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Author: Jim Loehr Narrator: Jim Loehr Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9780743566643
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With Change Your Story, Change Your Destiny Jim Loehr's objective is to show how the stories we tell represent the single most powerful tool we have for managing energy and achieving any important mission in life. For the purposes of this audiobook, a story is simply the interpretation we give to our world of experience. It represents the meaning we give to whatever happened to us in life. For example, having been in an automobile accident or having lost your wallet is what actually happened, and the meaning or significance you give to the accident or lost wallet is your story.

Scores of people have explored the impact of storytelling on others as well as on how the mechanics of storytelling can be improved to enhance the desired effect. From a business perspective, considerable attention has been given to helping leaders improve their storytelling skills to enhance their organizational effectivenss. The case will be made with this audiobook that more important than the impact of storytelling on others is the profound effect storytelling has on the person telling the story, whether in enhancing, for example, leadership capacity or sales effectiveness or in entirely different dimensions of life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Being fully engaged as a Navy SEAL demands skillful management of all four sources of energy -- physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. This passionate and convincing book can change one's life through the process of facing your own personal truth, determining those aspects of your life you hold most important, and crafting an action plan to complete your life's mission. The young men who successfully complete SEAL training have, in their own way, done just that! Jim's wisdom can be anyone's wisdom, and his energy and passion can be shared among us all."
    -- Rear Admiral Ray Smith, former Commander of the Navy SEALs, U.S. Navy (retired)
  • Jim has brought to print many of the key insights that he has so successfully used to help athletes, business executives, and other leaders as they confront and change their own personal stories. I know his coaching works because I have seen it change the lives of many of PepsiCo's leaders."
    -- Steve Reinemund, former CEO, PepsiCo
  • This book powerfully and inspiringly communicates that we are the creative force of our own life. We can write and act on the stories that give our life its greatest meaning and fulfillment. Jim Loehr has produced another brilliant and immensely practical book."
    -- Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
  • This epic contribution from Jim Loehr is fully compatible with the prevailing science of human flourishing: More than actual events, people's interpretations of those events -- their stories -- determine their emotional states, and in turn their actions, health, and success in life. If you'd like to re-sculpt your life, the accessible synthesis of science and practice offered here can be a welcomed road map."
    -- Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD, Kenan Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jim Loehr's principles have helped unleash the creativity, capability, and potential of top-performing people throughout P&G. This book can do the same for knowledge workers everywhere."
    -- A.G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Procter & Gamble
  • “Loehr draws a lot of complex, convincing points from his seemingly simple premise; his book should give anyone suffering from general life dissatisfaction or business malaise plenty to think over.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jim’s wisdom can be anyone’s wisdom, and his energy and passion can be shared among us all.” 

    Rear Admiral Ray Smith, former commander of the Navy SEALs

  • “Jim Loehr’s principles have helped unleash the creativity, capability, and potential of top-performing people throughout P&G. This book can do the same for knowledge workers everywhere.” 

    A. G. Lafley, chairman of the board and CEO, Proctor & Gamble

  • “Jim has brought to print many of the key insights that he has so successfully used to help athletes, business executives, and other leaders as they confront and change their own personal stories. I know his coaching works because I have seen it change the lives of many of PepsiCo’s leaders.” 

    Steve Reinemund, former CEO, PepsiCo

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 11/9/2013

    " I guess I did not learn much. I cannot remember it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L8start | 6/28/2013

    " Just OK, some useful insights and suggestions. This book comes from a "just do it mentality" which is fine sometimes. Not a life-changing read for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joseph | 10/20/2012

    " Great main point and he has some great insights up front plus a little good research but then he drifts into ``self help.'' If you like self help, some good advice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lily | 9/8/2011

    " mostly a lot of thought and not a lot of action. I don't need any help doing that. not really a business book, more like a self-help / reflection book. for people who don't know what their lives are about. such as twenty year olds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nkm | 4/11/2011

    " Just OK, some useful insights and suggestions. This book comes from a "just do it mentality" which is fine sometimes. Not a life-changing read for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joseph | 7/26/2009

    " Great main point and he has some great insights up front plus a little good research but then he drifts into ``self help.'' If you like self help, some good advice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 6/17/2009

    " I guess I did not learn much. I cannot remember it. "

About the Author

Jim Loehr is chairman, CEO, and cofounder of the Human Performance Institute, a training company that has successfully utilized energy management technology to improve the productivity and engagement levels of elite performers from the worlds of business, sport, medicine, and law enforcement. A world-renowned performance psychologist, he is the author of over a dozen books, including the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement. He has appeared on Oprah, Today, Nightline with Ted Koppel, and Evening News with Dan Rather, and his work has been chronicled in leading national publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Success, Fast Company, and Omni.