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Who am I? by Steven Reiss

The full title of this book by Steven Reiss is

Who am I?: 16 Basic Desires that Motivate Our Actions Define Our Personalities

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.

Here is my book review.

Fascinating with very wide implications

This is a fascinating book for understanding yourself and others.

The 16 desires are present to varying degrees in all of us. It is the strength and direction of the desire along with the combinations that make us who we are. This then underpins or weakens our relationships as our desires complement or clash with others. [continue reading…]

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The Positive Power of Negative Emotions by Tim Lomas

The full title of this book by Dr Tim Lomas is

The Positive Power of Negative Emotions: How harnessing your darker feelings can help you see a brighter dawn

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

Fascinating look at understanding emotions at a deeper level

A mentor emphasised to me that moving away from pain is a major source of motivation in getting a task started. [continue reading…]

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Get Out of Your Rut Now by Willem Gous

The full title of this book by Willem Gous is

Get Out of Your Rut Now: A 20-minute Guide with Proven Tactics To Overcome Procrastination, Achieve Your Goals and Get The Results You Really Want and Need Right Now

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book 4 Stars. This means it is Good and Well Worth Reading.

Here is my review.

The talk you probably need to hear

The book starts with the author admitting he’s writing the book because he’s in a rut and has set himself two days to follow a process to reduce procrastination and achieve a goal.

This could be a very short book which never reaches the end. [continue reading…]

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3 Huge Obstacles by Lynne Jacob

The full title of this book by Lynne Jacob is

3 Huge Obstacles that keep Solo-Preneurs, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners feeling Frustrated, Exhausted and Disillusioned about their Business Results and How YOU, too, Can Overcome Them!

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Two Stars, which means I thought it was Disappointing.

Here is my book review.

Surprised I made it through to the end

It’s quite easy to get irritated with this book. It’s written in what I call “bad copywriting” style.

Good copywriting pulls you in and keeps you reading without setting off alarms in your head that you’re being persuaded. Bad copywriting screams out at you that you’re being worked. [continue reading…]

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Purpose First Then Profit by Ruth Tembe Epie

The full title of this book by Ruth Tembe Epie is

Purpose First Then Profit: Discover The Purpose Of Your Life Then Make Millions Out Of It

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Two Stars if you buy it and Three Stars if you read it through your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Here is my book review.

Disappointing for the money it costs to buy, 3 Stars if you read it through your Kindle Unlimited subscription

You know how sometimes an author’s style gels with you and you enjoy reading the book, even if you didn’t get much out of it?

Well I had the opposite problem. [continue reading…]

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Stop Fu*king Around by Kat Loterzo

The full title of this book by Kat Loterzo is

Stop Fu*king Around, And Figure Out What You Want From Life!: The No BS Guide to Finding Your Purpose and Living with Passion and Flow!

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Two Stars. This means it is Disappointing.

Here is my book review.

Hard hitting self help for women misses the mark

The title tells you this isn’t for the faint-hearted so, if you object to bad language, find another book.

You get the author’s story first, the ups and downs, the crisis and the recovery. [continue reading…]

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Purpose by Yolanda A Facio

The full title of this book by Yolanda A Facio is

Purpose: Build a Business You Love

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Three Stars. This means it is Worthwhile.

Here is my book review.

Has some interesting ideas but not sure it adds up

The book tries to cover two situations:

1 – someone thinking about starting a business
2 – someone already with a business

This is ambitious and a stretch too far. It is much better at helping people in the first category as the title suggests. If the author had wanted to cover both, I think it’s better to write the book on two parts. [continue reading…]

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The Psychology of Success by James Wilson

The full title of this book by James Wilson is

The Psychology of Success: Wantpower Versus Willpower

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Four Stars. This means it is Good and Well Worth Reading.

Here is my book review.

Get motivated

This is a very short book that takes about 20 minutes to read.

It argued that we’ve been taught the wrong lessons to achieve success. We’re urged to work hard, be self disciplined etc to strive for what we want.

Another problem is that we’re not clear on what we want. We have vague dreams and fantasies of what it would be like to be rich. [continue reading…]

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Chase One Rabbit by Philip Kim

The full title of this book by Dr Philip Kim is

Chase One Rabbit: 10 Habits that Move You from Failure to Success“.

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I rated the book at the Four Stars level, this means that I consider it to be good to very good.

This is what I posted.

A fine first book for someone interested in “self help”

I was drawn to this book because, in my coaching when I talk about focus, I quote a Confucius saying “the man who chases two rabbits, catches neither.” [continue reading…]

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The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig

The full title of this book by Phil Rosenzweig is

The Halo Effect: How Managers let Themselves be Deceived.”

I my review at Amazon.co.uk, I rated it at the Four Stars level, which means I consider the book to be good to very good.

Here is what I posted.

Can you trust what business books tell you?

As a business coach and advisor, I read a lot of business books looking for extra ideas on how to improve businesses.

This book provides a major warning that recipes for success in these books are often misleading. It’s particularly critical of best sellers like “In Search Of Excellence“, “Built To Last” and “Good To Great” for their research methods and extravagant claims.

The problem is the title of the book – the halo effect. It seems that generally people assess successful, growing, profitable companies as having a wide range of virtues while struggling companies must be weak at many things. It sounds sensible but problems occur when a good company becomes bad, despite carrying on with all the virtues. [continue reading…]

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