Until I saw this book, I had no idea who John C. Maxwell was and why he was qualified to write a book on how successful people think. Maxwell is a “leadership expert” and a New York Times bestselling author who has sold over 16 million books. He’s also a speaker, having spoken to Fortune 500 companies, government leaders, NFL, UN ambassadors, and many other groups. At first I thought his website was making a case of why Maxwell was a leadership expert, but in the case of this book, How Successful People Think, it merely explains why Maxwell is qualified to write this book. He knows how successful people think because he’s talked with, worked with, and interacted with plenty of successful people.
I was very surprised with out action oriented this book was. I don’t real many personal improvement books for Bargaineering but this one has many qualities I like in a book – it’s short, action oriented, and easy to understand. At about 115 small pages (the book is 6″ tall by 4.5″ wide), the book is not long at all. It’s action oriented in that he establishes a framework for both “how to think” and “how to get yourself to follow his framework of how to think!” Finally, to illustrate what I mean about easy to understand, here’s what he says about how you can become a better thinker.
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