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SZEN ZONE: Reaching a State of Positive Change Paperback – December 10, 2015
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"Commonly held together by the thread of positive change, each tale tells of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity... Because it's composed of so many short stories, there is really something for everyone within the pages of this inspiring book. If you're looking for a dash of hope and a sprinkling of encouragement to change for the better, then look no further than Szen Zone. It's one of those books that bears picking up again and again throughout the seasons of your life, whenever you need a solid pick-me-up." - Reviewed by Red City Review
"Szen Zone is filled with illuminating stories and anecdotes that can help point the reader to that promised state of positive change, presented in a manner that's neither didactic nor preachy. Rather, Szenderski employs an easy going and conversational style of communicating his message to his readers that made me feel as though he were there alongside me, sharing his own efforts and experiences in a spirit of frankness, honesty and sincerity... Szen Zone is a book to breeze through and be inspired by, and then to be read more slowly in no particular order of topic, concentrating rather on the concepts and thoughts which most appeal at the moment. It's an impressive self-help guide and it's highly recommended." - Reviewed by Readers' Favorite
About the Author
Gary Szenderski is an author, speaker, teacher and branding specialist, internationally acclaimed as an expert on the subject. He specializes in helping people and organizations to navigate change, and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of emerging brands, personal branding and companies in transition. Gary is an award-winning writer, author of the Book of Szen, often quoted marketing expert, and recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California in Irvine where he teaches branding. He resides in Southern California and welcomes your comments. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I don’t have a lot to say about the book. The Holiday Math story was just the cutest and I did a little underlining of notes to remember, however, there was not much else that moved me. Most of the morals, advise and encouragement in Szen Zone is common knowledge. I was able to equate most of the Szenippets, which are the closing words to remember and internalize from the reading with other popular sayings, and I picked up on a couple of adages from Gates and Zuckerman. However, I do know that this kind of advice is new to the new generation of workers.
I can see Szen Zone being very useful for Gary’s intended audience, however as one of those Generation X wise old souls who was set for retirement before 40, it was apparent that the corporate game hadn’t changed much and the young ones are still needing some spiritual, mental and emotional help to get them through the maze of life. Good job Gary.
By the way I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review. 3 ankhs is what I can give on this book with the hope that all the young people who read it will work hard to make the new retirement age 45 because life is so much more than the “work” you do or the job you have, which is the very point a got from Szen Zone.
K. Akua Gray
November 14, 2017
Central Region, Ghana
Chapter 1 – overcoming obstacles that are holding you back – in life, at work, with others.
Chapter 2 – tips for making changes, using your time better.
Chapter 3 – the past & letting go.
Chapter 4 – living in the present
Chapter 5 – creating the future
Chapter 6 – knowledge is power
Chapter 7 – taking chances
Chapter 8 – let go of expectations and free yourself
Each chapter has short stories that convey the topic, often in a light-hearted way, plus strategies relating to both your personal and work life.
A couple of my favourite suggestions were:
“Create positive change. First imagine the change then take steps towards it. Above all be in the moment and appreciate what is happening this very second.”
“Unplug, unwind and underachieve for awhile – take a mental vacation.”
This is not a book to be read cover to cover in one sitting but should be taken out and read a little at a time. Pick a story or topic that matches your mood or predicament at that time, read through the strategies and take action to make your life what you want it to be.
I received a review copy of the book
I love reading books that motivate and help me duke it out with the numerous downers that try to disrupt peace of mind. The book addresses those problems we encounter frequently but leave unresolved. I began reading this book at a time I was not in the best of moods but when I finished reading it I could feel the positive vibes the book promises to provide you with.
I think all of us need inspiration. Whether you are demotivated or happy with how things are going for you, you won't be disappointed with what this book has to offer. Go ahead and grab it!
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It is great to pick it up every now and again and read a Szen story :)