Summary: All hype, no substance
Comment: I should have read the other negative reviews before buying this book. The Passion Test is nothing more than making a list of 10 things you like and then whittling it down. No insight, no creativity, no help.
One thing is clear: The author's passion is marketing pap to the pseudo-spiritual seekers. Save your money.
Summary: I wanted to believe
Comment: I received this as a recommendation from T. Harv Eker so I naturally was excited to read the book. I really wanted to believe but at the end I felt that it didn't really teach me anything. God bless this woman for her treks to India and wherever.. but it didn't really help to answer any deep questions for me.
If you are drawn to this book I believe there are certainly better options to help you find your path. Although this may speak differently to certain people.
Summary: Surprisingly pleased
Comment: I bought this book because it was recommended to me by someone I trust, but upon starting to read it, I was almost convinced I would return it. Among other things, the writing style is a mess, the voice of the narrator keeps shifting, the design with purple bars down the margins and purple boxes for different texts is irritating. However, I kept reading because I got caught up in the story of the Jane Attwood's trip to India, and I was intrigued about the Passion Test: a method to discover the 5 top things you are passionate about and how to achieve them in your life.
I found the test to be incredibly helpful to me. I am a woman in my mid-30s with a relatively successful career, but I feel that I have always been uncommitted to my profession. Taking the Passion Test helped me to clarify my goals, realize what I like and dislike about my job, and motivate me towards further career growth. It also helped me for personal growth as well, but it was really insight into my professional life that blew me away and made me decide that this is a book worth having around.
One of the things that I like best about this book is that it advocates an active approach to life. Other books that emphasize positive thinking seem to focus on patience and passive acceptance. As a goal-oriented person, I like to take the bull by the horns and set things in motion myself, not wait for them to happen. In that respect, this book is a great motivator.
This book takes as a point of departure the belief in a higher power. It is not for atheists or skeptics. It is regrettable that the negative reviews of this book are what people find the most helpful. Clearly, The Passion Test is not for everyone and could have done with more careful editing, but it is a book that will help people that are at a crossroads in their life, that need to make crucial decisions, and/or that need a little push to propel them towards the road to success.
Summary: life-changing tool
Comment: This book is an excellent "road map" to piggy-back on The Secret. In understanding the concepts represented in The Secret, it can leave you feeling....."Great idea - how do I figure out what I want to be?" The Passion Test helps break the exploration into smaller pieces and "holds your hand" through the process.
I have started a group based around these two books, and will be certifying this summer to become a Passion Test Facilitator.......these concepts are literally life-changing.
Put down the tabloids and embrace 2 books that can change your life. Good luck!
Summary: Passion test review
Comment: I have the cd's. I really enjoyed the first part of the passion test and found the information useful. Listening to the people talk towards the end was nice but not something that will help me lead a life of passion. Sometimes it is hard to image living a life of passion without concern for the money. As they say it will follow. Money is an item that is needed to live in our world. If you don't have any passions that will create money I think it would be hard to follow just living for passion.