As a teen, I know I go through moments where insecurity hits, or you sit there wondering what will happen next in your life. And when some monumental decision comes, I’d approach it with a 9 foot long stick. Teens are in the stage of life where they’re trying to figure out how they want to present themselves to the world, their purpose, and their future. They’re trying to build good habits and get rid of the bad ones. And oh man is it hard.
Total Blueprint for World Domination by Jolene Stockman was a great book that provided helpful guidance for me. This is my stop for the blog tour for this book, organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. This post will cover my review of the book, along with an excerpt and special author interview!
About the Book
Total Blueprint for World Domination is a motivational non-fiction book for young adults. Design your dream world and make it happen! Bursting with full-color superheroes, boosted with online learning, the new edition of Total Blueprint for World Domination – illustrated takes you from this very second to your greatest dreams. So, are you ready?
An ARC of the book was graciously provided in exchange for an honest review.
What I Enjoyed
I always like it when self-help books have a mini summary at the end of each chapter, complete with journal prompts. These prompts encourage the reader to take action, and break it down into easy steps. If you were to read this book, I highly recommend following these prompts, they’re really helpful!
This book is a re-published version with newly added illustrations. The illustrations are like mini comics, which are fun to read and contribute to the overall superhero (take over the world) theme that this book follows.
This book is really motivational. It’s geared towards young adults and teens, and to be honest, as a teen myself, I feel that we are in a stage where we need this type of help. We’re in the stage where we’re trying to find ourselves but we don’t know how. This book helps us do so.
Generally speaking, this book had some sections where it seemed like there needed to be a little bit more unpacked to have its full effect. Some parts were written too simply, and I feel like the complexity behind certain things such as changing your mindset needs to be addressed more.
Overall, I thought that this was a great self-help book, and recommend it to all teens out there!
This excerpt below contains a chapter that helps you tackle procrastination, and get motivated to start working.
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I got the opportunity to chat with the author, Jolene Stockman, who is a multi-award winning author, speaker, and business owner.
Read the exclusive interview below!
You have previously published this book without the illustrations. What made you want to add in the illustrations?
My life has been changed by books and I didn’t want cost to stop anyone reading my work. My first publisher suggested illustrating the book and planted the sparkly
seed. The words-only version has been free on Amazon for a long time, and whenever I get a message from someone who loves the book, I’m grateful for the opportunity to put words out into the world but I always wanted to come back to an illustrated version. Then it became about finding someone with the humor, heart, and talent to bring the themes to life – enter the incredible Richard Tate! Now we have everything – a free version that’s available to anyone, and an illustrated version, too. Next up, the online course combining both!
What is your writing process? how do you formulate ideas for a book?
I get excited about writing books that I wish I had read when I was a kid. Once I get started on a project, the ideas come at me from all over – mostly in dreams, flow state, and in blocks of chocolate!
What books are you currently reading (or recommend)?
Ooh, so many amazing books! I love fresh voices and being able to disappear into someone else’s brain. I love fiction and non-fiction, the easy books that you can pop like candy, and the ones that have you stopping to think (and get a dictionary!) after every paragraph. My favorites right now are the ones that let me feel more connected and okay with being different. Like Turtles All the Way Down (John Green) – books that show me myself or the world in a new way. Books are everything!
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I always knew I’d be a writer 🙂 The trick has been figuring out what kind of writer to be! I’ve worked as a journalist, copywriter, screenwriter, and technical writer. I now write online training on marketing, and it’s cool sharing knowledge and seeing businesses grow. It’s an awesome time to be a writer because there are so many ways you can change the world with your words!
Let me know below…
Are you excited to read this book? In what ways do you think the book will be helpful for you?