The Art of Winning Review and Author Interview

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The Art of Winning

By Matshona Dhliwayo

This is not the kind of book that I usually read, but the author asked me if I would give it a try… and I’m very glad I did. It is such a beautiful little book, filled to the brim with inspirational quotes that read like poems. I would highly recommend this book to anybody; it’s a quick read (I finished my copy in less than an hour) so even people with short attention spans can benefit from it. (I don’t personally have that problem, but I know that many people do.)

The book can be found on Amazon, and if anybody is interested in purchasing a copy, you can find the link at the bottom of this page. Happy reading!



The Art of Winning is a definitive collection of maxims on mastering the rules and strategies of winning in life. Matshona Dhliwayo’s depth of understanding makes this powerful and unique work relevant for your day to day success.


Daisy’s Review:

This is a book laid out like free-form poetry, full of inspirational quotes and memorable words of wisdom on how to succeed in life. The lessons this book teaches include:


Have faith, for it can move mountains.

Never underestimate yourself, you can do better than you think.

Those who persevere, succeed.

Actions speak louder than words.

No matter your struggle, God can help you through it.


I did not know what to expect from the book, but I ended up enjoying it a lot. Each passage was so beautifully put, and so thought-provoking. I did not agree with everything the author said, but I liked the vast majority of the main messages, and I felt that the book was by far worth the read. Five well-deserved stars!


To show everybody here what to expect from this small book, I would like to share a brief quotation:


“Where there is wisdom, there is success.

Where there is faith, there is great success.

Where there is God, there is boundless success.”


And another of my favorites:


“Seeds pour out oil when pressed.

Grapes pour out wine when squeezed.

Herbs pour out medicine when pounded.

Flowers pour out perfume when crushed.

The gifted pour out excellence when tested.”


Interview with the author:

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Can you please tell us a little about yourself?

I am a Zimbabwean born, Canadian based writer. I contribute regularly to African Leadership Magazine, Health Magazine, and contribute sporadically to The CEO Magazine.

I write mostly non-fiction, and my works are a cross between self-help, spirituality, and philosophy.

You speak of God much in The Art of Winning; can you share a little more about your faith?

I am an artist; so it is in my nature to create. And to create requires power creative energy drawn from the supreme Creator, whom we have given many names but universally know as God.

My faith is in this supreme being who manifests Himself, not just in my work, but in all things.

Care to share your testimonial with us?

I once was blind, but now I see; deaf, but now I hear; ignorant, but now I know; and dead, but now I live.

What is your number one piece of advice for people who wish to succeed at life, i.e. win?

Be intelligent,

and people will respect you.

Be kind,

and people will like you.

Be virtuous,

and people will trust you.

Be wise,

and people will honor you.


Be sensible,

and numerous will praise you.

Be intelligent,

and hundreds will praise you.

Be discerning,

and thousands will praise you.

Be wise,

and countless will praise you.

What would you say inspires you most in your writing?

Imparting wisdom and inspiration to those who need it.

What is your reason for writing the kind of books you do?

To make the world a smarter place. To educate, encourage, and enlighten.

How many books have you written?

Roughly 11.

Can you tell us a little bit more about your other books?

They belong to the same genre of Wisdom Literature.

Can we expect to see more books from you in the future?

As long as there’s a book inside of me, I have to bring it out into the world.

While your books have inspired many of your readers, what book do you think has inspired you the most?

The Art of Winning. Because I wrote it at a time when I needed to remind myself daily that I was a winner.

Are there any other authors who have influenced the way you write?

King Solomon and Kahlil Gibran. Their works changed my life forever.

Is there anything else that you would like to share before we close this interview?

The Art of Winning received endorsements from 7 New York Times Bestselling authors, 8 Bestselling authors, 2 Olympic medallists, and the former CEO’s of Starbucks and Hearst Newspapers.

You can purchase a copy on amazon at the link below:


Thank you, Matshona, for sharing this book with me, as well as for the interview, and may your future works be blessed. And thank you too, gentle readers, for taking the time to stop by our blog and read this post. It was you for whom blogs like this were created.





4 thoughts on “The Art of Winning Review and Author Interview

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  1. I really liked the two quotations you pulled out, and the answers you got from the interview! I don’t really buy paperback books anymore, but if a kindle version is ever released, I’d be pretty hard pressed to not pick up a copy!

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    1. Thanks, glad you liked it! 😀 I hope he comes out with a kindle, too. But if you like reviewing books, and you contact him through Goodreads, I think he’d be more than happy to send you an eBook copy. That’s what he sent me. 🙂


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