If you like your self-development books with a healthy dose of fashion-clad humour, rich storytelling, and practical but insightful lifestyle hacks for the modern age, this one’s for you!Sam is a fully qualified and brilliant coach. She’s bought her expertise and experience into this fabulous book, whilst very much making it her own. She weaves in numerous stories throughout which bring the concepts alive and help us really connect and identify ourselves with the characters she describes.Sam holds up the mirror for us to take a really good, long, and sometimes hard, look at ourselves. Then she gives us the tools, inspiration and guidance to go forward and make the changes we want and need, ensuring we’re ‘sussing the symmetry’ and getting where we want to be. Our guide along the way is our very own ‘vulturous assistant’ Arabella Greenstock (so called presumably because she really gets her claws into us!).Rut Suckers, Magic Capes, Galactic Force Fields of Resourcefulness… there’s no room for dull dry coaching toolkits here! This book really is joy to read, so I recommend you put it on your birthday/mother’s day/Christmas - whatever list – or better still, give yourself a loving Valentine’s gift and buy yourself a copy now!After all, any story where our sage guide sports a Tom Ford pencil skirt and stiletto sling backs is a winner in my eyes!
Absolutely amazing and transformative! Thank you Sam Smith for presenting such critical, helpful material in an accessible, entertaining and inspiring way. This isn’t just “self-help”, it is dynamic and alive thus becoming a fun, powerful, very supportive partner in effecting the changes YOU want to make for yourself in living the life YOU want to live. Like a new, perfect BFF, this book helps to launch you to new heights. (And it is written so wittily and brilliantly!—love having my morning coffee with Suss the Symmetry in the mornings!)
I read Suss the Symmetry at the end of last year and I enjoyed the book as it was light, funny and easy to follow. It really switched my mind set to make changes to empower myself, develop and grow.I decided to follow Sam’s coaching plan called Perspective Change; it was a truly amazing experience with regular updates and coaching from Sam through a a difficult situation, my own personal rut! She helped me build strategies to overcome these and altogether empowered me. I gained confidence in myself and continue to hold on to these empowering feelings and use the tools she taught me to help me progress in a positive way.I think everyone can benefit from a mindful-MOT as we get caught up in the day to day and Sam’s techniques and positivity provide a real boost!
Sam Smith is a fountainhead of brilliant ideas. She has a lovely way of gently pushing me beyond my boundaries and opening my mind to possibilities that I would never have thought of on my own.
The [Perspective Cleanse] program has given me a new lease of life, I feel completely empowered by Sam’s coaching.I felt fully supported through my ruts and have managed to change my perspective to beat future difficult situations.
Sam Smith’s book is packed with intention and a witty perspective on an endeavor for self awareness. Endless times this book made me pause and jump from the page to myself. It’s like she walks into your brain and writes down those thoughts that you didn’t know you had. “They were all extremely clever women, although some of them in ways that can be disregarded depending on who is wielding the power to judge”. That quote touched me in a particular tender spot. The fictitious characters resonate in a very familiar way, and make it extra fun to read. She is a great writer and story teller. The intention of this book is a very serious one, and there is a surprisingly good amount of guidelines that I have incorporated in my life after reading it. Highly recommend reading it, and keeping it close for quick peeks.
Sam is instantly perceptive of ambitions I’ve swept under the carpet. Motivates my despondent nature to believe in my strengths and skills; allowing new avenues and relationships to open. I am so grateful for her support to believe in myself which has ultimately changed my outlook on life.
I have never been a fan of the “life coaching” genre, but this book is truly exceptional. It is witty, insightful and uplifting - written with grace, humor, and a refreshing message of self-acceptance. The author’s clever use of fictional characters and anecdotes kept me thoroughly engaged, cover-to-cover. It’s a wonderful read that had me smiling at every turn. Highly recommended.
Amazing! Love this book and how much it helps me to feel positive about a lot of things. The power to self coach and love my self it’s what this book means to me.
Insightful, thoughtful and funny. Not to mention I will be using your tips to get through Christmas!
“What bigger event is there than your own life?”Sam Smith brilliantly takes you through a journey of self awareness where you can choose your own ending.Reading Suss the Symetry has made me pause and reflect on what balance really means and it isn’t a one-size-fits-all.This book is beautifully written, in a fresh and relatable style that will make you laugh out loud at times. It on my lists of gifts for this Holiday season.
Sam Smith’ Suss the Symmetry is every modern woman’s guide to life. It is an absolute must read for all women plagued with the perils that we have come to accept as the norm of our daily lives. For all overworked, stressed-out, overly concerned with other people’s opinions, overly harsh self critics, tech addicted, social media crazed, keeping up and FOMO obsessed (and yes that pretty much sums it up for all of us more or less) pick up this book. Through her humorous yet brilliant writing style, the author will guide you to find your own way to question your perspective and status quo. You will be laughing out loud while taking notes and highlighting highly inspiring advice and set of tools the author will equip you with to suss (aka figure out) and tackle your current self perspective and modus operandi. You will not be ‘tutored’ on what to do. Through her anecdotes and stories, Sam Smith will guide you to pick your own perspective and ending. You will realize that perspective is a choice and you choose your own perspective, not the other way around. Now I have to say that is a liberating, refreshing and inspiring perspective into itself.Smith’s book is a guide to finding more self-awareness, confidence, and balance in our often complicated and chaotic lives. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
I passed Sam!!!! I’m so happy thanks to all your great encouragement and helping me believe in myself.
Suss the Symmetry is a refreshing new book about gaining (and reclaiming) a new perspective in order to find balance in our chaotic day-to-day lives. Through the witty and relatable stories, it is life coaching that is meaningful and accessible to everyone without being pretentious. It is a brilliantly written and visually charming book that pulls you in from page 1. I absolutely loved it!
It has been a great pleasure to have Samantha as my coach. Together we explored issues such as improving time and stress management, working out the first steps of my business, and defining a communication plan in the frame of my participation in an international conference. In all these areas she has been of great help. She is attentive, empathetic, committed, supportive and highly engaged. I would highly recommend Samantha as a Coach both in Life and Business contexts.
This brilliant brand new book is so refreshing to read and has a totally different perspective and modern approach to self help books. Sam Smith’s upbeat and witty storytelling makes the book a joy to read.
You are radiant and such an incredible talent.
Thank you for a lovely informative helpful evening. You are such an incredible talent.
Loved it tonight! You are great! AND Super Funny!!
Witty and soulful; Sam Smith knows the stress, struggles, and chains that surrounds everyday women. Finally, an empathetic, humorous and astoundingly astute life coach, with a unique and reflective stance on modern day coaching.
Packed with confidence boosting ideas and strategies, I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to take control of their lives, retraining oneself in choosing better ways to help understand who they are and what they want, and how to achieve it.
Her connection to you and me, and millions of others is like a warm and embracing cup of coffee with your best friend! Sam Smith’s approach will gently lift and inspire, and, as a true friend would; challenge you to appreciate everything about who you are, and what you want in this frazzled world.
Suss the Symmetry tells that you are never to old to become more comfortable in your own skin.The rut sucker and magic cape are now my best friends.
I can’t recommend Sam highly enough. With her patience and support and extensive knowledge in Life Coaching. I went to Sam for just one problem but ended up sorting out many areas of my life. Sam listens to your problems in a calm and collective way and coaxes the client to help make changes in a gentle and safe space. I now have a feeling of peace and calm and don’t feel overwhelmed by things. I’m so excited to embark on all the skills I’ve learned through Sam and thank her for having belief in me. I now feel excited about the next part of my life and I can’t wait!
Sam Smith’s Suss The Symmetry is a great read on getting one to “Suss who you are, what you want, and get you thinking about how you intend to carry yourself through life.” She gives terrific examples and real life scenarios in how your reaction can result in different consequences, thus; leading your life in any direction that you choose. Your response is the ultimate factor in the outcome of any situation life has to throw at you.
Excellent book for everyone especially women balancing life in this world. Author brings thoughts and feelings to the surface making one take stock of their situation and emotional dealings. Book is thought provoking and provocative - well worth the read - maybe even more than once.
Sectioned up into easy to read catchy headline chapters that are so totally absorbing its hard to put down.
Engagingly written with great advice for those days when we’re feeling crabby, unconfident, stressed or all three. I love the idea that tackling those minor everyday irritations and difficulties sets us up for taking the big stuff more in our stride.
As soon as I got the book in the mail I opened it to glance through and found myself half way through. Very engaging writing which takes you on a ride of selfness. Living in NYC I found it so relatable and grateful to have someone like the author, Sam Smith, to get you back on track and remind you to stop and smell the flowers.
Just finished reading this incredible book feeling full of confidence to go out there and embrace what is important to me. The book is written to make you laugh but also to make you think what is important to you and sometimes hurdles are in the way that can easily be overcome if you view it from a perspective that is completely right for you, inspirational and would definitely recommend.
Thank you again for your wonderful, inspiring and caring briefing this morning. I must say that I didn’t realize what was in store for me and I am still feeling blown away. As I write this, I am back now, beavering away. My road ahead has gone from impenetrable grey gravel to a bright path with herbaceous borders :D
As an older reader I found this very inspiring book proves that it does not matter what age you are you still have the power to be stronger and more confident in controlling your life. It is written in a clear and sensitive way but also with a touch of humour.
Thank you so much ... Just love your energy and spirit...”·”I passed Sam!!!! I’m so happy thanks to all your great encouragement and helping me believe in myself”·”You really lifted me today.”·”I LOVE your business!”·”I can’t imagine any woman not relating.”·”Thank you so much, Sam!”·”I really enjoyed getting to know you and loved your style and coaching.”·”Wise, Comforting, VERY informative, Laugh Out Loud.”·”I am comforted, amused, and entertained.”·”So loving your brilliant words...”·”My Rut Sucker is charging and I’m training myself on how to use it.”·”We are dazzled by YOUR brilliance XX! (and what intuition you have . . . it’s supernatural!”·”I’m still grinning!”·”You’re a very talented lady!”·”Love, love, love! You are so kind, generous and talented.”·”Oh my God I can barely breathe. thank you Sammy!”·”Amazing! Über stylish and mega talented just about says it all... Except you are also great fun!