Great read…

I don’t know about you, but I have read a lot of books in my 57 years. When I was young, it was romance novels, until I realized what unhealthy expectations it was breeding in me about love. Then it was novels. John Grisham, Bourne books and the like. Later it became devotionals, my Bible, self help books, etc. in all that time, I haven’t read one quite like Ninja Selling by Larry Kendall.

This book was recommended to me recently by a teacher when I was renewing real estate license. I haven’t sold in the last sixteen years, so I had to go through the classes over again. It was a lot of fun, although, I felt a little old whe. I realized one of the girls my daughter had attended school with was also in the class. But I digress. The teacher recommended that we all read the book.

I brought the book to Japan with me, since I knew I would have spare time late evenings and early mornings without family around. I am at chapter nine already, page 41 of the book. So far, nothing has been said about selling. It seems to be more in the category of a self improvement book. And, I must say, it has been one of the best I have ever read.

In one chapter, it explains the brain’s reticular activating system, and talks about positive pathways and negative pathways. To summarize, whichever pathway you spend more time on, will dictate your beliefs, and thus, your actions. Although it is not a spiritual book, I found this scientific portion, clearly explained a scripture that I have been focused on recently. It is found in the book of Philippians, chapter 4, verse 8. It says, “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

This book is written in clear and simple to understand terms. It has bite sized chapters and ideas, which are easy to implement. After ten days, I am already seeing results in my life after implementing some of the ideas. This is a great self improvement book. I can’t wait to keep reading!


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