Book Review: ‘Awaken Your Genius’ by Ozan Varol

Book Title: Awaken Your Genius: Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity, and Become Extraordinary
Author: Ozan Varol
Publisher: John Murray Learning
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-1399806800
Date Published: Apr. 13, 2023
Price: INR 497

Awaken Your Genius by Ozan Varol Book Cover

Book Review

In a world where defying convention with unconventional careers, mindsets, and perspectives is a reality for many, it’s common to feel isolated and feel like the odd one out.

When we no longer fit into neat boxes, the number of people we can relate to and share our unique experiences with diminishes.

However, this way of being is not a curse, as society often portrays it. It is, in fact, a gift. Recently, I came across an exceptional book that has resonated with me – Awaken Your Genius by Ozan Varol.

What is Awaken Your Genius all about?

Awaken Your Genius” – A marvel hardbound book that provokes thought and inspires action, urging readers to break free from the constraints of conformity and unleash their true potential. The author emphasizes the importance of embracing our individual abilities and creative instincts to lead extraordinary lives.

The book is divided into three main sections, each dedicated to a crucial aspect of personal growth and transformation:

  • Escape Conformity: This section delves into the perils of surrendering to societal norms and expectations. It encourages readers to remain authentic and forge their own identities.
  • Ignite Creativity: Readers are introduced to proven strategies, including engaging in creative exercises, practicing mindfulness, and embracing failure as a valuable learning opportunity.
  • Become Extraordinary: The final section of the book focuses on transforming our lives into something remarkable.

Notable Quotes

“Taboos are a sign of insecurity”
“Extraordinary people ignore the alligators to focus on crossing the swamp.”
“Being idle isn’t the same thing as being lazy.”

Who should read “Awaken Your Genius”?

Awaken Your Genius” is a captivating read that challenges readers to push beyond conventional boundaries and surpass their limits. This is a practical book for impractical people.

There are many practical pieces of advice and inspiring anecdotes that are a valuable roadmap for individuals aspiring to tap into their inner genius and lead a more fulfilling and extraordinary life.

This book will particularly resonate with individuals who:
✔ Seek personal growth and self-improvement,
✔ Aspire to enhance their creativity,
✔ Desire to challenge societal norms,
✔ Want to achieve extraordinary results.
✔ Enjoy thought-provoking and inspiring reads.

This transformative guide combines Ozan’s exceptional talent for absorbing wisdom from the vast ocean of overwhelming information with his brilliant ability to distill and organize knowledge, akin to a whale absorbing plankton and a rocket scientist streamlining complex concepts.

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About the Author

Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist, award-winning law professor, and author of non-fiction books. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, he grew up in a family of no English speakers. At the age of 17, he moved to the United States and studied planetary sciences at Cornell University.
There, he was a member of the operations team for the Mars Exploration Rovers project in 2003, which successfully deployed two rovers to the Martian surface. He later became a law professor to influence others to make interpersonal leaps on this planet. He has authored numerous acclaimed articles that are included in the curriculum of colleges and graduate schools.

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