“Be More Kid” is one of those books that fully lives up the title. It’s what I expected and it does it very well. We each have, of course, our own experience of childhood, we lived through it after all, and yet the book reminded me of how much I had forgotten about that time. Perhaps you have too.
“Be More Kid” is well-written and thought-provoking. It challenges us to embrace our inner child and live life to the fullest, and with joy. (Given that the last section of my book “Intentional Mastery’ is titled “Mastering Joy”, this was music to my ears.)
The authors, Ed James, Mark Taylor and Nicky Taylor, have a unique writing style that is both entertaining and informative. Throughout the book, they provide practical tips and exercises that help the reader rediscover their playful side and bring joy and happiness into their daily lives.
The main themes.
One of the key themes of the book is the importance of living in the moment. The authors encourage readers to put aside their worries and enjoy life as it is, just like children do. They also emphasise the importance of embracing individuality and pursuing passions, regardless of what others might think. It is a refreshing message that resonates, in my experience, with many adults, especially perhaps when they felt stuck in a rut. It’s refreshing to rediscover joy and purpose in life, in the ways the book identifies.
Another key aspect of “Be More Kid” is the focus on creativity. The authors stress the importance of tapping into our imagination and expressing ourselves in new and innovative ways. Whether it is through art, writing, music, or any other form of expression, the authors encourage readers to let their creativity flow and to be unafraid of experimentation. One example was about creating covers for workbooks, and drawing or sticking pictures to personalise them. I always find that ways to make things my own brings me joy; it may do so for you too. This section of the book is particularly inspiring and provides valuable insights into the benefits of embracing our creativity and imagination.
Tips and habit-forming actions.
The book is also filled with practical tips and exercises that are designed to help readers develop new habits and attitudes. For example, the authors provide suggestions for how to live in the moment and enjoy simple pleasures, such as playing with children, taking a walk in nature, or simply taking a moment to enjoy the beauty of the world around us. These practical tips are easy to follow.
Overall, “Be More Kid” is an excellent book that is filled with valuable insights and practical tips for living a more fulfilling life. Whether you are an adult who is feeling stuck in a rut, or simply looking for ways to bring more joy and happiness into your daily life, this book is an excellent resource. The authors’ writing style is engaging and entertaining, and their message is one that will resonate with anyone who is looking to rediscover their inner child. I highly recommend “Be More Kid” to anyone who is looking to make positive changes in their life and to anyone who is looking for a source of inspiration.