Monday 26 May 2014

Winning With People: Summary of John Maxwell's book

Hi readers and followers, 

Hope you had a great weekend? 

It's Bank Holiday here in England, some of us are not working today and schools are closed for students. Wishing you all a lovely Bank Holiday. 

To our US readers and followers, Happy Memorial Day! 

I recently read a book by John Maxwell, the book was very impactful, I can guarantee that you will learn a lot from the book.  Thanks to the person that recommended the book, I learnt a lot from reading the book. I would advise you to get the book if possible, there are numerous relationship principles within the book that can be applied to every facet of our lives. If you do not get a chance to read the book, below is my summary (16 points) of the book: 

1) Create time for people. * Hmmm..this is not that straightforward *.

2) Celebrate with people.  * Do you celebrate with people even if you have not achieved what your friends have achieved?*

3) Never be jealous of people's success.

4) It is easier for people to mourn with someone's failure than to rejoice with one's success.

5) Examine friends that keep quiet about your success.  *Hmm, from my little experience on earth, I have observed this*. 
6) Know that there are friends for a reason, there are friends for a season and there are friends for a lifetime.

7) Reduce complaining about people.

8) See the good in people.

9) People who celebrate with us are likely to become our lifelong friends.

10) People are interested in the person that is interested in them.

11) Each person that we meet has the potential to teach us something, it doesn't mean the learning will be applicable for us to implement.

12) Instead of putting others in their place, we must put ourselves in their place.

13) Learning to see things from others perspectives help us to succeed in our relationships with people.

14) However, when we fail to see things from the perspectives of others, we are likely to fail in such relationship.

15) A friend that increases our infirmities must be avoided. It is not a sin.

16) Who I am as a person determines how I view life and it determines what I do.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. I hope you have also enjoyed my summary.

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- Myss Lafunky

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