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BOOK REVIEW: Succeed The Happionaire Way by Yogesh Chabria

BOOK REVIEW: Succeed The Happionaire Way by Yogesh ChabriaSucceed The Happionaire Way by Yogesh Chabria
Published by TV18 Broadcast Limited (CNBC TV18) on November 10th 2017
Genres: Nonfiction
Pages: 180
Format: Audiobook
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Some say happiness is a state of mind. Many believe in that. I do too. It indeed is a state of mind but we all wonder how to achieve that state of mind, don’t we?

The happiness of an individual is reflected by aspects that are prior to us mortals. These aspects fall under few different criteria and a common ground between them is where the state of happiness lies. It is not something that is achievable because there is nothing to achieve. It is a state of mind that takes some practice and wilful mindfulness on daily basis. Thus, this is the message of Yogesh Chabria, a world-renowned leader in the field of human potential, new book: Succeed The Happionaire Way.



Hustle: The Power to Charge your Life with Money, Meaning and Momentum

Published: September, 2016 by Rodale Books

Pages: 272

Think for a moment. When you read the word, ‘Hustle’, what does it mean to you? How does your brain process it? Have you ever thought that a word such as Hustle posses power over your heart, mind and habits? These are the questions I’d want you to think about before going in-depth into this book. To answer the questions, this book describes

Hustling is about shaking things up, letting go of old patterns that suck the life out of us and beginning anew.


BOOK REVIEW: The Tao of Fully Feeling – Harvesting Forgiveness out of Blame by Pete Walker

Pages: 295, Kindle Edition

The Tao of Fully Feeling is the best companion I have found to read in the Dark Times.

I got this book as a recommendation from another blogger who convinced me that Pete Walker’s writing is extraordinary. On reading the book, not only I found his vocabulary pleasing but as well as his writing style and the message he wants to convey through his written words.

The subject matter of this book is all about acknowledging one’s emotional intelligence. If you remember Daniel Goleman’s bestseller and and one of the first books on Emotional Intelligence or why EQ matters more than IQ, this book is written for modern times and is a step ahead. While Daniel talks about the science of brain and the origin of Emotions or the process of emoting, Walker in his book speaks for all of us. He share his own stories for in the form of anecdotes on how repaired his own emotional nature with enough pragmatic advices and scenarios for us to read.


BOOK REVIEW: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg

I am a strong believer in effective communication skills which are vital for success. One thing I can assure you from my experience is that loud, bitter and violent communication never leads to fulfilment. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication is a book about avoiding just that. He takes the reader through all the intricacies of working on what to say and how to say it so that one’s words lead to peace, not bitterness or violence. Another aspect of the book is that it also speaks to the essential need for developing compassionate communication with one self.


BOOK REVIEW: Who me, Poor? by Gayatri Jayaraman

Pages: 184
Published: 2017 by Bloomsbury
Cover Rating: 5/5
Gayatri Jayaraman’s article The Urban Poor You Haven’t Noticed: Millennials Who’re Broke, Hungry, But On Trend on BuzzFeed last year was realistic and fascinating. It what tempted me more to give this book a read. The main theme it covers is what can be label as Urban Poverty that can be seen as an after effect in corporate offices after Friday nights and weekends spend in bars and lounges.


BOOK REVIEW: Ikigai – The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Pages: 192, Kindle Edition
Published: August 2017 by Penguin Books
Cover Rating: 5/5

The positive attitude and emotional awareness of Japanese is appealing to anyone since it is directly associated with health. It is known that people of Japan have longest life expectancy in the world. Don’t we all want to live a long, and healthy life? Co-authors of this book, Frances Miralles and Hector Garcia did research on this variables and the main subject of their research was the elderly in Japan. The result is Ikigai, the book rightly titled.


BOOK REVIEW: Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown

Pages: 320, Kindle Edition
Published: 2017
CoverRating: 4/5

Growth Hacking is a term conjunct for present day fastest growing companies around the world that drive success. Many of us wonder, how did they do it whether its Facebook, Twitter, Uber, or Airbnb. These are all sharks but in an ocean where potential startups and thousands of entrepreneurs are adapting Growth Hacking strategies to drive rapid customer acquisition and revenue growth.


#BookGiveaway: Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra [CLOSED]

Hello Readers,

I am hosting a Book Giveaway of a thoughtful book called Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra, published by Bloomsbury earlier this year.

I have only three copies!

You can read my review on the book here.

I had the honour to interview Mr. Ashutosh Mishra for the blog.

*Eligibility Criteria: Your mailing address must be in India.


BOOK REVIEW: Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra

Pages: 212, Paperback
Published: 2017 by Bloomsbury
Cover Rating: 3/5

Modern day life is busy. To lead a certain lifestyle, one has to be first consciously aware of the fact that one wants to lead a certain lifestyle. This certain type of lifestyle is directly proportional to the individual self. Neglecting this self may become harmful. However, the wellbeing of this self can be divided in three inter-related dependent bodies: Mind, Body and Soul. Ashutosh Mishra’s latest book, Happiness is All We Want, released earlier this year will guide you to attain the level of self wellbeing.


How to come up with Ideas? Tips to Help You Think Creatively

Published: March 16th 2017 by Watkins

Pages: 160

It’s important to regard a new idea with encouragement rather than discouraging it. After all, every great creation starts with an idea, but where does that special spark comes from? This is question that Rob Eastaway, author of  Any Ideas: Tips and Techniques to Help You Think Creatively tries to address in the book by providing an miscellaneous collection of tips to develop your ideas  for better outcomes in day to day.

How do we come up with ideas?



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