My Disclosure

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The “My Recommendations” page on this site, as well as the right sidebar, and links found in several blog posts contain affiliate links.

By clicking on these links and making a purchase, I receive a percentage of the sale made.

There are several things I’d like you to bear in mind about this:

I believe in win-win-win: By letting you know about useful resources, you get to benefit as a reader, I get to benefit from the affiliate commission and the company selling the product gets to profit from the sale. It’s a win-win-win arrangement, with no losers.

I don’t recommend products I don’t think are valuable: Just because there’s an affiliate commission offered doesn’t mean that I’ll recommend the product to make money. I only recommend what I have found valuable, and believe my readers will find valuable, as well. No affiliate commission is worth wasting my readers’ time and money for.

I don’t recommend all products I link to: Although I will tend to use Amazon affiliate links while referencing books, this doesn’t mean that I recommend every book and product I link to. I try to make my recommendation clear from the post itself. Everything that appears in the “My Recommendations” page or the “Highly Recommended” sidebar receives my recommendation. Otherwise, it should be clear from the context of the post what I think about the book/product.

I try and keep criticisms to a minimum: I tend to pick out faults in every book I read and product I use. I’ve come to realize that it’s unhealthy to focus solely on the faults, especially when there’s a great deal of value to gain from the book or product. Rather than point out that the book has a few spelling mistakes or that I disagree with the writer’s life philosophy, I tend to focus on the positives, and what I think you’ll benefit from.

However, I tend to mention major issues that I disagree with, since this helps to define my approach to personal growth, without causing confusion to my readers.

Please consider whether the product is relevant for you or not: Just because I have personally found a product useful doesn’t mean that you will, too. Please consider whether the product is relevant for you and suitable for your own needs before making a purchase. If you’re undecided whether to buy a product or not and have questions to ask about the product, feel free to contact me, and I’ll be more than happy to give you more information about the product and my thoughts on it.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to use the form below. :)

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1 ASHISH CHATTERJEE March 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

I am in purchase dept. in a construction co. What should be my personal growth?

2 Haider March 26, 2013 at 8:41 am

Hi Ashish,

Thanks for passing by.

I can’t really tell you what your personal growth goals should be, or whether they will have anything to do with your existing job.

What I can tell you is that you need to be clear about the life you want to lead. What does it look like? What activities will it involve? Who will you be spending time with? Where?

With a clear vision of what the life you want looks like, you can start pursuing it and working daily to accomplish it. That’s how you get to experience personal growth.

I recommend having a balanced approach to personal growth, rather than focusing on a single life area, to the neglect (and detriment) of all others. A narrow definition of success isn’t fulfilling, and can lead to regrets down the road.

So think of your spiritual goals, intellectual growth, psychological health, social connections, professional development, recreational activities and physical wellbeing. What will “success” look like in each of these areas, and work gradually to make each area of your life better.

Wish you all the best. :)

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