a path of success and embrace what’s to follow, it’s important that we stay motivated and commit to continuing to grow and expand our personal fairytales.

Which of my takeaways from Give Me the Fairytale resonates with you?


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