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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE by Raymond H. Scudder

The Successful Way to Improve Your Health, Relationships, Career, Personal Finances and Yourself
Mill City Press, Minneapolis, MN
Genre: Self-Help
Rating: Good
ISBN: 13:9781936400997, $14.95, 200 pp.

Quoting from the back cover:
“A must-read for anyone who want to improve their life but doesn’t know where or how to begin. The author provides a life-changing Improvement Process you can easily follow to take control of your life and achieve whatever you want. The simplicity and beauty of this process means that in a very short time, you will:
-Start thinking and behaving in a positive, can-do way
-Target the areas of your life most in need of improvement
-Begin using your vast personal potential
-Notice and explore opportunities you never considered before
-Stay motivated and focused on what you want in life until it becomes reality
-Monitor your progress and celebrate your improvement accomplishments

How to Improve Your Life also offers a wealth of improvement tips and expert advice on how to:
-Live a healthy life
-Build and strengthen your relationships
-Boost your career
-Achieve personal financial success
–Make internal changes that maximize your ability to accomplish whatever you want to do.

RAYMOND H. SCUDDER is a graduate of the University of Southern California and served as vice president of human resources and quality management for one of the largest medical centers in the state of Washington. He founded Human Resources Consulting & Training in 1994 and served as its president until retiring in 2006. He and his wife, Jan, live in Lake Stevens, Washington.”

Everybody wants to give advice, and there are many, many self-help books on the market. As a matter of fact I wrote one myself, Ladies Are You Lost - Options for Women in Unhealthy Relationships. Is Scudder’s book different, unique or special in some way? No, not particularly and yet, there are many positive things to be said about it. How to Improve Your Life is well written, well edited, full of studies to support Scudder’s ideas and positions. It is written by a man who has worked in the ‘improvement’ field, and yes, it does read like he knows what he’s talking about. Might it help you? Possibly, but you’ll have to read it to know.

Kaye Trout - 3/29/2011