Friday, July 13, 2012

Nook 8HG Tablet Giveaway and Review of Anger Mastery: Get Angry, Get Happy by Kevin B. Burk

Book Review of Anger Mastery: Get Angry, Get Happy by Kevin B. Burk

New Self-Help Book for Review: Anger Mastery: Get Angry, Get Happy by Kevin B. Burk + Nook 8HG Tablet Giveaway
Author Kevin B. Burk wants to make you angry. Burk believes that getting angry is the first step to happiness, and his newest book, Anger Mastery: Get Angry, Get Happy shows you how.

“Anger is like fire,” says Burk. “When you master it, it’s a powerful source of energy. If you don’t master it, however, it can be dangerous and destructive.” More importantly, Burk asserts, until you master your anger, other people will steal your energy, your power, and your ability to be happy.
The Anger Mastery Process has three phases. In Phase 1, you learn how to use more of your own energy, which makes it harder for other people to steal it from you. (This involves going to the gym at least five times a week.) You also learn how to leave Victim Consciousness and move into integrity by answering the question, “Whose business is it?”
Phase 2 of the Anger Mastery process helps you to stay out of Victim Consciousness by learning how to feel Safe. You meet your Safety Needs with a tool called the Present Moment Awareness Safety Meditation, available for free at
By the time you complete Phase 2, you will already notice significant changes in your life. In particular, you will have considerably more energy. Phase 3 shows you how to use that energy to become truly, completely happy.
Anger Mastery is not your typical book on anger. Not only is Burk’s approach unique, but also the book itself is laugh-out-loud funny. “Humor is a powerful tool to shift consciousness,” said Burk. “Laughter instantly transforms anger. Plus, funny sells more books.”
130 pages
Kevin B. Burk has been helping people around the world to improve their lives and relationships since 1996 through his astrological counseling and relationship coaching practice. His humor, wisdom and compassion are always present, in his books (ten so far, including Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart, The Relationship Handbook: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life, and his newest book, Anger Mastery: Get Angry, Get Happy), his classes and workshops, and his interactions with his clients and students. Kevin’s focus is always on the practical, exploring how we can actually use astrology and spiritual practice on a daily basis to transform our lives.
In the astrology world, he is best known for making Classical Astrology accessible to everyone, taking complex and abstract concepts and showing how they can be used to create concrete, specific and practical interpretations. Kevin’s website, The Real Astrology with Kevin B. Burk is one of the premiere astrology resources on the Internet. His book, Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart is a textbook used at Kepler University in their Undergraduate Astrology Degree program, and has been translated into Russian, and is currently being translated into Bulgarian. Kevin’s articles have appeared in The Mountain Astrologer, the Australian publication, Well Being Astrology, and in Llewellyn’s Moon Sign books.
In the non-astrology world, Kevin is best known for his unique approach to understanding and improving all human relationships through The Relationship Handbook and The Relationship Workshops.
Kevin has released a series of DVDs of his Law of Attraction workshops: the self-contained Prosperity & The Law of Attraction, and Astrology & The Law of Attraction, a series of 7 DVDs recorded live in Houston, TX at a weekend workshop for the Gulf Coast Chapter of NCGR.
Kevin has developed a revolutionary program for spiritual growth called Archetypal Astrology: The Hero’s Journey. This intensive program guides participants through the process of meeting and moving into Right Relationship with each of the seven Astrological Archetypes (you may know them as the seven personal planets).
Kevin is currently synthesizing astrology and spirituality into his next series of books: Astrology & The Law of Attraction, Prosperity & The Law of Attraction and Relationships & The Law of Attraction.
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Book Excerpt:
Chapter 1
Welcome to the Matrix

Good morning. This is your wake-up call.
It’s time for you to make a choice: the Red Pill or the Blue Pill. If you choose the Red Pill, your life will never be the same. You will wake up and face the reality of how unhappy you are. However, you will also learn what you can do about it, and receive the tools that you can use to become truly happy. If you choose the Blue Pill, you’ll go on with your life and continue to believe whatever you choose to believe.
Make your choice and take your pill now.
Ok. I’ll admit, this worked a lot better in The Matrix. For one thing, in The Matrix there were actual pills. I wanted to include real pills with this book, but you wouldn’t believe how much that was going to cost. Instead, you’ll have to make do with virtual pills.
If you chose the Blue Pill, you’re finished with this book. Why don’t you go back and re-read the Harry Potter series? (They’re classics, and they hold up.)
If you chose the Red Pill, keep reading. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee.

It’s time you put aside your fantasies about winning the lottery or becoming famous, or having the perfect body, and wake up to your reality. This will not be a pleasant awakening, because your reality is pretty awful. Life is a constant struggle. No matter how hard you work, things are not improving. You have more stress and less money today than you did a year ago. You’re not happy. You haven’t been happy for so long that you don’t know what happy is anymore. And worst of all, you don’t have enough energy to do anything about it.
The reason you don’t have enough energy to improve your life is that other people are stealing it from you.
This might surprise you. After all, you would never let someone siphon gas from your car or steal your electricity. And yet, every single day, you let other people steal the most important energy you have. The more energy they steal from you, the more you struggle, and the harder your life gets; and the harder your life gets, the more you struggle, and the more energy they steal from you.
This energy is more vital and more useful than gas or electricity. You don’t even realize how important this energy is. And as long as you remain ignorant of how to control and channel this energy, other people will steal it from you and make you a victim.
Does this make you mad? Good! Because the energy I’m talking about is anger, and when you learn how to master your anger, you can avoid ever being a victim again.
Your anger is very powerful. Your anger can help you to get everything you want. Ultimately your anger can help you to become truly happy. But first, you have to learn to master your anger. If you don’t master your anger, it will master you, and you will continue to be victimized and manipulated. You will waste more energy, and feel less happy. In other words, your life will continue exactly as it is now.
Why Master Your Anger?
Mastering your anger is important, because when you master your anger, it will be harder to manipulate you. Anger is an emotion. When you get emotional, you stop thinking clearly, and you’re far more likely to say and do things that you will regret later. This is why it’s so easy to manipulate angry people into believing, saying, and doing things they would never consider in a rational state of mind.
Anger is like fire: it’s a powerful source of energy, but you have to know how to control it. When you consciously direct the energy of your anger, it becomes a positive, creative force in your life that can help you to become truly happy. If you don’t consciously direct the energy of your anger, it becomes dangerous and destructive. Anger can lead to aggression, rage and violence. If you don’t give it an outlet, it can cause severe, debilitating depression. Either way, it turns you into a weak, impotent victim, and allows other people to steal your energy and your power.
By the time you finish reading this book, you’ll understand the reasons why all of this is true. More importantly, by the time you finish reading this book, it will be much harder for other people to manipulate you and steal your energy.
Of course, if you do more than just read this book—if you actually follow the Anger Mastery Process and do the work—you’ll gain control over your life, and finally be happy.
Before any of this can happen, though, you have to wake up and face the reality of your life. You have to face the fact that most of the time you’re angry, afraid, and miserable. Before you can take back your power, you have to accept the fact that right now, you are a victim. Every day, other people are stealing your power and energy from you.
Shall We Play a Game? 
You’ve spent most of your life playing a game. When you first chose to play this game, you didn’t know all of the rules, but you played anyway, because all the cool kids were playing it. This game is about money and power. The objective of the game is to get as much money (and power) as possible. In this game, there’s a fixed and limited supply of money, so the only way to get money is to take it away from other players. How much money you can get is determined by how much money you have: the more you have, the more you can get. The only way to win the game is to get all of the money.
You don’t care about money or power; what you care about is happiness. You play the game because you believe that when you get enough money or power, then you’ll be happy. This, however, is a lie. Happiness is not a part of this game.
You are barely a pawn in this game. As long as you play this game, you will be a victim. Other people will control and manipulate you to further their own agenda. Other players will lie to you to keep you invested in the game, so they can steal your money and your power. You have absolutely no chance of winning this game. The only way to win this game is not to play.
The good news is that you don’t have to keep playing this game. When you learn how to master your anger, you can stop playing it, and no one will be able to steal your power anymore.
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Book Review:

This book is funny… very funny, but it’s also serious when it needs to be.  I was a little leery when I saw all the Zodiac books since I’m SO not into that, but this book is written in layman’s terms with lots of commons sense, enough humor to keep you reading, really good points, and specific, hands-on, right now tasks to work through. 

This is not a quick fix, or read the book and absorb what you need by osmosis.  You have to put in the work. So far, I like what I’ve done… Okay I don’t really like the exercise, but let’s face it… I should have been doing this all along.

I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds and strongly recommend reading it.

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  1. Not being able to accomplish something I've given my all in is what makes me agriest.

  2. What makes me really really angry is being lied to. Yep it just pushes my buttons :) Thank you for sharing and for this wonderful giveaway.