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  1. jyoung
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    77? woah!
    September 11, 2018
    jyoung
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    There are so many books out there on how to be successful, how to maximize your productivity, how to, how to, how to... so when I saw 77 I was like, oh my goodness, really? How am I going to remember 77 things. I opened the book and was pleasantly surprised how short each entry was. Each topic is short enough to read quickly but is packed with meat and relatable examples and experiences of others. Entries end with a short one sentence take away. While I had a hard time just reading these entries, I feel the book would be better used piece by piece maybe when the situation arises. To use the book in that manner though would require an index which sadly this book does not have. I'm turned off by the sheer amount of ways to win but if you take one a week maybe over the course of a little over a year you can get through them all. A lot of them are common sense in my mind. I really liked entry 14: If you want to get the most out of every conversation, think relationship before agenda. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has in no way influenced my review. All thoughts are my own.
  2. daischop
    Chattanooga, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Good reading for those disgruntled with work
    August 14, 2018
    daischop
    Chattanooga, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    This was a good read. I found it to be really informative and helpful. It is not an easy, quick read, so you will need to take some time aside to really delve into it. But it is definitely worth the effort put into reading.

    The shift your thinking does challenge your current thought process and encourages you to look at things a bit differently. It also prompts you to think about how you currently think about yourself.

    I think the book would be great for just about anyone, especially those who are currently in the workplace and find themselves unsatisfied. But that said, I think it would also work for new graduates just launching themselves into the world of work. There are nuggets of goodness in here that would help them adapt and succeed easier. For instance, there is one chapter about "Never underestimate the damage that occurs by breaking commitments that appear insignificant".

    The chapters are short and to the point. It's almost set up like a devotional so that if you don't have a lot of time you could read a chapter a day. Good luck not reading ahead!

    Definitely would recommend this book.

    This book was provided to be by Baker Books and was under no obligation to leave a review. All opinions are my own.
  3. Benjamin Liles
    Marble Falls, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Shift Your Thinking For Success
    August 8, 2018
    Benjamin Liles
    Marble Falls, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    To rate a book on a system such as a five star system takes into account how well, or how bad a book is: for me to say Dean Del Sesto's book Shift Your Thinking For Success is a four star book doesn't mean it's not stellar. Nor do I want to get after the art department for the design of the book, and yet this cover doesn't "Blow me away." I've got to be honest, so here goes.

    Overall, Sesto's book has a lot of praise and good things within the pages for SYTFS. He provides good, clear communication in how we ought to look at and take inventory of our life to ensure the success we can have. But for those who struggle, who've lost their job, who do a lot of what Sesto says here, end up saying things such as, "I already do all this, and yet..." How do you handle success God's way?

    Really and truly God provides us the means for our overall good. He chooses how much we have responsibility for and how we reach out to others. Success, in God's eyes, is a stewardship program, an outreach ministry when you think about it. Success is not making a large pile of cash to hoard away. Rather, if we look at the disciples turned apostles lives in regards to this we find that -- like Peter -- some say, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I have I give you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk" (Acts 3:6, Berean Study).

    The success of the early Church, even to now in these modern times, is clearly how much we relate overall to one another in familial love towards one another, how we treat others outside of our respective ministries and in daily living with each other. Success is defined in this way about having, keeping and developing relationships with others, showing the richness and depth of love of and for the risen Lord, Jesus Christ. So, yes, I do give Sesto a four star rating on this book: he does a good job, but the book seems to fall a little on advice to those of us who already employ what he talks about.

    I received a complimentary copy from Revell of this book in exchange for my honest opinion and feedback.
  4. Melissa
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great principles
    August 1, 2018
    Melissa
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is a different book for me to read but I actually enjoyed it. There are so many ways you can apply the principles in this book.

    Although there really isn't any talk about God or Jesus the values presented in this book clearly line-up with the Word.

    This book made me think about how I represent myself. Is my word my word or do people think I will say something and then not do it? You knows those people, right? The ones that say, "Hey I want to get together to talk sometime." And you know it will never happen.

    This book addresses issues like that and so much more. If you interact with other people I think anyone can find value in this book.

    A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.
  5. Amanda
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Good read!
    July 22, 2018
    Amanda
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I read a lot of self-help/self-improvement books and often find myself disappointed when a book has the same message that I have read time and time again. Shift Your Thinking For Success: 77 Ways to Win at Work and in Life by Dean Del Sesto is a self-help book that stands out from the crowd

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    As the title implies, this book is split up into the 77 different tidbits of advice. These ideas range from healthy living to being successful in all parts of our life. What I love about this book is that the author gets personal with his message and is honest in the lessons that he has learned and how they have helped him. I found myself wanting to highlight multiple sections to check back on them when I am needing inspiration.

    One of the sections that really stood out to me was on the topic of integrity. In this section the author has a list of 25 different ways in which we can show integrity in our daily lives. Some of these ideas, such as showing respect to the clerk at the store, seem so simple but they build up to have a big impact on our lives.

    I recommend this book for anyone that is looking for ways to make improvements in their lives and honestly I think that everyone is looking for ways to make their lives better.

    I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.
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