15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell (Review)

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Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time. - John Maxwell
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential Review
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential | By John C. Maxwell
About the Book
Do you feel stuck in life and career? Are you losing motivation? Do you want to find ways to grow? John Maxwell can help. In his book, the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, Maxwell provides tried-and-true principles that help people grow. Collected from over fifty years of teaching about personal development, Maxwell's laws of growth communicates the following:
  • "The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself"
  • "The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself"
  • "The Law of Modeling: It's Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow"
  • "The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You are and Where You Could Be"
  • "The Law of Contribution: Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop Others"

  • This is the third book in Maxwell's The "Laws" series (following bestsellers, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork). It aims to guide you to become a lifelong learner, reach your maximum potential, and never ever get "stuck".

    What we loved?
    First, we loved Maxwell's style. He explains each law in an easy-to-understand and applicable manner; and, in a direct yet gentle tone, he stresses the importance of lifelong learning. While we all understand that growth doesn't stop with the end of formal education, we all get distracted with life and lose the motivation to learn. This book not only lays out a set of personal growth principals, it also helps us regain motivation. It is a book that you should read once a year to keep your mind challenged, focused and empowered.

    We also enjoyed how the book is backed by clear and solid examples. These examples enable deeper understanding of each concept, and serve as the underlying foundation for the overall blueprint of personal growth.

    Lastly, the book applies to any type of leader. Whether you are leading a for-profit organization, a nonprofit, a local community, or just your family, you can benefit from the book.

    What we thought the book could improve on?
    While we advocate for its practicality and great tips, the books is more of a "blueprint" and may not suit the ultra intellectual types. No matter how solid the book's advice and examples are, critics will question its sources. No matter how empowering the book is to most readers, not everyone will be so easily influenced.

    Parting thoughts.
    For most people, though, the book makes a lasting impact. It's both educational and entertaining, and leaves one motivated, thoughtful and encouraged to learn, explore and achieve greater things. In our opinion, it's a leadership must-read and a resource to draw personal power from. We highly recommend it.


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