Saturday, April 30, 2022

The MAGIC MINDSET - How To Find Your Happy Place By Preeti Shenoy - Book Review


Author of the book: Preeti Shenoy

Genre: Self Help / Non-Fiction


While positivity is about looking at the bright side of things, the magic mindset embraces and accept that it is not always possible to do so. Sometimes things get so bleak that our mind refuses to accept that there can be a silver lining. In this book, Preeti Shenoy gives you a set of principles for every area of life, designed to help us shift our perspective from hopelessness to hope, from despondency to joy, from cynicism to belief- a belief that change is coming and things are not as bad as it seem. Perfect reading for the difficult times that we are living in. The Magic mindset is full of tips, suggestions, fun exercises and practical advice on career, family, health, relationships, finances, social media, and more. It also includes inspiring stories and anecdotes from Preeti's own life. A cornerstone for all those who want to change their outlook. The Magic Mindset helps us build a purposeful and joyful life.


Preeti Shenoy, among the highest selling authors in India, is on the Forbes longlist of the most influential celebrities in India. Her books include When Love Came Calling, Wake Up Life is Calling,  Life Is What You Make it, The Rule Breaker, A Hundred Little Flames, It's All in the Planets, Why We Love The Way We Do, The Secret Wish List, The One You Cannot Have and many others. Her work has been translated into many Indian languages. Preeti is also a motivational speaker, and has given talks at many premier educational institutions and corporate organizations like KPMG, ISRO, Infosys and Accenture, among others. An avid fitness enthusiast, she is also an artist specializing in portraiture and illustrated journaling.


As the name suggest "The Magic Mindset" is all about believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. The book " The Magic Mindset" is about practical examples, tips, suggestions, beautiful quotes and inspirational stories. Like Graham Miles's story inspires and reinforces how the magic mindset can overcome what appear to be insurmountable obstacles. Billionaire business tycoon John Paul Dejoria's advice to everyone is that, it is possible to get through the most difficult of times as long as we are willing to work hard and put in the effort. Don't sit back, doing nothing, look for opportunities and grab them.

My favorite part in the book is "The Magic Mindset for Situation Beyond Our Control". I am sure most of us have gone through situations where we felt completely helpless as we simply have no control over. Author has introduced something which toughed my heart, it is called as a practice of ACDC: Acknowledge, Change, Detach and Create. It is not necessary to go through all the four steps, it depends on person's level of sadness and their state of mind. So adapt the practice to suit your needs.

The book is divided into four parts, Understanding the Magic Mindset, Practicing the Magic Mindset and Sustaining the Magic Mindset and the last part is about 14-Day activity Magic Mindset challenge for the readers who wants to inculcate all the learnings from the book in their life and nudge them towards the magic mindset journey. Author has shared each day activity in detail which is like a step-by-step guide leads to discovery of magic within you. Remember the true magic happens when we learn to let go of the things we cannot control and be deeply grateful for the things we have already been blessed with. We all can lead more fulfilling, happier and peaceful lives when we accept this magic, focusing on the abundance and joy we have and creating happy memories with the people we value.

When we talk about mindset the first thing that comes to our mind is having positive mindset. This book gives a different perspective and express the real meaning of positive mindset. It means viewing things in a way that is most advantageous to us at the current stage of our life.

Author has shared her own experiences and learning which makes this book even more authentic and credible. She has used anecdotes which is very inspiring. 

Every chapter ends with an exercise, if done by the reader, gives a better clarity and reader knows where he or she stands in that area of their life. The book does not have to be read in any particular order which makes the reading more convenient and easier.


All the suggestions and exercises mentioned by the author are very practical and doable. But remember do not read this book as a novel and do not rush through. It requires utmost concentration and participations from the readers to make the best of it. An author has mentioned it very categorically that one can keep returning to the exercises whenever readers feel like as your answers might be different based on their changing circumstances and mindset at that point of time. 

The best quote from the book which helped me to understand myself better

"When something bad happens, you have three choices - let it define you, destroy you or strengthen you".


Format: Paperback / Kindle edition

Price: 140 INR / 133 INR

Pages: 252

Availability: Amazon

This Review is part of the Blogchatter's  #TBRChallenge #BookChatter


  1. I want to read this book. I like books which has a strong takeaway. And these days, I am reading a lot of self help books. Will check this one out,

  2. First I like the title of book it has so much positivity and hope. it is great that author has given practical tips and exercises in this book to make us understand the complex topic. will try to check out this book.

  3. I have always felt that Preeti Shenoy's forte is self help.i hope she will continue writing books in the similar genre.

  4. The book sounds so positive and an absolute must to read. I really like the thought about creating happy memories with the people we value.

  5. Nowadays, self help books are gaining a lot of popularity because people have started accepting that they are going through a difficult phase and they need help. And, books like this one are a great pick where the author shares their own stories and life experiences for readers to connect well. I will check out this book.

  6. Though I'm not really a self help book reader, i am quite curious about this book. I know that being positive is the key but i would like to know what the author has to say too.

  7. This seems like an interesting book. ACDC is such an important way to deal with setbacks and issues at hand. It is certainly not going to be easy initially, but when we start practicing it with small things in life, we can certainly master it and once we do that, I think our life would be so peaceful and happy (despite the challenges). Thanks for this food for thought. Adding The Magic Mindset in my TBR.

  8. Self help book with exercises is surely a good read as reader starts analysing their strengths and weakness and also start giving time to ponder on self. Shall look for this book.

  9. This seems a must read. Thanks for the detailed review. Will read this book asap

  10. It is good to know about such a helpful self-help book. I will surely get my hands on it. \the quote that you have excerpted from the book is so powerful.

  11. Seems like a great book. What a wonderful review by you!

  12. What a great book and what a well-written review!