P.R.I.DE.: PRACTICAL GUIDE LEADING TO SUCCESS IN PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND LIFE

TITLE: P.R.I.D.E
AUTHOR: SANDEEP AGARWAL
PUBLISHER: STARDOM BOOKS
GENRE: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & SELF-HELP
PAGES: 154 PAGES
PRICE: INR 500


BOOK BLURB:
As you start your professional career/business post your academics, having much desire to start earning and standing on your own feet. There is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding and a lot of expectations and dreams for a bright future ahead. As you take your first steps in a professional career, you look for some mentor guidance or role model to emulate and be successful. Most of the times you don't know where to start, where to look out for help, and the whole life starts fizzling out.

In this book, the author Sandeep Agarwal, provides the necessary foundation, starting with identifying your real purpose, defining your vision statement, and then guiding you step-by-step regarding how to lead a successful professional life with dignity and respect. He goes on to explain the values that become an essential component to shape your career and allow you to achieve your vision and take you closer to realize your real purpose in life. He defines the benefits in an acronym P.R.I.D.E which provides details regarding professionalism, taking responsibility, embracing integrity, maintaining a complete self-development not just for your mind, but body and soul, and driving with excellence. These five behavioral traits which you can embed into your daily life and your actions will provide the focus to lead a very satisfying and prosperous life. The book covers anecdotes, his personal experiences, stories, and a detailed action plan that can guide you to live a holistic professional life.



BOOK REVIEW:
The book talks about importance of defining smart goals to mange your own progress and performance. The key aspects of professionalism are described in details to help everyone who is trying to achieve his/her goals. Importance of being mindful is also very well explained. This book covers every aspect of our life including our physical and mental health too in achieving success in professional life. He reminds us of our responsibilities to act on 3 aspects, viz. duty to the body, duty to the mind and duty to the soul. The story of 4 wives really impressed me and taught me great things. In the end Author has shared success stories of some successful people and this will help inspire readers. This book will help every reader in  many ways.

WHAT I LOVED READING THE MOST?
I loved reading the chapter on responsibility the most and especially the story on Accountability. Author also focusses on the importance of receiving timely feedbacks and being receptive to feedback is essential. Constructive Criticism is an important ingredient for personal and professional development and for strengthening relationships.

RATING: I would give 5/5 Stars to this self-development book. This will help you in defining your goals and achieving them and finally living your P.RI.D.E moment! This is one of the best self-help books I have read this year.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sandeep Agarwal has 25+ years of industry experience covering a broad portfolio in across diverse sectors such as Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Digital Enterprise, Telecom Communications, Enterprise Networking, Embedded Technologies and Data Centre Domains.

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