Sunday, February 13, 2011

Began to Read an Adam Khoo Book

Good evening from Singapore!

It's been ages since I lasted posted on this blog.

I've been telling myself that I should update this blog for the longest time, but I've just been putting it off out of laziness.

Anyway, in today's post I'd like to let you know that I've started to read a self-help book titled Master Your Mind Design Your Destiny by Adam Khoo with Stuart Tan.

I bought this book a few years ago, but set it aside without reading it as I got busier with my French studies. For some reason this book popped back into my mind today, so I pulled it out of my cabinet and began reading it.

Author Adam Khoo is a successful Singaporean business man who made his first million in his mid-20s, and who now works as a trainer in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). This book is about learning to have the right mindset for success by replicating the mental blueprints of highly successful people.

Tonight, I've only read the beginning pages, but already I can tell that this is going to be a fun read, and I quite like Adam Khoo's writing style, which uses plain language without pompous vocabulary words. Although I don't read very fast, I expect to finish this book (about 350 pages in length) pretty soon.

If I find the knowledge of this book to be useful, I will surely put it into practice afterwards!

I'll let you know what I think of this book in the succeeding posts as I read along.

Talk to you again soon. Wish you all a wonderful new week ahead!


Keith said...

Sounds like an exciting book!

utchi said...

The success of Singapore.I'm interesting.
I look forward to the next Blog.


Uncle Polyglot said...

Hi Keith,

Thanks for your comment!

I've been meaning to read this book for the longest time, so I'm glad that I am finally reading it.

Will update on this blog if I find it interesting!

Uncle Polyglot said...

Hi utchi,

Thank you for visiting my English blog!

Writing in English is also sort of a challenge for me, but I think it's all a matter of getting used to, so I will update this blog more often (at least once a month) from now on.

I've also noticed that you've started your own English blog. Many congratulations!

Please keep following me on my Japanese and English blogs, and my Twitter accounts!

Have a great new week ahead!

Shira said...

My mentor at my previous employment took an NLP study course. He then started his own business of corporate employee training and career counseling.

Books of this kind should be read with some caution because the argument comes with novelty and persuasiveness, but as the reader is Uncle Polyglot, no need to worry....

Thanks for introducing the book.

Uncle Polyglot said...

Hi Shira,

Thanks for visiting my English blog!

Like you've said, I shouldn't blindly believe what the author says, and need to exercise some judgement before putting his theories into practice.

That said, I've been interested in the area of NLP for quite some time, so I'm looking forward to receiving some useful tips from this book on how to maintain my mental state in optimal condition when I'm faced with daunting tasks.

As a case in point, I am currently preparing for my CFA Level I exam, and I hope this book can mentally prep me during the weeks leading up to the test date.

I guess the exam result will be the best indicator of whether this book is useful or not. We'll see...

Talk to you again soon!