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Need Motivation? Get Inspired in Just 2 Minutes a Day With These Mini Pep Talks

Motivation fades — this book is for everyone seeking hope, love, and comfort in their life.
by Heiko Mandler | Nov 11 2022

We all need a little pick-me-up from time to time. Whether we’re struggling with personal issues, professional problems, or just feeling low in general, a dose of inspiration can go a long way. That’s where Niklas Göke’s new book, 2-Minute Pep Talks, comes in.

Over the course of 150+ pages, the German motivational blogger and book author provides uplifting and encouraging words to help give readers the confidence they need to stay motivated and focused. He likes to compare these 2-minute pep talks to a daily intake of vitamins: one text a day can keep your inspiration high and also help you regain your inner balance.

Want a sneak peek at what you can expect from his book? Here are some of our thoughts after the first read-through.

Content & Structure

2-Minute Pep Talks is a collection of 67 short texts, each one designed to provide the reader with a quick shot of comfort, love, hope, or all three. According to the author, those are the feelings most important for boosting our confidence as well as creating a sense of purpose and resilience in ourselves.

The texts are divided into five sections, each with its own focus and purpose. The first part sets out to provide you with comfort, the second part contains pep talks for work. Göke also deals with topics such as (tough) love, hope, and even crafted daily reminders for you.

What We Love

2-Minute Pep Talks has done an impressive job of packing a lot of wisdom into each of these brief essays. The book is well-organized and easy to navigate; there is no trouble finding the section you’re looking for when you need a particular pick-me-up. And while the essays are short, they’re also mighty—there are several passages in each one that resonate particularly deeply.

Some great starters from the book include Gossip Girl 1813, You Don’t Need New Friends, and What Do You Hate Not Doing?. Each read is quick but packed with wisdom that can be applied to any situation. Reading them will invoke a feeling of calm and optimism about the journey of your day, month, and even your life.

Purpose of the Book

Through those short, daily readings, Göke offers practical advice and reminds his readers that it is essential to show your spirit some care and attention just as you would to your body. The ultimate goal of these exercises is to build up enough comfort so that even a bad day won’t get you down.

With humor and compassion, the author also debunks common misconceptions about pep talks. He affirms that they are simply brief inspirational messages that can have a profound impact on your outlook and well-being and not some sales-y “rah-rah”.

Ultimately, Göke’s book is about self-love and hope; two things that we can all benefit from incorporating into our lives on a regular basis. Whether you’re in need of a pick-me-up or are looking for a way to maintain your positive attitude, this book is sure to provide valuable insights and guidance.

Meet the Author


A German author and blogger, Göke has built a successful career by doing what he loves – writing. It all started when he was halfway through college and realized that he didn’t actually want to become a corporate consultant. Instead, he set off on a journey to get paid to write whatever he wanted. After starting his own blog, he began writing for platforms like Medium and Quora. He also started Four Minute Books, a collection of over 1,000 book summaries. Today, Göke is living proof that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.

This year, he also published his second book, titled 2-Minute Pep Talks. Göke wrote the book in response to current world events, as he felt that people could use a boost, just like he did during the pandemic. He also looked back over his previous work and realized that most of it was written with the same goal in mind: to provide some form of emotional relief. He wanted to create a resource that would help people to remember the things that are truly important, even in the midst of difficult times. The book is filled with uplifting messages that provide some much-needed hope, love, and comfort.

2 Minute Pep Talks Cover

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to get your fix of motivation, Niklas Göke’s new book 2-Minute Pep Talks is definitely worth checking out. With 67 very short essays, there’s bound to be something in here that speaks to you—no matter what you’re going through in life. And at under $5 on Amazon, it’s an affordable pick-me-up that just about anyone can afford.

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