Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Greatest Salesman in the World Parts I and II by Og Mandino

T. Smith, Me, and Brian

I have two friends, T. Smith and Brian, who are the most well-read men that I know. And not only are they well-read, but they are successful, love people, health conscious, supportive, and have a whole bunch of other admirable qualities

T. Smith and Brian are always reading something real deep. You know that I love novels, but these guys love books like The 48 Laws of Power, The 48 Laws of Seduction, anything by Pablo Coehlo and so on. They are always reading to become better and better people.

I was talking to T. Smith a few days ago, and he told me about the book titled The Greatest Salesman in The World by Og Mandino. 

The first page of the books states:

"I will persist until I succeed.

I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep.

The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.

I will persist until I succeed."

From the ancient stroll III


This opening page had me hooked, and I eagerly devoured this book!

In this book, Pathos is "The Greatest Salesman in the World." There are secrets to his success that are printed on ten scrolls. Pathos was told that "through some sign I would recognize the individual to pass the scrolls even though it was possible that the individual would not that he was seeking the scrolls." It was revealed to Pathos that Hafid was the person whom he should reveal the secret to his success to. As Pathos sent Hafid on his journey he told him to state: "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough." This line pushed me to read on with great anticipation.

All ten of the principles are definitely principles to live by. I wrote them all down, and I am planning to place them in my house and on my desk at work and read them over and over until they become apart of me. They are principles to live by.

After finishing this book, I called T. Smith, and he did not answer, so I called Brian, and he knew exactly what I wanted. We talked about this book and it's greatest. Then he had to go, because he needed to get a workout in. (What a focused man!) But, before he hung up, I was told that I needed to read Part II of this book.

Later, I talked to T. Smith, and we talked about this book and a whole lot of other stuff for awhile, and we both agree that this book is a 'game changer.'  He confirmed that I needed to read Part II of this book.

And, I did!

In Part II, Hafid is sixty years old. His wife has died, and he has spent fourteen years in isolation from the world. He suddenly realizes that "I am a healthy child of sixty! My lungs are clear, my flesh is firm, my vision is excellent, my heart is as alert as it was at twenty. I believe that I am prepared for a second life....!"

Hafid embarked upon a second career; the world still needed him. (Live until you die!) 

Hafid passed the scrolls on to another person and soon realized that the scrolls had been lost at sea. So, he went into the woods, and he rewrote the information. The ten scrolls in Part II are slightly different than the first ten, but they are equally divine.

What a "Game Changer!"

For those of you who say that you do not have time to read, these books are less that one hundred pages and are fairly easy reads.

You got to read these books.

I am so Thankful that I have well-read friends like T. Smith and Brian to recommend great books to me!!!

Read these books My People......


Anonymous said...

It's a multitude of life lessons in this book. If you like giving gifts then this is a great one!
Thank you J.S. for being on pointas usual.

Love ya,

Dave K said...

My birthday is in February. Love it. I think I'm goin to the bookstore now.

Jacqueline said...

T.Smith showed up on my blog! I am honored. Thank you for this gift.

Dave K.I can't wait to hear your take on this book. You will love it and grow...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this blog! & thanks for honoring these two great Brothers of whom I love and consider to be inspiring friends as well! Right now i'm completing E-Myth by Micheal Gerber(a book I'm discussing with T. Smith). The Greatest Salesman I and II is next. I just received them from a used book store that I frequent. :)

Imani Muhammad

Jacqueline said...

Imani, thanks for reading and leaving a comment. T. Smith and Brian are awesome right?

I guess T. Smith will having me reading E_myth shortly.

Please let me know what you think of the Greatest Salesman in the World Parts I and II.

Anonymous said...

Jackie, always a pleasure talking with you about "the people". I appreciate your voice and your spirit. Let's continue to spread the message of love, peace, harmony, and understanding.

Sensei Imani...I need them vegan bean pies on deck. Don't forget about us vegan customers.

T. Smith...we back in the lab!!!

Brian J. Parker

Carole said...

Jacqueline - thanks for adding this to the "library" for this month. Cheers

Elizabeth said...

Nice post. THANKS.

Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved May Edition. I am in the list as #36.

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Jacqueline said...

Carole and Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by.

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