- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Diamond Mind (July 9, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0973192208
- ISBN-13: 978-0973192209
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,837,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Psychology of the Hero Soul: Promoting Heroes in the Workplace & Everyday Life
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From the Inside Flap
Everyone has a HERO locked up in the deep recesses of their mind when you discover it, your self-image will skyrocket you to previously unimagined rewards.As your eyes travel from one page to the next, you will suddenly become aware of the Masterful job Sharif has done in guiding you to this special place. I love it, so will you. - Bob Proctor, Chairman, Life Success Productions; author, You Were Born Rich
About the Author
Sharif Khan is a professional speaker, writer, coach, and author of Psychology of the Hero Soul, an inspirational book on awakening the Hero within. Based on over ten years research in human development and leadership, Khan provides inspirational keynotes and leadership development workshops that empower audiences to unleash their inner hero to live their highest life. His vision is to inspire the world and make a positive difference in peoples lives.
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Kathleen Hagburg co-author of Getting Into The Zone
Many names of a hero come to mind from history to pop culture. This book captures the essence of the universal `hero soul'. By combining the wisdom of over 10 years of research the making of great leaders along with studies in psychology, human potential, philosophy, mythology, the arts, and comparative religions, Sharif Khan has revealed the inner makings of heroes around the globe.
This book is for anyone who wants to embark on the hero's journey: a remarkable adventure that will inspire you to awaken and illuminate the hero soul within, rekindling your passion for greatness. This book is also for political, business, and religious leaders who wish to promote heroes in the workplace and everyday life. Finally, this book serves as an ideal foundation for writers, playwrights, screen writers, actors, creative directors, marketing executives, producers, and anyone who needs to develop a heroic figure, brand, or protagonist in their creative work.
Khan's method is to connect readers with historical and well known hero figures. He examines their journey to success and builds an understanding about their role in society and their role as a hero. He discusses the elements that make a hero. The book is written for a complete look at the hero from outside to understand the hero within.
His wealth of knowledge in so many areas allows readers from all walks of life to see a little of themselves in the author. Khan makes it clear that this book is about seeing the vision of a hero and emulating it yourself.
Figures in the book span all time periods, all walks of life and people that span the globe. It's global prospective is important to its appeal in building not only today's heros but future heros.
Being an enjoyable and easily readable book, it is suitable for people from university aged to senior. People with an interest in finding a higher ethical living standard or role model to inspire should make this book a top priority read.
Each chapter is written independently and although enjoyed read as entire book, it is set up in a format to be read by chapter out of sequence all at once or over a long period of time. Each chapter delivers a different angle to the same theme. In the end, Khan book allows readers to really acknowledge the heros of our time and times past. It also helps us to be a hero and inspire other prospective heros too.
This is a highly recommended book for helping to achieve that higher sense of self. And with a portion of the book's proceeds going towards the non-profit organization, Artists Against Racism, you can't go wrong purchasing this book.
About The Reviewer:
Diana Rohini La Vigne has been a journalist for 10+years with a focus on the South Asian Market. Her work has been featured in Couture Asia, India New England, Rivaaj Magazine, Lokvani and Sulekha. She can be reached by email at Lavigne@post.harvard.edu.
It is always dangerous to speak for a "generation" or for "society", but my impression is that we have become jaded and cynical about heroes. Too often see heroes as over-blown, as common people with feet of clay who have been built up by the media and become the temporary "hero of the day." The truth, however, is that understanding the "hero's journey" (as Robert Campbell called it) is critically important. I think it is vital!
We all face challenges and discouragement. We get knocked down, get the wind kicked out of us, and the temptation is to give up. Heroes, and there are thousands of them - millions of them! - all around us, have learned to pick themselves up, catch their breath, dust themselves off, and continue their journey. Khan does a magnificent (and inspiring) job of demonstrating the attitudes and actions of every-day heroes, and we need more reminders like this.
This is not a "perfect" book and it is easy to criticize it for some editing flaws, but I urge you to buy it, read it, and get past the easy cheap-shots. This is a book that asks us to examine ourselves and see what we are made of, what we truly value or want in our lives, and to understand that life is not "easy" but the important things in life are worth pursuing. Drawing on philosophy, mythology, legend and psychology, Khan reminds us to stand up, stand firm, and be the heroes we are capable of becoming. In our souls, every human being is a "hero."
You can read this little book in a couple of evenings. It could change your life forever!
There is a holy war being waged in the world, and that is the war inside of us between the forces of light and the forces of darkness. "Heroes are not `good' - they are wise," Khan states. Our task is to work through our shadow side and attain wisdom. "With wisdom one can see the divinity within every human being and thus have compassion and love for all."
Sharif Khan's eloquent passion inspires us to become the hero of our destiny, so that collectively we can lead the way to a new future for us all.