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Transformation: The Mindset You Need. The Body You Want. The Life You Deserve Hardcover – June 21, 2010
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About the Author
Bill Phillips has led more than a million people to improve their health with his #1 New York Times Best-seller, Body-for-LIFE.® Now Bill is poised to “transform the nation from worst to first within 10 years.”
An optimist who puts action to his intentions, Bill has been helping people transform for over 20 years. Bill has shared his motivating advice on the NBC Today Show, the CBS Early Show, Montel Williams, Fox News, and CNN. His insights have appeared in USA Today, Modern Maturity, Woman’s World, the Los Angeles Times, among other major publications.
Aside from writing and public appearances, Bill has worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop programs targeted at improving the well-being of children. Public-oriented work such as this has led to accolades as one of America’s most generous business leaders. Bill Phillips was also named an Outstanding Young American by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to his personal commitment to practice generosity and compassion, Bill has received the highest award from his favorite charity, The Make-A-Wish Foundation.®
A self-described “teacher, student, servant and part-time comedian,” Bill encourages, enlightens, and endears his many readers and community followers at his transformation website.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm a huge fan of Bill Phillips. Body for Life changed my life around. It was the perfect book at the perfect time. This book really deals with the fluff of changing yourself in terms of thoughts, actions, and behaviours. There's nothing substantial in here that you can't get listening to the epilogue of a Dr. Phil episode. It's motivational speaker-ish, and really not substantive. It's nothing that is concrete nor really a roadmap for success. Bill has a new goal which is to not only sell this book based on the success of Body for Life, but also to promote his transformation community online. I have joined that website this week, and it's a well designed site, but again, there are so many more free options than a $19.95 a month site.
If you want to change your body, mind, and life, .. buy Body for Life by Bill Phillips. If you're curious as to what this book is about, go to your library.Read more ›
Transformation meanders about, espousing feel-good common sense dressed up as deep philosophy on one page, then spouting out bible quotes the next. The actual fitness and diet-oriented aspects of the book are rather ambiguous, alluding vaguely to the plan outlined in BFL, but not presenting any coherent course of action beyond "you should work out and eat right - it's good for you". As a previous reviewer said, this book is essentially a thinly-disguised advertisement for [...]. The web site was free up until the release of this book, at which point it goes to a paid-subscription-only model overnight.
While I respect the community that Bill has brought together on his site and the achievements they have made in changing their lives, I must admit that they *do* come off as rather cultish, and that isn't helped any by the avalanche of gushing 5-star reviews that popped up overnight by one-shot reviewers. It was this mentality that discouraged me from joining the site instead of just lurking.
As I said, this isn't coming from a place of spite; 2 stars is my honest judgement of this book, and I'm disappointed that that has to be the case because I was really looking forward to it.
(I noticed that I'd accidentally given the book 1 star when I meant to give it two - which I've now rectified - my apologies for any confusion. I'd also like to add that shortly after this review was written the book's website ended the subscription fees and went back to being free)
When Bill announced this new program, he graciously offered to give away 20 programs for free to people who responded to his blog. He then reported that "We've been getting thousands of emails and comments to my blog from men and women who are eager to try the Transformation Soultions Program. The line is literally 'around the block' for its release." Excellent! Offer to give a few away, and then claim the contest entrants are evidence of demand! Truly transformational.
And if I buy it within 24 hours, I get a special gift, "Five Foods to Transform Your Body" which is a forty dollar value! I can only imagine how powerful and rare this information must be to make it worth forty bucks. Bill is kindly giving it to those of us who order his program within 24 hours because "I like to reward people who take action." Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Look, there's nothing wrong with the basic information (hence, 2 stars) -- eat better, exercise, find support groups, set goals, embrace forgiveness, meditate, think positively, help others, etc. Now, this book can only present the most superficial treatment of so many topics in 212 pages (I hope there's more on the CDs!), but if you believe personal salvation comes from commercialism and marketing, this is the program for you.
For others seeking motivation or social connections, I'd suggest looking elsewhere.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book to work out your goals and figure out what's kept you back- as an individual. Pair this with Eating for Life and Body for Life (NOT Body for Life for Women),... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eve E. Williams
I have followed Bill Phillips for years. His methods have always seemed sound but lacked something. Thru his accident he found that something humility and starting from ground... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Common Joe
In Body for life Bill Phillips helps you get a better body in Transformation he helps you achieve a better mind so you can make a total Transformation.Published 16 months ago by Joe
This is a great book. It is about far more than exercising and eating well. It is about totally transforming.Published 16 months ago by Noel