Classic Wisdom For The Professional Life

In Your Books on May 21, 2010 at 10:50 AM



by Bryan Curtis



What secret do Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Lee Iacocca and J. K. Rowling share?        

Bryan Curtis’ book, Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life is in its simplest form – a book of quotes.  But not just any quotes from anyone. Through a series of quotes from Ulysses S. Grant to Giorgio Armani, John D. Rockefeller to Jeff Foxworthy, Curtis shows that the happiest and most successful folks are those having a love affair, with the way they earn a living.    

It’s a book about getting good at doing what you love.  This is the secret of success and the answer to my question; Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Lee Iacocca and J. K. Rowling are happy working in their professions.  Curtis’ book points out that many folks spend eight hours a day, five days a week at jobs they don’t enjoy …  

If you don’t find a way to do something as work that is fulfilling and enjoyable, then your life is going to be really sad.    


Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.  The time will pass anyway we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.EARL NIGHTINGALE   

and that the road to happiness is lined with toll booths, construction zones, roadblocks, and potholes along the way.  

Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged.  That’s not the  place to become discouraged.THOMAS EDISON   

Classic Wisdom For The Professional Life gives you the courage, the inspiration, and the moxie, to believe in yourself and the wisdom to understand that you should be happy in the work you do. The book’s message is clear, insightful and presented in a simple style that is enjoyable to read.    

5 Bags



This is the perfect book to give new grads, bosses, co-workers, friends and family, and those who are, and definitely those who aren’t, happy in the work they do.   

What about you? Are you the type who wakes up dreading that it’s a work day?  Or are you one of the luck few having a love affair with the work you do?   Be good to yourself. Pick up a copy of Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life. You’ll be happy you did.  

Book Sneeze – I receive books free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I’m not required to write positive reviews; the opinions I express are my own.  I’m disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

  1. Thanks for this review and reference. Seems like a good read that I can’t wait to get my hands on! “Knowledge is power.” 🙂

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  3. Always nice hearing from you Jen! This book is truly remarkable! It made me do a bit of introspection, reflection and honest self analysis. Good stuff:)

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