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This week, Life Training Online is reviewing The Aladdin Factor, by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the twenty-second of fifty-two books in the 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks series.

Similar to their best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Canfield and Hansen stuff this book full of anecdotes which help to further teach and support the principles that they wish to set forth. They also weave the lessons of their book within the creative retelling of the classic tale of Aladdin and his lamp (hence the title). These two teaching methods, combined with their own comments in typical how-to self-help-book fashion, allow The Aladdin Factor to delight the most critical of reading palates.

I for one feel that this book contains plenty to chew on. It accurately lays out the obstacles that keep us from asking for what we want as well as providing useful techniques for overcoming them. The exercises the authors give in discovering what we really desire have really helped me in determining what my core wants are and will be a definite help for anyone who struggles with finding what their passion in life is.

As final comment, I typically don’t like anecdotal books. I’m not a big fan of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, but I found the stories presented in this book very inspiring and appropriate.

A definite recommendation to be included in any personal-development library…

The Aladdin Factor is the twenty-second of fifty-two books in Life Training – Online’s series 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks.


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