Have you ever thought about why we think, feel and act the way we do? Author Vishal Jacob came up with such interesting ideas in response the question, in his book Connecting with Yourself – Why we think, feel and act the way we do, which is available in online platforms. The author in his book tried the connect the readers with their very own self, which he claimed will help them understand themselves better.
The author, who believes that the "larger problems we solve are all people related issues" also emphasized on the fact the "ability to introspect helps an individual to become open and accepting of others, leading to better team dynamics."
Vishal, who is a part-time writer, is also the Vice President of Digital Media & Marketing at WaveMaker India, with over He has over 17 years of experience in the field of digital marketing, communication planning, and consumer behavior. As per the author, the experience he has gained from his work, that involves retaining talent, collaborating with colleagues, managing clients and of course managing a boss’s expectations, the understanding of why we behave the way we do.
The book is a reflection of his learning in over years, where the author has looked into the most relatable issues of daily life, such as Perceptions, which is the main reason behind conflicts, Growth, Decisions, Habits & Willpower, Happiness and most importantly the connection we have with ourselves.
Explaining the reason he took up the initiative of writing the book, Vishal says, "My attempt through this book is to help an individual understand facets of his/her own self and explore the many reasons for why we think feel and act the way we do."
"Every life is an interesting story, and this story is best written when people go through life's experiences by staying connected to who they truly are." the author states.
Every life is an interesting story, and this story is best written when people go through life’s experiences by staying connected to who they truly are. To stay connected to yourself, you need first to start listening from within.
This book gives a perspective on why we think, feel and act the way we do, through concepts from neuroscience and psychology. It attempts to answer some of life’s key questions, such as–
- Why do we all perceive things differently?
- Why are we designed to do different things?
- Why do we all learn things in different ways?
- How are habits formed?
- What role do emotions play in our lives?
- What makes us happy?
And finally, what it means and takes to stay connected to ourselves and others.