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One Word That Will Change Your Life, Expanded Edition Hardcover – October 28, 2013
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Just One Word.
What if one thing could improve your life in incredible ways? What if One Word could mean the difference between repeated failure and newfound success?
In this beautifully illustrated, full-color revised edition, One Word That Will Change Your Life will inspire you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just One Word for the entire year. That's right! One Word can create clarity, power, passion, and life-change.
Each year, resolutions are rarely kept and goals are easily forgotten. But One Word sticks. By living a single word that embodies the essence of your life at this moment, you'll find renewed purpose and meaning throughout the year. Join thousands of people and hundreds of schools, businesses, churches, and sports teams who have found their One Word... and discover how to harness the transformational power of your One Word.
From the Back Cover
There's a word meant for you. When you Find it, live it, and share it... Your life will become more Exciting and purposeful than ever. One Word is a great little book that conveys a profoundly simple idea. Discover your One Word for the year, own it, live it, and experience its impact on your life. One word for this book: Priceless!" Ken Blanchard, coauthor of "The One Minute Manager" and Leading at a Higher Level My wife and I read One Word and we loved it! My favorite word for this book is Powerful! Read it today and discover the power of One Word! - Lou Holtz former Head Coach of the University of Notre Dame.
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It's not about choosing a word to guide your life, it is about uncovering that word. And the moment you do, you will feel the power of that word. The authors walk you through a simple process to uncover that word by examining your past successes and struggles, and your future hopes, dreams and concerns.
Once you have that word you'll find you can narrow your focus and simplify just about everything in your life and work.
My biggest take-aways:
1. Buzy-ness is a disease that is robbing us of our life
2. Buzy-ness throws us into survival mode and leaves no time for mission and meaning
3. Buzy-ness makes us stop caring about the things we actually care about
4. The key to eliminating buzy-ness is a narrowing of focus and a philosophy of simplicity
If there is a downside to this book, it spends a LOT of time at the end reporting on how different groups used this technique. For me, these went on a bit long.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book...and in fact, I have recommended it.