30 Days to Understanding Other People: A Daily Guide to Improving Your Relationships

30 Days to Understanding Other People: A Daily Guide to Improving Your Relationships

by Beverly D. Flaxington

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ISBN-13: 9780983762034
Publisher: ATA Press
Publication date: 04/26/2012
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

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30 Days to Understanding Other People: A Daily Guide to Improving Your Relationships 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kim0712 More than 1 year ago
Do you have problems dealing with relationships in your life and aren’t quite able to pinpoint what the issue is? Maybe a partner, a boss or a family member? Then 30 Days to Understanding Other People by author Beverly D. Flaxington, just might be the right book for you. This book helps lead you in the right direction to getting these relationships back on track and living a happier, more calm life. The book is broken up into daily exercises that teach you lessons on how to handle your reaction to what other people say and do to you each day. I have worn many hats in my life so far; mother, step-mother, caretaker, employee and boss. With each phase of my life, I’ve had to deal with a variety of people and situations. I used to be a pushover – allowing people all of the control over situations and outcomes. Most of the time, this didn’t work well and the end result was that I was left to pick up the pieces of a broken friendship or relationship. But as I matured and gained more responsibilities, I had to start taking control of how I handled someone elses reaction to what I may have said or done. I truly wish I had this book during that time! This book gives lessons that I have tried to teach my children as they mature and start to deal with new people and new issues in their life. People can only take your power if you give it to them. You have to give a little sometimes and be the bigger person – agree to disagree sometimes! Like the author says, commit 30 days and watch your relationships change – reading this book is a huge step in that direction!
s_gallegos More than 1 year ago
Over my lifetime I have had to deal with my share of extremely difficult people! And being the nice person that I am have found it hard at times to play nice, as they say. This book is a great guide and seriously if more people thought this way or even acted this way, we would all be a lot happier. Bev takes one day in a month period to give lessons and tips on situations we deal with all the time.These tips from this Gold-award winning author will help you in every aspect of your life, whether it be at your business or in your personal life. These techniques have been used by many and really work. A quick example of what you can find in this book, with the current state of our country right now and this being an election year.....Day 23-Let's Agree to Disagree is a GREAT lesson. She talks about how people react and criticize those that don't agree with their political opinion. I encounter this a lot only because I am well read on current events and when asked I like to present the facts. This doesn't go over very well with those who have their own beliefs they feel strongly about. In this section she asks you to do an exercise where you write down a certain situation that you reacted in a negative way towards someone who had a different perspective than you. By doing this it made me realize that I over reacted and ended up loosing a friendship because of a political argument a while back. I should have just let the person speak their mind, given my opinion and just left it at that. Agree to Disagree. I now think this way, and like I said, I give my two sense when asked but don't force my opinions on others and know when to stop the conversation and just finish off with Agree to Disagree.
nhgirl1970 More than 1 year ago
I was recently given the opportunity to review "30 Days to Understanding Other People (A daily guide to improving relationships) by Beverly D. Flaxington. It is an easy read with a day-by-day guide to help understand how to deal and understand how other people, no matter how difficult they may be to deal with. Each day explains a particular situation and follows up with an exercise on how to handle it. For example, day six hit close to home. "Shy or snob"- If you are quiet others may perceive you (now or in the past) as a snob, however, the truth may be you are (or were) very shy. The author explains how in school she was shy and someone from her past had labeled her a snob in those days. Ms. Flaxington makes an excellent point by saying we often label people, whether we should or not. She follows up with the daily exercise. "Today, try to catch yourself when you label someone else's behavior. Be objective about the label you apply." This is just one example of how this book will stop and make you think about others, and most importantly, your own behavior (s). The book is quite inspirational and has the added bonus of some great quotes as well. This book teaches some valuable lessons in acceptance. Spend five minutes a day for thirty days to read it. It will be time well spent. -L. Shea
HannaL More than 1 year ago
30 Days to Understanding Other People, is a great book to learn a little bit more about how other people think. Its easy to read and doesn't weigh you down with a bunch of useless terms and the information it contains is very valuable. This book will help you in all of your relationships, and makes you feel impowered.