The Power Of Jack Russell by Jack Russell – A Review
“Cost is the Measure of Success” by Jack Russell Black is a motivating book for its many lessons regarding self-confidence. To begin with, it’s a short text with only about 200 pages. As such, you don’t have to invest in additional textbooks on the subject, or even go to seminars on it.
The text is also short and straight to the point. It starts with an introduction of oneself at the start. Then comes a story of the author’s trials and triumphs, showing how determination, focus, and persistence lead him to reach his desired goals. A typical caption would be “A tale of one man’s journey toward excellence.”
There is seven chapters’ worth of lessons.
They all discuss the need for self-mastery. These lessons include Self-esteem. What’s important in gaining self-esteem; how to improve self-esteem; how to identify the positive qualities in ourselves; how to develop our “self” into a “people person”; how to use our “inner” resources and “nurture” them; how to attract others; and lastly, how to build our morale.
The next four chapters cover the art of negotiation. Negotiation in its many forms is crucial to success. There are four distinct types of negotiation. Jack Russell Black presents an example from his own life, in which he uses negotiating skills to get a better job. This chapter presents “how to negotiate.”
The power of vision.
A common theme in the work of Jack Russell Black is that people see what they want, but fail to see what they do not want. He presents an example of a salesperson who missed a “nickel,” a rare coin. However, he knew the value of this coin.
He knew that there was no way he could sell the coin for the price it was listed because nobody else would be interested in acquiring it. This example shows how seeing and doing what you want, even when it may not immediately materialize, is much more beneficial than doing what you do not want.
The role of one’s friends and family.
In one successful example, Jack Russell Black relates the story of a man whose friend died of a heart attack, only a few months before he was scheduled to begin another speaking tour. Jack Russell Black suggests that although the friend had given a large amount of money for tickets, and thus had high expectations of himself, his friend could not “face” the reality of his untimely death.
The art of listening.
All life experiences can be seen as opportunities to learn. In this one, Jack Russell Black presents an example, where a man is dating a lovely girl, whom he has never met in his life. Jack Russell Black relates the story of the girl’s father, who strongly disapproved of the thought of having his daughter marry an alcoholic, because of the girl’s addiction problem.
The last chapter, “The Power of One,”
focuses on Jack Russell Black’s sense of self-worth. He compares this to the power of his belief. After reading many books by this author, I find myself learning something new about myself from each one. The tips and advice in this one have helped me build my self-esteem and give me the confidence to tackle the world with passion and confidence. As a former salesman, I realized that selling is a numbers game. The more I put out there, the more I would make.
This is only the first part of the story, so to speak. What fascinates me about the book, is that it reveals many more insights, ideas, and truly valuable suggestions. There are many concepts that this author has distilled from his 40+ years of personal experience. This one book is a “must-have” for anyone seeking personal growth, and success.
If you have not yet purchased this book,
I encourage you to do so today. I know many people will read this book and then recommend and promote it to others. It is motivating, inspirational, and written. It gives practical advice that applies to all people, regardless of background. No matter what area of life you wish to change, this one book will benefit you.
If you are an “in-between” person, who desires to make changes but is hesitant to take action, then this is a must-read. It is a quick read, and the message delivered is profound. The author is extremely positive in his outlook and messages, and the book’s format is simple and easy to read. Anyone will benefit from reading this message.
Black And White Dog Lovers Will Be Loving This Film
One of the most interesting and thought-provoking films I have ever seen is Jack Russell Black and White. The film is about a young man that is adopted and raised in Germany. He then becomes a German Shepherd and later goes on to serve the British Army in WWII.
The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the different battles that Britain had fought against Germany during that time. It depicts the bravery of the British soldiers and also shows the difficulties they had to go through when fighting against the Luftwaffe.
Throughout the film there are a series of flashbacks that take place, mainly involving the young man and his family. These flashbacks tend to give us some insight as to how his family felt about him adopting them in the first place. We also learn more about how life was different before he went to war.
One of the most poignant scenes involves the dogs involved in the war. They are shown to be extremely loyal and affectionate towards their master.
I enjoyed this film despite the subject matter.
I find it very interesting to go back and forth between the present and the past. I especially liked seeing how these dogs became involved in the war effort. In many ways, I guess that the dogs were like pawns to be used by the British during their mission to save Europe. There are several other entertaining and emotional films to choose from such as Call Me By Name and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan.
Overall, this movie was fun to watch. It has a good plot, excellent acting, great photography, and great visual effects. What makes it even better is that it manages to make you think while watching it! I especially loved the moments when the kids would do different things and the adult characters would comment on them.
This movie has received great reviews from film critics and has topped many best-of lists.
It is well-deserving of such achievement. Some people are not aware of the fact that the British armed forces in World War Two adopted dogs from the Indian army. Dogs from the Indian breeds were very effective sharpshooters and able to shoot multiple targets at the same time. This is one of the reasons why the British adopted these dogs in the first place to help save Europe from the advancing German forces.
Jack Russell was played by the late Lee Pace. I particularly liked his role as the stubborn but loving father who always put his principles first. The late Michael Caine also had a good performance as a German soldier who was also a devoted father who loved his family.
The late Vic Stone, who was known for his roles in The Perfect Storm and Rounders, also had a good role as an English dog lover in this film.
He plays the part of a British soldier who is too proud to let his dogs fight alongside the enemy soldiers. The character of Major Lowe is based on the real Major Lowe, who was the second in command at Bletchley Park before the death of the first Lord Hawley. Vic Stone’s calm and collected persona contrasted sharply with the openly aggressive behavior of the second in command, R. A. Lister. The dogs in Black And White are depicted as being in between these two important figures at Bletchley.
The late Yul Brynner was an English actor best known for playing the role of Gollum in the Harry Potter films. He also appeared in some movies as a German Shepherd in Black And White. In this film, he plays the part of the first-ever British dog lover who ably supports the mutt during their time of war. This film is a must-see film for dog lovers and has a lot to offer dog lovers of all ages!