- Hardcover: 243 pages
- Publisher: Amazon Publishing (30 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1503942015
- ISBN-13: 978-1503942011
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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About the Author
Born into poverty in southwest Virginia in 1883, Oliver Napoleon Hill was encouraged to write by his stepmother and soon discovered a talent for it. He began working as a "mountain reporter" for small-town newspapers and went on to become America's most beloved motivational author. His classic book Think and Grow Rich had sold twenty million copies by the time of Hill's death in 1970 and remains a cornerstone of the modern self-actualization movement. Before passing, Hill established the Napoleon Hill Foundation as a nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to perpetuate his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement.
Jeffrey Gitomer is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen books on sales, attitude, and personal development, including The Sales Bible, The Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude, 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling, and the award-winning The Little Red Book of Selling, which has sold more than five million copies worldwide and was featured as an essential work in The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. In 2006, four of Gitomer's titles appeared simultaneously on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list, a first in the history of the paper. A contributor to Entrepreneur magazine, among many other business publications, Gitomer has been a featured speaker for the largest companies in the world for more than twenty years. Visit him online at www.gitomer.com and GitomerLearningAcademy.com.
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Without Shelton’s encouragement I would have never been introduced to the works of Napoleon Hill, Orison Swett Marden, Wallace Wattles, Jim Paluch, Joe Tye, Dr. Tom Hill, Jon Gordon, Kieran Revell and especially Jeffrey Gitomer. I have read every book written by Gitomer as well as several of the other authors mentioned. In fact I have read many of the books more than once. I WILL read Truthful Living more than once, of that you can rest assured!
It would be foolish of me to actually write a review of the book. Instead I would simply suggest that you read it and after you do you will understand why I suggested that first you read it, then you should study it, and then buy a copies for the people you care about, especially the youngest of the people you care about who are only now embarking upon their careers. You’ve heard the famous saying, you can bring a horse to water but you can’t make them drink. Here is your chance to bring your favorite horses to the fountain of knowledge from which if they partake of the knowledge will absolutely do no harm but almost assuredly help them achieve the success that everyone seeks.
Author Joe Tye asked me if I had a Life’s Mission Statement (Goal) which at the time I did not. Thanks to Joe I created one and have done my best to live by it over the past 30 plus years and I include it here for a reason:
To help people to do what they do to do it better!
That is one of the reasons I read books, books like Truthful Living. I weed out the books with little value in favor of the books with tremendous value and then share the recommendation to read a book or books with everyone who would take a minute or two to read my recommendations such as this one. By encouraging others to read the books I have read IS helping other people to do what they do to do it better. My recommendation/suggestion to YOU the reader would be:
READ THIS BOOK!
A word of caution. The book is written in color and if you attempt to read it on a Kindle type reading device in Black and White only as I did, you may have difficulty reading some of the featured material in the book. The same Kindle version read on your computer’s Kindle or your smart phones Kindle is highly recommended because the color is displayed making it much easier to read.
Truthful Living is NOT just a book for people in sales; it is for people who are still breathing or in other words, EVERYONE! It would be impossible to read Truthful Living without coming away without many very strong incentives to cause you to “think in a certain way” as Wallace Wattles writes about in his several books. It clearly points out that everyone should have a mental plan outlining a roadmap to define their future as they wish it to be. I came across the following poem, author unknown, that explains why you should read Truthful Living.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
High in the Sierra Mountains lives an old man
Who from his hermitage looks down in pity
Upon other men of higher mental aspiration.
One day he rescued a little group of Swiss mountaineers
Lost in the mountains’ fastenesses
When told were they were they exclaimed in disbelief,
“But how did we get here?”
To which the old hermit replied,
“If that question ain’t got no answer attached to it,
I ain’t got none that fits.
If you is goin’ anywhere in particular
Up here, yu’d better figger fust how to get thar.
Cuz by jest goin’ afore ya know where yere agoin’
Ya can get to a powerful lotta places ya might not wanta be.”
As usual, I always ask and answer the same questions whenever I finish reading a book.
Who should read it? EVERYONE
Would I read it again? ABSOLUTELY
Would I buy it as a gift? ABSOLUTELY and already have
I believe Jeffrey Gitomer is one of the best writers on the topic of sales and success, and I've read hundreds of books over the last 20 years. Like his other great books, this one is unique and takes on a BIG task which is to bring Napoleon Hill's strategies into today's modern world. He achieves this spectacularly.
Chapter 12, "How to Sell Yourself and Your Services," is worth the 100X the price of the book in my opinion. The lessons in this chapter and throughout the book are short, hard-hitting, and thought-provoking. I normally read fast, yet this book stopped me in my tracks to actually stop and just THINK. I've rarely had so much self-reflection come from one book.
I'm appreciative for Gitomer for this book and so much more. The impact he, his books and training have had on me in my personal life and my professional career has been nothing short of amazing. I'm forever indebted to him.
Don't just buy the book, buy additional copies for those you care most about. They'll thank you and you will have given them a gift that could change their life.