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A spiritual book in the covers of a business book
on April 18, 2013
When I first started this book, I was expecting something like Good to Great by Jim Collins, or The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey -- both good books that are self-help, with good insights, which can be used for personal improvement, but include a strong business bent. This book was not quite what I was anticipating. It does include a business bent, but it's a little broader in scope than most books like it, and the advice is excellent.
I was blessed to receive an early reviewer copy of this, and I can say with all honesty that I am delighted I did. The author is clearly a religious and spiritual man who is applying his personal beliefs (the kind of "this is how you ought to treat people" sensibilities that most religions agree with) to teaching people how to live in a way that will make them feel fulfilled and happy -- without having any kind of specific religion or even specific spiritual beliefs. It is very sensible and wise, and the examples he gives are useful and sweet.
I think this is a book that will make you feel good to read it -- and then want to DO good when you've finished it. It's not just a source of comfort, relaxation, and contentment -- it's also a spur to action and an increase in confidence that your life can and will mean something.
We all want to succeed, but we too frequently think success is going to give our lives meaning. How frequently do we hear the story of people who've destroyed their lives after great success -- or who felt their success was empty? What he's speaking about right here is MEANING, and teaching how to achieve this, with success, before succeeding, in your own personal and unique way.
I highly recommend this to people who feel the desperate need to succeed, who feel frustrated, or particularly who feel driven to succeed past the point of what is healthy.
I consider this a blessing, and I hope you will read it or give it to somebody who has need.