Make Your Own Damn Cheese
Understanding, Navigating, and Mastering the 3 Mazes of Success
by John A. Chuback MD
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 May 2019 | Archive Date 09 Sep 2021
HCI Books, HCI
Earl is a curious young mouse who wonders ceaselessly about the maze into which he was born. In trying to escape the maze, he encounters dead ends no matter how hard he works. He yearns for a better life, filled with freedom and happiness. Earl desires more than the maze has to offer—a life where the cheese is plentiful and never out of reach. He believes he needs to get out of the maze, but how?
In this delightful and compelling tale, you will follow Earl on his journey through the philosophies of the major players in the history of personal development. Learned mice Napoleon, Jim, Bob, Brian, Denis, and Price reveal to Earl how his mind looks and functions. They teach him how to master his own mind to design and create his own maze. He learns what cheese really is and why it is essential. Most importantly, Earl discovers who he really is and is joyfully astonished to learn the guiding principles that will revolutionize his life; he does not have to spend his days chasing cheese—he learns to make his own damn cheese!
The powerful concepts in this gem of a book will put you on a path out of the mundane and allow you to fulfill your true and immense potential.
A Note From the Publisher
A fable of achievement for the real world to help understandi, navigate and master success!
“In this charming fable, Dr. John Chuback coaches with simplicity and clarity, explaining how to master the mazes of life where so many people wander, drift, and underachieve. He is a gifted guide, revealing the awesome power and potential we each carry within that can deliver quantum leaps in performance.”
—Price Pritchett, PhD, business development leader and bestselling author of You2 and The Quantum Leap Strategy
Most of the exposure for Make Your Own Damn Cheese will come from interviews, book-signings, and presentations. Dr. Chuback has a very strong background in teaching and brings tremendous credibility to the subject of education and personal development. He will speak at high schools, universities, and corporations, as well as community organizations like Rotary, women's clubs, etc. He is all but guaranteed an audience at his alma maters: Dwight Englewood School, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutgers Medical School, Monmouth Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center Newark and the University of Rochester. Dr. Chuback has a company and website dedicated to his educational products: Chuback Education, LLC, and ChubackEducation.com which access all the major social media outlets for promotions. A YouTube channel will share wisdom from the book with video excerpts (he currently does this for his medical practice). 3,500 LinkedIn contacts and 5,000 Facebook friends (maxed out!) will receive offers to push book sales. Not just the "guy who wrote the book," Dr. Chuback is the guy who went all the way and actually "did the thing"!
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 12 members
This is a small tidy fable and I liked it. As author himself states that he has drawn inspiration from a number of different self help gurus , book carries wisdom you know you might have read somewhere in past. . Story is about a mouse who reads books and is different from all other mice who die in the process of collecting cheese even if they hate it. Bibliophile mouse reads two different books and gets confused while they both deliver conflicting wisdom. Then he seeks answers to his questions. . Story is simple, engaging and I believe everyone would read it in one sitting and may re read it in future for recapturing its message. It covers wisdom about thought process, subconscious mind, meaning of success, meaning of happiness and how to achieve it. What I didn't like is there is lot of presumptions like parallel universe, suoerconscious, brain vibrations and a lots of fancy flow diagrams. . .It is combibed wisdom of many great books and gurus presented in simplified fable. Its strength is its simplicity and correlation with contemporary scenarios of a curious fearful mind. . Thanks netgalley and publisher for review copy.
I cannot decide if this how-to is simplistic or complicated. What it is, is timely, and an excellent outline to the how and why of creating good habits. I guess it's the cheese that complicates things. That, and the how and why of bad habits and lack of self-confidence. In any case, if you have a problem with your psyche, Make Your Own Damn Cheese has a simple way to get over it. Wish it had been around when I decided to quit smoking in the long ago. But it will be handy when I decide to give up chocolate... Or get enough exercise! I received a free electronic copy of this self-help book from Netgalley, John Chuback, and Health Communications, Inc. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. I read this book of my own volition and this review reflects my honest opinion of this work.