More Books, More Freedom’ is my niece's favorite quote. She believes in and insists on launching the new series of Friday’s Book Suggestions with the promise of her contribution. So, here we are on our first series to talk about storytelling, human experiences, and their values, which have always been inspiring guides to human life.
I will never forget Theodore Dreiser’s novel, ‘An American tragedy.’ The feelings of love, sadness, greed, and the sleepless nights reading both huge volumes shaped my life’s Will and Purpose during my teens.
The Bible is an excellent source of inspiration if you feel lost or lonely. Quickly browsing the Bible has always provided me with the answer to complex decision-making.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the strongest milestones of my life’s Pyramid. As for the magic pen of Hemingway, his career and personal life still have a powerful impact on my daily life. To use spoken and written words as Ernesto did in his powerful and inspiring stories is the dream of every linguist.
Beyond the novels inspired by true or fiction stories, Self-improvement books are helping tools to get through difficult personal or professional situations. In the age of globalization and the Internet, a wide range of information offers the opportunity to choose the right book for the proper position.
“Most humans, in varying degrees, are already dead. Either way or another, they have lost their dreams, ambitions, and desire for a better life... They have settled for a life of mediocrity, days of despair, and nights of tears... Yet they need not remain in that state. They can be resurrected from their sad condition. They can each perform the greatest miracle in the World. They can each come back from the dead” - Og Mandino.
After an in-depth study and discussion with friends and colleagues, Og Mandino won the majority suggestion to be the first author of The Friday’s Book Suggestion series.
The Greatest Salesman in the World of Augustine “Og” Mandino (12 Dec 1923 – 3 Sep 1996) was published in 1968.
Mandino composed his first masterpiece, The Legend Of The Ten Scrolls, with the direct message “do it now,” writing 18 times in the marking of Scroll IX, “I will act now.” While the repetitive actions to build good habits come with the promise of becoming the Greatest Salesman in the World.
Before you open the first page of this masterpiece, know that for the “Sales Guru,” Og Mandino, it was natural to think before acting, to plan the short- and long-term future constantly, and to keep detailed notes and diary with everything well-written and designed.
No wonder why the World’s influential personalities like Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey cited that this book has changed their lives.
You have an inspiring read with much Freedom and always remember, “Treasure the LOVE you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished”. Og Mandino.
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