Thursday, November 20, 2014

DREAM IN COLOR, THINK IN BLACK & WHITE by Jonathan T.K. Bissell: A Review



How to Get Unstuck and Fulfill Your Dreams

by Jonathan Bissell
High Performance Impact, LLC
108 pages; Paperback/Kindle
Self-Help/Personal Growth

Purchase at AMAZON


4 out of 5 stars

An inspired heart is capable of anything. The truth is, though, that you cannot build a dream on good intentions alone. A goal that is not planned is simply a wish and a dream that is not chased will remain a fantasy: the longer you let that dream go, the longer it will take to come back. And how easily we let go of dreams! Reality, with its 'black & white', rational thinking, limits our ability to unleash our imagination and potential for creativity: external expectations, limited financial resources, a busy family schedule can wipe all the colors off the canvas of our existence. 
In his latest motivational book, DREAM IN COLOR, THINK IN BLACK & WHITE,  coach and author Jonathan Bissell claims that, despite a belief to the contrary, the unbound, colorful dreaming process of our childhood days increases our ability to think rationally and strategically. Imagination, matched with determination, wise counsel, practical and actionable solutions, leads to the fulfillment of our dreams. In his approachable and readable guide, Bissell walks the readers through a clear roadmap to personal growth:  dream visualization, emotional risk-taking, fear exposure, synchronized scheduling, choice patterns (outcome/operational/ownership) are some of the strategies Bissell recommends in order to maintain focus and prevent self-sabotaging thinking.
Our chances to succeed in the pursuit of a dream are strongly linked to our pattern of choices, and for that purpose the author ties up each chapter with practical "how to" advices, examples and assignments that will prepare the reader to step up to the next stage of his quest. One simple step at a time..."getting started is more important than getting it perfect."

***Review copy graciously offered by the author in exchange for an unbiased and honest opinion.

About the book

Somewhere along the way, you had a dream that you let go of. But it hasn’t let go of you.  You're the reason this book was written.  Because dreams matter. Dreams are powerful. And sometimes dreams just won’t go away – no matter how impractical, ill-timed or financially risky they are.

This is a book about getting unstuck in your life or career. It’s about learning to dream in COLOR and think in BLACK & WHITE. There are three parts to this book: Dreaming in Color, Thinking in Black & White, and Fulfilling Your Dreams. Each part contains practical “how to” steps and examples explaining how to get unstuck and move toward your dream. The rest is up to you.


About the author

Jonathan Bissell is a coach, author, speaker and teacher, as well as the CEO of High Performance Impact, LLC, an executive coaching firm helping proven and emerging leaders to identify and consistently leverage patterns of high performance. He helps dreamers do and leaders excel.
Born in Liberia, Africa and raised in Upstate New York, Jonathan has lived and worked in Japan, New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Le Moyne College. Jonathan enjoys reading, long coffee breaks with his wife, co-creating children's stories with his daughters, writing poetry, and supporting couples in ministry. 
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