Saturday, July 28, 2012

The No Complaining Rule: Book Review

Thursday after I picked up the children from their grandparents house, we ran a few errands with one of them being a trip to our local library. There was a book I was on the search for, but our library didn't have it. They did however have one by the same author that grabbed my attention right off!

Jon Gordon's books were recommended this week during one of our sessions at the preschool conference I attended. This is a quick read ~ I read it with many distractions in just two days. But, the way I think is forever changed.

I am not sure how many of you who read this blog work outside the home, but too often things can become so negatively focused that the real joy and passion in your career tends to get lost. A real life IT company in Florida actually applied a NO COMPLAINING rule in their company and saw an amazing shift not only in productivity, but in the lives of their employees.

The simple rule was this: Do not complain to anyone other then your supervisor/management and be prepared to give a solution to that which you complain about! Amazing right?! It's not saying you can't complain, but it is saying take that complaint to someone who can help you actually do something about it, vs just someone you want to vent to. AND it requires action, and thought of coming up with a solution you want to complain about!! Basically ~ be a part of the solution NOT the problem.

I would LOVE for this to be implemented into my place of employment, because discontentment tends to breed itself ~ spawning on to anyone around that it can grab a hold of.

Scripture gives us instruction on remaining content for more then one reason. Not only do we live a happier more full filled life, but we encourage those around us to do the same.

3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:3-6 NIV

I highly recommend this book not just for those who are out in the workforce day to day, but to everyone as a way of living more full filled lives! Implement this rule into your home, and watch the changes made.

I almost forgot!! While this book is dealing with contentment in the work force, it is written in story form ~ and shows how it indeed can change the world around you, not just your 8 to 5 world.


(This book review was one done on my own accord. I was not solicited to share my thoughts or feelings on this book. They are my own opinions, and I was not given any monetary payment in exchange for review.)

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