Archives for 2008

The Parable of the Home made Millionaire

Matt says – A nice little book. Bryan uses a story of a neighborhood friendship to explain many wonderful messages on success and life. You certainly wouldn’t want to take it on holiday as it would be finished on the first day but it’s a very powerful little book. i would say if you have read any Napoleon Hill et al then you would find this a little light on content. HOWEVER, it was a great refresher for me and I really enjoyed every bit.

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High [ABRIDGED] [AUDIOBOOK] (Audio CD)

“Crucial Conversation gives you the tools to handle life’s most difficult and important conversations. You’ll learn how to: –
• Prepare for high-stakes situations with a proven technique
• Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
• Make it a safe to talk about almost anything
• Be persuasive, not abrasive”

I would agree that after reading this book you certainly get great skills in all the above. The best thing about it is that you can try each skill straight away and have some context as you are reading.
Since reading this book I have used some of the techniques they teach and found that they really do work! What I like best is that they want you to create an open forum when in a conversation, so everyone feels happy to contribute.
The only negative I would say is that if you did actually want around all day using the techniques word for word people would find you very odd!

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

Matt says – This was a great book, probably a little heavy going at first but once you get into the flow and writing style then it’s great.  The cover of the book says: –

“Crucial Conversation gives you the tools to handle life’s most difficult and important conversations.  You’ll learn how to: –
•    Prepare for high-stakes situations with a proven technique
•    Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
•    Make it a safe to talk about almost anything
•    Be persuasive, not abrasive”

I would agree that after reading this book you certainly get great skills in all the above.  The best thing about it is that you can try each skill straight away and have some context as you are reading.
Since reading this book I have used some of the techniques they teach and found that they really do work!  What I like best is that they want you to create an open forum when in a conversation, so everyone feels happy to contribute.
The only negative I would say is that if you did actually want around all day using the techniques word for word people would find you very odd!

Goals by Brian Tracey

Goals!

Info -Based on more than 20 years of experience and research, this book presents a simple, powerful, and effective goal setting and goal achieving methodology that has been used by more than one million people to achieve extraordinary things. “Goals!” breaks through the fog of contradictory ideas on goal setting and gives readers a proven system for achievement that they can use for the rest of their lives. The book begins by explaining the seven key elements of goal setting and the 12 steps that are necessary to set and accomplish goals of any size. Readers discover how to determine their strengths, what they truly value in life, and what they really want to accomplish in the years ahead.

Review: –

Brian Tracy delivers this book in his characteristic simple, clear and easy to understand style which makes reading very enjoyable. It breaks down the rocket science of setting goals into something readily achievable. I would also recommend this book as a personal development resource for companies to give their employees.

Energy for Life Audio CD and DVD

Energy for life Audio CD and DVD

Matt says -Loved this CD set in every way.  Anthony runs through all aspects of health and why just looking into your diet is not enough to maintain a healthy Lifestyle. The main message in this adio and DVD package is that the PH balance in your body is really the key element to vitality.  If you are too “acidic” then your body is having a bad time!  he runs through ways to make a positive change and what is required to bring the PH levels down (or up) to what they should be.

To sum up –Vitiality for all!