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What if one of the most powerful avenues to achieving a balance of peacefulness and productivity - defined here as happiness - is so close that you may have missed it? What if, by taking a new look here, you can open truly unprecedented possibilities for yourself, your effectiveness, your relationships, as well as your emotional and physical well-being? And what if an incredible variety of your experiences and results - personally and professionally - have for years been connected to this, whether you've been aware of it or not?

This is the promise of this compelling book by veteran consultant, certified personal coach, and seminar leader Chalmers Brothers: a new way of understanding language provides a powerful new foundation and a new set of tools for designing and re-designing your life, at home and at work, and everywhere in between. This is especially relevant for everyone seeking meaningful change in their lives, as well as those for whom building and maintaining mutually-beneficial relationships is important. And it's particularly useful for leaders, managers, salespeople, and anyone else who "gets paid to have effective conversations"!

Having nothing to do with grammar, sentence structure, or nouns and verbs, this book instead takes you on a journey through the many ways in which your internal and external conversations - fully entwined and braided together with your moods, emotions, and physical body - are incredibly active, creative and generative (vs. merely passive and descriptive).

©2004 Chalmers Brothers (P)2011 Chalmers Brothers

Critic Reviews

"What I have learned working with Chalmers continues to have profound impact on me, both personally and professionally." (Dave Pendery, Director, Human Resources Information Strategy, The Coca-Cola Company)
"In my 23 years in management, you are the best investment the SSA has ever made in management development." (Harris N. Gibbs, District Manager, U.S. Social Security Administration)

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Life transforming book

This book provides you with the tools necessary to truly connect with people in your communications and your actions. It focuses on the practices necessary every day for us to improve our way of being. It's a great book and I highly recommend it.

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Interesting information, bad narration style.

Information is interesting, but I couldn't finished the entire book, while I have tried. Narrator's delivery is not very good. He has no cadence and his tone fluctuates too much: sometimes too low to hear, and suddenly he elevates his voice. It startled me a few times. Very uncomfortable listing.

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A must Read Book

This is for me. A must read book. It is the most wonderful book I have ever read. Thank you so much. No wasted moment. It us just full of high level content of Knowledge and constant diatintions. Just Love it.

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Good content - but maybe too much

This book has a lot of great information and wisdom in it. For me, though, there was too much. It’s worth reading - definitely - but it will take a bit of work to digest.

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