Chris Murray

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  • Greatest Salesman in the World

    It’s more fairy tale than text book, but hey, that why I liked it.

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    Once again I find myself raving about how I learnt to live a better life through the power of a short story. This one is beautifully written, set two thousand or so years ago but the messages remain as true today as they were then (it was actually written in the ‘60s). It centres on Hafid, an incredibly wealthy old chap who’s looking to give away his prized possession of the very 10 scrolls that helped him on his journey from a humble camel boy to becoming the salesman of the title. Each scroll is designed as a form of daily affirmation - and to take full advantage, readers are urged to take one scroll at a time and read it daily for a month before moving on to the next one. To be honest, I had to find out where it was all going to end up – so I came back to the daily scroll reading some time later. I can’t really share the contents of the scrolls here, otherwise there’ll be no point in you reading the book – and I would be doing Og Mandino a mighty disservice if I ...Once again I find myself raving about how I learnt to live a better life through the power of a short story. This one is beautifully written, set two thousand or so years ago but the messages remain as true today as they were then (it was actually written in the ‘60s). It centres on Hafid, an incredibly wealthy old chap who’s looking to give away his prized possession of the very 10 scrolls that helped him on his journey from a humble camel boy to becoming the salesman of the title. Each scroll is designed as a form of daily affirmation - and to take full advantage, readers are urged to take one scroll at a time and read it daily for a month before moving on to the next one. To be honest, I had to find out where it was all going to end up – so I came back to the daily scroll reading some time later. I can’t really share the contents of the scrolls here, otherwise there’ll be no point in you reading the book – and I would be doing Og Mandino a mighty disservice if I tried to explain them in my own words. It’s not for everyone – if you are a fan of big, thick, fact based sales books – this might not suit you. In fact, if you’re after hard facts, I’d probably avoid this one. However, If you want principles to hang your hat on, principles that could very well get you out of the current rut you find yourself in and back on the road to success – then this little book might be all the motivation you need. It’s more fairy tale than text book, but hey, that why I liked it. (more)