Review of "peaks and valleys" by Spencer Johnson - Empresa Activa

Peaks and valleysAntonio González Barros (of Intercom) You have the amiable habit of sharing the fragment and a brief review of some book that seemed interesting, every Monday morning. That's how I met "Peaks and valleys"As little blurb about an interesting book that came to my email from my former boss.

The review was interesting and author, Spencer Johnson (author of "Who has taken my cheese“, “The present“, “The One Minute"And so many other good books), I know that I like and it offers an entertaining way (although parabolic) good advice both personal and enterprise level. So last week, one of the visits I make to my usual bookstore in search of science fiction, I decided to buy it. The book reads in a couple of hours or less.

The author presents us with life as a continuum of peaks (good times) and valleys (not so good times) and reflects on the cause-effect relationship between the two. To write this review I will take as a basis the summary made by the author himself, in the final pages of the book, and I will add my comments about it (in brackets and italics).

Use your CIMAS AND VALLEYS IN YOUR WORK AND IN LIFE, TO MANAGE YOUR GOOD AND YOUR bad.

Make your reality is your ally. You're temporarily on top of a peak or in the depths of a valley, ask yourself: What is the truth in this situation?

(The author puts special emphasis on the need to correctly perceive reality and not to create our own world. To ask what the underlying truth in every situation is the key to resolving it.)

BEFORE LEAVING FOR A VALLEY ...

Find and use hidden well at a bad time. Calm down, because you know that the Valleys are not eternal. Do the opposite of what led you to the Valley. Salt yourself: provides more help at work and be more loving in life. (This seems to me a crucial advice to quit a bad time ... stop focusing on yourself and others oriented. It never fails and produces great satisfaction.)

Avoid comparisons. Discover how good it hides a bad time, and use it to your advantage soon. (This advice is especially important, comparisons lead to envy and fear ... and as we know well say the Benejeserit of Dune "Fear clouds the mind". Instead of longing and fear is better to concentrate on seeing the good that hides all times and use it in your favor.)

PERMANECECER FOR LONGER IN A TOP ...

Rate and manage your good times wisely. I am humble and grateful. Do more of what got you there. Keep doing things better. Do more for others. Economizes for your next Valleys.

(... how many times I lacked humility ... I can not count them on the fingers of one hand ... or with those of the two, for that matter. Anyway ...)

TO REACH YOUR NEXT TOP ...

Follow your perceptive vision. Imagine enjoying a better future with details as specific and credible soon enjoy doing what you take there.

(This is another great tip that I put into practice whenever I can, and I recommend both pupils and friends. Visualize where you want to go, simply because doing so shows you how you can get there and greatly facilitates the way There's nothing worse to go adrift and expect it to be chance or luck that take you to a successful conclusion. in this sense, there is another book of these yellow and blue top can also be useful to us "good luck" by Fernando Trías Bes and Alex Rovira of.)

TO HELP PEOPLE…

Share it with others! It helps people to good and bad times are also helpful.

(Sobran comments)

In short, it is a book 100% recommended that 90 pages can help a lot in these times of crisis in which more than one is plunged into a valley, so it is worth making a small investment in time it takes to read the book and then have 3 or 4 hours to reflect on what they have learned, notebook in hand, and draw up a plan.

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