Book Review: Two Weeks to a Breakthrough

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Jun 26

New projects are a challenge. A challenge to start, to complete the various tasks, and to see through to the end. And if you have a goal — but don’t know how to get to the goal — it’s tough figuring out where to begin.

Lisa Haneberg has it figured out. In her book, “Two Weeks to a Breakthrough — how to zoom toward your goal in 14 days or less,” she tells us how.

What she learned

Breakthroughs are the result of our mind-set and our actions. The interesting takeaway for Lisa in her previous training was that those who succeeded the most were the ones that worked on their goals daily. With this result, she designed a method to reach a breakthrough by doing work every day. The result is sharing the program with us through this great book.

The program review

Breakthroughs can happen through the smallest of actions. But small actions, when combined, can have dramatic results. Combine these small actions into a daily routine and you get the shortened time frame to break through to your goal.

In essence, Lisa designed a two-week program that, when performed daily, should produce a breakthrough for you. Each daily practice helps you break through resistance to your goal, ask for help, practice focusing, and performing tasks on your goal.

It sounds simple. And that’s the beauty of the approach.

Why small actions?

Small actions are simpler to carry out. We overwhelm ourselves thinking we need to carry out big milestones to succeed. Lisa pointedly debunks large tasks as necessary for a breakthrough:

Small actions can move mountains and shift realities. Small actions applied consistently will do nothing less than change the world. Small becomes big.

These small actions include tasks with your goal, but also in how you talk to people about what you want to do. It is, in a unique view, a way to network with people about the goals you are working.


Two Weeks to a Breakthrough gives you a solid method of achieving a breakthrough for your goal. Lisa includes solid theory with practical actions from the participants themselves in the book. This real-world application of theory and practice is excellent.

Cube Rules Rating (1 – 5 Cubes, with 5 being the best)

I rated the book as 5 Cubes. A practical book to help Cubicle Warriors succeed achieving breakthroughs in their life.


About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.