Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King

Hello everyone! I hope you’re staying sane during these crazy times. This book was picked from my ever-growing list of Books to Read that I keep in the notes section on my phone. I’m not really sure how I heard about it or what made me add it to my list. When I got it, I looked up the author and found out he’s a pretty popular Instagrammer. Vex King has over 460k followers on Instagram, and his page is dedicated to positivity and uplifting content. I was inspired by the content he puts out, but I was also a little skeptical. Social media has made a lot of influencers think they can be writers, and I was hoping that this book wouldn’t be cheesy. Overall I thought it was decent, but there were definitely a couple gems throughout the book. 

The Rundown

Good Vibes, Good Life is about the Law of Vibration, which is essentially an extension of the Law of Attraction. King asserts that the Law of Vibration is a scientifically proven concept wherein people can achieve their goals in life by vibrating higher. This book explains what lifestyle habits you need to practice to vibrate higher and how to manifest your goals using the Law of Vibration. 

Length: 270 pages

Additional Sections: Introduction – not really necessary to read to understand the rest of the book, but it’s a good intro to the author’s life and why he wanted to write this book

Genre: Non-fiction/Self-help

Year Published: 2018

The Good Stuff

There were many unique things about this book in the way that it’s written and structured. There are seven parts, and each one has its own introduction chapter. I thought that was a good idea. It let you know why that area of life needs work, and then there were several chapters to break down how to be successful in self-acceptance, manifesting goals, and positive lifestyle habits. 

One thing I really enjoyed about this book were the short chapters. One of my favorite authors is James Patterson, and he is the king of short-chapter page turners. When a book has chapters that are only 3-5 pages, it makes it easier for the reader to breeze through the book. I love this technique in writing, and I plan to use it in my own book(s) one day. 

Honestly, I don’t think this book presented a lot of new information. I do think that it was a good compilation of information that I already knew. I have big dreams for my life, and it was good to see a reminder that I should be meditating, writing down my goals, having daily affirmations, and cutting negativity out of my life. I already knew that I should be doing all these things, but the way it was written really motivated me to start doing them (we’ll see how long the motivation lasts). I think the book has a calming, flowing tone to it that’s easy to read. 

I can’t say I was sold on the Law of Vibration as a scientific phenomenon, but I understood where King was coming from. It was nice to read parts of his life story and how he’s worked to become the person he is today. I thought this was good for an author’s first book.  

What I Would Change

I don’t know how long it took to write this book, but there were several noticeable grammatical errors. I know that there are grammatical errors in every book, but there were a lot more than normal in this book. It kind of brought down the integrity of the book. 

Also, some parts of the book just didn’t make sense. For instance, near the beginning of the book there’s a meditation exercise – BRILLIANT idea! It made meditation seem much simpler and less intimidating. However, there is a point in the exercise where it tells you to close your eyes – while you’re reading – and then a few paragraphs down it tells you to reopen them. What?

The biggest annoyance to me in this book was the random pages with motivational quotes and little sketches in the middle of the chapters. Mind you, these quotes and pictures took up an entire page! So I’d be mid-sentence and then there’s a big quote with a small picture at the bottom of the page. I think the quotes and the pictures were cute, but they would’ve made more sense at the beginning or end of every chapter. Putting it in the middle kind of disrupted the reading process, so I really didn’t like that. 

I feel conflicted about this book. It has good information, but the way it was put together took away from the book at times. I do think it’s worth checking out if you want a reminder of what you should be doing if you want to achieve your goals, but you also probably won’t learn a lot of brand new information from reading this. I do think it has value, but if you don’t want to spend the money on it, I understand. It’s not a must-have for me. 

Overall Rating: 7/10

I hope you all are staying safe and staying home! The next book I’m reading is How to Win Friends and Influence People. The title alone really drew me in, so I’m excited about this one! I’ll report back next week. Thank you so much for coming to read another post, I’m so grateful for you guys! It makes me happy to see that our blog community is growing. 

What are you guys reading during the quarantine??

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