As someone who has been interested in self-growth my entire life, I have read hundreds of books, most of which say the same thing, just in different ways. I know the importance of having a healthy self image so I picked up this book just to see if there might be some new insights I could use. Wow! All I can say is that I was pleasantly surprised with this book! The author's story was very interesting, taking us on a journey from his humble beginnings of living in poverty (with an abusive father), and then showing us exactly how he was able to use laser-like focus and determination to get out of that environment to become very happy and successful (and wealthy, too!). This book was so much more than just teaching you how to have a healthy self-image....it was very comprehensive covering everything from self-talk and mastering your mind, setting goals and how to REALLY achieve them, how to have healthy, fulfilling relationships, and it even spoke about health and fitness, to keep your body fit so you will have enough energy to do everything you want to do. This is the book that should have been required reading for all of us as young adults about to embark out into the real world, because it quite literally could be a complete handbook for a successful life! And because it is done in a "story telling fashion" with the author giving us exact steps on how he achieved success, it is much more interesting than just having someone tell us what to do. If you are looking for a gift for anyone having a difficult time or who has perhaps lost their way (maybe this even describes you), this book will be a good compass to get them get back on track to begin creating the life of their dreams, a life that they absolutely LOVE! I will be giving this book as a Christmas present to many people I know who are struggling right now. Kudos to Mr. Knoch for writing such a great book!