Steve Chandler, «ReInventing Yourself» (AudioBook)
ISBN 1565114191 | Publisher: Highbridge Audio | 2000-06-30 | MP3 | 3 Hours | 75 Mb
There are two kinds of people, asserts motivational speaker Chandler: victims and owners. Transforming oneself from the victim mindset to the owner mindset is the purpose of this recording. Possessing “the spirit” Athat is, the right attitudeAis the key to making the change, and the spirit must be lit again each day.
Victims allow things to happen to them; owners make things happen. Language is a powerful weaponAvictims use "should" and "ought," owners use "can" and "will." The victim is "swamped" by all the things he/she has to do; the owner is "focused" on the tasks before him/her. Chandler quotes Voltaire: "No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking"Aworrying about a problem is not thinking about it because worrying does not seek solutions.
Owners address problems rather than avoiding them. Practice is a powerful weapon against the mediocre life. Losing is not defeat. Happiness can be mastered. Chandler's narration in this three-hour program is soothing, which may inspire some and put others to sleep.
The author is a seasoned values teacher whose heartfelt message is this: We get more from life when we decide to approach it as an owner–someone who shapes our own attitudes and takes responsibility for what we bring to life–rather than a passive victim.
His particular twist on this theme is to remind us that the building blocks of these attitudes are already in our repertoire, such as when we stiffen up during frustration or talk softly to a smiling baby. We have the same power to change our attitude toward the bigger hills and valleys of life, he says, in a program that is as memorable for its sincerity as for its insights and motivational value.
Read By The Author
Steve Chandler is a consultant, trainer, and keynote speaker whose clients include over one hundred Fortune 500 companies. His books and tapes have sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.
Two of Chandler's top-selling audiobooks, 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself and 50 Ways to Create Great Relationships, both published by HighBridge, were named the Chicago Tribune's Audiobook of the Year in 1997 and 1999 respectively.