I'm Tired of Being Ordinary, Are You? Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Retired corporate director Wm. Allen is just an ordinary man. A complete zero in high school, he joined the US Army at seventeen and served in both Iran and Vietnam before returning home to spend ten years as a part-time college student. After finally graduating at age thirty, he started his slow climb up the corporate ladder, earning his MBA along the way. Additionally, he taught management courses at a local university, as well as a number of professional certification review courses.
For thirty years Allen sent out a “thought for the week” to a small number of subscribers. Inspired by his positive responses over the years, he compiled fifty-two of his best into the self-help guide I’m Tired of Being Ordinary, Are You?
Now in his late sixties, Allen continues to pursue an extraordinary life with gusto—even running a half-marathon every now and then.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00V2E038W
- Publisher : Harmony Books & Films, LLC; 1st edition (March 21, 2015)
- Publication date : March 21, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 4396 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 218 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0990388697
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #409,241 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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That said, this is a nifty book. It’s a lot like Dale Carnegie’s famous book “How To Win Friends and Influence People” because that’s what this book will help the reader do.
The chapters number fifty-two. Read one chapter a week and work on the advice. I found the beginning chapters the most challenging because even for me, a Weight Watcher and vegetarian, eating healthy and exercising daily is a challenge. And I never was good at picking out stylish clothing. I’d get a D- in a fashion class. Sometimes an outfit I spend lots of time on ends up looking like a Halloween costume.
I still have lots of issues to work on.
Other chapters seem less challenging. But I know it’s hard sometimes to tell the truth, to say no and to keep promises.
This is a great book, better organized in my opinion than Carnegie’s book. Instead of investing in a hundred self help books, buy one. This one.
Nice job on the book, Bill!
All the best,
Each trait starts with a joke and then pinpoints a description of the trait in a brief format. Then it provides a quote that can be copied and posted somewhere you can see and get influence from. In the end, he suggests an entertaining movie that will give you something that makes the reader consider that particular trait.
The work is organized and created with an intent to self-help the reader. It is a great gift to give someone who wants to make a change in their life. Some chapters may be challenging and some might be easier but the goal is to be consistent and not give up.
I recommend this book to people who want to be extraordinary.
I’ve read my fair share of self-improvement books, and the points touched on in this book are nothing new to me. (Get enough sleep, keep your promises, don’t gossip, use your time wisely, stuff like that.) They are still important, though, and make up such a good, rounded list, so I do recommend the book. Plus, the jokes and the upbeat vibe and the quotes and the movie suggestions make the book fun to read.
Three stars for content, five stars for the enjoyable read. Overall, four recommended stars.