Sunday, June 12, 2016
I received this book for free from the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for my honest review.
VIP. When we read that abbreviation, we all think the same thing "Very Important Person". In a world where success is often determined by how "important" you are, how much money you make, and how many people know your name, the book VIP Very Influential Person: How to Influence with Vision, Integrity, and Purpose by O.S. Hawkins gives an entirely different perspective on the meaning of VIP. For Hawkins, VIP stands for Very Influential Person, and in this book he outlines how to be a person of influence. Becoming a person of influence means having a Vision. This means knowing what you want to accomplish. This can be a "mission statement" for your life or for your company if you are a business owner. Next, Integrity is an important part of being an influential person. People need to know that you are who you say you are and you're going to do what you say you're going to do. Finally, Purpose is a vital part of being a VIP. What does purpose mean? It means that you look to God to find the reason that you are here and that everything you do aims towards that purpose in your life.
Though it was a "dry" read for me at times, I think that was because I have heard messages like this before and they have been spoken. To me, a spoken word is so much more powerful. I'd love to have the chance to listen to O.S. Hawkins deliver these words in person.
Thinking on this book is part of what made me decide to change things up on my blog a bit. I want to write about mental health because that is my purpose. I want to share your stories and be of support to the bigger community. So, if you want to be a part of this, send me a message with your story!