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Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words | [Kevin Hall]

Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words

We live our lives word by word - to build our relationships, to convey our points of view, to object to wrongs done to us or to others, to comfort our children and our friends. We also use the wrong words - sometimes unknowingly - and get ourselves into situations we'd rather not be in. As Stephen R. Covey points out in his introduction: "Words sell and words repel; Words lead and words impede; Words heal and words kill."
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Publisher's Summary

We live our lives word by word - to build our relationships, to convey our points of view, to object to wrongs done to us or to others, to comfort our children and our friends. We also use the wrong words - sometimes unknowingly - and get ourselves into situations we'd rather not be in.

As Stephen R. Covey points out in his introduction: "Words sell and words repel; Words lead and words impede; Words heal and words kill."

Kevin Hall discovered the deeper power inherent in words after a fateful encounter with a wise shopkeeper in Vienna. When that led to an introduction to an esteemed etymologist residing in a senior home, Hall embarked on a project that changed his life, and has since changed the lives of thousands. Discover the eleven words - as well as the secret word - that when used correctly, can light your path to the lifelong success you deserve.

©2009 Kevin Hall, Power of Words LLC; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Just as I broke new ground in human development over twenty years ago by uncovering the habits that make for a meaningful and effective life, Kevin is breaking new ground by uncovering and revealing the true intent and meaning of the words that make up those habits." (Stephen R. Covey, best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

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    Loralin Lomita, CA, United States 11-30-10
    Loralin Lomita, CA, United States 11-30-10 Member Since 2004
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    "Highly Recommended and very inspirational."

    I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Hall in a small cafe in Provo Utah, he was so kind enough to take the time to talk with us and we asked him if he had any more books with him that we may buy. He personally signed all of ours and was able to share a few of his favorite from his book. This man was so passionate about what what written it the book, I couldn't wait to read what pored out of his heart. It's very interesting to see where his life experience has taken him, I also bought the audio because I drive all over that I had more time listening than reading. I read the book once and listened to it already going on my 3rd time. Aspire has taught me to really be aware of the words that come from my mouth, mainly the words that I do say to myself. Thank you for sharing with me and with us your fans Kevin. I look forward to the next book you will write. Sincerely, Loralin E.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kweku Richmond, VA, United States 10-07-11
    Kweku Richmond, VA, United States 10-07-11
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    "Excellent Book"

    If I had listened to some of the reviews I read before buying this book, I would have missed out an a great book. I have listed to aspire more than once. This book will challenge you to be more of who you are.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 09-01-10
    Mike Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 09-01-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Power!"

    The caption on the front of the book Aspire reads "Discovering you Purpose Through the Power of Words". And because this book changed forever the way I look at words and way I look at human potential I did the only think that seemed right. I had to know the "hidden" meaning of the word "POWER". According to Merriam Webster the word power has it's meaning rooted in the 13th century. The origin of power is as follows; "Middle English, from Anglo-French poer, pouer, from poer to be able, from Vulgar Latin *potēre, alteration of Latin posse" The message of Aspire is that anyone is able to be a better person, to live a better life, to help more people they just have to "Aspire" to be the best that they can be! Read aspire and you can also unleash the inner you to be all that you can be. Having the knowledge of the power of words will give you a path to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Arthur Smith Princeton, NJ USA 01-07-13
    Arthur Smith Princeton, NJ USA 01-07-13
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    "This is a must Read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Aspire to be better than the print version?

    Only did the audio


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Arthur, For his wisdom


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Aspire?

    Dont treat anyone "small"


    Any additional comments?

    I place this with all the great "get what you want in life books"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MiniMacMarla Corbett, OR USA 08-05-12
    MiniMacMarla Corbett, OR USA 08-05-12 Member Since 2007
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    "A real stretch"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    An actual point to the book instead of a loose collection of ramblings about words.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm listening to "Quiet" right now.


    What does Patrick Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The pronunciations of some of the words.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Aspire?

    Nearly all of it.


    Any additional comments?

    The only reason I listened to it was to see if an actual point was ever made--none ever was made.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Valencia, CA, United States 06-01-12
    Chris Valencia, CA, United States 06-01-12
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    "Your Purpose Through the Power of Words"
    What did you love best about Aspire?

    Kevin Hall effectively teaches a respect for language and the words that enable meaning in all relationships.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One the first scenes where he is taught the meaning of the word genshai. Do not do anything to diminish someone else including yourself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will heal and inspire everyone.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Neil Saratoga Springs, UT, United States 01-30-12
    Neil Saratoga Springs, UT, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Top Book"
    Where does Aspire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the Top!


    What other book might you compare Aspire to and why?

    Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill. Filled with actionable principles and great stories to learn from.


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Lawlor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great Job! Both Kevin and Patrick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott United States 07-23-10
    Scott United States 07-23-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Sounds Like Polyester Self-Help"

    Talk about falling for a gimmick, hook, line and sinker... Stephen Covey gave a "heart felt" speech for "Aspire" in a promo video which was sent to me by USAirways Dividend Miles program.

    I was herded into making a purchase.

    Aspire has a totally manufactured feel, and is far too pretentious, from the introduction, to around the middle of the book, where I simply gave up.

    I want my money back!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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