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The Story of You: (And How to Create a New One) [Kindle Edition]

Steve Chandler
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Soul Shifts
There are pivotal moments in the lives of all seekers when we realize that we’ve been traveling on our path of growth toward happiness and ful­fillment, but, simply put, we want to go faster.

Book Description

On the heels of his successful 100 Ways to Motivate
Yourself and Reinventing Yourself, motivational speaker and author Steve
Chandler has written his life's masterpiece, The Story of You.

The Story of You is the book Steve Chandler was always meant to
write. In the tradition of Covey's 7 Habits and Scott Peck's Road Less
Traveled, Chandler's personal growth gem transcends all categories to
impact psychology, business, self-help, and contemporary social commentary.
For the first time in history, readers have a definitive book on what keeps
them from succeeding.

Chandler breaks new ground with his startling revelations and fresh
interpretations about people as diverse as: Elvis Presley, Van Gogh,
Governor Bill Richardson, actor Tyrese Gibson, Dr. Andrew Weil, Hugh
Hefner, Mark Twain and the biblical character Lazarus.

By exposing people's stories as the most false and limiting part of
their lives, Chandler invites you into a new world of action and creative

With humor and biting critiques, Chandler exposes people's false ego
stories for what they are and reveals the source of all success: the inner
energy of will and spirit. Filled with stunningly candid dialogue from
pivotal coaching sessions that Chandler has conducted (and been the subject
of!), this book is the most dramatic exposure yet of how we hold ourselves
back by the stories we believe and then tell.

Editorial Reviews


"Everyone at the Starting Over show is still talking about Steve Chandler and what he did for the show." -- Ivana Vanzant, host, NBC's Starting Over

"If you put together the best of Anthony Robbins and Wayne Dyer, you would almost have Steve Chandler." -- Dale Dauten, Chicago Tribune, King Features Syndicate

"Steve Chandler is the most orginal and inspiring figure in the highly competitive field of motivational speaking." -- Arthur Morey, Renaissance Media

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From the Publisher

"Everyone at the Starting Over show is still talking about Steve Chandler and what he did for the show." Iyanla Vanzant, host, NBC's Starting Over

"Steve Chandler is the most orginal and inspiring figure in the highly competitive field of motivational speaking." Arthur Morey, Renaissance Media

"If you put together the best of Anthony Robbins and Wayne Dyer, you would almost have Steve Chandler." Dale Dauten, Chicago Tribune, King Features Syndicate

Product Details

  • File Size: 1111 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Career Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001C6MJBE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303,530 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another stellar effort April 3, 2006
Stephen Chandler may or may not be among America's most beloved public speakers and authors, but he's one of the most effective. This book, like all the others of his I have read, is pithy, funny, and direct. But it also has the potential to be life changing.

Yeah, yeah, well every motivational book has the "potential" to be life-changing. Heck, a chance encounter with a bore on an airplane has that "potential" as well. What's so special about this one?

Several things. First, Steve is an autobiographical writer, and, having a biography that has forced him to rethink his direction on many occasions, he is without pretense or phoniness. The tales where he helped someone and the tales where someone helped him are spread thoughout the book, with neither gloating nor self-flagellation. Which is a necessary, but not sufficient, pre-requisite.

But his clear-thinking shines through. I really believe that the great ideas can be reduced to a few words. They're not new. But they need to be restated in new ways sometimes. Why is a Tiger Woods or a Stephen King so wildly successful in their chosen fields? A certain natural talent is undoubtedly helpful. I will never break par on the golf course. But though I envy those who are within 10 pounds of their ideal weight, I do nothing but envy. Why? Because I choose not to. Because I tell myself stories about how it's not my fault (egged on by publishers, diet folks, and daytime television magnates who get rich off my inertia and victimitis.) The stories I choose to tell myself about myself are just that, stories. They are not divinely inspired, though it is comforting to think they are sometimes. I can't finish my book because I don't have time. Too busy, rush, rush, oh, aren't we all, you know how it is, blahblah. Well, phooey!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a deep understanding of Life April 9, 2006
I know that Steve Chandler does not really think of himself as a motivational speaker. He is however, a motivational thinker. He has woken up my sleepwalking neurons again, with his latest effort, "The Story of you".

The story of you, yet again, proves his ablity to capture a thought and present it with tremendous clarity. In this case, how people trap themselves in their existances through the fables and fabrications they believe about themselves. He shows the reader how to invent the new, clear, vibrant, Story of you, in a way that is concise, and easy to follow.

If you liked Chandlers' "Seventeen Lies", you will love "The Story of You". My only complaint about this book, is really about myself. I read the entire book at one sitting, so the joy of new discovery must wait, until I reread this book(which I shall), or Steve Chandler writes another book.

All in all, a fabulous read!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Trifecta Story September 4, 2007
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From all directions, three related products hit me upside the head. Each of the products, Chandler's excellent book, Debbie Ford's excellent audio The Answers are Within You: Unveiling Life's Greatest Spiritual Secrets in the Shadow of Your Soul and Joe Caruso's excellent audio The Principles of Authentic Power (best audio I have ever purchased) all deal with concept that we are very much a product of the stories we tell ourselves. After three whacks upside the head, I think I got it. :) I hit the trifecta, or should I say the trifecta hit me.

Steve Chandler has written another engaging book. The author is an excellent story teller, weaving in short stories about himself (occasionally) and others to make his points more forcibly. Having read others of his books, I believe this to be his best yet with more consistent adherence to a theme.

I wanted to give the book a five star rating because of its impact on me. I am sure that if I heard this highly regarded speaker talk on this subject it would be a five star speech. But, I agree with other reviewers who suggest that some more polishing would have made this a true five star (ironic in that the author tells of his advice to other authors to polish, polish, polish).

I am just going to hold my five star rating for his best book yet, one that is undoubtedly on its way given Chandler's observations about his own journey. I truly admire what Chandler is doing with his own life and that of others with his superb storytelling.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy Read January 11, 2007
This book explores the relationship between our successes and failures, whether real or perceived, based on the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. Very interesting book and worth the read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-changing "story" made to share! November 20, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I came upon this audio book by accident, having no prior exposure to Steve Chandler or his previous work. All I can say is "Wow!" The wisdom contained in this book is beyond words. It is the kind of collection of experience and wisdom that makes you want to share it with as many people as possible. I immediately wanted my family members to hear it, as I knew they too would somehow connect to Mr. Chandler's "stories."

His use of empowering quotes, personal anecdotes, and lifetime experiences with friends, family members, and clients is carefully woven into a story of its own--a lifeline for me at this particular moment in my life.

Such a book in either print or audio form, is calling out to be shared with others! It could be used as a part of a motivational training session in almost any work environment you could think of; it could be used as a "book club" book, because each section and/or CD is just begging to be shared, discussed, and analyzed.

As a result of this book, I have been able myself to re-connect with people who are a part of my past "story" and who will continue to be a part of my new, future "story."

This book is one you won't be able to stop reading or listening to--believe me, if you have it in audio form, it will make those long commutes to/from work worth every minute. You may even take a detour just to keep listening.

Some books have the propensity to change your life and how you live it. This is one of those books. A great gift to give yourself and others!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A definite must read for anyone interested in removing self-imposed limitations and living life to the fullest!!
Published 1 month ago by Stephen D. Anton
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
This is a great book! Was everything I hoped it would be and much more. I will reread this book many times. The reviews I read beforehand were very positive and now I see why. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ken Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars and easy to understand
Steve Chandler ' book is straight forward, and easy to understand. His point is a good one in that what story are we living? Is this how we want to live the rest of our lives? Read more
Published 5 months ago by JKlayman, AZ
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Author; poor condition of used CD!!
Love this guy! I have purchased 6 of his books on CD and learn something new from each and every one of them! Read more
Published 7 months ago by kim wampler
5.0 out of 5 stars Put everything on hold and read this book
Put everything you have to do on hold and read this book. You will make your time and effor back 100 fold and then some.
Published 12 months ago by Richard Busulwa
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must!
Steve Chandler is a brilliant thinker and makes things simple and powerful to apply. The Story Of You is filled with actionable opportunities that every leader will benefit from. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare book
Highly recommended. For me, this was one of those "can't put it down" type of books. I rarely read a book twice...this is a rare book with a POWERFUL message.
Published 23 months ago by franklin
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Something To Think About.
Chandler cuts right to the core by giving the reader the insight and tools to change or get rid of the story that is holding them back from really being successful and enjoying all... Read more
Published on February 13, 2013 by G. T. Hopkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent read. Insightful. I want to read it again, and I just finished. Has inspired me to buy other books by this author. Read more
Published on August 31, 2012 by Book Worm
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good and funny
I have read most of Steve Chandler's books. Primarily, every single one of them makes me laugh.
He has this dark sense of humor which pemiates through out the book along with... Read more
Published on March 14, 2010 by JHKR
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More About the Author

Steve Chandler, bestselling author of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Time Warrior and 30+ other books, is known as America's notoriously unorthodox personal growth guru. He has helped thousands of people transform their lives and businesses.

Steve invites you to join his inner circle, the Wealth Warrior Movement, whose sole focus is supporting you in creating greater prosperity for yourself. Join by visiting and you will receive prosperity-building messages from Steve three times a week, each and every week, as well as monthly webinars by Steve, books in the mail and also Steve's CREATING WEALTH Audio Series.

Steve's book Wealth Warrior - a modern-day Think and Grow Rich - goes out to all members of the Wealth Warrior Movement upon joining.

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