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The Power of Story: Change Your Story, Change Your Destiny in Business and in Life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2007

    Replace your 'old story' with a 'new story'

    Jim Loehr paints a rich mosaic of real life situations gleaned from his personal experinces in working with world class athletes, business people and 'average Janes and Joes' like you who yearn for a formula for self-improvement. I found the life 'stories' in the book compelling and many hit close to home. The writing style is engaging, easy to follow and yet much of the content is profound. If you're looking for a unique way of looking at your life now and searching for a way to create more personal energy and engagement at work or with your familyl, this book lays out both the theory and practical application.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2007

    A Powerful Read

    'Everybody has a story,' asserts Dr. Jim Loehr, in his lifechanging and innovative book, 'The Power of Story.' Every once in awhile a book comes along that is so unique in how it presents the human condition that it leaves you wondering why we continue to live a life filled with self-imposed limitations that compromise our health and happiness. Jim Loehr has created insights into who we are and how we live in a way that reminds us that we have far more control over our destiny than we think. He's right, of course. We run around with false pretenses about what we 'think' must get accomplished, and whose approval we need to feel satisfied. But we are wrong, as he points out in his section on 'faulty assumptions' (p. 71). We create stories to justify our storms, our dilemmas, and our failure to live a life consistent with our values - our core beliefs about what we consider important in life that so strongly influences our behavior. For some strange reason, so many of us have 'handed over the keys' of our life to others, who we allow to control us. We have lost our mission due to our 'old story' that supports our unhealthy habits (or do our unhealthy habits support our old story?). The book's main theme is the importance of being aware of our mission - which lends meaningfulness to our life and to our legacy - and to replace our bad habits with healthy routines. Well done, Dr. Loehr. Afer reading 'The Power of Story,' how we live our life will never be the same.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2007

    Highly Recommended

    I would highly recommend Jim Loehr's 'The Power of Story'. This high energy, page turner gives a fresh stance on the power of positive thought with a unique twist of Loehr's personal experiences. 'The Power of Story' is about controlling your inner voices to tell the same story so you can devote your energy to the things that matter. The concept that Loehr achieves in the book is very attainable in the 'normal' everyday life. He has the ability to wrap the concepts so that it is viable for the college graduate, the executive, and the stay-at-home mother. Loehr does an outstanding job of getting readers to acknowledge and recognize the stories that they may be telling themselves. Then he goes deeper, to push the reader to reveal the real story. This is the strongest aspect of the book. You can't get away without being honest with yourself. Then he leads you to the idea that you can change your story, and sequentially, transform your future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2007

    Read this book and become the author of your life story.

    In an age where it's easy to feel invisible and even impotent, Loehr delivers mental Viagra. Any book that can do that is worth reading. This book takes a big, profound idea and makes it personally relevant. Loehr excavates the basis of free will. Loehr's insight that 'if you aren't the author of your life story you're the victim of it' is a way of summing up that the unexamined life will almost assuredly reduce us to supporting actors in someone else's story. One thing I really like is that he goes way beyond the vastly over-simplified idea of The Secret into something much deeper and more actionable. The more I read, the more I was convinced that this was the real secret. The author has a great way of applying the value of writing our own story to change the conditions of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. While some other books have touched on these concepts, this book uses the latest research to bring our human habits into full view and offers practical methods to become the 'cause' of our lives instead of 'the effect' of someone else's. That's the essence of Free Will.

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