- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: River Grove Books (October 14, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1632990075
- ISBN-13: 978-1632990075
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,954,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But I had an epiphany midway through the book while reading stories about simple people with simple jobs that suffered in circumstances at jobs because of misalignments in their values and notions about personal expectations that they created for themselves and their jobs. In this section Peter suggests that you identify your vision, which in the examples where simple and not grand, your values, and purpose, also not necessarily grand. It took and enormous weight off of me as I was heading to work and allowed me to view the circumstances that I was facing more objectively. It is a mistake to put your sense of self and success in someone else's hands- as we frequently do. The book offers ideas about how one can make changes to achieve over all balance.
Being one that had already left corporate jobs to start my own business, and on another occasion followed my passion by going back to school to pursue a degree in history, this book was enormously helpful to me in assessing where I am at in my career and life.
Thanks to the conclusion, I'm able to recommend Amplify. The book contains some pearls and nuggets, but up until the end, the "counseling" is a bit generalized, obvious, and share-a-smile-with-everyone-you-meet-ish. Perfectly fine advice, and hardly offensive like preachy Joel Olsten or workout bubblecake Richard Simmons (Diamond does provide tips)— but nothing you haven't heard before. The fictionalized examples were unnecessary, because the descriptions were contrived to fit the scenario; hardly realistic or personal (though the claim is that they were based on real people).
The real value of this book is Chapter 9: Thirteen Thriving Tips. This really is the good stuff. Now we get the amplification. The Diamond shines here, no preamble required.
— Tom Field
Peter's tone is casual, matter-of-fact and objective when addressing what seem to be very personal, subjective experiences. His talent for stepping back, observing and sharing his findings (even on his own life and work) are gifts to any readers.