Per the previous post, I wanted to share a [sort of] review of a book—Becoming Bulletproof by Evy Poumpouras—one I’d label both enlightening and engaging.
As mentioned, it was given to me by a friend who understands what “space/place” I’m in these days and thought it might serve of value. It has, as it’s certainly giving me food for thought.
Besides giving us a bit of background as to how she became a Secret Service Agent, and what that entailed, Evy provides guidance on how to “protect yourself / read people / influence situations / live fearlessly / become bulletproof” (per the back of the book jacket). Sounds good—is good.
Divided into three sections/parts, we have “Protection”, “Reading People”, and “Influence”.
There are, for example, three types of fear: flight, fight, freeze. I tend to embrace fight mode, though on the odd occasion, I might freeze. Speaking of fight, you’ll find information on how to learn to fight; i.e. know your limitations, have a plan, maintain a reality check.
What else might you learn? How to better secure your life. “Whether at home, online, or out in public, you’ll have the strategies you need to keep your property, possessions, and information safe.” Who doesn’t want to know how to do that?
I particularly liked Part Two, with chapters on how to read people, via diagrams as well as descriptions, and how to determine what people are truly saying, via verbal red flags.
As well as being enlightening and engaging, Becoming Bulletproof is a good, solid, straightforward read. Need I say more?