Friday, October 23

There's More to Life Than the Corner Office


Do you like to read books? Or should I ask...Do you have time to read books? I go through phases. I read a lot, then I stop for a while.

A few months ago I was contacted by some at Meryl L. Moss Media Relations. They were looking for people to read then review a book. I knew I would be nature bound and in need of some good reading material, so I was happy to oblige.

It was a sunny day on Flat Head Lake in Montana. I was with my old (not in age) landlord getting ready to bask in the sun. Together we toted books and magazines to the dock along with some tasty snacks and drinks. Within a few pages of, There's More To Life Than The Corner Office, (The Secret to Total Life Prosperity) I realized this book came at the perfect time and I was in the perfect setting to take it all in. Like the book states, “there are no accidents”....

One page turned to 45, then 45 turned into 100. I had to apologize to Karen for being so anti-social, but what started as a leisure read turned into a book that had words to alter my life, if I allowed them to. Application is always more challenging than just reading the words. Making the right choice means thinking. Follow through takes patience.

With a note pad and pen I started jotting down words...then paragraphs. I started asking myself questions along the way. I couldn't put the book down. As if it were just moment earlier when I started the book I found myself at the end. Under the dancing stars of the night sky I sat by myself. Although many words found their way into my mind I was taken back by these simple words that carry the weight of many wrong doings, “What happens to us in life is less important then the way we respond to it”..... If only I'd heard those words about 36 years earlier. I'm sure my parents tried to say something along that line but, as their kid it was my job to void all helpful comments or advise, right?


I do not want to give anything away...outside the fact that this book is motivating and inspiring. Lamar Smith's words are refreshing. The story of Patrick Mitchell could also be your story or someone close to you. With a few more Al Crafton's and a lot less John Carter's could just be the answer. <--- Now you have to read the book... isn't the curiosity getting to you?

Find some time.... fill your day with motivation..... Let me give you this. I am going to give one lucky reader the chance to win, THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN THE CORNER OFFICE (The Secret to Total Life Proserity) by, Lamar Smith and Tammy Kling. Simply leave a comment below. Tell me about the last compliment you received and how it impacted you...or just say “Hello”.

16 comments:

Tara said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog and the wonderful comments. I am following you now. I will grab your button too. Have a fun weekend.

Jill said...

That's a great picture of you reading the book on the dock, what a dreamy way to spend the day.

This book sounds interesting.

Stephanie said...

Ooh, Flathead Lake is beautiful! We just moved from Bozeman, and I miss the beauty of Montana!

I'm with Jill; reading the day away on the dock looks like the perfect way to spend the day.

Issa said...

Thanks for dropping by! And double thanks for the kind words. :-) I wish I could have the time (and the means) to spend time relaxing by nature. I've never really done that, but I've always wanted to...

Anyway, the book you read sounds promising. Your review definitely made me want to read it, too. As for the latest compliment I received? Well... One of my sister's friends told me I was losing weight. As a response I said it was 'cause I was wearing black. :D I know, I should've been more welcoming of the compliment. I'm just not very good at receiving them.

Debbie said...

It must have been good if you got that hooked into it! This afternoon I had to call down the boy we carpool with for being rude and disrespectful to me. My son, his same age, was in the car. Usually, my son cringes at any confrontation. After we dropped the boy off, my son told me he was glad I was the kind of mom that didn't let people get away with being rude to me. I took that as a huge compliment.

hahamommy said...

Just this morning, I received a text message asking permission to use me as the focus of a My Hero project. I've not been feeling terrifically heroic lately, it was a great reminder that I can still be someone's hero <3 It makes for a different day, when you're walking around all hero-like ;)
I can't wait to read this book!

Amy Ritz said...

Hello there ... wow, that book sounds very interesting. Def makes me want to go out & find it. It is a new book or one that been around a while?

Crystalin Dunn said...

Wow, awesome review. I understand COMPLETELY when you say reading something is one thing, and committing to doing it is another entirely! Sometimes you're just in the mood to be entertained, and then others you want to break out of your too-small shell. A book can be amazing, but it's like your quote says, the important thing is what you choose to do with it. I really love that quote, about choosing to define life's events, rather than being defined by them. I believe it's what separates happy people from dissatisfied ones. Thanks so much for the wonderful post, and for visiting my blog.

Melissa @Simply Mel said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you! I think it's awesome that you guys get to see so many beautiful places. I love your layout! very unique. Nice to meet you!

Kristin said...

Wow! That books sounds motivating...I will have to check it out! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am just popping over from SITS. The book does sound good! I love when something is so good you want to write down snippets! Fabulous! The last time I got a compliment? Well, a few weeks ago I was getting read for work and I put on a dress and my son said, "dresses make you beautiful" It was very nice since I don't usually look too beautiful! that little boy is my heart for sure! Good luck with your giveaway!

pippirose said...

The book sounds great! I'd love the chance to win it.
I'm terrible about accepting compliment. But the last one I got was a few days ago, when my hubby of 31 years told me that my eyes still sparkle like the first time he laid eyes on them. He's a keeper!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi..well now that's a book I want to read! Luv when you can't put it down...your pics are great! Last compliment..this evening ...and from the hubby...He is exercising and dieting and doing very well I must say...but tonite he told me it was MAINLY due to my support!as I prepare all his meals and snacks and buy the right things, etc and never complain that he gets home late sometimes from his workouts...made my day! so..off to bed early I go :)

Cher hilly77@comcast.net

I'm a Mom!..? said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Great post and it sounds like a book my Husband needs to read! Definitely checking it out!!

Mama Plays Mozart said...

This is so true. As a new mother, I've been really thinking about life and how our time is spent. This book sounds really inspiring- I'll have to definitely check it out!

Becky said...

Hi Ann, thanks for stopping by. I LUV the picture of you reading on the dock.....looks sooo inviting!!!