Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Relax and Grow Rich By Mike Hutcheson and Claire Wadey
Relax and Grow Rich By Mike Hutcheson and Claire Wadey, HarperCollins $34.99
Yes, Relax and Grow Rich written by advertising guru Mike Hutcheson and creative counselor Claire Wadey, is yet another self-help book. The subtitle tells it all: How to Live a Successful, Satisfying and Sustaining Life.
Basically this book helps you to get your head around how to take control of your life and live it in a way that rewards you best, with love, happiness and enough money.
The key message is that good ideas do not thrive if you are stressed. A sense of ‘slow’ is needed to allow the good stuff to surface.
Flow is also important. Think of it as like being an athlete who is in the zone, i.e. being engaged in activities requiring skill and commitment. If you become adept at your flow, be it swinging a golf club or driving a race car, your brain will be free to be imaginative and intuitive, enabling good ideas to flow.
Wadey and Hutcheson tell you that ideas are a lot easier to have than they are to implement. But ideas won’t keep; something must be done about them. Take the principles in this to heart: learn to embrace your slow, find your flow and you may well become rich and happy.