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Goals oriented, Time management, Meaningful life, Happy life, Recovery from addictions, & Infopreneur ...
on April 8, 2009
Wow. This was a different kind of book. In my humble opinion it is no masterpiece. But it was an interesting read. The author is the same age as my brother who was born in 1964. He claims to have finally grown up about 10 years ago and now has finally gotten to a place where he is pretty happy about himself. His history includes drugs, other addictions, hanging out with the wrong crowd, and not being a productive member of society. The book has a Foreward, 16 chapters, and an appendix as follows:
1. Greetings eager seeker
2. New year's resolutions don't work
3. The only two rules in life
4. Practical emotional self-defense
5. Your rights end at my nose
6. From netiquette to restraining orders
7. No-contact strategy
8. A resentment and a coffee pot
9. Twelve steps? How about 2 steps!
10. Hardcore recovery without meetings
11. You have the right to be left alone
12. Stop being a victim
13. Work smarter
14. Time management for calm and profit
15. Make a living doing what you love
16. Organization building
A. Recommended reading, viewing & surfing
The author boasts that he started writing this book just three months ago. And that would be quite an accomplishment if the book could be rated a 5-star product on Amazon. But unfortunately I found the book to be poorly organized and poorly written. Basically it comes across as a rant piece. The author just rambles on about how one should be goal-oriented, a good time manager, avoid negative addictions, and avoid negative people. He talks about being a positive person, being happy, being content, and about working toward making his mark in this world. And he makes a living from his home as an infopreneur. This book seems to be one of his products he sells through his infopreneur business.
Although I did not find the book to be a masterpiece, I think a person who is down and out and wants to turn his or her life around would certainly get something from reading it. I mean that in a positive way. The tone of the book is one that makes you feel as if the author is sitting in your living room explaining all the problems he had and how he turned his life around and how you (the reader) should be able to turn your life around just like him. 3 stars!