Book Review of Off Balance by Matthew Kelly


For those who wish to accomplish more in life and experience greater personal and professional satisfaction, I highly recommend Matthew Kelly’s new book Off Balance.

Work-Life Balance has been a popular theme in contemporary writings, but Matthew Kelly contends it is not only unachievable, but  undesirable as well.  In this book Kelly lays out the very system he uses with his clients and himself to achieve personal and professional success, how to create an energy-rich life, and he provides us with a clear strategy to prioritize and accomplish our dreams.

Matthew Kelly challenges the very idea of seeking balance in our lives and he asserts that what we actually want is for personal and professional satisfaction, not balance. Balancing, he contends, prevents us from these satisfactions and he illustrates that we, like all who have achieved greatness before us, must make sacrifices in some areas to obtain this satisfaction.  Matthew conducted a survey that found people overwhelming prefer satisfaction to balance in both the workplace and home. “Over the past three years I have asked more than ten thousand respondents, ‘If you had to choose between balance and satisfaction, which would you choose?’ Not a single respondent chose balance over satisfaction.”

This is a great book for corporations to give to employees, as graduation gifts to those about to begin their careers, and for you to add to your personal library. Everyone wants

to achieve more and make the most of their life, and we all experience periods of frustration and loss of energy, and lack of direction and drive.  Now it is time to do something about it. Read Off Balance an put it to work.

I am proud to have met and befriended Matthew Kelly.  He is a wonderful encourager and friend.

Kelly Croy is a chalk artist and professional speaker.

He has entertained and amazed audiences across the nation

including corporations, schools, churches, conferences,

and anywhere people come together to be entertained and inspired.

Please consider booking Kelly for your next event.


ISBN: 978-1-59463-081-1

160 Pages

Publisher: Hudson Street/Penquin

Publication Date: September 15, 2011