Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Genre: Self Help
Release date: 28 08 2010
Price*: Kindle £N/A (GBP)/ Paperback £6.92 (GBP)
Kindle $N/A (USD)/ Paperback $6.55 (USD)
Pages: ~ 246
My rating: 9/10
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What I learned from this book: It is filled with life lessons, but sticking to them is the hardest bit 🙂
Description of the book: Does the gem of wisdom quoted above strike a chord deep within you? Do you feel that life is slipping by so fast that you might never get the chance to live with the meaning, happiness and joy you know you deserve? If so, then this very special book by leadership guru Robin Sharma, the author whose The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series has transformed the lives of thousands, will be the guiding light that leads you to a brilliant new way of living. In this easy-to-read yet wisdom-rich manual, Robin Sharma offers 101 simple solutions to life-s most complex problems, ranging from a little-known method for beating stress and worry to a powerful way to enjoy the journey while you create a legacy that lasts.
How this book made me feel: Self-help books and I, we have a strange love-hate relationship. I fully understand they are good for you and it helps people, it sheds a different light on some of the things in life and helps to improve your personality, that is if you tend to follow what the author says. But I do not like people telling me what to do, and I don’t think I am going to make the lists suggested, even though I should. 😀 It’s just not me.
This book has 101 suggestions for the reader, of how to improve yourself and your life. Even though there are some great, thought-provoking suggestions, there some with which I don’t particularly agree. I find philosophy rather boring, and no, I am not going to read Seneka. I really enjoyed the quotes which the author used in this book, I think they are quite inspiring. This book is the one, which you have to reread from time to time or read it slowly, rethinking every chapter, and comparing it to your own life and experiences.
I really liked, that the author shared examples from his personal life or from conferences he attended. It made it more realistic and less school book like. Even though I do believe, that this book should be read at least once in a lifetime and kept in people’s personal libraries, I was struggling with it. I couldn’t concentrate properly on it, and my mind kept wondering. The chapters are very short, that is why I was able to finish it, I don’t think I would’ve done it otherwise.
So, to conclude, even though I was struggling with this book, I learned a lot from it. If you enjoy self-help books, this one is a must-have, I believe. I know I will forget most of the things I read, but for now, I might even do a list or two which Robin Sharma recommended. Maybe I will be more successful by doing them. 😀 But for now, do get this book and I hope it will bring improvement to your life 😀 Enjoy 😉
Do you like self-help books? What would you recommend?
About the Author: Robin Sharma is one of the world’s premier thinkers on leadership, personal growth and life management. The bestselling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Who Will Cry When You Die? and The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO and four other books on self-transformation.
Robin Sharma is in constant demand internationally as keynote speaker at the conferences of many of the most powerful companies on the planet including Microsoft, Nortel Networks, General Motors, FedEx and IBM. He is a resident of Ontario, Canada.
Website – http://www.robinsharma.com/ Twitter – @RobinSharma
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