Archive | October, 2010

October- The Power of Positive Thinking

18 Oct

OCTOBER – The Power of Positive Thinking

Hello book club family, sorry for the delay!! I’ve been having major problems with wordpress. But everything is sorted now and i’m back with yet another book :D

The book for this month is going to be The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr Norman Vicent Peale

In his international bestseller, THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING, Norman Vincent Peale has inspired millions with his heartfelt prescription for enjoying a more fulfilling life.

The phenomenal and inspiring bestseller by the father of positive thinking. THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING is a practical, direct-action application of spiritual techniques to overcome defeat and win confidence, success and joy. Norman Vincent Peale, the father of positive thinking and one of the most widely read inspirational writers of all time, shares his famous formula of faith and optimism which millions of people have taken as their own simple and effective philosophy of living. His gentle guidance helps to eliminate defeatist attitudes, to know the power you possess and to make the best of your life.

I Hope you enjoy this book and take these techniques and apply to your everyday life.

‘Happy thoughts fill your life with happiness’

Have a wonderful day

From Lili Jalo

How to Win Friends and Influence People Review

18 Oct

REVIEW:  How To Win Friends and Influence People

This was an amazing book, I absolutely loved it! I understand people on a whole different level. Dale Carnegie was right when I said that “you can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

This book allowed me to make a lot of good friends and also helped me to develop the relationships with people already in my life.

If you haven’t read this book, I would strongly advice you to read it. if you have no idea of what I’m talking about here are some principles recommend by Dale Carnegie:

The principles recommended are:

  1. Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. Instead of condemning people, lets try to understand them, a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism: and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness.

 

  1. Give honest and sincere appreciation. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise and people will cherish your words and treasure them and repeat them over a lifetime-repeat them years after you had forgotten them.”

 

  1. Arouse in the other person an eager want. “Self expression is the dominant necessity of human nature. When we have a brilliant idea, instead of making others think it is our, let them stir the idea themselves, they will the regard it as their own and they will like it, and maybe eat a couple helpings of it.”

 

  1. Become genuinely interested in other people. If you want others to like you, if you want to develop real friendships, if you want to help others, at the same time as you help yourself, keep this principle in mind.

 

  1. Smile. Your smile is a messenger of your goodwill. Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it. To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds.

 

  1. Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language. The information we are imparting or the request we are making, takes on a special importance when we approach the situation with the name of the individual.

 

  1. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves. Remember that the people you are talking to are a hundred times more interested in themselves and their wants and problems than they are in you and your problems.

 

  1. Talk in terms of the other person’s interest. Talking in terms of the other person’s interest pays off for both parties.

 

  1. Make the other person feel important – and do in sincerely. Talk to people about themselves and they will listen for hour

This book is all about building relationships; with good relationships personal and business success are very easy to attain.

I would love to know what you think about this book and please do not forget to post your reviews.

Love from

Lili Jalo

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