Book Review: “How to Master Your Time” by Brian Tracy

I finally completed the book, “How to Master Your Time” by Brian Tracy. I started reading the book in the first week of November, it was an easy read overall. The book title says it all so it’s no brainer to figure out what this book is all about. What the author didn’t share in the title that, this book is specifically for the top managers in MNCs, sales guys, employees, businessmen and students.

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The title was very obvious which was the reason why I didn’t pick this book up from the shelf for a very long time, I guess I was prejudging the book by its title and I thought that I was managing my time very effectively. I was so wrong. Often we think that we are right and later find ourselves to be so wrong. If you think you manage your time well and you are kind of proud of it (like I was before reading this book) you should definitely read this book. This book actually tells what other successful people do to use their time effectively.

In the beginning, the suggestions we were very obvious but gradually I started relating them and started saving the important suggestion in my notebook. If I would list them here they would seem quite obvious but the reason why author suggested them to the readers is not at all obvious. The last 5 pages of the book were like the best summary ever of the book and I was thanking God that I picked this book up. In order to share with you more effectively, I would share the learnings later in subsequent posts.

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Origin: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you must have seen the daily NASA pics which I share in the morning. They are pretty awesome and if you haven’t seen any, click here to go to the Facebook album. Like everyone else, I also have the curiosity for knowing what’s out there beyond our world. The cosmos and the galaxies fascinated me since childhood.

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I first heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson when I was looking for the meaning and scientific explanation of the movie “Interstellar” which came out a couple of years ago. I have watched a couple of his videos on YouTube explaining Singularity, Blackholes, and Wormholes.

A couple of days ago I got know about the books that he has written and I thought it would be really cool to know our origin stories. Yes, as a Muslim we already have an origin story but it’s nice to know what science has to say about our origin story. So I picked up the book, “Origin: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution” by Neil deGrasse Tyson and finished its first chapter. Until now it’s all about the particles, a whole bunch of particles whose names I have already started forgetting. Nevertheless, it’s just the beginning and I am pretty excited to read the rest of the book.  Stay tuned for more updates.

Emotional Intelligence 

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Thank God, I finally started the long awaited book, “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman. I have read the book, “Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence” by the same author, you can find the video review of the book by clicking here , and you can also find other related stuff by clicking here. The book, “Emotional Intelligence” was first published in 1995 and I am reading its 10th edition so there no question doubting the book.

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For the major part of today’s reading the author dedicated the text to establish the ground for the aforementioned topic and how the world has responded to it until now. He shared the number of countries around the world which have accepted the theory of emotional intelligence and have included SEL(Social and Emotional Learning) in children’s curriculum as a result.

To put in layman terms (and I am a layman until now since I only have read one tenth of the book) Emotional Intelligence is basically the person’s ability of self-control, the amount of which he is persistent, and his the ability to motivate himself when he is down. Daniel Goleman says that it is one of the most important factors in anybody’s success. I am looking forward to learning a lot from this book. Stay tuned for more updates.

 

Book Review: Why We Want You To Be Rich, A book from Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki

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Like everyone else I was also pretty sure that Hillary Clinton was going to win the elections and like everyone else I was wrong. Long time back one of my seniors recommended a book called, “Why We Want You To Be Rich: Two Men, One Message” by Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump. Back then Donald Trump wasn’t running for the president, he was just another billionaire and I knew just the basics about him. It’s only after he declared that he would be running for the president we got to know what was in his mind the whole time. 


The book gave an insight on how the system worked two hundred years ago. Basically the book focused on becoming an entrepreneur rather than working for a boss. Back then I wasn’t blogging, so I wasn’t taking any notes while reading the book and now I realize how important it is to write down while reading. Since I just read the book (and no notes for the important stuff) I could only recall that it encourages entrepreneurship, it also threw some light on the economic system two hundred years from now and it was good stuff.

Of course I wouldn’t have read the book if I knew about Donald Trump’s views. He may not be a good leader or a president but he shared some useful information in the book and I am very grateful for it. Let’s see how he is going to make America great again.