One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. The paradox of yesterday’s dislike for a simple concept is paradoxically highlighted by one of Mid Life Celebration’s first book reviews:
I read the book this morning, and as expected, it is fantastic! Having read Jeff’s blogs for quite some time, there are a lot of familiar themes in the book, and it is great to have them together in one spot.
What stuck with me was a simple sentence that Jeff sprinkles throughout the book. “We know this.” There are a lot of lessons that are shared, and ideas to help us be better, that at the core are simple things that we really do know. We just may not be paying attention to them, or they may be drowned out by the other things in our lives. Taking the time to “rethink, reprioritize, and recommit” helps us see that we know what we need to do. We just have to get the clutter out of the way.
Having just seen the Disney Institute video of Jeff speaking about the CEO of You, Inc., it was neat to see that idea carry across his day job and his passion.
(photo: You think someone who has your book will never read it, when in reality they’ve read it multiple times)
A friend shared unsolicited book feedback yesterday.
Great seeing you as well. I always enjoy talking to you. I have read the book a couple of times. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have referred it to all my friends. You are a great example of how to live a positive and fulfilling life. Keep up the great work my friend!
Was curious why he read it more than once, and he said…
Because it was so inspiring and also such an easy read. Usually when you like a book, you have to devote time to rereading it at the expense of reading other books; however, this one was such an easy read that I didn’t feel that pressure. It was worth it.
Having a dream and replaced Seth with jeff…the following review was written in 2007 for Seth Godin’s book, ‘The Dip’.
The one possible weakness of this otherwise terrific little volume is that it is aimed solely at people who are creative, intelligent and want to succeed. Those who are mediocre, unmotivated or just coasting through life will probably not get much from jeff. He is not an elitist, but his message is squarely aimed at those who want to succeed or at least achieve excellence.