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5.0 out of 5 stars Honest well written guide to overcoming fear of failure, 8 Feb. 2012
This review is from: What's Stopping You?: Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can. (Paperback)
Robert Kelsey is the founder of a PR company called Moorgate Communications. In this book he outlines the errors he has made in his career and how he has sought to remedy his failures. In so doing he became a prolific reader of self-help literature and this book is then a collection of the combined wisdom he has found most useful. As such the book is very useful as a reference to further reading on relevant topics such as dealing with depression, goal setting, time management and becoming a successful entrepreneur.
He gives a very honest appraisal of the self-help industry, and this is an important point, he emphasises that this is an industry and that profit and sales are the primary aim. He makes us wary of those books promising to change us overnight into goal achieving, money spinning machines ready to rival Richard Branson. The book though is not overly critical, but very constructive and linear in flow from deciding on our values and goal setting through to time management, strategies and tactics. All the time relevant books are quoted and referenced in each section.
It's not a large book, but is very valuable all the same for the quite clear path that Kelsey has used personally and still uses on a larger scale when handling client accounts at Moorgate.
Like all 'self-help' books there are sections that a particular reader will find relevant and helpful and other sections that are wide of the mark. For me about 80% of this book was good readable advice that I can implement now and where I need further depth Kelsey gave me many ideas for further reading.
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