I was looking for some easy to read but good kind of book, and I stumble upon “How Starbucks saved my life” by Michael Gill Gates.
(This is a page turner)
Few key things that stand up to me:
1. Mike gave his whole life serving J.W.T, but in the end the company just fired him, when he was old and deem as u useful. The lesson I learned is that:
A. Do not chase after riches, but instead seek to have a balanced life.
B. It is not worth it to replace your family with work, family deserved my time too.
C. Invest in the life of others instead.
D. Do what you love.
2. Some quotes that I like:
“Imagine we are all the same. Imagine we agree about politics, religion, and morality. Imagine we like the same types of music, art food and coffee. Imagine we all look alike. Sound boring? Differences need not divide us. Embrace diversity. Dignity is everyone’s human right.” A quote from bill Brummell, documentary filmmaker.
“Everyday is a leap of faith” a quote from Lizz Wright, musician.
“They told you that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What they failed to Teh you is that what you look like isn’t important. What is important is who you are inside and the choices you are making in your life.” A quote from Tianna Tozer, 1992 silver and 1996 bronze Paralympic medalist, women wheelchair basketball.
3. The afterword of the book – how to save your own life.
A. Leap with faith
B. Look with respect
C. Listen to your heart and find true happiness.
It is unbelievable that how Mike finds fulfilment in serving others.
Indeed it is a book worth reading.
Life will be better if you think about how you can serve rather then just being served.