Sunday, January 4, 2015
With the new year upon us, this book that I just finished is perfect to start the new year.
It's Go For It! A Practical Guide to Success for Everyone by John J. Tassone.
I was sent this book some time ago to read and review. Once I started reading it I sure wished I had read it right away over letting it sit on my shelf so long.
I have read many motivational type books over the years...I've taken something from each of them.
What I took away from this book is that when I make goals to not tell myself that I hope I will do this, or that I will try to do this, but instead always tell myself that I WILL do it.
Along with the motivational chapters of the book are chapters that give practical advice on actually starting your own business. It's to the point.
The entire book is only 161 pages. I felt pumped while reading this book.
From information sent me for the purpose of my review:
John J. Tassone's stories and insights are very timely. Some of these little nuggets may hold the key to solving problems both small and large all across the nation. Here are just some of what he offers up in the book, Go For It! :
Believe in yourself since if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will either.
Yes you must have goals, but take the accidental goals that fall in your lap along the way.
Decide what you are going to do and do it, do it do it.
Stories are included in the book for each of these, and more.
John started working as a child with a paper route and then shining shoes. Through high school he worked at his father's hardware store. He was introduced to the world of selling insurance while working for a steel mill. He started selling insurance part time, but soon quit his job and went full time. In 1976 he opened his own insurance company.
John says that "Today's world is characterized by negativity. Too many people have lost sight of the positive." The focus of his book is to teach people how to refocus, stay positive, and to reach out for a better life. He wants everyone who reads his book to feel better about themselves and the world around them.
I know that reading it made me feel better about myself right from the start. I can honestly recommend reading this book.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of Go For It! for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own. Author's mugshot (as he calls it) as well as additional information is used with permission for the purpose of my review. Post does include affiliate links.