- File Size: 4396 KB
- Print Length: 218 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0990388697
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Harmony Books & Films, LLC; 1 edition (March 21, 2015)
- Publication Date: March 21, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00V2E038W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,202,393 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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.
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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,
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.
"Let's Get Physical" from the Disco era. Those of us that were a part of that era did just that, making dance a form of aerobic exercise that kept us in shape for the most part. How I loved to dance until I was breathless. I let that me taken away from me by failing to continue towards extraordinary when it came to my health. As we have gotten older, we all have made some of the habits we developed in our early years a part of our lives and dropped others. Some of us continue to grow and learn and others are content to stop where we are at forty, fifty, sixty, etc. Wm. Allen has put together a book that gives us a different trait that we can work on to change our lives from ordinary to extraordinary. If not all of it, won't it be nice to transform yourself in one aspect of your life in a way that makes you feel good about doing the work?
Read I"m Tired of Being Ordinary, Are You? Find that one thing. After that, you might want to look again and find something else. Or take a different approach to the book. There is something here for all of us.