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Book Review: Emotional Mastery (Toolkit for Success) by Navana Kundu

Emotional Mastery (Toolkit for Success) by Navana Kundu is a well-researched and well-executed book on emotional intelligence. Yes, it is a self-help book that aims to take you towards emotional mastery through tips, tricks, and strategies and much more. But before anyone heads up for emotional mastery, it is imperative to know what emotions can do for us or in our life. Emotions are powerful, they attract, they repel, they build, and they destroy. It is the emotions that control our overall life from judgment to perspective to decision making and in between everything.

“No man is free who is not master of himself.”


Navana not only presents the journey of emotional mastery lucidly but also breaks down the each layer in a layman term. The biggest USP of the book is that it is easy to read and sounds applicable to all. In total there are 8 chapters, the author begins the journey with her life that is covered in first two chapters. In these two chapters she narrates her life’s crests and troughs and how emotions took her for ride. But as a resilient person, she overcomes them. Thus, she is writing her own experience of emotional mastery than just giving knowledge and insights and stats in a form of a book. Before she actuates the journey of emotional mastery, she unveils the blinds from some myths about emotions. That marks the impression that one is heading up for a process that can change life drastically. The book is not a magic potion but not even less than that.

There is a lot of talk about emotions – from A to Z. However, the crux of the book lies in the Healing Triad that encompasses 3 levels: the 7-Step Emotions Breakthrough Formula, Inner Child Healing, and the Science of Energy Diet.

The 7-Step Emotions Breakthrough Formula is quite extensive. It is like first-aid and fast aid of emotional mastery. It helps in identifying element energy, zone, hotspots of emotions and much more. This section is like exploring your emotional element personality, further it categories by giving coverage on Earth, Water, Fire, Wood, and Air. In fact, these elements of energy become the base for the rest of the journey.

 Inner Child Healing is the most beautiful coverage in the book. It is as innocent our childhood. This section goes back to hurt area, helps to reconnect with your inner child, also fosters healing. It’s like dredging up the old issues and then repairing them.

The third part is the Science of Energy Diet. It helps you in understanding the external triggers and food and other activities that will help you in empowering your emotions. It’s a short section but compliments the other two like anything.

The book traverses from one end to another. It is difficult to sum up the book briefly. In fact, it can be read and referred from time and again.  Emotional lift, mapping, unleashing your inner child are some concepts that need close attention otherwise the book is a smooth read, without a dose of dilemma.

Also, the book is not an encyclopedia on emotional aspects but it takes you on a journey that will help you to master your emotions. The author Navana Kundu has great understanding of the worldly things and life owing to many experiences spiraling from her own life. Thus, we can conclude that the book is not only a treasure but also a fountain of knowledge coming from an industry expert. The book is full of hopeful take-aways. It is a great book to reclaim your life at any juncture. From content to pictures and sub sections, it is a wonderful book.

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