Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Book: "The Difference Maker" by John C. Maxwell

Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset

  John Maxwell is a Leadership Guru !! He has influenced MILLIONS of people around the world for over 30 years with his Books, CDs, Private Mentor-ship, Public Speaking and on the Web. My first contact with John was through an audio CD with the same title as this book, "The Difference Maker". He made his points with simple down-to-earth lessons told through humorous stories and examples that will strike a major chord within anyone seeking to Make a Difference in this world. You don’t have to want Leadership Training to benefit from his experience and wisdom.

For me, the most important feature of this book is his simple theory that Attitude is NOT everything . . . but it certainly IS the one ‘Difference Maker’.

  Attitude is the ONE thing that can have the most effect in your life. He begins with 'where' you get your attitude (ie: personality, self-image, opinions of others, beliefs, etc) and balances this with what it can and cannot do for you. Most importantly, he goes on to show the reader how to make attitude your greatest asset. He gives you actual concrete methods to put in place today and then techniques to practice to help maintain a healthy attitude for years to come.

  Most of the book is dedicated to recognizing and overcoming the Big Five Attitude Obstacles (you’ll have to check out the book to learn these). We all face obstacles in life and we all know they’re coming. Its when we allow these problems to beat us down that our attitude and then our progress in life suffers. When you have knowledge of the obstacles to a healthy attitude you can notice the symptoms sooner and take the correct action to minimize their negative effects. Learn to recognize when your attitude isn’t right, for this will open the doors to tremendous opportunities.

  The final segment of this book is for learning how to let the ‘Difference Maker’ help you to make a difference in the lives of others.  I have always heard that, “Experience is the best teacher, preferably someone else’s” The experiences of this powerful man are encapsulated in the pages of every book he writes. 

  Remember that the choices that you make - make you . . . and that it is far easier to maintain a good attitude than to regain it. John Maxwell writes, “Difference Makers understand that it’s about the ‘seeds’ they sow, not the harvest they reap!” This contains a Powerful message and once its read you can never return to the old ways that held you back !!

Buy this Book and Go Make a Difference . . .


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