The Tall Poppy Project By Kylie Patchett {Review and Giveaway}

Posted on February 3, 2013


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Do you sometimes feel like you have lost that drive to live a fulfilled life doing the things you love most? Lacking inspiration? Enter The Tall Poppy Project by Kylie Patchett….. a book written to help you design the life you desire for yourself. Forensic scientist turned life and health coach, Kylie grabs the reader with an account of how she herself felt tied down to a job she didn’t love, a gap she couldn’t fill , a life story that didn’t quite fit…. a story so many of us can relate to.

The book is largely based on 7 principles of  what Kylie terms as Radical Self RespectPurpose, Pause, Pleasure, People, Prosperity, Plate and Power. How do we bring greater purpose and strike a balance in our lives, how do we stop neglecting our bodies? How do we create better, healthier relationships? How do we stake a claim on this wonderful life? While the book encourages us to think ahead, think positive , it also asks us to pause and reflect, recognise our issues, highlight the need for change and then equips us with the tools necessary to make those changes including suggestions, ideas, exercises within the book and online worksheets.

I am a sucker for quotes and The Tall Poppy Project is peppered with many inspiring ones perfectly complemented by Kylie’s conversational tone throughout the book. Never once did i feel patronized or being judged while reading the book. While it may not address every single aspect of our lives and we may not agree with some of the concepts that Kylie advocates, this book certainly gets us thinking and sometimes that is all we need! A little nudge.

What we take away from The tall Poppy Project is very subjective as with any self development book. It is certainly not a fix your life step by step manual but it is a book that will help you reflect, initiate change and perhaps help you take some steps to design the life you desire for yourself. I will leave you with a few lines from the book that particulcarly sang out to me.

Life is about leaving a legacy. About how you made people feel. And the only way to make the massive impact you were born to make is to integrate body, mind and soul. Let your inner wisdom guide you to match your physical life to your blue-print for contribution to the whole.

{Giveaway – Winners Announced}

A big thank you to all of you who entered our giveaway and now it’s time to announce the winners. It was a tough one with some fantastic responses so i have decided that instead of 2, we will have 3 winners! Exciting isn’t it?

The winners are :

Hayley Tehan


Cassandra CJ Wunsch

Congratulations ladies, well done! Hope The Tall Poppy Project brings true all that you desire for yourself in 2013.

Please contact me us with your postal address to arrange delivery :)

Kylie Patchett has kindly sent through 2 copies of The Tall Poppy Project to giveaway to Mumchic readers in Australia.

There are three easy steps to entering the competition, here we go !

1.Tell me what changes (big or small) are you making for yourself in 2013.

2.Like us on Facebook  and Twitter if you don’t already cause y’know that kind of makes you awesome !

3.Share this page on your Facebook timeline set to public and tweet the link to all your twitter followers.

And that’s it you’re in! Good Luck :)

Giveaway closes on midnight Friday 8th February 2013. Winners will be announced on Sunday 10th February 2013.Each winner will receive 1 copy of The Tall Poppy Project.

For  a detailed copy of the detailed T&Cs, please contact me on

Disclosure: This is not a paid sponsored post, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are my own. I received 3 complimentary copies of the book for review and giveaway purposes. 

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