Don’t Tell Me What To Do delivers a sensible approach to tapping into your potential, allowing you to achieve whatever goals you set.


The Description

Publication Date: April 3, 2023

Don’t Tell Me What To Do” shows you how to break free, explore the exact version of reality YOU want and then practically implement it––on your terms.

The book weaves together Dr. Jennifer Dunphy’s most transformative life lessons and unique experiences together with practical exercises and a solid step-by-step plan for all readers, striving to achieve their personal and professional goals on their terms. From breaking free from the competence-likability trap to overcoming self-bias to reframing “perfection” to cutting off the voices that tell you that you can’t, shouldn’t, or wouldn’t, the book peels back the layers of what’s holding us back and who we can be.

Included in the book you get:

In Jennifer Dunphy’s words, “You have sacrificed enough of your life doing things the ‘right way’, now it’s time to do things your way.”

The Review

Having a road map to serve as a guide to self-development sounds rather impressive, but that is the premise set by Jennifer Dunphy in her book, Don’t Tell Me What To Do.

The cover has a black and white photo of the author reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn-type pose. It generates the impression that the author has knowledge to share, which coincides with the book’s secondary title: The Secret Guide to Unlocking Your Power, Potential and Purpose.

Designed to be read in order, the book is divided into two parts. The first focuses on the dream, while the second pertains to the transformation. Packed inside the 140 pages, readers will find exercises that will guide them in building the life of their dreams.

I found Chapter 9 particularly interesting as the author takes an average to-do list and explains the value of identifying priority levels. This is necessary for being more intentional.

The significance of the title is reflected in how the author transmits the key points. It’s a book where different people will discover different messages based on their personal goals and vision for the future.

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About The AuthorDr Jennifer Dunphy is a Doctor of Public of Health and currently serves as the Chief Population Health Officer at one of California’s largest healthcare organizations. Jennifer earned her doctorate from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, her Masters of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University, her Masters of Public Health from UC Berkeley, and her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Natural sciences from the University of Southern California. Jennifer’s public health research has been published in some of the top journals in her field including The American Journal of Managed Care. Jennifer has been recognized with several national awards including Becker’s Hospital Review Top Chief Population Health Officers to Know, and Modern Healthcare’s Emerging Leader in Healthcare Award. Jennifer is an active advocate for all things public health on social media and has a popular monthly health newsletter with over 1000 subscribers and growing. Jennifer is also the author of an Amazon best seller, The Toxin Handbook, a book which teaches families with young children how to eliminate dangerous toxins in the home. Jennifer regularly lectures at major conferences across the country in pursuit of changing the way healthcare meets the needs of vulnerable populations. Jennifer also has a podcast, and has created a novel risk technology which can predict the severity of COVID-19 infections. Most importantly, Jennifer is the mom of two rambunctious boys, and she resides in Orange County with her husband. Jennifer loves to ski, cook, read and spend time with family.


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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


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Don’t Tell Me What To Do delivers a sensible approach to tapping into your potential, allowing you to achieve whatever goals you set.5-STAR REVIEW: DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO by Jennifer Dunphy DrPH, MBA