Yes, there was a lot of great information that I defintely won't remember so a re-listen is definitely on the agenda.
I loved how he had researched the most popular talks and then broke them down into principles that all of us can use in our lives as business/church/community leaders. I would recommned the read to anyone who may find themselves giving a presenation from scratch. I know I will definitely use the principles in this book.
I'm probably kind of unique in that I'm a guy, but I love reading about marriage and intimacy and finding ways to love my wife better. I was curious when I bought the book, but pleasantly surpised after reading it! I would definitely recommned it to anyone. My wife and I took a get a way weekend and listened to the book. We were able to talk and connect on an emotional level that was very much needed. I enjoyed the back and forth between Ed and his wife Lisa and loved how there was really a no holds bar approach to saying it like it is, and then opening the door for discussion between you and your partner.
I love when the authors narrate the book. There is more passion in their voice than would be otherwise. Great chemistry.
Probably top 5 for marriage and family books. My top marriage book that changed my life was Gary Chapman's "5 love languages". My wife an I give this book as a wedding gift to every wedding we attend. Gary touches on the 5 love languages in this book, but helps remind us how to make love in just having sex. It's a rut even the best marriages can fall into, and this book is a great refresher on how to turn it around. I personally love Gary's Christian approach to his counseling and feel making God part of your marriage makes marriage much easier. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is married or even thinking about getting married.
Absolutely. I've encouraged my wife to start giving it out to friends at baby showers. This book was one of those paradigm shifting "aha" books for me as a father.
I thought I was a pretty good parent before reading this book, but still had a few questions and knew there were area's I could improve in. My kids are 6, 4, 2, 0... I wish I could have found this book before I started parenting, it has completely changed my outlook on parenting and connecting with my kids.
I had heard about a "no discipline" approach and thought it absolutely absurd. I'm a fairly strict father and hold my children to extremely high standards. We have timeouts, consequences (that my wife and I make up). I'm converted this is not the way to parent your children and that the strategies presented by Dr. Laura Markham work. I've seen vast improvement in my children's behavior.
I was brought up in a strict home and was consequently taught to be a strict parent. I think most parents are that way. But there is a better and easier way to teach our children to become happy, healthy, and responsible adults. It's all about connection, and I didn't realize the how much I was hurting the connection I had with my kids.
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Brad Thor is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. He has written several of these thriller novels and all of them have been sensational. I've studied extensively the back ground of the federal reserve and from research everything Brad explained in story form for this novel seemed pretty much spot on. I enjoy an author who creates a rivoting story about problems that seem to effect our daily lives whether we know it or not.
This was a book that I didn't want to stop listening to and one that made my long commute to work seem much shorter.
I really enjoyed this book and found it mysterious and captivating. I've always enjoyed learning about the capacities of the human mind and how some people choose to use it. I was sceptical before reading the book, but once I was into it, I looked forward to my long commutes to work. I found it fascinating. I was a little disappointed in how the book ended. It's conclusion was suprising to me and unexpected, but reasonable. I'll leave it at that.
This book probably ranks in my top 3 for self improvement/business books. Chip and Dan did a great job writing this. It flowed smoothly, was entertaining, and had the perfect amount of instruction, research, and stories to effectively teach you on how to make your idea's resonate with people. I will use it as a father, a church leader, and in my profession as a financial advisor. I would highly recommend this book.
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