Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, a Book Review

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Do you aspire to grow in your workplace? You might have probably come across a number of books on career development, improving communication skills, enhancing leadership skills and so on.

Most of these books have very impressive titles and instructions on how to fulfill such qualities either mechanically or methodically.

Are you not human beings to learn and execute the same with a heart and a purpose of serving people?

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have come up with the 101 stories of courage, compassion and creativity in the workplace to help you and support you in your career success.

The stories are presented by different authors from diverse societies of life.

Each story in the book, Chicken Soup for the Soul comes up with a message to lead a better work life.

A small quote is provided at the beginning of each chapter.

One such quote is “Live to learn and you will learn to live” – a Portuguese proverb.

Caricatures are also depicted in some of the pages showcasing the humorous side of the lessons.

It will touch your heart and your emotions bringing meaningful ideas to work.  The content of the pages will surely impress the readers to have love at work and how to care others with a sincere smile.

Employees, teachers, doctors, bankers, scientists, businessmen, politicians, celebrities, journalists and engineers will find motivating principles that surely help them to manage things from their heart and their soul.

It is also recommended that you have a coach in the area of your work field or in the area of your specialization. So you gain better grip on your subject areas and makes you grow professionally.

Customer service is the key to be successful in your workplace. Set new standards where clients always remain happy with your service.

Whatever work or tasks you do, remember to follow your heart. Click To Tweet

Be creative at work to produce better results and pay attention to every detail possible.

Search for a smile around and share the same around to make the workplace better than it was before.

Obstacles may come on the way in different forms but the courage to overcome them enables you to go a step further in your dreams. A little courage will go a long way. Moreover attitude is everything.

One of the favorite stories in the chapter ‘Lessons & Insights’ by Anthony DeMello is given below,

“The rich industrialist from the North was horrified to find the southern fisherman lying lazily beside his boat, smoking a pipe. “Why aren’t you out fishing?” said the industrialist.

“Because I have caught enough fish for the day,” said the fisherman.
“Why don’t you catch some more”
“What would i do with them?”

“You would earn more money,” was the industrialist’s reply. “With that you could have a motor fixed to your boat and go into the deeper waters and catch more fish.

Then you would make enough to buy nylon nets. These would bring you more fish and more money. Soon you would have enough money to own two boats…maybe even a fleet of boats. Then you would be a rich man like me.”

“What would I do then?” asked the fisherman.
“Then you could really enjoy life.”
“What do you think I am doing right now?”

Chicken Soup for the Soul has a number of book series like the teenage soul, woman’s soul, mother’s soul, college soul, golden soul, teacher’s soul, romantic soul and sister’s soul.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every title in the series is donated to charity.

Hope it inspires you motivates you and strengthens you to go beyond your call of duty.


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Panchal C A

Panchal C A is a native of Kerala in India. He has completed his B.Tech and MBA from Mahatma Gandhi university and Cochin university respectively. His hobbies include playing table tennis, reading books, and social networking. Writing reviews is his interest during leisure time and looks forward to bring the best to the readers.

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