Saturday, February 15, 2014

A 5 Star Review for The Student Manual, a self help guide to enrich your life from a young age.

Title, subtitle: The Student Manual, A Guide to Success
Author: Nicholas Goodall
Genre: Personal Development
Publisher and date: Nicholas Goodall (self-published), September 2013
Length: 80 pages, approx. 21,000 words
Price: £5

Short synopsis: The Student Manual is a personal development book designed to help students discover and fulfil more of their potential. It contains four main sections of health, relationships, wealth and skills, each providing fundamental skills to succeed in those areas.


Long Synopsis: 

If you've ever dreamed of something more, The Student Manual is your one-way ticket to an extraordinary life – the life you deserve. There’s a big divide between those who live extraordinary lives and the ones who don’t – and in this short, fluff-free book you’ll be shown how to awaken your potential and start living in the realm of the extraordinary.

The Student Manual is a self-development book designed around four core topics of health, relationships, wealth and skills, each providing a distillation of the fundamental principles which drive massive success in those areas.

"The goal is to make a real, lasting difference in the lives of students."

Bio: Nick Goodall is a Student of Life, self-development addict and fortunate enough to have the opportunity to share with you some findings, insights and principles from his journey of success (so far).

Among the things he enjoys are writing, reading and walking, as well as the general process of ‘creating’ things (entrepreneur style). The Student Manual is one of those creations, and it’s only the beginning.

My 5 Star Review

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I must say I was really impressed with the quality and content in this manual. It is a quick read that takes only a day or two to read, with practical guidelines for young people and students finding their way in the world. And I love the author's goal, as a young man he's not only speaking what he believes but doing it; making him a good role model in achieving his own dreams. I think it will do us good to remember his name in the future.
It's a step by step guide that touches every part of a personal fulfilled life. A to-the-point, easy-to-read journal that guides you with practical advice, explaining each topic with flair. Subjects like Energy, Health, Relationships, Wealth, Philosophy, Responsibility, Keys of success and mastery, Skills, Habits, 80/20 Principle, Goal setting and many more, are discussed. It's well explained in a short chapter and easy to understand and follow. There were even a few things I've learned while reading the book; things I'll practice in my own life, this is really a practical book for all students of life and a great advantage for younger people that I can recommend.
The lay out is well-defined and color-coded, each subject easy to find when you want to refer back to something specific. The quotes in the beginning of each chapter are relevant, taken from men that have proven themselves over the years. Well researched with practical tips. This book is the beginning of your journey, acquiring the knowledge to be the best you can be and go after your dreams and goals in life. I like what he said at the end:
"As you may have noticed, there were no magic pills, instead there were fundamental principles which, when applied, can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your life. To see results it requires not only action, but consistency as well – I can’t stress that enough, I’ve failed at the wall of consistency before, and it’s not nice."
Every chapter closes with a summary, leaving you with key notes that you can think upon while working or taking a breather from the day. Easy to remember keys that can unlock a world for you.
Well done Nick, this was such an honor to read and review the book. I wish you all the best in life and with the book.

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
– Paul J. Meyer

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