The Art of Influence: 28 Ways to Win People's Hearts and Bring Positive Change to Your Life

The Art of Influence: 28 Ways to Win People's Hearts and Bring Positive Change to Your Life

by Ryuho Okawa


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Your degree of success often depends on your ability to work with, motivate, and inspire people around you. In this book, author Ryuho Okawa shows how mastering the art of influence will help you become a tougher, influential, and stress-free leader who can win the hearts of many and bring positive change to yourself as well as those around you.

In The Art of Influence, Okawa offers insightful answers to the 28 questions he received from people who are aspiring to achieve greater success in life. In the first part of the book, he answers questions about getting ahead at work. He offers advice and solutions to such questions as "How can I win over people above me?" "What kind of mindset should I have when I failed to achieve the goal I pursued?" and "How should I deal with jealousy and criticism at work?" The second part of the book focuses on the topic of winning people’s hearts, as the leadership capability to influence and lead others is essential to achieving bigger success. Okawa shares his wisdom for becoming a better leader by answering such questions as, "What is the best way to admonish people who work under me?" "How can I balance my personal happiness and happiness of the whole?" and "How can I garner support from my co-workers?" In the last part of the book, Okawa offers keys to building confidence and maintaining a calm and peaceful mind by answering questions such as, "What is the cause of slumps and how can I avoid them?" "How can I overcome inferiority complex?" and "How can I differentiate true confidence from arrogance?"

At times of trouble, setback, or stress, these pages will offer you the inspirations you need at that very moment and open a new avenue for greater success in life. The practiced wisdom that Okawa offers in this book will enrich and fill your heart with motivation, inspiration, and encouragement. This simple, practical, yet profound guide will show you how to cultivate yourself and influence people up, down, and across.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942125488
Publisher: Irh Press
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,258,673
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

RYUHO OKAWA is recognized internationally as a global visionary, thinker, best-selling author, as well as spiritual leader with a simple goal: to help people find true happiness and create a better world. Okawa's books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages. His books share his principles for happiness, as well as insights and practiced methods for increasing our capacity for love and promoting our spiritual growth.
In 1986, Okawa founded Happy science as a spiritual movement dedicated to bringing greater happiness to humankind by uniting religions and cultures to live in harmony. Happy Science has grown rapidly from its beginnings in Japan to a worldwide organization. The spiritual workshops Happy Science offers are open to people of all faiths and walks of life and are rooted in the same principles of happiness that inspired Okawa’s own spiritual awakening. Okawa is compassionately committed to the spiritual growth of others; in addition to writing and publishing books, he continues to give talks around the world.

Table of Contents

Preface 11

Chapter 1 How to Build Mental Toughness

I The Art of Mastering Relationships

1 Learning from Other People's Advice and Opinions 16

2 Respecting Boundaries 24

3 Developing the Power of Persuasion 30

II The Art of Actualizing Your Dreams and Ideals

4 Developing Your Capabilities 38

5 Shifting the Course of Your Destiny 44

6 Persevering through Hardship 50

III The Art of Building Mental Strength

7 Deepening Your Understanding of Difficult Subjects 58

8 Examining Our Inner Selves Spiritually 66

9 Dealing with jealousy and Criticism 74

Chapter 2 How to Become an Influential Leader

I The Art of Surviving in a Tough World

10 The Source of Leadership 84

11 The Principle of Market Survival 94

12 The Makings of Legendary Figures 102

II The Art of Gaining Trust

13 The Difference between Love and Ego 110

14 How to Effectively Give Reprimands 116

15 The Limits of a Sympathetic Leader 124

III The Art of Leading with Love and Wisdom

16 Enlightenment and the Capacity of the Soul 134

17 Five Weapons for Achieving Great Accomplishments 140

18 Three Criteria for Assessing Leadership 146

19 Insight into the Future Situation of the World 154

Chapter 3 How to Overcome Stress

I The Art of Achieving Success with a Calm Mind

20 How to Overcome Fatigue, Frustration, and Gloominess 174

21 How to Maintain Inner Peace When You're Busy 180

22 How to Tell When We're Reaching Too Far 186

II The Art of Making Good Decisions at Work

23 Overcoming Slumps at Work 198

24 Making the Right Decision 206

25 Solving Issues During Tough Times in Business 212

III The Art of Building a Deeper Sense of Self-Confidence

26 Overcoming Feelings of Inferiority 222

27 Finding an Unwavering Self-Confidence 230

28 Living Lightheartedly and Selflessly 240

Afterword 249

About the Author 252

About Happy Science 253

Contact Information 255

About IRH Press USA 258

Books by Ryuho Okawa 259

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