- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (May 7, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425247392
- ISBN-13: 978-0425247396
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,647,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow: Gain Focus and Resilience-And Come Out Ahead Hardcover – May 7, 2013
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Praise for the book that created an international sensation:
“Don’t Eat the Marshmallow…Yet! is more than just fluff. It’s a recipe for long-term success.” —Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times bestseller The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World
“What a great read, compelling story, and powerful life lesson! I’m going to get copies for all my children.”—Dr. Tony Alessandra, author of The Platinum Rule and Charisma
“Successful people know that to get what you really want, you often have to pass on what is offered during the first round. Joachim de Posada’s engaging style teaches all of us how to say ‘I pass’ so that we can say ‘I won!’” —Pegine Echevarria, consultant, author, success coach and creator of Team Pegine
“Joachim’s brilliant message is our world’s best antidote for the ‘instant gratification’ maladies that are undermining our success and happiness as a society.” —Robert Chesney, executive producer of Window on Wall Street
“A delightful story that helps drive home important principles for business and life.” —Terry L. Brock, president and CEO, Achievement Systems, Inc.
“The kind of story you can read and reread with new insights every time. If you want to begin changing your life right now, read this book.” —Marcy Ullom, Ed.D., associate vice president, University of Miami
About the Author
Joachim de Posada is a bilingual international motivational speaker, radio and TV personality, author of four books, and newspaper columnist who has spoken in more than sixty countries about leadership, team building, sales and management. His proven methods have crossed over into the sports world, and he has worked with famed NBA coach Del Harris, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Lakers and several Olympic teams. Posada was named one of twenty-five hot speakers in the United States who are shaping the speaking profession by Speaker, the National Speakers Association magazine. He holds a CSP, the highest earned designation in the NSA, and has conducted programs for hundreds of major corporations in the U.S. and around the world, including Verizon, Sprint, Citibank, Banco Santander, BBVA, Pfizer, Baxter, Cargill, IBM, Xerox, U.S. National Guard, Unilever, and also for professional associations such as ISSA, PMA, IFA and CLIA where he was ranked the number one speaker thirty-four times in a row.
Bob Andelman is the author or coauthor of fifteen books, including Fans, Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built from Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian J. Slywotzky and David J. Morrison, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.
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In this work the authors take the concept to a new level. This is based on feedback from readers who had their lives changed as a result of the message in the books. Yes this time they focus on an even more important concept. That important concept is how you align the principle of delayed gratification with the importance of being with others.
Many people who had read the first two books would often ask Dr. de Posada about how they implement the principles of delayed gratification when in a relationship. This relationship could be either a marriage or a business partnership. It seems that many have experienced a quandary of how to practice the important principles of delayed gratification, and still meet the needs of their partner in a relationship.
This wonderful book uses the concept of a story to convey profound truths and prejudice. One of the usual particular appreciate is about personality hardiness.As they say in the book,
"Personality hardiness, contrary to what people think, isn't something with which only a few of us, the lucky ones, were born with, but rather something we can all, with hard work, develop. You develop personality hardiness by making an effort to interpret change as normal, inevitable, and as an inspiring, positive challenge, not as a threat. You must view your life as meaningful, your problems as opportunities, and the future as an adventure."
Throughout this wonderful book you will enjoy the story of Arthur as he wrestles with many dilemmas in life. As Arthur confronts these dilemmas, the authors present you with many insights about life and what works.
One of the best parts of the book is the revelation (I won't spoil it and tell you here, you have to read the book!) of 16 key principles for living a life of success. If you embrace the 17 principles in your life you will be successful.
I particularly liked principle number two, "Your life is your own damn fault." As they say in the book,
"Don't blame everything that happens to you on other people. Wherever you are, whatever you decide, whatever you've chosen - that's who you are. Everything you decide affects what happens next. You are the sum of everything you think and everything you do and no one else can be responsible for it."
This principle of taking personal responsibility for your life is conveyed many times through the book.
Okay, I've got to share another principle of success from the book that you will love (remember, there are 16 of them!). This is number five:
"Go to the edge. Get out of your comfort zone. Do things that others are not willing to do. Remember that successful people are willing to do things that unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Welcome failure. Yes, welcome failure. But fail early and feel forward. A failure is a lesson learned, and if you are not failing you're not risking and you're not growing. If you're not growing, you're dying."
As you can tell from in this brief review, this is a life-changing book. Don't take my word for it. With sales of over 3 million in 20 languages for the previous two books in this series, the results speak for themselves. If you're interested in becoming the ideal person that you want to be, this is a must-read book for your library.
I highly recommend it.
I really enjoyed the parable and I believe you can get a lot out of this book. It really puts into perspective delaying gratification and why you should do so. It also shows work-life balance which I often see as a problem in our hustle, on the move, world.
Arthur, the main character, is easy to like. You probably know an Arthur or you may be him yourself. He is a go getter that goes out and does a great job. However, he is stagnant and doesn't want to take that next step toward greatness. He fears losing his family and seeks council where you really get into the meat of the material.
After the parable de Posada gives us Shawn Achor's five actions to take everyday. I think this is something great that goes right along with the book and it stood out to me because I do most of these things but it shows me that if I do the couple that I have not started that I can make a huge difference in myself.
The book is a quick and easy read. I would recommend this book to anyone who feels they have problems with self-discipline or want to get ahead but just aren't sure what is stopping them.