Innovation Starts With I: Increase Your Influence. Ignite Your Impact.
Ripple Impact Publishing (2021)
Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Reader Views (12/2021)
“Innovation Starts With I: Increase Your Influence. Ignite Your Impact,” by Saleema Vellani, is a compelling, dynamic self-help book to start your transformation. If you are tired of looking at life the same way, and know that you can succeed and gain more in your personal, financial, and social life this book can offer the keys to unlock it all. Yes, you can change the way you think and act, and this author shows you how. Let’s face it, sometimes we need change to shake things up, whether from boredom, failure, or stagnation. This can apply to your personal or professional life. But it doesn’t start “out there,” it starts with you—or, in the case of this book, it starts with “I.” If you’d like to begin a journey of self-discovery and shake up your life—or, perhaps, even the world—then keep reading, because this author lets you in on the secrets to innovation and transformation.
What I like about the book is the author’s writing style and attitude, and how she places the concept of change squarely on the reader’s shoulders. It isn’t about how many degrees you have attained, or how many pro mentors you have in your life; it’s about you and your uniqueness. It’s about having the right mindset of doing things differently—the human way. The world is changing so fast that to keep up with it, you need new strategies, but still hang on to the attributes that make you authentic.
Vellani launched worldwide workshops to study innovation and facilitate collaboration, and came away with the realization that compassion and positive communication are key ingredients in today’s entrepreneurial, managerial, and creative endeavors. This author skillfully leads you through the ideas, and sprinkles them with actionable advice from noted innovators, like Ariana Huffington. It isn’t too late to make a difference, and the book is upbeat about how to face today’s challenges. The content is inspiring, wise, and useful on a personal level. This isn’t your mother or father’s motivational speech; the takeaways are amazing, making it a true desk reference you can turn to repeatedly.
“Innovation Starts With I: Increase Your Influence. Ignite Your Impact” is the book you need to jumpstart the rest of your life.