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Diane’s Book Reviews

Book Review of “The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity” by Edwene Gaines

“The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity” was recommended to me by a friend and business colleague who I asked for some mindset books. She gave me a list of a few books I hadn’t already read and said she thought I’d like this one…she was right. Edwene Gaines is a Unity minister now but has…

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Book Review of “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

“The Alchemist” is a great book with a great message that is told as a story. I had heard about and been told about this book for a while but hadn’t added it to my list of reads until recently when a friend said I should read it.  I especially like books that have a…

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Book Review of “The Dan Sullivan Question” by Dan Sullivan

“The Dan Sullivan Question” by Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach is another small, quickly read book packed with one really powerful strategy that has an amazing impact in the short time I have been using it. Dan talks about what he refers to as ‘The D.O.S. Conversation’ which consists of a few questions you ask…

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Book Review of “Dare To Prepare” by Ronald M. Shapiro

Plan and prepare is something you hear us talk a lot about and I thought we were well versed in planning, but Ronald Shapiro takes it to a whole new level in “Dare to Prepare.” From understanding your objectives to timelines, to defining your interests, to writing the script, to adjusting and learning from your…

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Book Review of “Broken Windows, Broken Business” by Michael Levine

Michael Levine has a real winner in “Broken Windows, Broken Business” where he talks about the fact that the little things are all that matters in business. And, once you start to let the little things slip how quickly and dramatically that can have a negative impact on your business. For years, I have said…

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Book Review of “The Dream Giver” by Bruce Wilkinson

“The Dream Giver” is a great little inspirational book that is really a story in the first half of the book.  I especially liked the first half of the book where the story takes a man named “Ordinary,” who wants to leave his life in the “Land of Familiar” and branch out to see what…

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Book Review of “Million Dollar Consulting” by Alan Weiss

Wow, 384 pages of relatively small print. This was a good book, filled with a lot of great consulting tips, strategies, and advice on topics I hadn’t even imagined. That said, I have to tell you I thought I might never finish it, but I did…over time. It’s not so much the size of the…

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Book Review of “Fascinate” by Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead’s “Fascinate” is a book about persuasion and the triggers that affect how you market and persuade your clients and prospects to buy from you and also that determine whether they keep coming back to buy more from you or not. I have read a lot of marketing, business and persuasion books in the…

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Book Review of “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks

This is a book a few friends and business colleagues had told me about and recently one of my mentors and coaches also recommended so I put it in my briefcase on a recent trip, and am I glad I did. The Big Leap , by Gay Hendricks, is a very easy to read book…

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Book Review of “Make ‘Em Laugh & Take Their Money” by Dan S. Kennedy

“Make ‘Em Laugh & Take Their Money” by Dan S. Kennedy, is a book all about using humor in your marketing and your speaking.  It is written in vintage Dan Kennedy style so if you don’t like Dan, and the way he writes or speaks, you probably won’t like this book either. However, if you…

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