The 10-Second Philosophy: A Practical Guide to Success & Happiness Paperback – 3 Sep 2012
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Derek is the real deal, having walked the talk, and now in his new book. His words are wise, his manner impeccable. I highly recommend The 10-Second Philosophy® for anyone who desires more success in their life. (Max Bolka, author of The Enlightened Entrepreneur)
Derek Mills has found out how to create lasting success. He walks his talk - it's powerful and inspiring and a gift that he's sharing with us all. (John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus)
About the Author
Derek Mills shares his 10-Second Philosophy® and P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Life Standards SystemT with audiences all over the world, helping them to re-evaluate the whole concept of goal-setting, to live a happier life. He is an international motivational speaker and coach as well as a senior partner in one of the UK's leading wealth management organisations.
Top Customer Reviews
I think the main benefit of this book is that it gets you thinking about standards. Every person has them, even if they don't explicitly think about them. It's worth getting clear on your standards just for that. Great read.
You see this book argues against the long-standing logic of setting and chasing goals.
I've always been interested in the different philosophies, strategies, and formats of goal setting, and have had a lot of personal success with these mindsets.
So if I had read a sound-bite that this "Standards Guy" is "against setting goals" I might have quickly dismissed the book, and missed out on a great opportunity for learning.
In Derek's defence of being "anti goals" it's more so to do with talking you out of any 1-year, 5-year and 10-year goals, rather than a to-do list of targets and goals you can use to track things in your personal and business life.
Half-way through the book he had completely convinced me with his logic around the 'gaps' and 'holes' in such intensive goal-setting and chasing. Such chasing is for something always in the future, always in the tomorrows, and therefore can lead to a lot of problems with daily joy and pleasure in life.
More than simply dismissing other ideas, or arguing against other philosophies, Derek fills in such gaps with his own "standards" philosophies. It's a tremendous idea, an easy and workable format, and something that I read, learned, took and tested in my own life. It works. Simply, it works. My productivity is still sky-high, but my enjoyment and pleasure and gratitude now goes hand in hand with such productivity, giving it a real reason and motivation to continue.Read more ›
What impresses me most is that Derek is not like most authors of "How to" books, who seem to be blessed with lifelong success. Derek was struggling and under-achieving in many areas of his life and especially in trying to set and achieve goals. It just wasn't working. It was when he struck on the idea of setting standards, rather than goals, that his life turned around. Derek explains exactly how he did this, and sets out the process for implementing the standards-based approach in our own lives.
The Ten Second Philosophy is easy to read, written in a way that immediately aligned me with the author. I was making notes from the very start and the ideas in the book have already made a positive impact on my life. In my opinion this could be the motivational book of the year!
What makes Derek's story so compelling is that he is a regular guy who was dealing with problems that so many of us face. He was failing at his career, living paycheck to paycheck, not taking enough time off for himself or to be with his family, and was never fully present even when he was with his loved ones. Year after year he set goals, working his tail off, only to discover after 20 years that he was just going in circles and not getting anywhere. That was until he had a "Eureka!" moment, in which he discovered in ten quick seconds that he didn't have to live that way. The wisdom he discovered is spelled out beautifully in this book. Within 3 years of applying his new standards, Derek became a millionaire, a happy one at that. This is a guy who came from a poor family with no advantages. He didn't leave his industry in order to become wealthy, win the lottery, inherit money from a rich uncle, or have some crazy video of a grumpy cat go viral and then get endorsements.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. It has changed my life, and I know that it will change yours.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Much of the content was repeated in several different ways to the extent that I found boring and gave up after I had read half of the book.Published 4 months ago by Michael Graham Thursby
How can anyone give 5 star to this book?! He repeats the same thing all the time. So sorry I bought it. Managed to read 80 pages hoping it will get better but it didn't.Published 6 months ago by Toni
Im glad to have both connected and read your book. It comes at a time of self awakening, change with relationships in my family and a real connection with knowing i have more to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Leon Streete
Thanks to Derek, I am able to really chip into what I want to achieve in my life... No more worrying about those lofty targets I have set and feel like I am getting nowhere. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mr. James Evans
Excellent book and very interesting. Gave me a lot to think about and will read it again before putting into practice Dereks' ideas.Published 18 months ago by Stephanie
I have followed Derek Mills' work for quite some time as I just knew that he knew what life was really about. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Maria of Burntwood