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5.0 out of 5 stars An important nook about an important life issue, November 14, 2003
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This review is from: Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success (Hardcover)
John Maxwell does a marvellous job of helping people to work through failure and move on. I am 53 years old and was recently laid off by an employer who told me that I was the best employee he had. I felt betrayed and would wake up every morning thinking of ways to get even (even though I knew I wouldn't act on them.) I was really hurt and couldn't get over it. A friend of mine suggested I read two books. The first one she recommended was this one and it really helped me to put things into perspective. Instead of moping around the house, I started looking through the papers and making calls to get job interviews. Yes, it got me going! The other book my friend recommended was Optimal Thinking: How To Be Your Best Self which helped me to understand that every situation (even a a situation I don't like) is an opportunity to be my best, and it showed me how to make the most of any situation. With books like these in the world, we never have to be stuck and we can really make the most of our lives.
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Initial post: Mar 9, 2011 10:52:04 AM PST
M. Jaleel says:
Thankyou for sharing your experience. I am 30 and have been through the same experience, so when I read your review I could relate to it emotion by emotion. I had no reasons not to buy this book after reading your review and hope that this will help the hurt brought by the redundancy. I wish you well and thanks again for sharing your experience.
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