Mush’s first book, Dhinchak Life, was published in April 2012 and is available through Amazon, Author House, Barnes & Noble and over 20 other online retail stores. A Kindle version is also available on Amazon.
Dhinchak Life also had a successful launch at Dymocks, one of Hong Kong’s leading book stores, in November 2012. Read the story here.
A free preview of the Introduction
Who is Mush?
A poor kid who had to start working at the age of 15, right after finishing secondary education from a charity school in Karachi. He started without any education, money, or a proper house to live in. All he had were dreams, and love for a girl who was only 13 – both of which gave him hope for life and an immense power to change it.
By the age of 25, Mush had educated himself, was heading the most successful direct sales organization in the country, had married the woman of his dreams, had two of his four kids, and was living a life of comfort. Fast-forward to today (2012)… Mush is 47 years; has established himself as an authority on direct sales in Asia; has positively influenced the lives of thousands of people in the industry as a sales trainer and motivational speaker; is heading the sales and marketing of an international publishing company based in Hong Kong; has traveled the world; has celebrated a silver jubilee anniversary with the love of his life; has helped raise four wonderful kids; is living an extremely happy, productive and fulfilled life; and has just got his first book published!
The wonderful journey of these 32 years is not what this book is about.
What this book is about
During the 30 years, Mush has spent a lot of time reading self-help books, listening and watching motivational programs, learning from successful people, trying and testing hundreds of ideas to see what works and what doesn’t. He has shared many of these ideas during his sales training and motivational programs with thousands of people across Asia. And he heard from hundreds of people: “You must write a book!”
Mush started a blog instead, and wrote over 200 articles in two years. He wrote about happiness, health, productivity, relationships and motivation. Some of these were excerpts from his favorite books or blogs, and quotes that inspired him. What you see in this book is a collection of the most popular posts from the blog: http://www.mushpanjwani.com
The ideas presented in this book can help you:
- Become happier, regardless of who you are and what you have
- Get healthier, fitter and have more energy to enjoy life fully
- Increase your productivity so you always have time to do what really matters
- Enhance your relationships with those you love, and even those you don’t
- Motivate yourself to achieve your goals, no matter how small or big they are
In short, this book is about living life fully and well. Each piece in the book is independent and complete on its own, so you can read it from the beginning, end or anywhere in the middle. And when you have finished reading it, please pass it along to a friend – that is, if you are reading a hard copy.
The meaning of “Dhinchak”
Every language has a word that represents positive thoughts and emotions about a person, place or a situation. People who choose to see the good in everything love these words. People who find faults with most things rarely use these words. In English, the words are ‘wow’, ‘fantastic’ and ‘awesome’. In Chinese, it’s ‘ding kua kua’ (dynamite). In Arabic, it’s ‘azeem’ (great). In Indonesian, it’s ‘luar biasa’ (extra-ordinary). In Urdu, it’s ‘zabardast’. And in Hindi slang, it’s ‘dhinchak’.
What they say about Mush
These are not celebrities or authors, but ordinary people who have been extra-ordinarily successful in their lives. And they have known Mush for a long time.
“I first met Mush in 1989 when he came to see me to ask for the Time Life distributorship in Pakistan. He got it, and in the years since I have had the privilege of working with one of the most consistently positive, energetic, disciplined and determined individuals I am ever likely to meet. To watch him in action was to learn about goal orientation, single-mindedness and success in direct sales. It is great that he has written down in the pages of this book some of the principles and experiences that contributed to his outstanding success. Good luck Mush!” –Trevor Lunn, Managing Director of Time Life Asia (retired), Academia at Deakin University Australia specializing in Psychology and Nutrition
“Mush has a command of language, nuance and is able to keep his message delightfully simple. At a fast but comfortable pace Mush takes you through all the steps to lead a happy and productive life. His heart is on every page as he shares his own history and experience, giving you his take on how to be that successful person you want to be. I’ve read a number of self-help, inspirational books and this is the best. Thousands, maybe millions, will be helped by this wonderful book to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.” –Lewis Edwards, Founder and Chairman of A Better Chance Foundation – a non-profit charitable institution that assists the poorest of the poor in the Philippines attain quality education
“I remember Mush with great fondness and will not forget the young boy with a smile on his face and determination in his heart when I first came across him in the university. As his teacher, I welcomed his comments and optimism and how he looked at life. Since then he has moved rapidly to make a niche for himself and is doing fantastically. Needless to say, I take vicarious pride and pleasure in his achievements and know that he will keep moving forward, bringing sunshine in our lives. Well done Mush!” –Professor Sima Zaman Jalil, Associated Professor (retired) of English and Business Communication at NED University and English Instructor on KTN TV Channel for AKU EB in Pakistan
“After a lifetime in the direct sales industry, I can say that the most hard-working, effective, and inspirational person I had the privilege to meet and work with was Mush Panjwani. For him to distill his experience for the benefit of others through his blog and book is an example of his selfless dedication to the success of all those he comes in contact with. Thank you, Mush!” –Rick Harding, Founder and Managing Director of A Better Chance P/L – one of Australia’s leading direct sales companies
“It is only obvious that Dhinchak Mush has compiled Dhinchak Life… the only other book that could have been as inspiring and useful would have been his own autobiography! Very few in this world live by the wisdom they profess. Mush has not only lived by, he has motivated many more to live larger, better lives. Thankfully, through the book he will reach and make many more lives Dhinchak!” –Charushilla Narula, Independent Literary & Education Consultant and Head of Admissions at the Indian School of Business & Finance – an Affiliate Centre of the University of London in New Delhi, India
“I am fortunate to have known Mush for over 18 years, and have heard many of his talks. What makes him unique is that he practices everything that he preaches, and he never stops learning and evolving. I have tried to live by these simple principles and am a far happier person. I have seen him inspire and change the lives of many individuals, so I am thrilled to seem him put his ideas together in a book. I am sure anyone who is lucky enough to read it, will get equally inspired.” –Ketaki Shankar, Sales Manager and proud mom of two teenage boys, UK
“The Most Unassuming yet Skillful Human being I have ever met. That’s MUSH – my mentor, trainer and a great friend. His success in life is phenomenal. If you have not been touched by his golden words in person, his book Dhinchak is a must read. His words, his positivity, his attitude and his self-discipline will definitely make an impact on your life. Happy Reading!” –Sadaf Shah, Founder and General Secretary of RESCUE Pakistan – a non-profit organization that helps the underprivileged children and elderly
Thanks to Salma, my wife, my best friend, companion and the biggest inspiration in my life,
A.K. Khatri, my school principal, who arranged special scholarships so I could continue education,
Professor Sima Jalil, one of the few people who supported my decision to quit university and pursue my dreams,
Ali Abedi, my first mentor, who taught me to think big,
Trevor Lunn, who showed me the way, and was always the role model I needed,
Altaf Rehmani, who encouraged me to start sharing my ideas through a blog, and helped set it up,
Charushilla Narulla, who believed my work needs spreading; edited and organized my blog posts into a manuscript; researched and identified the publisher… without her support, this book would have been just a dream,
Suraj Sajnani, one of my newest friends who volunteered to do a professional job of editing, formatting, and layout of the book, with an impressive attention to detail.
Sara Mush, one of my four brilliant kids who designed the book cover, kept this project on track and is a constant source of cheer,
The many readers of my blog who provided encouragement and support through comments and emails,
And the hundreds of wonderful people who have touched my life positively through their wisdom, inspiration and kindness… Rick, Shad, Jamal, Zishan, Lax, Indra, Anu, Robert, Prabah, Irene, Lew, Chito, Jiffry, Rommanee, Thomas… just to name a few.
I look forward to your comments. Also check out my other ebook which is free to download.