“You just can’t trust anyone!” seems to be a constant refrain in the modern world. Indeed, learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult lessons. “That’s because trust is not a verb,” says legendary life coach Iyanla Vanzant, “It’s a noun. Trust is a state of mind and a state of being.”
In this wise book, Iyanla Vanzant reveals how to cultivate this liberating power-by exploring what trust really is, how to trust, and why to trust. She outlines the special rewards that come from mastering the four essential trusts: trust in God, trust in yourself, trust in others, and trust in life. This book’s pragmatic trust-building prescriptions demonstrate how communication, consistency, and cooperation can antidote trust-destroying behaviors and revitalize us with increased authenticity, greater resilience, and renewed peace in every part of our lives.
I simply can NOT shout to everyone I know how amazing this book is. How much it has changed my life and the way I live it! I love this woman already but this book helped me see myself for all that I was when it came to trust. Of course I couldn’t trust others. I couldn’t trust myself and it helped me see what I needed to change in order to start there. Her stories are always entertaining when you hear her in person and no different in her book. They help you understand her message and where it fits in your life. I highlighted and wrote all over this book and recommend it to everyone struggling to trust anyone or anything for the part on Ferguson and the way cops are treating people of color. I completely agree but it was a part I quickly skimmed through and didn’t get much out of it. But the rest of book was great and one I keep by night stand.