Review by Sincerely -- And Then I Met Margaret by Rob White

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Review by Sincerely -- And Then I Met Margaret by Rob White

Post by Sincerely » 08 Jan 2018, 14:08

[Following is a volunteer review of "And Then I Met Margaret" by Rob White.]
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And then i met margret by Rob White is a motivational book based on true life events of the author, who aims to inspire the reader.The author takes us on a journey from being just a mill town kid to successfully being a real estate developer and restraurateur.

Rob White narrates on his life journey from a mill town kid destined to work in a local factory to a teaching career in a major city to being a highly successful real estate developer and restarauteur.His journey just like any other, does have challenges, major setbacks but from every setback he learns a lesson from it and rises to be even better than before.While navigativating through life, he met 'unexpected gurus' who inspired him to reach for his goals and aspirations and are the main subject for the book.Each chapter in the book,gives the story of how he met that guru and what he learns from him or her.These gurus changed his way of life, his thinking, his perception on different things but most importantly taught him life lessons that helped him become what he is today.

The book is named after Margaret, the author's most influential of the unexpected gurus in his life.The author met Margaret when her class visited his restaurant.By posing a question to Rob, Margaret upset his mental applecart and helped him to see things in a clearer way, that the world does not just revolve around him.

There are also other gurus who he has discussed in the book and who made a big impact in his life.His aunt for example, she truly depicts what it means to be sincere in our actions and putting others interest first before your own,it is deserving to call her the queen of hearts.The maasai mother is another guru i felt was really remarkable because from her we learn that when we are willing to go beyond ourselves there is no limit in what we can do.These are just two of the many other gurus in the book.

Being a motivational book, there are many lessons to learn from each chapter.The author challanges us to look at life through the lens of transformational oppurtinities.Through Rob's experiences, we learn to never give up, this is mostly emphasized in the story where he lost a fortune because of an earthquake, nevertheless he went back to invest in his business.

It was my pleasure to read this book, it was very informative, motivating and also fun.The only negative thing is the spelling errors but this did not take away the concentration from reading as it was a minor detail.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.I felt it deserved nothing less as it was well written and professionally edited.I recommend it to the general public hoping it will leave you inspired and motivated as much as i was.

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Post by steven ochieng » 17 Jan 2018, 00:49

I love your review because it helped me get a rough idea about the boook.

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Post by Sincerely » 17 Jan 2018, 03:07

Thanks for you comment😄

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Post by BookishCreature » 17 Jan 2018, 12:48

"The author challanges us to look at life through the lens of transformational oppurtinities." Great line! This book was pretty polarizing on the forums, but I think that lesson is something that everyone can take away from the book, regardless of what they thought about its author. Great review!

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Post by Pebliz » 17 Jan 2018, 18:24

The author gave an important way to balance our personal selves in relation to developing the stability of others than relying on oneself

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Post by Sincerely » 18 Jan 2018, 13:26

BookishCreature wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 12:48
"The author challanges us to look at life through the lens of transformational oppurtinities." Great line! This book was pretty polarizing on the forums, but I think that lesson is something that everyone can take away from the book, regardless of what they thought about its author. Great review!
I agree, there's a lesson at the end.
Thanks for your positive feedback😄

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Post by Sincerely » 18 Jan 2018, 13:27

Pebliz wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 18:24
The author gave an important way to balance our personal selves in relation to developing the stability of others than relying on oneself
Very true, we need other people's support to succeed in life.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 18 Jan 2018, 17:49

Sincerely wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 14:08

Being a motivational book, there are many lessons to learn from each chapter.The author challanges us to look at life through the lens of transformational oppurtinities.Through Rob's experiences, we learn to never give up, this is mostly emphasized in the story where he lost a fortune because of an earthquake, nevertheless he went back to invest in his business.
I really appreciate your thorough review of this book. Rob definitely developed a real can-do spirit through the chapters. The earthquake story was really compelling. I didn't like the book quite as much as you did, though I did appreciate the writing style and many of the stories. And, I love your review. Thank you. My review was just published. I hope you will check it out. Thanks.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams

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Post by Sincerely » Yesterday, 02:59

Eva Darrington wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 17:49
Sincerely wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 14:08

Being a motivational book, there are many lessons to learn from each chapter.The author challanges us to look at life through the lens of transformational oppurtinities.Through Rob's experiences, we learn to never give up, this is mostly emphasized in the story where he lost a fortune because of an earthquake, nevertheless he went back to invest in his business.
I really appreciate your thorough review of this book. Rob definitely developed a real can-do spirit through the chapters. The earthquake story was really compelling. I didn't like the book quite as much as you did, though I did appreciate the writing style and many of the stories. And, I love your review. Thank you. My review was just published. I hope you will check it out. Thanks.
Am so humbled by your comment, thank you.
I surely will check out your review.

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Post by Roggyrus » Today, 05:59

Thanks for your wonderful review. I agree with the author that we are surrounded by gurus, and it is only up to us to find them, or rather, to discern what is it that they are trying to imply. Even from nature, as we look around, we can pick up some lessons. From the waves on the shore, for instance, we could learn perseverance. No matter how solid are the rocks on its way, these would break up from the continuous lashing of the water. And many more unassuming gurus will we find if we know how to find them.

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