Charismatic people are not born with a magnetic personality; they consciously develop them. The attitude and the charisma come from within. The term ‘personality’ refers to the typical pattern of behaviour, thought and feeling that makes a person unique. A person with a ‘good personality’ means that he is likeable, interesting and pleasant to be with. It is more than just good looks. While we can enhance our looks to a certain extent, we have to very determinedly improvise our personality to be an admirable person. Experts say that approximately 85 percent of your success and happiness will be a result of how well you interact with others. As we progress through the different phases of our life, we get polished for the better provided we are receptive to learn from experiences. And often we seek and search for resources that would give us a clue on developing a powerful personality, forgetting that all we need to do is to look within ourselves and work on our own demeanour.
The book ‘Quick start to a powerful personality’ is an ideal starter-kit that initialises the reader on how to enhance one’s charm. The author has presented the various vital aspects that would empower youngsters to blossom into powerful personalities, in a clear and concise manner. The 10 vital aspects are presented in an interesting mode and the author has thoughtfully presented each aspect with a brief introduction, a theoretical perspective and points to ponder for easy understanding. The book also showcases a brief sketch of 10 exemplary personalities of India who have risen from an ordinary background to accomplish extraordinary achievements. These ‘Faces of the Nation’ are sure to inspire today’s youth and help them set their role models and touch great heights.
When one wants to emerge as a powerful personality, one has to have the self-confidence. The author has rightly brought this out as the opening chapter in his book. He elaborates on a wider angle touching on the art of communication, time management, positive thinking and the commitment for hard work to name a few. The book is easy on the eye and reader-friendly without any fancy vocabulary. The crisp narration on contemporary personalities such as Mother Teresa, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Dr. Abdul Kalam and Shri. Narayana Murthy are perfect case studies that would inspire the readers, the youngsters in particular.
The author, Rtn. Nicholas Francis is an Academic Administer by vocation and he heads the Motherland School in Madurai. He contributes articles to newspapers and magazines. To sum up, the book is a useful tool to build a powerful personality. It makes an ideal training material for RYLA programmes and Rotaractors can also benefit a lot from this book.