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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Book of Common Sense for a Successful Life - D.L. Dennis

10 Simple steps to assist you in your quest for a successful life.  The author had grown up in poverty and writes from one who knows how to be a success from practical experience.   In the first chapters he goes through his childhood growing up, first jobs in sales, and eventually became president of an insurance agency.  Chapters with such titles as Believe in Yourself,  Something for nothing, and Save as Much as you Spend, the author admits that you have probably heard all this before, but it is still good to have a reminder.  There is a list of what the author calls Truisms in the back of the book such as "Wisdom replaces youth, usually" and "Wasted talent is an affront to Nature." These seem to be mostly original twists on the theme of common sense.
What most people call common sense, is not so common after all.  A lot of this will be familiar if you have read Napoleon Hill or Zig Ziglar, and even a quote from James Allen from As a Man Thinketh.
Some of his most appropriate advice, in my opinion, is on page 50 where he says "Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone.  Your comfort zone may be what has kept you where you are right now."  It may be holding you back.
The author likens a successful life to a 3 legged stool of Financial, Social, and Spiritual.  I for one would like to have seen more emphasis on the spiritual side of relying on God to provide for your needs, regardless of the what the world calls a "success."
This book is published by truthbookpublishers.com.
I have been provided a complimentary copy of this book for review.

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