Book Review: 'Peaks and Valleys' by Spencer Johnson - TIMEHe said it was a philosophy with skills—a way of looking at things and doing things that makes you calmer and more successful in good and bad times. You have a great few days at work, followed by a rough week. Why does life have so many ups and downs and what can you do about it? Spencer Johnson, author of Peaks and Valleys , believes that peaks and valleys in life, like their physical counterparts, are not only natural but should be encouraged. Johnson explains through a short parable the value in acknowledging that everyone has ups and downs. There is no shame in acknowledging that not every day is the best day ever. He believes that because everyone has ups and downs it is how we react to the changing landscape that makes the difference.
Peaks and Valleys: Making Good and Bad Times Work for You at Work and in Life
Leave a Comment. Peaks and Valleys, written by Spencer Johnson, M. Nothing more, nothing less, told in a very easy-to-read, parable-like style. In fact, it really could be said to be a book of great common sense. Oftentimes we make our problems in life much more complicated than they need to be.
November 22, by Matt Youngquist 0 Comments. So in that sense, despite my own personal feelings about it, I WOULD recommend this book strongly to anybody who has gone through a recent layoff or found themselves in a bit of a funk with regards to their career future. Do the opposite of what put you in the Valley. Get outside of yourself. Be of more service at work and more loving in life. Uncover the good that is hidden in a bad time and use it to your advantage. For example, I spotted a copy on Half.
I say in a good way, not critically. I think I was the only person in the US who thought the first was dumb.
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John Dossett's crisp and polished delivery is a natural fit for Johnson's no-nonsense style of motivational storytelling. Dossett chooses to understate the pathos, projecting a tone of wistful contemplation instead of heavy drama. Both the story and the narrative within the story surround dialogue between a weary day-to-day corporate warrior and a seasoned sage who offers a broader perspective on our familiar notions of success, achievement and happiness. In light of the current economic climate, listeners will find the messages timely, even if the paradigm shifts may not seem especially original. As an added bonus, the audio book includes an interview with the author sharing how he strives to keep the public focused on his message instead of elevating him into a celebrity business guru. A Simon and Schuster hardcover.