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Reinventing Yourself: How To Become The Person You've Always Wanted To Be Paperback – July, 2005
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"Everyone at the Starting Over show is still talking about Steve Chandler and what he did for the show." -- Iyanla Vanzant
"Steve Chandler is the most original and inspiring figure in the highly competitive field of motivational speaking." -- Arthur Morey
"Steve Chandler lights you up with the glow of his internal neon...one of the funniest men I have ever known...what he proposes is so rock-solid and reassuring..."
"It's hard to believe that so much powerful, practical wisdom can be packed into such an easy-to-read book. It's a voyage into the pure essence of what really works." -- Ron Hulnick
"You can set yourself free by how you talk to yourself about your capabilities. The greatness you see in others is in you. I promise that you can find it inside you, no matter who you are." -- Steve Chandler
"Steve Chandler's words of wisdom and motivational techniques have guided me as a public servant and helped me to achieve my goals. If you want to grow as a person and make a difference in the world, put this book on your reading list right now!" -- Jim Kolbe
Top Customer Reviews
Throughout the tape, the "owner" and "victim" are compared. By the end of the tape you will realize which person lives within you.
Victims think power is beyond their control. Their core belief is that life is unfair. Owners are happy, not easily discouraged and say "I want," not "I should."
I felt that the lessons where extremely practical and bring awareness to issues we all deal with on a daily basis. If "thinking" is the "soul talking to itself," then I can see why we can motivate ourselves through "internal talk," or thinking the right positive thoughts.
Steven's method is to help us learn the words to say to ourselves. He believes victims are victims of their own defeated thinking. What they watch, read and listen to can make them happy or sad. You literally have to reprogram your mind.
Once you have done this and come to see the human spirit as a fire that needs to be lit daily, you can finally learn how to invite happiness into your life on a daily basis, no matter what the circumstances.
~The Rebecca Review
At first, I found Steve's language too light and felt I was reading another 'rah-rah' book. I normally prefer the analytical writing of people like Scott Peck, but the more I read, the more profound I found Steve's message.
I found the chapter on the 'ladder of selves' quite interesting and put it to use not fifteen minutes after reading it with very good results. I've found it's helped me control my temper and provides me with a more balanced perspective.
I'm surprised Steve is not better known. I had never heard of him before this book and truly hope he gains more exposure.
The title tends to turn some people off because changing yourself is considered bad in our culture. But what's bad about changing something you don't like about yourself or something that is holding you back from experiencing the juices of life?
A better question than "I gotta be me" and "I don't change" would be: is my current behavior getting in the way of me enjoying certain aspects of my life? Am I dragging other people down with me, including loved ones? If so, do I want to change or keep living half of the life I could be living?
This tapes series contains many subsets . . . not letting other people wound you, taking charge of your life, looking for the things that make you passionate and setting your soul on fire rather than just going through the motions . . . basically,how to live again or intensify how you are already living.
But overall, it's really about taking the old you/parts of the old you . . . that you don't like . .. and changing it to the new you that you care to become.
The real question though is: are you brave enough to admit there's something about you that you wish to change/reinvent? And, if so, are you even braver to walk along the path to make that change in yourself?
Well, are you? :) If so, this knowledge will help you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I can't get enough of mr Chandler. Love him. this book was better than Time Warrior.
I bought this book for 3 other people, but they didn't read it. Read more
Fantastic motivational book, hit all the right notes, I will take some pages out and frame them so I can consult it easy.Published 2 months ago by RAOUL CELERIER
I'm reading it for the second time. This book is great and motivates me daily!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
An amazing guide to re-creation. What if the "you" that you think you are didn't really exist? Suppose you could be anyone, based on what the situation called for? Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fred Blum, DC
Steve Chandler is a gifted writer and a truly wise teacher. This book, and all his books, have made a huge impact on my life.Published 7 months ago by Jim Huling
This book is like the junk food of self-help. It goes down easy and tastes pretty good, but when you're done, you feel like you've eaten nothing but empty calories. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bibliofiend
January of this year I tried to take my life. Hows that for an opening sentence? But really I did, I still don't know exactly why I got to that point, but I do know what got me to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer