Sunday, June 21, 2009


In his splendid book, How Successful People Think, BusinessWeek and New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell reveals eleven essentials for thinking like a success.

How Successful People Think is the perfect, compact read for today's fast-paced world. America's leadership expert John C. Maxwell will teach you how to be more creative and when to question popular thinking. You'll learn how to capture the big picture while focusing your thinking. You'll find out how to tap into your creative potential, develop shared ideas, and derive lessons from the past to better understand the future. With these eleven keys to more effective thinking, you'll clearly see the path to personal success.

"Good thinkers are always in demand. A person who knows how may always have a job, but the person who knows why will always be his boss." Maxwell says, "I've studied successful people for forty years, and though the diversity you find among them is astounding. I've found that they are all alike in one way: how they think! That is the one thing that separates successful people from unsuccessful ones. And here's the good news. How successful people think can be learned. If you change your thinking you can change your life!"

This is one of the most power packed books on thinking that I have read in a long time. And the main thing I like about it is that John Maxwell, the former pastor of a large church, is urging the embracing of the kind of thinking that God would approve of. This is good "stuff". This little book is packed with quotes, suggestions and stories that will inspire you to think. I can't recommend this book too strongly. It is a book that needs to be read by teens, young husbands and fathers, wives and mothers, business men and women--everybody. We all need to be better thinkers. Our lives will be blessed and we will bless the lives of others.

Is it any wonder that I want to give you a copy of this book? I am excited to be giving away five copies. I can never understand why everybody that comes to my blog doesn't make a comment and at least have a chance to win. It's absolutely amazing to me. But I know that you, being the thinking person that you are--you are going to leave a comment. I hope you win! Five people definitely will.


The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!

  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing address please. You do not have to be a blogger to win. You can win more than once on my blog.
  • I MUST have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in your comment.
  • Some choose to omit the @ sign and the . dot by writing it in "code" like this: you (at) your email (dot)com.
  • I'll close the comments July 13 and pick the five winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s).


bp said...

I'll sign up, this sounds like another one my hubby would like. I think he may have others by John Maxwell, not for sure though.



Smilingsal said...

John Maxwell is one who is interesting to read. I'll give it a try.

smilingsal55 AT yahoo DOT com

Cherdecor said...

My husband likes John Maxwell's books so I am definitely signing up for this one. It also sounds like it would be right for most anyone. Right thinking is important!

Mevely317 said...

Too often I get caught up ~ failing to look at the "big" picture. Color me Hungry for more insight... particularly in today's dog-eat-dog arena!

BTW Clif, I've put Charles Grodin's book in my carry-on bag for a much-anticipated read on the plane this Wednesday. Thanks again!


Caroline said...

Thank you for the book recommendations you always give. I have checked out a couple from the library and am reading one currently.
I would love to be included in the book give-away. Thank you!

kymber said...

Hi Clif,
WOW! That book sounds great! I am getting ready to continue my studies to become a nurse and this book sounds like one I need to read concerning my future and how I need to set my mind towards my career goal.

I would LOVE to be included in your drawing. I will be looking this one up at my library too.

Thanks for your book reviews - they are so helpful in determining good reading material out there as I value your opininon.

Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

I would love to entered in this wonderful giveaway. I love reading- and it would be fun to read a book on a recommendation.


underthewillow (at)

Lori said...

This sounds like a great book, my best friend is on a job search right now, and it sounds like it would be a great gift for her! Love your blog, by the way!

Lori said...

Whoops forgot my email, (lori, above)

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Clif,
I'm thinking, therefore, I'm signing up! LOL! :-)


Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Clif,
I'm signing up once again. Sounds like another interesting read.



ChristyJan said...

My husband is a fan of John Maxwell ~ I'm sure he'd be happy if I were able to win a copy of this book for him.

hawkes (at)

Barbara said...

Sign me up. Got my fingers and toes crossed and hope to win.


Heather said...

I'd love to win, please accept my entry!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

Jillian said...

Oh I do think my Dear Hubs would be interested in this one! Sign me up please. Jasdanser(at)verizon(dot)net

Glenn said...

I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat - thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

Lisanne624 said...

We can all afford to be more successful! If only Charlie Brown had read this book, he might have finally been able to kick that football!

lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

A Reader said...

Would love to read this.

Thanks so much for the giveaway!


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