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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Off the Shelf 0708-16

Rules of the Red Rubber Ball

By Kevin Carroll
© 2004

What an inspirational package of positivism and accolades to start off a new year! Just like those annual resolutions, the premise of this book will be challenging to put in action. Nonetheless, the author takes a creative look to help us choose and follow our passion, otherwise described as the "red rubber ball." The rules of that crimson sphere are fairly pedestrian - though still valuable - but Carroll's approach is fresh and inviting:

  • Commit to your passion - make it yours!
  • Connect and network with others - especially the encouragers!
  • Create - when you do so, you'll see things differently!
  • Get ready to put in time and energy - it is often hard, lonely and unglamorous!
  • Challenge limitations - work through the obstacles!
  • Anticipate the unpredictable - believe in coincidence!
  • Check your focus - be in the present to influence the future!
If you need a lift, take the half-hour to read this power-packed jewel - but be prepared to take much more time to actually 'use' its message!

My recommendation: 5 out of 5 stars
Submitted by M. Coleman, Media Specialist

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