• Wed. Nov 22nd, 2023

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Good For You Book – “The Greatest Salesman in the World”

African American woman reading a book in the park and the words "Good For You Book The Greatest Salesman in the World"

It is sensational to read a good for you book “The Greatest Salesman” by Og Mandino. It is good for you because it will help you get a better attitude and be a better person.

Recently articles in this magazine have focused on a book that has been around for a while and is good for you.  The series started with a look at the non-religious inspirational aspects of the Bible. Next, we looked at  Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers for its interesting take on the role of genius in success. Last week we looked at Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice for its advice to get the right mental attitude.  Next week we will be looking at I Love You This Much.

Today we are taking a look at Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in the World.”  This is one of the books that I have read more than a dozen times and will probably read once or twice a year for the rest of my life.  The first time I read it, I did not know what to expect. I read it looking for sales advice. Instead, I found life advice. The following are a few pieces of advice from the book that work in business, family, and life:

  • I will form good habits and become their slave
  • I will persist until I succeed
  • I am nature’s greatest miracle
  • I will live this day as if it’s my last
  • I will be master of my emotions
  • My dreams . . . my plans . . . my goals . . . all of no value unless they are followed by action

I have always known that everything in life boils down to sales. Therefore I was not surprised when the book advised, “even the word of God must be sold to the people of they will hear it not.”  No matter what you do or think in life, it all boils down to sales. If you want your kids to clean their rooms, sell them on the benefits. If you want your co-workers to work hard on a project, sell them on the idea. It all boils down to sales.

 If you want to read more about the power of books check out:

Learn to Love to Read – You should read to have things to talk about. You should read to get new stories to tell. Click here to read more.




Share Your Love of Reading – It is sensational to share your love or reading with others.  Click here to read more.


 Also, check out our Confidence Tip of the Day YouTube channel for hundreds of videos on creating the confidence you need to succeed.


If you never read the book, here is the golden nugget “I will be happy, I will succeed. I will be the greatest . . . in the world.” So the question for you this sensational day is how will you up your game to be the greatest in the world?


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