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Good advice on creating rewarding relationships!
on March 16, 2008
The book explains that the gremlin is the monster in your mind that makes you miserable by keeping you stuck in your head and thus diverting you from the peace and contentment in your heart. The author notes the gremlin-training method was fully explained in his original work, Taming the Gremlin.
This new book on A Master Class in Gremlin-Taming is primarily about how to create rewarding relationships, primarily through a method described in his acronym, I CREATE, which stands for:
I = Intention
C = Connection
R = Respect
E = Environment
A = Authenticity
T = Trust
E = Experience
He then goes on to elaborate on each of the above 7 keys for creating good relationships. For instance, in speaking of Respect, he provides ways in which we can inadvertently demonstrate a lack of respect for people, including such actions as:
- Rushing to share a similar experience
- Habitual lateness
- Jumping to conclusions, and many more.
The book is an easy, fun read and offers some really good advice on relationships. The one thing I would note is that if you haven't read his earlier books, "Taming Your Gremlin" and/or "Taming Your Gremlin, revised edition," you might want to read them first. Throughout the book, he continually references the earlier books, even noting what page numbers certain topics were discussed on. If you haven't read the earlier books (I hadn't), you can feel like you're at a disadvantage due to the continual references to the earlier books.