This happened many years ago while I was still in a regular job. Rushing for an afternoon meeting in our office I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was the first to enter the meeting room.On the, otherwise, clear meeting table there was a small book lying. Waiting for the others to join I picked up the book and was intrigued on reading the title “How to Mind Map?” by Tony Buzan. “Mind Map…whats that?” was my immediate thought and I opened the first page to see a note which went something like “Dear xxx, Happy Mind Mapping & Happy learning” from our HR Manager. It was a “GIFT” to one of the HR employees from the HR head but due to some unknown reason was left on the table that day. Being a avid reader I started reading the book, a gift for somebody else; and another stroke of luck happened when nobody came for the meeting to disturb me for the next one hour or so while I completed reading it at one go ! And then the first thought that hit me was “Why did somebody not tell me this earlier?”. One thing led to another and culminated in my becoming a full time Mind Map Trainer quitting my regular job..
Well, the book was not a gift for me but all the same it changed my life track completely towards greater fulfillment. This is the potential power that a gift can have on anyone, more so a book. Do you have a story on how a gift changed your life? Share it in the comments below, I am sure lot of people would be interested in hearing your “gifting” story..
As we approach X-Mas & New year there are a lot of new energies that start bubbling inside us. A gift could help someone channel that energy towards a better life hence do think about gifting a book to your dear and near one’s.
With that Happy Gifting !
( I am happy to GIFT 30% discount on my books “Live Life Colorfully” (A adult coloring book to De-stress and handle life situations better) and “Mind Maps for Effective Project Management“. If you are interested in these titles for yourself or to gift somebody just select the drop down “Purchase of Book ‘NAME'” in the subject by clicking here and press submit with your postal address where you would like the book to be delivered.)