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Book Review: ‘Your Brain Weighs 500 Pounds’ By “Derrick R. Pledger”

Title: Your Brain Weighs 500 Pounds
[Change Your Mindset to Achieve Desired Outcomes]
Author:  Derrick R. Pledger
Pages: 224
Genre: Self-Help
Publication date: 14 November 2023
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨

Derrick R. Pledger is a US Army war veteran and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Leidos, a Fortune 500 defense company headquartered in Reston, Virginia. He served multiple tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa, in uniform and as a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor.

After joining Leidos as a field service engineer in 2009, he became CIO at age forty. He believes that continuous self-development and maintaining the right mindset is the key to reaching one’s highest potential.

This is your recipe for success..!!

You are on a journey toward the dreams and goals you’ve set for yourself. But a steady stream of useless information bombards your brain every day. To satisfy your appetite for success, you must fill your mind with the right balance of “nutrients” to support your discipline, productivity, and positive habits.

In Your Brain Weighs 500 Pounds, Derrick Pledger provides an interactive and thought-provoking menu of one hundred lessons that will help you reach or acquire whatever it is you want, be it wealth, better relationships, career progression, or a healthier lifestyle.

Packed with easy-to-follow principles, Your Brain Weighs 500 Pounds shows you how to effectively detox your mind, body, and soul. No matter how complicated your past relationships with failure and goal-setting are, you hold the power to control your behavior, change your mindset, and achieve your desired outcomes.

Book Prelude..!!

The book “Your Brain Weighs 500 Pounds” speaks about fifty “mindset manual” recipes handcrafted to challenge your perspectives, biases, and thoughts related to the process of achievement. A unique quality of this book is you can pick any chapter and have a read which is both quick and motivational.

The author brought this book as a “Brain Diet” of a hundred nourishing and interesting formulae for the benefit of readers. The recipes presented are both thought-provoking and enthralling. Most importantly every recipe is just a page and this is a super good point for amateur readers.

Title Vindication..!!

As the title hints, we often dump our brain with nugatory dossiers, and we bombard the encephalon with so-called influential mediums aka Social Media Channels, which accompany news mongers, OTTs in the name of binge-watching and best-loved TV shows/ Web Series.

My expound..!!

Every chunk presented in this serve is a feastful retreat to your brain and helps you with a bunch of life hacks and emotional mastery. A one-line summary will set the tone of the corresponding recipe he defines for this book’s clientele.

My Thoughts..!!

This book also offers ponderous use cases, exercises, and real-time scenarios that not only question your perspective on life but also assist us with thought process transformations. Derrick rightly addressed many dimensions and standpoints in every recipe which is an undoubted aid to uplift your focus and minimize distractions to climb the ladder of success and to become an unsurpassed leader.

Author Accolades..!!

Pledger holds an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in business administration (MBA), a specialized degree in Intelligence Operations from Cochise College, as well as numerous technical and industry credentials (e.g., Project Management Professional®, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Information Technology Infrastructure Library®, Scaled Agile Framework®, and other cloud computing certifications).

To summarize “Your Brain Weighs 500 Pounds” is a guide to handling your emotions, meeting your goals, disciplining your thoughts, reducing social distractions, maintaining emotional balance, and so on by feeding a nutritive diet to your brain and getting rid of dither smirch.

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7 thoughts on “Book Review: ‘Your Brain Weighs 500 Pounds’ By “Derrick R. Pledger”

  1. “Your Brain Weighs 500 Pounds” by Derrick R. Pledger is a poignant memoir chronicling the author’s journey through life with cerebral palsy, offering insight into the challenges, triumphs, and resilience of living with a disability. Through heartfelt anecdotes and candid reflections, Pledger shares his experiences, inspiring readers to embrace diversity, overcome obstacles, and find strength in their own unique journey.

  2. First off, the title of the book caught my attention, and as I read through your review, I realized its aptness. It seems to be a really interesting book with a lot of food for thought. I also like that the different chapters are stand-alone, and one can read them as per convenience and need.

  3. Wow this detailed review is amazing. Derrick R. Pledger’s journey and belief in self-development make the book even more intriguing. Your insights into the “Brain Diet” and the quick, motivational recipes for readers, especially amateurs, is aregreat point. The way you highlighted the book’s unique aspects and its impact on emotions and thought processes is compelling. Thanks for sharing such a thorough and thoughtful review.

  4. I don’t really read self help books but the title caught my eye. This book on brain diet is a must for many as people need to change their mindset otherwise the world is going to become a tough one to live in.

  5. This book presents intriguing insights into the complexities of the mind, offering a thought-provoking read that challenges our understanding of brain health. Thanks for sharing this wonderful article.

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