Book Review – Chicken Soup for the Soul – Inspiration for Writers @chickensoupsoul
Internationally known speakers Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield knew the power of a good story long before Chicken Soup for the Soul was published. Each had built their speaking careers by telling inspirational, motivational and uplifting stories that their audiences could use to discover, experience and retain key concepts and approaches. After years of continuous audience requests that they put their stories into book form, Hansen & Canfield finally agreed. Rather than focusing only on their stories, they decided to reach out to others and seek contributions of powerful tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. After rounding up the 101 most inspirational submissions, they were left with an untitled book they both knew had the potential to make quite an impact.
As a blogger I was naturally drawn to this Chicken Soup for the Soul book. It actually took me quite a while to develop this review – simply because I was absorbing every single story and evaluating it for relevance to my situation. I started writing on my blog just for fun – sharing motivational tips with my employees and friends. Then my blog became so much more – the world started to be interested in what I had to say. After a while I begin to feel more like a writer – which I never in a million years would have considered myself. Now I want to write more and differently – but have been quite nervous. I am sure some of the nervous energy is built up from a fear of rejection. These stories really help to create an appropriate perspective and mindset. Life is all about challenges and changes – change is scary but you can’t survive in this world without changing. I would rather be in charge of the change rather than a victim of change. Therefore, I will definitely make writing more a part of my future and hopefully that of my children. My favorite story in this collection? “Treat the Rectangle Carefully”… Check it out – there are so many awesome stories to keep you enthralled for a very long time…
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.