RATING - 4.5/5
AUTHOR: Roshan Bhondekar
PUBLISHER: Notion Press
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Roshan Dilip Bhondekar, born and brought up in a middle-class family in India, is the eldest among three siblings. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Information Technology from the Government College of Engineering, Karad - Maharashtra - India (2008). He has further acquired a cutting edge to his academic profile by completing EDP (Entrepreneurship & Designing in Projects) from IIT, Kanpur in 2010, and a full-time Project Management (MDP) classroom program from IIM, Ahmedabad in 2012. He looks forward to attending Harvard Business School, for a top leadership program in the coming years.
Roshan Bhondekar currently works as a Leader with one of the most reputed IT MNC Companies in India. He has always wanted to do something creative, working with imagination, and focused on social development. During his academic career, he had aspired to become a creative social consultant. Apart from being an avid writer of articles, and a member of various IT leadership groups, he enjoys playing cricket.
The author is happy to place before readers this book, which has been a dream project since 2012. He wishes to donate 50% of the royalty from this publication towards the primary school education of rural and orphaned children.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Surrounded by the challenges of present-day life, mounting work pressures, the rat race to clamber to the top, insecurities on all fronts - professional as well as personal, how does one stand up un-cowed, and come out a winner? What are the life skills required, not just to survive, but to succeed as well?
For the storm-ravaged barge of life, tossed about by the adversities, optimism is the buoy that will hold it anchored and safe. And love - charity, compassion, goodwill and humaneness - is the Key to Optimism.
Love The Key To Optimism is something we all need in our life in this bad world. As the tagline quotes "Path towards happiness"; the book indeed holds you the key to happiness. Some of the major topics like love, emotions, loyalty, life, vision, ego, humanity, self-confidence, patriotism, spirituality, interests, hobbies, responsibility, religion and many more topics are covered in this book making it a jam-packed information that you will need in order to achieve happiness and love in your life.
The words used by the author is very simple and the diagrams will make it easy for you understand the theories and formulas to convert your life from a sad one to a happy one. The author has used quotes from the world's greatest minds and has also explained his formulas using the examples of successful personalities like Sachin Tendulkar & Rahul Dravid etc.
If your life is going on a rough patch and you need some inspiration, then you must buy this book. But, your life won't change until you try each and everything mentioned in the at least three times. Give it a shot and test what works best for you as every individual is different. Just keep on repeating what works for you the best and you are sure going to achieve happiness in your life sooner or later. Just don't give up.
As an entrepreneur myself, I found this book very helpful. The author will motivate you and guide you to achieve your goals without being rough on yourself. If you are also an entrepreneur looking for some inspiration then you must go get this book. The content of the book is top class and I would love to read a slimmer book by the author only for the entrepreneurs in the future.
Researchers have found that when you spend your money on someone else, you will be happier and this book gives you a reason to help donate 50% of the cost of the book for the education of primary children. So go ahead and buy the book.
Note: It is a non-fiction book.