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Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People
     

Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People

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by Rich DeVos
 

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The simple act of offering a kind word or two can have power to change lives in positive and profound ways.

In TEN POWERFUL PHRASES FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE, DeVos focuses each chapter on one key phrase, such as "I'm Proud of You," or "I Believe in You," that he has found to help individuals overcome differences, build relationships, instill confidence, change

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The simple act of offering a kind word or two can have power to change lives in positive and profound ways.

In TEN POWERFUL PHRASES FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE, DeVos focuses each chapter on one key phrase, such as "I'm Proud of You," or "I Believe in You," that he has found to help individuals overcome differences, build relationships, instill confidence, change attitudes, and generally make us feel positive about ourselves and about helping others. Each phrase is illustrated through anecdotes from DeVos's experiences and about people whose lives have been touched either by saying or hearing one of the small but powerful phrases. Anyone with the ability to offer a kind word to a friend, family member, or coworker will benefit from this book's positive, practical wisdom.

Editorial Reviews

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"Rich DeVos is one of the finest leaders of our generation. His ability to lift people to higher levels of belief and performance is legendary."—Bill Hybels, senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church"

Americans need this book for inspiration and encouragement."—Paul Harvey"

Rich DeVos has given us simple and elegant advice on being positive and supportive. His reputation for integrity and wisdom, his incredible business triumphs, and his successful and devoted family demonstrate that he has lived it well. Take heed!"—David J. Stern, former commissioner, National Basketball Association"

A great book by one of the wisest men I know. Rich's book gives ten invaluable phrases we ought to keep on the tips of our tongues."—Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship and bestselling author"

As a longtime friend of Rich DeVos, I've personally seen his power to inspire....This book of powerful phrases will inspire many more people to benefit from his positive message."—Bobby Richardson, New York Yankee second baseman, 1955-1966"

Rich DeVos reminds us why civility, courtesy, and gratitude are essential in our daily lives."—Edwin J. Feulener, PhD, president, The Heritage Foundation"

Simple phrases speak volumes. Rich DeVos shows how a few well-chosen, positive words wield powerful messages we all need to hear—and say."—Harvay Mackay, #1 New York Times bestselling author"

Recently there has been a deluge of books on managerial theory, 'how-to' scenarios and inspirational tomes about the 'good life,' but rarely can an author combine these genres. DeVos, co-founder and retired president of Amway, does so effectively with this study of how to be entrepreneurial, successful and compassionate."—Publishers Weekly on Compassionate Capitalism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455594535
Publisher:
Center Street
Publication date:
01/05/2016
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
271,089
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Rich Devos is the cofounder of Amway and owner of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He is the author of bestsellers Hope from My Heart and Compassionate Capitalism.

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Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rich DeVos the billionaire owner of Amway and The Orlando Magics Basketball team, shares important phrases that many in this world forget. After reading this book you can understand why he such a respected man. The reading is easy and you will begin using these phrases immediately. Dont miss this one.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
Written by the co-founder of Amway, a positive-thinking guy, this 5" x 7" self-help book is the perfect size to carry along with you. It can be read in snatches as each of the ten phrases has its own chapter. The author practices being a "life enricher." From a Christian businessman's perspective, this book gives the reader a handle on the art of positive thinking. Use it as a resource tool. It's a favorite of mine.
ReviewYourBook.com More than 1 year ago
Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People
Rich DeVos
Center Street, 2008
ISBN: 9781599950983
5 Stars
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com, 12/08

Rich DeVos shares his expertise as a successful motivational speaker in his book Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People. DeVos emphasizes the benefits of keeping a positive attitude and encouraging others.
There are 10 positive phrases emphasized in this book: ¿I¿m sorry, I¿m wrong, You can do it, I believe in you, I¿m proud of you, Thank you, I need you, I trust you, I respect you, and I love.¿ People want to be around positive people. In the introduction DeVos quotes Philippians 4:7-9 (NIV): ¿Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable¿if anything is excellent or praiseworthy¿thing about such things.¿
I now have this verse hanging on my wall, so I can remind myself each morning to look on the positive side of life and never dwell on the negative. DeVos writes in a simple, easy-to-understand style. Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People may be a small book, but it has a large message.
mtm More than 1 year ago
Rich is a very sincere gent. His life and what he stands for does speak to anyone and very one!!! To talk his words and to speak his life is one great thing,as he states his daily life is what we should all already know and act upon it in a daily basis. This might be onsided to some. His life is just not made of words but of daily actions. To those of us who are wanting to make a real difference in your life. And the impact will affect those of any life skills, aspect or just simple way of learning and applying their teachings.
ManAfter.com More than 1 year ago
I noticed this book as I was walking into my bookstore cafe hangout and as soon as I saw it, I knew without a doubt that I had to read it. Rich DeVos is not only Co-Founder of Amway Corporation, but he is one of the most influential men in West Michigan who's name you see on so many buildings downtown, on regional university and college campuses, and more. I don't know DeVos personally, but his influence is so evident here in Grand Rapids alone and knowing that he is a Godly leader, I had to purchase this book and see what I could adopt from his life into mine...

I purchased this book with the hopes that it could help me pursue a more positive outlook on life because I admit to needing a tremendous amount of improvement in this area of my life... I admit this with a thankful heart that God not only exposes these areas in my life to me, but provides a means for improvement. I truly believe that DeVos has touched my life through this book and plan to keep it at arms reach so that I can often refer to it to make sure that I am using each of the 10 powerful phrases in it each and every day...

"I discovered that the more I talked about being positive, the more poeple wanted to hear." - DeVos

Great book Rich! Love ya!
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Sophomoric crap from a man who made his money on a slimy pyramid scheme. Don't waste you time or your money.