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A recent article in Sunday newspaper made the claim that self help books are of little or no use and that the promoters of such aids are over inflating the claims of what they can achieve. The article went on to list some of the most successful self help books and denigrate them, including “Think and Grow Rich” and “How to Make Friends and Influence People”.
Certainly it is my experience of working alongside of many business owners that they are looking for guidance on how to become more effective in business and in life.
However if you have a negative mind set and are looking for miracles then you are possibly wasting your time. It is estimated that up to 80% of self help aids purchased never get read, or listened to. Is that not a reflection on the purchasers, rather than the product?
My own experience is that personal development “ lift off” is most likely to be achieved when you meet with like minded people in a study group (this can be as little as 4/5 people) and that you combine this with the use of self development products.
In my opinion, there are a small number of self help tools that are a must for anyone serious about self development. I will share one with you today:-
For anyone serious about improving business and other relationships, I suggest you get hold of a copy of “I’M OK-YOU’RE OK” by Thomas Harris. This book explains in a sensible no nonsense manner how to gain control of your relationships and your future – no matter what has happened in the past!
If you are in business and would like to contact us about forming a study group, we would be pleased to assist.