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The Seven Minute Difference: Small Steps to Big Changes

The Seven Minute Difference: Small Steps to Big Changes

by Allyson Lewis
     
 

Do you want more? More hope, more joy, more fun and more fulfillment? Change is the essence of life; the biggest, most meaningful, and dramatic differences in our lives—and in our world—are really just the result of a series of small, seemingly insignificant changes. ""Amazing changes can occur in the most surprisingly small amounts of time,"" says

Overview

Do you want more? More hope, more joy, more fun and more fulfillment? Change is the essence of life; the biggest, most meaningful, and dramatic differences in our lives—and in our world—are really just the result of a series of small, seemingly insignificant changes. ""Amazing changes can occur in the most surprisingly small amounts of time,"" says Allyson Lewis, author and senior executive at a major financial services firm. ""In just seven minutes my life changed forever, in this book I will share exactly what happened to me and how it can happen to you.""

In The Seven Minute Difference, Lewis motivates business professionals to grow through micro-actions that can be completed in as little as seven minutes. According to Lewis, small efforts such as two extra sales calls, a daily action plan, a review of a competitor’s product, or a change of schedule can make the difference between mediocrity and excellence.

This book coaches readers to realize their full potential by focusing on four fundamental truths: Change begins to happen the moment you decide to change ; you must want to change; you must expect change; you should enjoy the process of change. Drawing upon years of experience as a motivational speaker and financial advisor, Lewis shows how she has successfully used these principles to help thousands of corporate executives, financial advisors, insurance executives, entrepreneurs, accountants, and attorneys change their lives. Chapters are filled with concrete examples, anecdotes, and sage advice, such as ""Life is like luggage, there are limits to what you can take on the journey"" and ""If you want your life to be different, you must be different.""

With humor and flair, The Seven Minute Difference spurs people to unlock their purpose, knowledge, and passion, and as a result, transform their lives at work and at home.

Highlights

Allyson Lewis inspires readers to:

• Define a mission and action plan that will support change

• Implement change and keep the momentum going

• Paint the canvas of your life – map out your goals

• Prioritize, organize, and simplify work and life to achieve greater productivity

Editorial Reviews

Soundview Executive Book Summaries
Written as an instrument for personal and professional change, The Seven Minute Difference: Small Steps to Big Changes is based on micro-actions: small activities that take only a few minutes but contribute to an overall goal of excellence. After her own seven-minute epiphany, financial adviser and motivational speaker Lewis developed a system for making major changes. Seven minutes might be devoted to making a plan for your day. Seven minutes is also the attention span of the average corporate executive. Copyright © 2007 Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419537233
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Series:
G - Reference,Information and Interdisci
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

A renowned time management and productivity speaker, Allyson Lewis has spent the last 27 years developing and teaching concrete yet actionable business ideas to executives all over the country. The author of 3 books, The 7 Minute Life™ Daily Planner, The Seven Minute Difference and The Million Dollar Car and $250,000 Pizza (Kaplan Publishing, 2000), Allyson has trained thousands of people in cities throughout the country including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Baltimore, and San Juan. She is frequently asked to host motivational and educational public workshops throughout the country, often for major corporations such as Merrill Lynch and Walmart. Allyson has been a guest on CNN and Bloomberg Information Television, and many other regional radio and television programs. She lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas, with her husband, Mark Lewis, their two children, Abby and J. Mark, and two Golden Retreivers, Buddy and Vero.

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