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The Top 3 Quotes From Business Books On My Bookshelf

I thought it would be nice this post around to dig back on my bookshelf for three business or self-help books and find three quotes for you to hopefully inspire you to read these three great books that have really changed my perspective on money, wealth, dreams, connection with other people and most of all happiness.


Take the time to read these quotes, think about them for a little while then read what my take is on them. I really do think that these three books can change your life. Trust me, there is much more useful knowledge in these books that all of you can benefit from.

Quotes

1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


Has anyone here ever accomplished their dream? What did you do after you fulfilled your dream? Celebrated? Kicked back and relaxed? You didn't just stop there did you? 

The way I interpret this quote is that even after accomplishing one dream you shouldn't just stop there. Not that you shouldn't enjoy what you have gone through to get to where you wanted to be, but …
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The 5 Love Languages – The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman, Special Guest Post by The Author of 'Habis Nikah, Ngapain?'

The 5 Love Languages – The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman BookMattic here, today I've got a special Guest Post by my good friend and author of 'Habis Nikah, Ngapain?', Daniel Arseneault. He was kind enough to write a book review that he would like to share with you on my blog. Also if you'd be kind enough to visit his website, blog and Facebook page linked at the bottom of the page that would be great! Enjoy the review! But first, let Daniel introduce himself.
Daniel Arseneault Daniel has been an International English teacher for nearly 20 years during which time he has also dabbled in a wide range of activities including MCing, singing, songwriting, managing a blues band, live music performances, managing a café, traveling extensively (often by motorbike) and being a devoted father.  His passion is living life to its fullest and he hopes to impart this love of life to his teenage daughter, and anyone else who cares to listen. Daniel presently lives in Indonesi…

Lessons Learned From 'Brave New World' - Is 'Brave New World' Happening Now?

Hey friends, I'm still on holiday but thought I would get a post in for you guys to read before I get too busy soaking in the sun. I bring to you today:  Brave New WorldBy: Aldous Huxley Published: 1932 BookMattic's Rating: I'm probably the 5th billionth person who has read 'Brave New World',  Aldous Huxley, not to be confused with the story about how settlers coming to North America. Many other people have reviewed, rated and analyzed this book but I'm not afraid of giving my own opinion of it since everyone is entitled to their own unique opinion. I'll, of course, be adding my own flavor to try and make it interesting for those of you that have read this classic dystopian science fiction novel. 'Brave New World' is a worthy topic to talk about.
First, before getting into the review, I wanted to mention the interesting way I came across my tattattered up 1969 copy of this book because I thought you might enjoy the background. As many of you know, I teac…

Key Opportunities With Your Blog Through Guest Posting

This post is about my personal experience with guest posting and the benefits that come with it. Just recently I wrote a guest post on onlinemarketingconsultant.co.uk about the book Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance which was actually my first time writing a guest post. So I'll be honest that I don't have much experience but I do have some insight that I think you might find valuable.
Okay let's get into the thick of it and hopefully, these points will help you to understand the benefits of these two opportunities that come with writing excellent content.

Guest PostingYou might ask yourself why you would want to write a post on someone else's blog. Why not take the credit for yourself and put it on your blog? Well, the answer to that is that you still do get credit for writing the post on the host's blog through the exposure of your name and blog address that you provide the blog host. Why is that good?
If you're like me, you're pretty new at this blogging thing and y…

5 Reasons and Tips Why Bloggers Must Use Instagram

As many of you know I just got into book blogging within the last six months. Since then I have not only been writing book reviews but I've also been using social media like:

Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest
Goodreads: This is social media just for books! So I may write a separate post about this.
(Click on the link to go to BookMattic's social media pages)

to create awareness of my blog. I actually use all of those social media platforms but the one that I thoroughly enjoy using the most is Instagram, known as bookstagram for all the book bloggers out there.
Here are 5 reasons and tips why Instagram must be used for avid book readers, book bloggers and any other type of blog or business out there.1. It has such a unique platform to post pictures using the #hashtag to create awareness of your brand.You can post pictures of anything really, but since I'm a book blogger I personally post about books. The use of the #hashtag is one of the best things about Instagram (IG). It helps peopl…

Contagious - You Want To Go Viral? Here's How

I was actually meaning to get 'The Lean Startup' but unfortunately it was sold out when I went to buy it, so I decided to get Contagious instead. Why things go viral is not such a bad topic since I write a book blog around several different topics that I hope are useful and practical for all of you out there.
BookMattic's Rating:  There's surprisingly quite a bit that goes into trying to make an idea, product or restaurant go viral and that's what Contagious is about, following the research of Jonah Berger, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and expert on word of mouth, viral marketing, social influence and trends. The Six Key STEPPSFrom all the research that Jonah came up with for Contagious the result was his easily understandable and apply-able steps to help your content, products, ideas, YouTube videos or anything that goes into the public eye easier to spread from one person to the next then hopefully to a huge customer base. 
Here…

Trek Into A Singular Destiny

I don't know about you but I really do love Star Trek but I'm not a fanatic like some people out there that get into their full Klingon getup or paste on their Vulcan ears and go to Comicon. Not that it's wrong to do that. I've done it myself once or twice back when I was a teenager.

I didn't dress up though but I did get a chance to meet Nicelle Nichols who played Uhura in TOS. She's such a sweetheart and beautiful despite her age. I also met George Takei (Sulu, TOS) who since then has come back into stardom. Maybe not as much as back in the day, but I'd have to say he was a fun guy to meet in person.

There's a little history about Star Trek and I, although there's tons more stories to tell which I may just write a separate post for that. What do you think, would you like to hear more about my story? Let me know in the Disqus comments below. 

Now onto the main content of the post.


Stardate 94984.8
Historian's Note
This novel commences in late April 2…

White Devils Are The Worst Thing You Could Ever Wish For!

Published 2005
Just awful! I got 122 pages in and just couldn't finish it. The descriptions were too lengthy and often pointless. For a while I was thinking that I might pick this book up later but then decided that it wasn't worth my time.

The only exciting bits in this book was when the main character and his team of researchers along with military escorts from Africa encounter the 'white devils' while investigating a massacre. While at the massacre the team and military escorts end up becoming part of the massacred except for our main character and a government official who ends up covering up the story saying a bunch of rabid genetically altered kids attacked and killed them all. 

These 'white devils' were covered up for a reason. Because they were genetically engineered by the government. I suppose the government has other secrets to hide but I didn't want to read to find out. The book was flat and disengaging. No wonder the ratings for this book are hid…

BookMattic Poll - Kindle or Physical Book?

I've always wanted to know other people's opinion about whether they like reading on or holding 

a Kindle/Electronic Reader or a Physical Book

I'll tell you my preference if you tell me yours. I definitely love holding a Physical Book! The feeling just feels more natural and the smells of the pages are like nothing else in this world. 

Although I'd have to say that when going on trips, carrying a Kindle is much easier so that's why I have both. 

It'd be great if you could take the time to answer this
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IT JUST TAKES A MINUTE. EVEN LESS!
You may answer the POLL in the COMMENTS or directly answer it on the right side bar. Again your MINUTE is much appreciated.
Thanks for your help my fellow book lovers, Matt Hutson BookMattic :D

Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' - A 42 Year Journey To A Masterpiece

'The Dark Tower novels have a magic all of their own. At the heart of the Dark Tower novels sits the Dark Tower itself, a magnificent magical/technological structure which is the linchpin of the time/space continuum. From the Tower a traveler could reach any where or when of his choosing. This includes our world, and any of the many parallel earths that Stephen King writes about in his fictions.'
-Stephen King-
I have to begin by saying that Stephen King, no matter what other people say, is worthy of going down in history as one of the best authors in his genre. Actually how do you even classify Stephen King's genre? Yes he writes horror sometimes or thriller but it's mixed with a different kind of flavor. It's his own flavor. That's why I would personally give Stephen King his own genre. I mean, he's definitely written enough books to have his own genre.
Honestly I haven't read 'The Dark Tower' yet but I wanted to write a wishlist post for it sinc…

Overload Alert - Tips For Achieving Your Goals More Effectively

With so many different things going on at any moment or any time of the day don't you ever feel like you have a bit of an overload alert?

On top of all your goals that you want to achieve and have to complete by the end of the day there's also so much information we have to sort through and with the advancement of the internet which is at the tips of our fingers at all times it makes it harder to find quality information if you don't know where to look.

I certainly feel overwhelmed sometimes when I want to find specific information about something and then I have loads of sites to search through or have a pile of papers to do (or blog posts to write).

We only have 24 hours in a day, ideally 7 or 8 of those are sleeping hours (but most of us probably only get 5), that leaves you with 16 or 17 hours to work with. Then you add eating, commuting and break/rest time which adds up to 4 hours at the least. That leaves you with a remainder of 12 or 13 working hours if you're luck…