Life has its own way to surprise the best and the worst in all of us. It has this habit of placing us into an unpleasant roller-coaster ride of emotions that either make or break us. And that is how life works, it’s tough and the struggle is real. However, it is necessary to learn how to properly navigate when you find yourself in these kinds of situations—a skill that this book taught me.

Get Your Shift Together is a book written by Steve Rizzo, who is a comedian turned author and motivational speaker. The book brings an entirely different perspective in approaching transitions in life. He called these changes—shift. In this book, Steve Rizzo teaches us the idea of finding humor and happiness in every situation. And by doing this, we can get our shifts together.

Get Your Shift Together Book Cover

A Look on His Writing Style

What I am most fascinated about this book is its perfect balance of seriousness and humor. Steve Rizzo is a comedian and he did not fail to incorporate it in his writing style. He writes his message clearly and he never fails to make you laugh. This writing ability is rarely seen to contemporary writers on this day and age making Steve Rizzo unique and entertaining.

The book is packed with real-life applications that show the practicality of the foundational principle expressed in the book. Steve Rizzo did this by narrating his personal experiences and describing how shifting his thinking helped him to get pass through the hurdles of life. In this process, Steve Rizzo created a deep connection to his readers by allowing himself to become vulnerable. I found myself in a few of his situations and I felt the emotional attachment that he built through his way of writing.

Notable Ideas and Lessons

The most valuable lesson I got from the book is the idea of having the innate power to shift our focus into our humor being. Steve Rizzo states that every human being has a sense of humor inside of them, which they can use to find happiness as they walk through life. He also emphasized the importance of learning the skill of tapping into our humor in situations when the need arises. With this skill at hand, we are capable to shift our focus into our humor being—a higher part of ourselves that promotes success and personal fulfillment.

And to end this review, I am giving Get Your Shift Together a 4 out of 5-star rating because of Steve Rizzo’s unique way of delivering his message resulting in a creation of personal attachment with his readers. I never imagined a self-help book written in this extraordinary manner. There was never an awkward moment reading the book and it is filled with essential lessons that speak volumes. It was fun yet an eye-opener that opens up our world in a way that we have never seen before.

Q&A: Question and Action

How often do you engage yourself in humor? What can you do today to give yourself the favor of laughter?

I would love to hear from you! Please, share your thoughts in the comments section below.

The most important lesson that I’ve learned from living on this planet is what any truly happy, successful, and optimistic person knows about life: that they will experience good times and bad times; that they will have sad days and ecstatic moments; that nothing in life is permanent and our success and happiness depend on our ability to ride these waves of change with equanimity.

Steve Rizzo

About the Writer:

Elijah Wayne Marin is a self-improvement blogger from the Philippines. He is a medical laboratory science student who began blogging in the midst of a pandemic. His goal is to empower young people in breaking their boundaries by providing tips, motivation and relevant information about personal development.

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5 thoughts on “This Book Taught Me The Role of Humor and Happiness to Succeed in Life

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