Thursday, May 17, 2012

Reviewing Inspired, Organized & Effective as I am Booking Through Thursday

Welcome to my Book Review and Booking Through Thursday Post, this week question:

If you had to choose to live within a novel, which would it be?

The answer is:

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery because it seems like such a simple time. They had lots of out doors and fresh air.

My Book Review this week:
Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Inspired, Organized & Effective by Darrin Salle is a self-published eBook by a Zimbabwe businessman. That alone impressed me. After all that has happened in that country, to start a business in the mist of so much turmoil and be successful is impressive. The book gives truth to the statement “Life is what you make.” Humans have the ability to create and succeed under any conditions we just need the motivation.

Now to the book: 

I loved that all the questions from the book are listed in order at the end. It makes it just a little easier to work through the questions. 

Inspired, Organized & Effective is short and well written, packed with lots of helpful information on the subject.

Darrin defines:

  • Inspired = energy
  • Organized = energy well directed
  • Effective = reaching the right destination

Darrin challenges you to define your priorities, clarify your purpose and them make your hard decisions or hard choices

He sees the benefit of planning and I loved how he suggest we use our planner to:

  • Allocate time for progress activities -- These are activities that move your forward, take you to a better place, or improve your situation. 
  • Allow time for maintenance tasks -- these are tasks that need to be done but they only prevent you from falling backwards 
  • Allocate time to prepare for meeting, projects, and events.
  • Allow time for follow up work, after meetings
  • Allocate time to think.
  • Allow time for interruptions
I will be integrating this format into my weekly goal post on Monday.

Quote from the book that inspired me:

  • Freedom begins on he day you take responsibility for your own attitude.
  • A Middle Eastern proverb says that from the seeds you plant with your mouth, you will reap a harvest. Our words are seeds. What sort of harvest can you look forward to?
  • "Choice, not chance, determines destiny." the bible friend
  • "The issue is not a lack of time, but a choice you have made." Charles E. Hummel

Choosing to share my love of books. What are you choosing today?

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