Emma Safo: Good Evening Comrades. It is an honor to be part of this maiden book review.
The book review is an encounter where some selected member (s) of the Reading Hub is tasked to review the book of the month and present to the Reading Hub for onward discussion.
The book of the month of April was “Who will Cry when you Die” authored by Robin Sharma and to do the presentation is Abdul-Fattah Shauqah Nubania (Student of the UDS Medical School) and supported by Okatakyie Safo Emmanuel Sadari (Peasant). Thank you.
REVIEW OF “WHO WILL CRY WHEN YOU DIE” PRESENTATION BY SAFO AND SHAUQAH
- Major headings
- Points of discussion
- Author: Robin Sharma
- Year published : 1999
- Publishers : JAICO Books
- Genre of Book: Personality development
“Ask yourself who will cry when you die ,if you you feel that few people will miss you, it may be time for you to make some changes. To give your best and enrich other people’s lives.” – Robin Sharma.
Who will cry when you die is a self-help book of lessons extracted from “The monk who sold his Ferrari”. It is structured into 101 chapters with each chapter offering verified solutions and tested suggestions to face everyday problems faced by humanity on earth, develop one’s character and personality on earth and to sharpen personal skills.
Foster C. McClean illustrated the essence of personality development when he stated that, ” Trust yourself, create the kind of life you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement “.
- Maintaining Perspective
- Practicing Self-discipline
- Practicing Honesty
- Be a Servant
- Strength of purpose
Carl Jung summarized these themes when he wrote, “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. He who looks outside dreams, he who looks inside awakens”.
- Impact: We should aim to leave this world feeling happy and fulfilled.
- Legacy: Rather than complaining, focus on what you can bring to the world.
- Self-awareness: Connect With nature, Learn to listen to and trust your instincts.
- Build strengh of character:
- Develop mental toughness:
- Live with courage:
- Words have power Becareful what you hear, or say.
“All Mans miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone, for we have become experts at filling our lives with noise and activities.”
- Carry goal cards
- Select and Learn from good movies
- Seeing a day as an entire life
- Keep a Journal
- Plant a Tree
- Learn from Children
- Be flexible
- Take a silence break each day
- Put out a personal punishment scale on yourself. Associate punishment with bad habits
- Associate pleasure with good habits
- You must be reminded daily of your mortality.
- Create a legacy statement
Suzuki captures these little tasks better when he wrote, ” I am an artist at living—my work of art is my life.
SUMMARY OF REVIEW:
- Rise to attain Beauty all ye Men.
- All we need are the tools to simplify our lives.
- Aspire to become a model of change
- Rekindle your inner fire by taking up and completing simple daily tasks.
- Pursue your personal development with a missionary zeal.
- Enlinghtened people are priority driven
- Shedding shacles of self.
“Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind”, Sir Isaac Pitman.
If you enjoyed Robin Sharma’s “Who will Cry when you Die” then you may love to read:
- “The Leader without a Title” and “The Monk who sold his Ferrari” by same author.
- Paulo Coelho, “The Alchemist”.
- Julia Cameron, “The Artist’s Way”.
“Good people strengthen themselves ceaselessly”, Confucius.
WHILE GREAT MEN TOILED, MOST SANE PEOPLE ARE AT HOME WITH THEIR FAMILIES THINKING THEY HAD THE WORLD BY THE TAIL, BLINDED BY AN ILLUSORY VERSION OF SUCCESS.
Thank you for your time.
Emma Safo: On this note, I want to thank the lead presenter, Shauqah, for the good work done and all participants for sparing time to participate in this activity.
Thank you and GOD Bless and Keep us all!
Haadi: The Moderator, Emma Safo is a graduate of KNUST with Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Rural Development. While the lead discussant is a first year student at UDS Medical School studying Doctor of Medical Laboratory