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Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life

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You can move quickly from “stuck” to “smooth sailing” in all aspects of your life using Bill O’Hanlon’s ten easy “Solution Keys.” Humorous, direct, and effective, they help you change how you view and “do” your problems – from difficult relationships to resolving conflicts of all kinds. The next time you have a problem, try one of these solution keys:

  • Change any one of what you usually do in the problem situation – do one thing different! For example: If you usually get angry and defensive, sit quietly and listen.
  • Apply solutions from other situations where you feel competent. For example: What do you know on the golf course that you forget when you get behind the wheel of your car? What do you say to resolve a problem with an angry customer that you don’t say to your angry partner?
  • Shift your attention by focusing  on what you would like to have happen rather than on what is happening.
  • Grounded in therapeutic practice, this bold and funny book will put you back in control of your emotions and life.

Recommended Reading: The War of Art

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Simply put, The War of Art is a fantastic book about resistance.

“We fear discovering that we are more than we think we are. More than our parents/children/teachers think we are. We fear that we actually possess the talent that our still, small voice tells us. That we actually have the guts, the perseverance, the capacity. We fear that we truly can steer our ship, plant our flag, reach our Promised Land. We fear this because, if it’s true, then we become estranged from all we know. We pass through a membrane. We become monsters and monstrous.” ― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles