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Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader

I didn't always read, but that changed in June of 2013. I dropped the unnecessary stuff and picked up the awesome stuff--like reading! I started posting my reviews on Amazon and within a few months rose to the top 0.1% of reviewers. My reviews then went to Goodreads, and now my blog (http://ryandejonghe.wordpress.com) and Twitter (@Ryan_Reads). If you are reading this, why not leave a comment or send me a note? I love talking to other folks about books and my reviews. Publishers and authors, feel free to drop me a note if you want me to review your book. I usually stick to mainstream publishing, but I'll consider anything. If I review your book, I’ll give you a fair and thorough review and let you know when the review goes live. You can reach me at dejonghes@gmail.com. Happy Reading!

The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

Vrt Rame - Arthur C. Clarke I’m not sure how I feel about business books told in parable form. GETTING TO IT was one of my favorite personal success books from last year felt so much better to me than an equally good in concept book by the same authors called JUGGLING ELEPHANTS. The point is, there’s good material in THE NO COMPLAINING RULE, but I’m not sure telling a book-long parable is the most effective delivery system.

As far as the content of the book—it’s great. I’m walking away from this with several ideas to implement in my own personal and work life. I’m definitely planning to present some of this at my work as a method to improve communication and energy.

Energy is one of the author’s main proponents to success. So many people suffer from a lack of energy and THE NO COMPLAINING RULE is a golden element to get more of that much needed energy. Similar concepts can be found in HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET? and in the concept of PAY IT FORWARD. You get by giving.

The author has several good ideas on how to foster a no complaining environment. These ideas aren’t very well documented, but they aren’t new, either. This is a refreshing look at some already known ideas that will bring about expected results: stop complaining and focus on solutions. It’s not groundbreaking, but it remains vital enough for everyone to review.