Friday, August 11, 2017

Showcase- Think Smart Not Hard: 52 Key Principles to Success and Happiness by Roy Huff

Today I'm showcasing Roy Huff's latest self-help book, Think Smart Not Hard: 52 Key Principles to Success and Happiness. Roy is a Scientist, Author and Teacher and this is his first self help book.

ISBN-13: 9781547206988
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
Release Date: 06-08-2017
Length: 264pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound
Are you unhappy with your directionless life? Discover a roadmap for navigating your successful, fulfilling future.
"A simple, effective plan to change your life and attain your goals."-Jim "The Rookie" Morris,Athlete, author, teacher and inspiration for the movie,The Rookie.
Struggling to cope with personal tragedy? Worried you'll never live up to your full potential? Bestselling author Roy Huff overcame abuse and abject poverty to become an accomplished teacher and research scientist. His secrets for success have changed countless lives, and now they can help you too!
Think Smart Not Hard connects science and human psychology to help you retrain your brain for a brighter tomorrow. Through a combination of step-by-step strategies and inspirational anecdotes, this transformational guidebook will help you conquer common obstacles to discover your life's true path.
In Think Smart Not Hard, you'll discover:
  • How to develop the right mindset to overcome any personal tragedy
  • How writing down and reflecting upon action plans will ignite your success
  • How incorporating weekly principles can accelerate your road to recovery
  • A series of exclusive quotations from industry leaders and motivational gurus
  • Simple hacks to help you take charge of your personal finances, and much, much more!
Think Smart Not Hard is your no-nonsense guide for finally grasping the life you were born to live. If you like real-world applications, optimizing your existing strengths, and honest accounts from a self-made man, then you'll love Roy Huff's energizing resource.
Buy Think Smart Not Hard to begin shaping your destiny today!

Click HERE for Roy's inspiring story of surviving poverty and family mental illness in his interview with Inspirational Speaker Erik Johnson.

Or if you're a podcast fan click HERE for Roy's podcast interview with Misfit Entrepreneur.


Aug 03, 2017rated it really liked it
If I had to sum up Think Smart Not Hard: 52 Principles to Success and Happiness, I would say it is about being mindful in all aspects of your life. True, some, if not all, of the key principles we have heard before. Nothing is too earth shattering here, but what works in this book are the Author's personal accounts the go with each key principle. He shows a glimpse of his life and how he utilized a key principle to turn things around, to learn from past mistakes/behaviors and to move on and make ...more
Pankaj Giri
Jun 20, 2017rated it it was amazing
Having been acquainted to the author via social media, I got to know about this book. Although I generally don't read self-help books, I thought of giving this a try. It turned out to be a good decision. Using simple yet illuminating techniques and snippets of wisdom from the author as well as innovative thinkers across the globe, the book shows us how to overcome personal tragedies, bring positivity into our lives, and even how to manage personal finances. It also shows you how to build good, l ...more
Terry Clayton
Jun 08, 2017rated it really liked it
Review Think Smart Not Hard

Roy Huff’s Think Smart Not Hard may well be the ultimate self-help book. What Huff seems to have done is hoover through a large share of the self-help books out there and condensed them into 52 principles. That may seem a large number, but Think Smart Not Hard isn’t the kind of book you read from page 1 through to the end. Having read my fair share of self-help books, this is a major feature.

Too many self-help authors have a good point to make, but not a book, so what
Jul 01, 2017rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Let me just preface this review by stating that typically, I do not read self-help books. However, I will sample the genre from time-to-time if the premise seems interesting. That being said, when I read the synopsis of Mr. Huff's book, I thought I would give this one a go. So, my review is a bit biased based on my typical reading preferences.
There were several times that I wanted to put this book down. I really had
Nicholas Adams
Jun 14, 2017rated it really liked it
Roy Huff's humble beginnings give him a unique perspective on overcoming trials, setting and achieving goals. In his book, Think Smart Not Hard: 52 Principles to Success and Happiness, he uses personal experiences and empirical data to support the methods he outlines to develop integrity, character, personal responsibility, and excellence (among others qualities).

His straightforward, no frills, and encouraging writing style will help readers see the opportunities they have to make positive chang
Fred Fanning
Jun 08, 2017rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
This is an outstanding book on the principles of life. Each principle is well thought out and explained to the reader. The fact that he developed 52 principles makes them easy to apply over a year. Throughout the book, Roy encourages the reader to take action. I think this is the single greatest lesson from the book. If the reader takes Roy's advice on the principles and takes action rather than just reading them they change their life and be more successful. However, even applying some of the p ...more
Mary Jung
Jun 10, 2017rated it it was amazing

Think Smart Not Hard
52 Key Principles To Success and Happiness
by Roy Huff

I did start by reading this book through to the end but I knew that I’d be going back and reading and acting on an individual chapter a week.

I’ve read a number of self-help books over the years but this one left an impression on me and a knowing that by reading and thinking about what I’ve read week by week, I’d be not only changing the way I feel about certain things but also improving myself in small steps at a time.

Jim Gleason
Jul 05, 2017rated it it was amazing
As you read this amazing story of human endurance and family loving support, be prepared to come alongside the daily medical care and testing that allowed this young girl to survive with a series of critical illnesses, blessing those around her with inspiration and hope. Despite eventually with liver disease that limited her life to just 21 years, for those years this awesome example of spirit overcoming pain and adversity made for a full life even with that span of fulfilled living.

The author,
Jul 23, 2017rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I had merely listed the 52 key principles to success and happiness, there you have it, the whole summary of the book. The author shares some of his past experiences, which also helps readers relate. People tend to draw closer to those who share the same experiences and that makes us feel a bit better because we know that we’re not alone. However, that doesn't make a big difference because everyone does have past experiences of unfortunate losses and failures in life. The author explains the “ ...more
Jun 23, 2017rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t agree more with the author’s choice of the 52 ‘key principles’ described in his book. My own life with its many challenges over these past 74 years continues to be both successful and happy based on living such advice and in reading his compilation discovered a kindred spirit sharing them. But the challenge is in going beyond the ‘feel good’ reading of these many proven techniques, rather it’s in living them in your daily life and that is his message in giving us 52 of them, one to fo ...more
Frederik Lierde
Aug 08, 2017rated it it was amazing
Today I finished the book "Think Smart not hard" written by author Roy Huff.

I must be honest with you, I was sceptical when I was proposed to read this book. As you know from my previous videos, I do research on the author. I was sceptical because of the author, Roy Huff also writes Sci-Fi books....

Isn't Sci-Fi for those youngsters who would like to live in Star-Wars minded worlds, talking Clingon to each other? Meaning those Sci-Fi fan love everything except the real current world?

I am ashamed,
Jul 17, 2017rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn to this book by the title--Think Smart Not Hard. My late husband often said, "Work smarter, not harder," so the advice was familiar. During my seven-plus decades of life, I have read many self-help books, but at my age I am not nearly as interested in setting goals and striving for success. I am blessed to be able to do what I love (I have long ago done as this book suggests and found my passion in life) and am not striving for fame and fortune. So the advice is not nearly as useful ...more
Jibin Menon
Jun 25, 2017rated it it was amazing
This book if one adheres is a sure method to achieving the desires whether happiness or goals leading to them. Roy takes you through the principles of key attributes needed with an ease that one can relate distinctly with the incidents in ones life. The principles are not something that one wouldn’t have heard, however they are articulated in a manner one would realize its importance. Roy has taken direction and guidance to a level which is easy to comprehend and also implement with ease if one ...more
Louis McCall
Aug 02, 2017rated it it was amazing
This book is a gold mine of useful information. There are keys such as avoid self-defeating behaviors and learn from failure, don"t quit. There is also a sprinkling of financial wisdom, not only from his personal experiences, but financial wisdom from respected figures whose contributions he properly acknowledges. Roy Huff's book is not preachy. It is just the opposite. He lays bare his own personal failures, which were many. However, you can't help but be impressed by how a person with a poor s ...more
Todd Simpson
Aug 01, 2017rated it it was amazing
This book has an amazing amount of relevant and helpful tips, which cover a number of aspects of our day to day personal and working lives. I initially sat down to read a few chapters, and found myself still reading it a couple of hours later. I’ve completed a few courses over the years that has touched on some of the content in this book, however Roy Huff has done an amazing job of putting so many helpful hints into the one book. I really respect the changes he made in his own life, and it’s th ...more
Charli Mills
Jun 18, 2017rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Practical and Broad Tips

This is a good book for anyone seeking to improve their goals: personal, work or entrepreneurial. While the information is not necessarily new, it is presented clearly and the author uses his own personal experience to demonstrate the principles in action. He also lists all his sources by chapter so if a particular principle is interesting, the reader can look into it further. He also suggests that principles can be read according to one's interest, but I appreciated how
Susan Sigourney
Jun 18, 2017rated it it was amazing
You can read this book through at once, or read a principle a week. I did the former, as I received an advance MOBI copy which I read in my Kindle app in exchange for giving my honest review, which follows. The first principle is forgiveness. The Lord's Prayer tells us to "forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." We recite this prayer every day, yet still find it very hard to forgive others. Mr. Huff explains how we should forgive, not to excuse perceived hurt tha ...more

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Meet Roy:
Roy Huff is a research scientist, author, and teacher who overcame the hardship of a family plagued by severe poverty and mental illness. After graduating high school as Valedictorian a year early, he moved to Hawaii at the age of seventeen with only $100 in his pocket to start a new life.