Book Club Issue #1: Apr 10, 2018
Title: “The Art of Living”
Author: Bob Proctor with Sandra Gallagher
Date Published: Dec 29 2015
Lessons in Leading a Fulfilling Life and Career from America’s Greatest Prosperity Teacher
This is one little (229 page) power packed book that I have read multiple times and plan to read many more times in the future. The thing that struck me most about it is the number of times that my thoughts went to “that’s exactly how I think” “that sounds like me” and finally “I CAN do that”. To say that Bob Proctor has a handle on the human psyche is an understatement. I have a feeling that after reading this you’ll be doing as I have done, consuming countless hours of Bob Proctor’s online materials of which I now cannot get enough.
This book was the thought baby of Bob’s business partner Sandra Gallagher who gathered transcripts of Bob’s live training seminars and carefully crafted it into powerful lessons on life and presented them in this book format – “The Art of Living – Lessons in Leading a Fulfilling Life and Career from America’s Greatest Prosperity Teacher”.
The one HUGE take away I got from this book was how easily Bob describes the workings of the conscious mind, sub-conscious mind and how they work in conjunction with each other to give the results you receive in life and how I GOT IT, I felt like I had a much deeper understanding of how the sub-conscious works then ever before from his teachings. This “chapter” actually the chapters in this book are cleverly labelled as “classes” which in effect is what they are. This “class” Class Fifteen in which Bob presents the “The Magic Graphic – Mapping Your Mind” was purely transformative and simply mind-blowing to me (no pun intended). My other favourite classes in this book include “Class 7 – You are the Sum Total of Your Thoughts” and “Class 4 – If You Can’t Clean All Of Them, Don’t Clean Any Of Them!”
I have since taught this mind and thought process material to many of my coaching clients and they’ve gone on to have a great understanding and many successes with this valuable information in their toolkit. I use these ideas on a daily basis in my own life. My copy of this book will be well worn in the next 10 years and already has several little purple sticky tabs marked with reminders on what that important page says for my future reference. The mark of a good book for me one that I can and will re-read multiple times and be able to get something different from each time. For the hundreds of books I have consumed “The Art of Living’ is one of only a hand full that has the re-read status in my library.
Highly recommend this book to anyone that is wanting to delve into understanding how their mind works. As well as being highly philosophical it peeks into the world of productivity in your work day just enough to get you started. You won’t regret purchasing and having this book in your life.