A Better Way to Live: Og Mandino's Own Personal Story of Success Featuring 17 Rules to Live By
By Og Mandino
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Og Mandino is the leading inspirational author in the world. But once, he was a thirty-five year old derelict who nearly spend his last few dollars on a suicide gun. Now, for the first time ever, he describes the joyously redemptive process that turned a down-and- out alcoholic into a millionaire and a happy man within ten years. Og Mandino is the only person who could tell this heartwarming tale of personal triumph--because it is his own true story. And it can profoundly influence your life.
By:Richard A Singer Jr
I have read everyone of Og Mandinos Books and all I can say is that he writes with brilliance, clarity, enthusiasm, and spirit. You can never go wrong with any of his books. He points out the path to success and motivates the spirit within to achieve all that we as human beings are capable. He helped me to tap into my innate genuis and create a life of prosperity and creativity. If you havent raed his books, start now and your journey of the spirit will begin. He was a born writer and even after his passing continues to have a great influence on many people old and young. He truly lived a purposeful and divine life. Go buy all his books and enjoy the growth and enlightenment. After that Buy my Book " Your daily Walk with the Great Minds of the Past and Present". Enjoy and rememeber you are capable of great things in your life.
By: Mr. Raphael Chalvarian
Illustrative with many of his inspiring and life changing stories, Og Mandino tells us in this book, that "we have forgotten one of the basic facts of life. When we were given dominion over this world, we were also given dominion over ourselves. We are our own navigators. It was never God's intention to chart a map for each of us." "Life is a game" he also says, "it's spiritual, mysterious and precious." But in order to play the game you have to know the rules.
Seventeen rules (to be exact) to live by in order to lead a better way to live.
This book can easily be read in one afternoon. As you start the book you will be invited by the author to sit down and relax in his company as he takes on the role of a racconteur, as only Og Mandino does best.
The bestselling author presents his inspirational classic that has inspired the lives of millions. This dramatic reading includes a special introduction for his listeners.
This is the legend of Hafid, a camel boy of two thousand years ago, and his burning desire to improve his lowly position in life, as told to his apprentice Erasmus. Hafid relates the story of how he became known as the Greatest Salesman in the World. His success lies in the wisdom of ten leather scrolls passed down to him from his master, Pathros. Hafid applied their secrets of success to become the Greatest Salesman in the World. You will long remember the timeless words of the ten scrolls in Og's most popular work and learn to apply them in your life to find great success!
Og Mandino's performance is even more poignant after hearing his introduction, in which this mild-voiced, world-famous motivational expert tells the tale of his own accomplishments through hard work and perseverance, subtly paralleling his life with Hafid's. --Audiofile
By: Selena D. Valentine
The Absolute Best Book In The World!
This is the absolute best book in the world! This book contains everything you need to succeed. You will be astonished! I guarantee you!
If you want to thrive in this world and you want the same for all the people in your life, purchase this book for everyone! It's life changing!
If you read through the book and follow the path of the ten scrolls your life will become so much better. While the scrolls outline a very basic foundation from which to build success, it is the basics that so many of us seem to neglect. I know, I've been neglecting them a long time.
Reading this book gives me a reassurance in my own personal beliefs on how one should be and act in this world. They may be the 10 scrolls to help you become the greatest salesman in the world but if you take them to heart and make them a part of you no matter what you do...you may become the greatest person in the world.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is feeling a little confused about how their life is going and wondering if what they are doing is right or not. If you are finding you are getting angry too fast or frustrated too easily and basically just lashing out for no reason, read just the ten scrolls and take them to heart. Reflect on how if you followed what they are saying would this make your life that much better. I know it is working for me, perhaps it can for you too. FIVE STAR READ
The Greatest Salesman in the World: Part II The End of the Story
By Og Mandino
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By: Scott "Boom Body"
The original Greatest Salesman in the World follows the great salesman Hafid's life before and after he reads the 10 scrolls of selling success. In this quite similar sequel, the scrolls of success are lost in a shipwreck, and Hafid is divinely called to write 10 new scrolls in order to replace the old ones.
The new scrolls emphasize these main points:
- Never again will I belittle myself
- I won't start the day without a map
- I will be enthusiastic
- I will never be unpleasant to others
- I will look for triumph in adversity
- I will do my best on every task
- I will focus completely on the task at hand
- I will never wait for opportunity, instead I will seek it
- Each night, I will reflect on what I did, and think about how I can improve
- I will pray to the creator in success and failure
Some of these points look VERY similar to the points made in the first book, so much that I was tempted to give this book 3 stars, but the new scroll emphasizing the foolishness of waiting for opportunity was much needed. Also, the last scroll about prayer was needed, even though it is essentially a repeat of the tenth scroll in the first book. I am very glad that this author puts so much emphasis on prayer.
Aside from repetition, the only thing I didn't like about this book is that the scrolls are treated so majestically, being just a hair under Biblical scripture itself - almost as if to suggest that the ingredients necessary for any kind of success are both the Word of God AND ten extra scrolls. I'm not so sure Paul would agree. The scrolls are helpful for success, but not necessary.
But yeah, I have to agree. Sitting around and waiting for opportunity to come to you is really the worst thing you can do.
By: Larry Hehn "Author&Speaker"
When asked to write a sequel to The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino said that he "didn't want to risk producing any sort of sequel that might dilute or harm the original in any way." In this sequel, he has actually enhanced the original by seamlessly weaving one story into the next.
Hafid, now 20 years older, has allowed himself to slip into a slumber of self-pity. Through a dream and the timely appearance of a mysterious stranger, the greatest salesman in the world sets out once again to better the world around him. More than just an illustration of ten success principles, this book is a fascinating story with nuggets of wisdom hidden throughout. Each of the ten Vows of Success contain powerful observations that will hit you right between the eyes.
This book stands well on its own, but will be even more meaningful to those who have read and enjoyed the original.
Larry Hehn, Author of Get the Prize: Nine Keys for a Life of Victory
Why is one man sad and another happy ? Why is one man joyous and prosperous and another poor and miserable ? Why is one man fearful and anxious and another full of faith and confidence ? Why does one man have a beautiful luxurious home while another lives out a meagre existence in a slum ? Why is one man a success and another an abject failure ? Why does one man convince himself that he is only entitled to achieve mediocrity while another knows that luxury and success are his for the taking ?
The seeds of success are in us all if only we will recognise them and feed them.
This amazing trio of books are a superb example of motivational material at its best. Ogs syle is superb. Easy reading, with loads of common sense (that we could all do with at times !)and some brilliantly simple exercises that will help you get exactly what you want from life, be it wealth, contentment, spiritual & family happiness. Whatever you want from life, the words of Og Mandino will help you.
As a successful busnessman who was once on the brink of financial and emotional ruin, I cannot endorse the experiences and works of Mr Mandino enough.
Books that make your neck hairs tingle are rare. This one does just that and leaves you wanting more !
Talking of which, having read this book I was compelled to read "The Greatest salesman Part II", "A better way to live" and "The Choice". Absolutely brilliant.
We all need some help getting from where we are to where we want to be. Whatever your desire in life, wealth, success, a more peaceful existence, a better way to live ...... add any of Ogs books to your basket. You won't regret it !
Essential reading for those people who really want to take control of their lives and claim the success WE ALL DESERVE.......
By:Katie "book worm"
Wow!!! I just got done reading "The Greatest Miracle in the World", and I feel speechless - not sure I can convey the beauty & wonder of this story. Because of this, I will just say that this is an amazing little book - and I highly recommend it to EVERYONE!!!
What is it about? Well, it's about many things, but the most important point I guess is that we've all forgotten just how special we are - we've begun to just settle, believing that we can't create, or don't deserve, a better life. But through this amazing story, we can all begin to see that we can have a wonderful life, and that we do, in fact, deserve it!
At the end, you will find a message that can help you begin your journey to a better, more fulfilling life - it includes just 4 points to remember & ponder. Although I don't want to "spill the beans" re: what they are, suffice it to say that they will help you to open your eyes & realize just how special YOU really are, as well as all you have to offer.
I only wish everyone could read this book - how different our world might become...
I'v read it before and getting ready to listen to the audio version (again). I was amazed at how Og captured my heart and kept me glued to the story.
You've just got to read this book! I went through the program in the book and it just totally changed my life. Og had a special gift. As his mother told him. She said "Not only will he be a writer but a Great writer" Indeed how right she was!
I have told many people about Og. He's my hero because he has shown me the love of God in a special way. Get the book. You won't be sorry. It can change your life as it has mine and sooooooo many others.
Start today to transform your dreams into wonderful reality. . . .
Simon Potter was a "ragpicker" and salvager of human lives. When this wise and humble man departed from life, he left author Og Mandino a precious legacy: the distilled wisdom of his unique collection of the greatest books about self-motivation and success--books he called "hand of God" books because they seemed to have been written with God's hand guiding the author's own.
In this tender and inspiring book, Og shares with his millions of readers his old friend's bequest. It is nothing less than a blueprint for success, telling us in plain language exactly what we must do to mount the seven rungs of life's ladder--from material achievement and worldly success to the highest spiritual development. Whatever your most cherished dream may be, Og and his good angel Simon will show you the way to bring it within reach.
By A Customer
This book, along with many of Mandino's books, will help anyone with low self-esteem, high dreams and expectations, or simple questions about the things that are going on in your life. My grandmother introduced me to Og Mandino with the book "Greatest Salesman in the World" and I read and reread that book. If you are looking for motivation, his books have lots of "advice" that could put you into gear, and go for the goal. Mr. Mandino is a genius. I would love to meet him one day. "The Choice" helped my brother to come to terms with lots of complications in his life. You come to realize that life is how you choose to make it. Other people cannot bring you happiness, you must choose to live a happy life, by your own means.
A success book that both motivates and entertains, this is the gripping story of a World War II bombardier who is granted a very special gift--the gift of success--which he now shares with us all
By Daryl R Gibson
Teachers of writing will tell you to write what you know. This book, centered around a bombadier's experiences in WWII, was written by a man who served as a bombadier in WWII, Og Mandino. It is designed to help you to learn from the experiences of people "in high places" who have gone before...some of the greatest philosophers, self-help teachers, and religious leaders. It is written in an unassuming method that will demand your attention, and can be read by almost anyone in just a few hours' time, but will deliver information and ideas that will take you a lifetime to fully realize how important they are.
By Heather L Brown
This is another great book by Og. I read this book and made several "notes" while doing so. Since I first began to read Mandino's books- I have found it extremely helpful to refer to specific things on a regular basis. I have typed the "Seeds Of Success" and read it at least once a day to help me keep these ideas and mottos fresh in my mind. This book has brought me hope where there was little to none before. One thing that this book helped me to realize is that each individual has his or her own conception of success... I am the only one who can determine that for myself. It also reminds me to "let go" of past situations; it can't be changed any way. Today, I will be the best I can and will not be included in that group of people who have regrets, yet do not take any action to make things otherwise. To merely survive in life and to just "exist" is not enough anymore. I want to truely live life to the fullest and Og gives me the "seeds of success" to do that.
"A great story has again come from the genius of Og Mandino"--Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.
All Tulo had wanted was some light and warmth to sustain him and his tiny sister through the terrible storm. But the star which he caught in the folds of his red kite promised far from more than that. Here is the shining, joyful message meant not only for the boy but for all those who dream of changing their lives for the better.
By Cedric Chang
I was given this book to read during the first years of my high school life, and boy did this book make an impact on me! It's a tale about a boy struggling in the world of selfish men and chances upon a star, Acabar, which changes the course of his life and his town, with the mysterious gift "Credenda". As the story progresses we see the true colors of men and the shining colors of what is called "true selflessness". This book has reinforced my beliefs that goodness exists in this world despite overwhelming darkness. I read it in one sitting...and I believe you can too!
By A Customer
The Gift of Acabar Og Mandino and Buddy Kaye Reaching for the Skies In a world where only money matters, Og Mandino and Buddy Kayes "The Gift Acabar" presents a wealthy insight on what kind of stuff life should be made. In a simple story of a boys struggle to keep his dreams from being destroyed by lifes adversity, the authors provide the "Credenda" that sums up lifes significance. The use of supernatural element, in the form of a miracle, brought a change in the characters personality. It somehow provides a deeper meaning of the events that took place in his life. In such a young age, the Lapp boy Tulo is faced with great responsibilities. He already lost his parents, who were very close to him. The situation became more challenging when a terrible storm came and he was the one providing a living for his younger sister, Joana. Moreover, the sun leaving Kalvala for over two months ever year makes daily economic living difficult. So goes Tulos struggle with life. With the star of right beside him to give him hope and guidance, he was able to face the obstacles in his life and touch the lives of the people in their small village. The setting contributes to the purpose of the story - to provide a challenge which would improve a mans character and make him a stronger individual. Tulo underwent the process, got hurt, felt bad, and eventually recovered. The harsh environment also makes an atmosphere where one could feel the misery and unhappiness that affects the story. The coming of the Star Acabar and Star of Lirra literally and symbolically gave light to the people. As an inspirational work, "The Gift of Acabar" teaches the readers that to struggle is the only certain way for anyone to achieve his full potential and that adversity is not a curse, it is a blessing. It s a good book that will tell the readers that theres always light in darkness. But it would have been better if the writers thought of another way in fixing the conflict. Miracles as performed in the Bible serve to make the people believe in God, not to solve lifes difficulties. Inspirational
By A Customer
Si uno compra este libro, compra una maravilla
"La lectura de este libro, como todos los de Og Mandino, nos lleva a encontrar otros campos que son mucho más ricos que aquellos en los que vivimos. La historia es simple, las enseñanzas que esta historia trae, es maravillosa. Yo recomendaría este libro sin más. Es un MUST en la literatura de la autoayuda, y, creo yo, del crecimiento personal.
By Marangel Clemente
Hay que tenerlo, leerlo y vivirlo
Este es uno de esos libros que deben acompañarnos en la vida, para releerlos y recordarnos que siempre podemos crecer más, no sólo como profesionales, sino como criaturas de este Universo. Para mí es parte de una trilogía especial que comprende a "Juan Salvador Gaviota," de Richard Bach; y "El Profeta," de Gibrán Jalil Gibrán. Una vez lo presté y no creo que lo recupere, así que vine aquí para comprarlo de nuevo.
By A Customer
Are we spiritual beings having human experiences? Read the book. I would also recommend the book An Encounter With A Prophet which takes a little different track but is definitely inspirational.
By A Customer
Simply put, I have given away over 600 copies of the main body of this work, "The Greatest Miracle In The World." I can't begin to tell you how many people have been emotionally filled, spiritually enlightened, motivationally moved, and tearfully overjoyed by this simple secret joy to obsorb into ones life. Even an atheistic mind can be humbled by the story that surrounds the Memorandum. Along with Mandino's "The Greatest Saleman in the World, Parts I & II", this would make a perfect gift to all highschool and college graduates as they face a future of many challenges. It's worth more than it cost, and is thicker than it appears in depth. Buy it, read it, and be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds! Find you best friend, or your worst enemy and give them this powerful gem of goodwill and love. God Bless Your Happines.
By A Customer
I personally found this material to be wonderfully done with passon. As for other statements on the narrator, I feel that is poor and *Unprofessional* -- that statement is actually from a local in Mr. Nash's town that wanted to make him look bad. Billy Nash is one of the few people in this world who care about the success and futures of other people. I would highly recommend any of his recordings!