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Am I good enough?

Welcome to our first review from our 4th anniversary celebration ‘Choose our next book

Wow! I am excited! I enjoyed a book that I didn’t pick myself! LOL! Typically, I wouldn’t want to be saddled with the commitment of reading a book chosen by someone which may end up being drab but as I am finding out, life is a mixture of good and bad; and to get the good, you have to be willing to get some of the bad too.

Welcome to our first autobiography at Tosansreviews!

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BECOMING | MICHELLE OBAMA | PENGUIN-VIKING | 2018 | 426 PAGES

BECOMING by Michelle Obama was chosen by our loyal follower and reader – Jesmine Onyeukwu, who is an enthusiastic fan of the Obamas. Note, I said Obamas because even though I asked for just one book, she offered two – both by Obama – Becoming by Michelle Obama and The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama! Of course, BECOMING Michelle Obama got chosen.

In the book, Michelle Obama is telling her own story. It’s a lot of stories in one. A story of self-awareness, a story about what it means to be different, a story of race, a story of love, a story of family, a story of motherhood, a story of overcoming, a story of finding herself, a story of finding her voice and a story of using it – her voice.

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Women: made for more than the ‘other’ room (2019)

Still in the celebratory atmosphere of our 4th anniversary, meet our MOST SIGNIFICANT POST … and it’s not because I am a lady. 🙂

First published: April 4th, 2017.

I came across this book when I was on maternity leave with my first child, wondering if the workplace would still need me when I get back or if it was worth it to leave my bundle of joy for the hustle of work. It’s been 4 years since then and I am still growing strong in the workplace which may not have happened if I hadn’t read this book. It is for women who want to make impact and men who want to support that vision – Tosan A.

LEAN IN/SHERYL SANDBERG & NELL SCOVELL/ ALFRED A. KNOPF PUBLISHER/ 2013/ 228 PAGES

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2019: What do you have in your house?

Our most “Googled” post in the 4 years of blogging at Tosansreviews! 

First published: December 8, 2016.

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As the economic recession deepens, a lot has been said about the need for multiple streams of income. The real question for some is what skills do I need to create these extra streams? This book helps you rephrase the question to one that helps you to be a great part of the solution – What do you have in your house? – Tosan A. Continue reading “2019: What do you have in your house?”

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Do you know the Law of Significance?

What does Bill Gates, Michael Jordan, Oprah and Beyoncé have in common besides the fact that they are crazy rich??? They all have TEAMS that work cohesively to make them shine so brightly that YOU are attracted to them.

We know so much about the value of leadership so much now and everyone wants to become a leader. Apart from leading one’s self, leaders need a team. Behind every successful person is a team of people working hard behind the scenes to make the person truly successful.

John C. Maxwell, author of the 21 irrefutable laws of leadership understands that teams are an essential part of leadership and vice versa, that’s why he has also done a study of teams in his book –

[BOOK REVIEW] THE 17 INDISPUTABLE LAWS OF TEAMWORK/ JOHN C. MAXWELL/ THOMAS NELSON INC. /2001/ 265 PAGES

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The book has 17 chapters representing each law of teamwork. Each chapter has a story or research, or sometimes both to buttress the law being discussed. As usual, the author, John C. Maxwell uses easy-to-read English throughout the book and the stories make the laws stick and easy to understand. Continue reading “Do you know the Law of Significance?”

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When God doesn’t make sense… Part Three

BOOK REVIEW: WHEN GOD DOESN’T MAKE SENSE: Holding on to your faith during the hardest times: DR. JAMES DOBSON: 1993: 250 PAGES

  • Establish your foundation not on ephemeral emotions but on the authority of the written word. Our feelings about His inaccessibility mean nothing! His word is more reliable than our spooky emotions.
  • Don’t lean on your own ability to understand, and most importantly don’t lose faith. I believe this is the most aggravating part of the whole saga, cos as humans we rationalize everything, and when we don’t understand things, we are thrown into disarray. We should not try to understand everything, we should aim to trust completely.

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When God doesn’t make sense… Part Two

BOOK REVIEW: WHEN GOD DOESN’T MAKE SENSE: Holding on to your faith during the hardest times: DR. JAMES DOBSON: 1993: 250 PAGES

It moves on to explain what the author terms the ‘the Betrayal Barrier’ – the point where Christians get to where they feel betrayed by God about the situation they have prayed, fasted, and called on men of God or a group to pray with them. It exposes the feelings which even Christian leaders and matured Christians face when God has not spoken to them about the matter and they have to watch things spiral out of control as they get or even give the sad news.

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I am strong, God is Stronger.

 

DON’T LIMIT GOD: Imagine yourself Successful| Andrew Wommack| 2014| 118 pages

When a preacher of over 30 years gets a message from God, that despite his thriving ministry, he has been limiting God, he sits up to understand HOW? In his understanding of how he limited God, he is able to share through his book, ways by which we limit God and how we can stop it. I don’t need 30 years to know that I have been limiting God in certain areas of my life, so when I saw the title of the book, I was drawn to it wanting to know how to stop putting God in a box.

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Focus on your focus!

More tips from Dream Chaser.

The law of least effort is about finding your true purpose and true area of excellence.

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If you want to achieve your dream, then you have to make sure you have aligned your strengths, habits and potential.
Strengths + Habit + potential = Dream success

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Take one more step towards your dream.

DREAM CHASER – TENACITY

When the enthusiasm for a new idea fades, when the passion cools, when the odds against you increase and the results diminish, when it looks as if success is impossible, will you maintain your intensity and keep going? Are you tenacious? This is the mark of people who actually achieve their dream.

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