Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Who Moved My Cheese An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life Author:Spencer Johnson Who Moved My Cheese? is a simple parable that reveals profound truths about change. It is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese" to nourish them and make them happy. — Two are mice named Sniff and Scurry. And two are "little people" -- beings the size of mice who look and act a lot like peo... more »ple. Their names are Hem and Haw.
"Cheese" is a metaphor for what you want to have in life -- whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, a possession, health, or spiritual peace of mind.
And "The Maze" is where you look for what you want -- the organization you work in, or the family or community you live in.
In the story, the characters are faced with unexpected change. Eventually, one of them deals with it successfully, and writes what he has learned from his experience on the maze walls.
When you come to see "The Handwriting on the Wall," you can discover for yourself how to deal with change, so that you can enjoy less stress and more success (however you define it) in your work and in your life.
Written for all ages, the story takes less than an hour to listen to, but its unique insights can last for a lifetime.« less
The Market's bargain prices are even better for Paperbackswap club members!
Retail Price:$19.95 Buy New (Hardcover): $14.79 (save 25%) or Become a PBS member and pay $10.89+1 PBS book credit (save 45%)
Who Moved My Cheese? is a sweet analogy about four different personality types and the process of acceptance. The story is designed to make the reader think about which personality type they fall under (Sniff, Scurry, Hem or Haw)and what kind of results each type received. It packed a lot of punch for such a short story!
I loved the tidbits of advice that were 'written on the wall' along the way:
Change Happens-They Keep Moving The Cheese
Anticipate Change-Get Ready For The Cheese To Move
Monitor Change-Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old
Adapt To Change Quickly-The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese
Change-Move With The Cheese
Enjoy Change!-Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese!
Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again & Again!-They Keep Moving The Cheese
Every once in a while a tiny gem appears and this book is one of them.
Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople," mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work in--although it can stand for anything, from health to relationships. The point of the story is that we have to be alert to changes in the cheese, and be prepared to go running off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese we have runs out.
Change is inevitable. Anyone who is having trouble digesting that statement would do well to read this point. The book's analogies may seem a bit juvenile, but sometimes the simplest way to explain things is simply the best way.
Personally, this book changed my outlook on life and how I handled things being thrown my way, forcing me to see the futility of fighting something far beyond my control.
If something in your life is about to change and you're hesitant about the situation, dedicate the one hour to read this book cover to cover. It is completely worth it.
A therapist recommended this book while our family dealt with a relative's addiction. We felt like the rug had been pulled out from under us. This book helped me realize that change is inevitable in life. One's response to change determines whether you wallow in self pity, anger, or inactivity or do you rise to the challenge. This isn't a deep book and it isn't meant to be. It just states the obvious!
Dorothy G. (friendoftoto) reviewed Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life on
This book caused me to realize that change can be good. It allowed me to make significant changes in my life that were a long time coming - I just couldn't take the step forward to make it happen. Who Moved My Cheese got me where I am today in life and for that I'll always be grateful! I recommend Who Moved My Cheese to ANYONE whether it be for an individual or a team learning because at some point in life you'll use what you've learned and you'll have grown as a person.