How to Be Happy on Mondays: Life Lessons to Acquire Wealth, Health, and Happiness Every Day of the Week
Independently Published (2022)
Reviewed by Stephanie Elizabeth Long for Reader Views (06/22)
In “How to be Happy on Mondays: Life Lessons to Acquire Wealth, Health, and Happiness Every Day of the Week,” Bruce McCombs uses his charming humor and leadership savvy to teach readers about what it takes to succeed in all facets of life. Bruce takes us down memory lane by sharing stories of his childhood—from his humble beginnings, being raised by a single mother who worked three jobs to climbing the corporate ladder; he shares how a positive mindset and a strong work ethic helped him flourish.
Sometimes life deals you a lousy hand, but how you play the cards makes all the difference. Bruce McCombs had his share of obstacles to overcome—poverty, addiction, and nagging self-doubt that sometimes threatened to destroy him. Still, he persevered and weathered the proverbial storms because he knew that whatever he longed for was worth the blood, sweat, and tears. He would later be able to enjoy the fruits of his labor.
Besides being immediately drawn to the title, the writing continuously captured my attention. No matter how small the endeavor, the author emphasized the importance of giving every opportunity his all. Crediting his mother with his strong work ethic, Bruce successfully regaled me with stories of betterment. Whether he was moving furniture, scooping ice cream, or working in a high-stake sales job at Oracle, he knew the significance of uncovering customer needs and being an effective communicator.
The book is an excellent resource for any professional’s toolkit. Whether you’re employed by a corporation or working solo as an entrepreneur, Bruce’s expert advice is applicable. He generously shares coaching and sales strategies, such as the Sales Navigation System (SNS) and the Plan for Success (PNS) tool for gaining customer trust and boosting sales. He also touches on the power of visualization and the benefits of meditation. I have no doubt readers will finish the book with a renewed sense of confidence.
When the opportunity comes knocking, you must answer the door enthusiastically. Don’t get caught up comparing your success to someone else’s, as you will endlessly be disappointed. I believe “How to be Happy on Mondays: Life Lessons to Acquire, Wealth, Health, and Happiness Every Day of the Week” will provide a fresh perspective and insider information on how to realize your passion and improve your mindset. By honing these skills, readers will be well on their way to reaching their personal and professional goals. This is a 5-star book!