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Life As a Daymaker: How to Change the World by Simply Making Someone's Day Hardcover – April 1, 2003

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About the Author

David Wagner is a world renowned hair sylist, artist, entrepreneur, educator, author and "Daymaker." He is the innovator of the pay-it-forward style movement of "Daymaking," a philosophy for living that has captured the hearts of many and has grown into a movement of individuals who aim to change the world - one person at a time - through simplie kindness!
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  • Hardcover: 125 pages
  • Publisher: Jodere Group (April 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588720756
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588720757
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #621,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Janet Boyer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 7, 2003
Format: Hardcover
David Wagner is an idealist that believes we can change the world by making one day at a time. He shares personal Daymaking stories about his sister who passed away when she was 13, his wife, daughters, and his path to becoming a hairstylist and eventual CEO. He also shares the stories of others, inspirational quotes, and practical tips on how you can be a Daymaker.

Wagner shows how a little kindness goes a long way, and what can happen when you focus on your wild ideas and follow your dreams. He then explains that to make another's day, you must first make your own day--and outlines ways to simplify your life, de-stress, and nurture yourself. The subsequent chapters detail how to make the day of your mate, your child, your whole family, a friend, a stranger, and an entire company!

For example, when making a stranger's day, it's important to remember that you don't know the whole story. Wagner writes: "We don't know what challenges face the people we meet each day. Is the bald woman in the movie theater a skinhead, or is she battling cancer? Is the beautiful woman with the storybook marriage dealing with her husband's adultery, while battling bulimia, as Princess Diana turned out to be? Is the woman on the airplane with the crying infant going home to her own mother's funeral? Is the man in the speeding red car weaving in and out of traffic on his way to the hospital with his toddler who swallowed cleaning fluid? These are just a few reminders that situations are not always as they appear."

There are many simple, yet practical ways to be a Daymaker. Write a poem about your child when he or she is born. Leave love notes for your spouse, or make them a creation from your heart. Be a Daymaker to a teenager by complimenting them on anything positive that you can.
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This potent little book provides much wisdom for these scary times. Becoming a Daymaker is as simple as tying your shoes. David Wagner shares with us the multitude of ways we can make the world we live in happier and more fulfilling by choosing to make each others day. The simplest acts of kindness, done with love, is all that is needed to be a Daymaker. Start now, be creative and then imagine what the world would look like if we all decided to become Daymakers! Buy this book today for yourself, your children, your friends and then send one to Washington, D.C. so that America can lead the world into a new era of kindess.
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By A Customer on April 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I broke into tears many times as I read "Life as a Daymaker". Pregnant with my first child, I know that David Wagner's simple message about compassion in the here and now can improve the quality of my child's world if we all take heed. The stories and simple wisdom of this book have profoundly changed me. By becoming a "Daymaker" myself, I instantly forget my own troubles and find joy in making someone else's day,whether it's my husband's, my family's, my coworkers', or a complete stranger's.
This book will create a revolution of kindness.
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This is an inspiring book. I had the fortune to see David Wagner speak in person and it moved me so much...fast forward a few years and I now have a staff of my own and I bought this book for everyone on the staff. I also had us watch his YouTube video of him giving the talk that I'd had the good luck to see myself and we discussed this as a team. The impact was tremendous and we are now a staff of Day Makers!
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When we were young we all wondered why life wasn't fair and people just weren't always so nice.

Take this message to heart, share it with someone and ask them to pass it on. Change the world.

(in our small town this really took off and a few of us went online and bought over 50 new and used copies, the Tae Kwan Do teacher is using this as a tool with over 20 kids... you really can use this to start something GREAT)
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As a manager in a large and busy Optometric practice, I constantly look for ideas to motivate our staff. I bought a copy for all 16 employees and we spent two office meetings discussing ways to Make Our Patient's day. WOW! We have become keenly aware of the need to be "in tune" to each and every person who walks through our doors...DAILY!! Thank you to David Wagner, our new HERO. Sue Linton, Puyallup WA.
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Imagine how good you would feel knowing that you did something to make someone's day. This book is filled with simple ideas for doing just that. It is easy to read and is definitely heartwarming. The chapters are short and easy/quick to read anywhere. Bottom line: This is a very enjoyable book. I highly recommend it. In fact, I'm going to purchase two more copies right now to share with special people in my life.
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Shared copies of this little book with my staff for professional development. We had a great time taking about all the take aways and how we can apply David Wagner's ideas into our own salon business.
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