However, there’s a good answer. Who Moved My Cheese is one of those rare little books that you can read in an hour, and change your life for the better. By Spencer Johnson (remember the One Minute Manager?), this is a charming little parable about life in a maze, and what happens to four archetypal characters when their large stash of cheese is (apparently) suddenly gone.
Some sniff around for new opportunities. Some scurry after those opportunities. Some hem and haw, rooted by fear and unable to move, and some learn to laugh at their fears and go looking for New Cheese.
Sounds corny, maybe. But like Aesop and other great Teachers, great truths can often be related in simple-sounding fables and parables.
I’ve had somebody “move my cheese” recently – and rather dramatically. Life has turned upside down; and believe me, that’s neither fun nor confidence-building. It’s scary as hell, and it hurts more than you can imagine. Life is not guaranteed – neither is a job, or income, or clients … in fact, you might say the only guarantees life offers is that change will happen, and that life is finite.
You can adapt to change – or even embrace it – or you can resist change. Either way, your life will run it’s course. Will you be happy and successful by resisting change? Or will you be happy and successful by adapting to – or even embracing – change?
This book can help your career, your business, your family life and your personal outlook. It won’t stop change, or even slow it down (it may, in fact, speed it up – by making you an agent of change). But it will help you not only weather the storms, but learn how to surf the tidal waves. I’ve just read it, out loud, with my wife (we took turns to keep our voices going <g>). It took about an hour – and that was one of the best-spent hours I can imagine. I started that hour weighted down with fear – fear of change, and that great unknown that lurks just the other side of change. I ended that hour energized, eager to try new things, to reach out – and to start that by sharing this with you.
So what are you waiting for?
All the best … (starting with this great little book)
Customer Review D. Greenwood
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