Wednesday, December 3, 2014

One Of The Best Self-Help Books Ever!

As many of you already know I am a Self-help book junkie. I love Self-help books, gurus, and the whole self-development movement.

The other day I was doing laundry, and on the table where my neighbors leave their give-aways was what I consider one of the best self-help books of all-time.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey

I’d heard friends rave about the Seven Habits book for years, and resisted reading it. Why? Because to me it always sounded like one of those hop on the self-help bandwagon books.

There are other books I’ve resisted reading for the same reason, though other people I know rave about them too, like Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Don’t get me wrong, these are classic books in the self-development field, it’s just that they are over-hyped so much that I’ve personally written them off as Pop-psych, or outdated oldies, before cracking their spines to read them myself.

But The Seven Habits is different. This book is unlike any other Self-help book I have ever read. After I read it, it had such a profound effect on me (I experienced a paradigm shift) that I wanted to throw out all the other self-help books I had and just keep this one. If I did that, I would have to throw out half my book collection! So imagine my reaction when I saw that one of neighbors had abandoned their copy in the laundry room on the linen table.

I know what you’re thinking…what makes this book different from any other self-help book bestseller at my local bookstore?

Sorry…I’m not going to spoil it for you in this blog post. I will only tell you that this book, to me, is like the bible of self-help! A book you should keep beside your bed, that your spouse should read, that your kids should read. If you’ve read it, you should read it again, if you haven’t read it, then you should read it as soon as possible.

One warning though, I’ve heard it from other people, and I’ve experienced it myself…It’s slow to start. You may be tempted to put the book down for this reason near the beginning, but don’t skip over it. The beginning is essential to understanding the entire book, and once you get over the initial hump you won’t be able to put it down.

So now I have an extra copy of the amazing book (I own a copy already).

Who wants the copy I found ?

Write a response on my blog to this post in the comments section, telling me what you heard about The Seven Habits, and why you want to read it, and I will pick the most compelling response as a winner of this copy. I will contact you for your mailing address and mail you a copy of the book (I’ll cover the postage).

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. You have peaked my curiosity with this. I am definitely going to look out for a copy. As a self-hep junkie I think you would enjoy a recent book from Dan Waldschmidt called EDGY Conversations. It has to be one of the best self-help books I have ever come across. An absolute life changer for me. Well worth taking a moment to check out.