I’m sure I won’t be the only writer in need of some motivation after the over indulgence of the festive season. Maybe, like me, you need even more motivation to increase earnings this year after doing your tax return! Although I love inspirational articles in magazines, I don’t often take time to read books on the subject as I’d rather get on with the writing. But I’m really enjoying a particular book on kindle just now and thought I’d mention it here.
Carnegie’s Call by Michael Malone, subtitled 'Developing the Success Habit' and published by Argyll Publishing, is immediately relevant. The author profiles several successful people in an attempt to discover what inspired their motivation to succeed. I know Michael, who is also a poet and crime novelist, and interviewed him on this blog a while ago as Michael J Malone. It’s a measure of his own success that he is now published in more than one genre.
As might be expected from the title, the famous philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, is mentioned but so too are modern Scots who might inspire us to persevere with our goals and ambitions. Although a practical motivational book for everyone, it is essentially Scottish in its profiles and Michael’s own Scottish humour seeps through. We are often so backward at promoting ourselves in the UK, and perhaps Scotland in particular at times, that Carnegie’s Call might be the very inspiration we need to stop being so apologetic for any success.
As an added incentive, Carnegie’s Call is available on Amazon kindle for only .90p until the end of the month. Well worth the read for entertainment and motivation.