About the author: Beverly Flaxigton co-founded The Collaborative, a sales and marketing consultancy, in 1995. She is a frequent speaker and contributor to articles on the subject of sales, marketing, behavioral issues, employee and career issues, effective time management and dealing with difficult people. She is a two time bestselling and gold award winning author.
Are you guilty of getting mad when a car cuts in front of you, or maybe are driving way to slow? I’m sure we have all gotten mad at someone for something like this before. Have you ever tried to walk faster to get in the lane at a store because someone else you see is heading for the same lane? I’m guilty of doing all of those things. I’ve had the opportunity to review the book, 30 days to understand other people.
Are you struggling with any of your relationships? Whether it’s with your spouse, parents, coworkers, friends, this book will help you deal with those relationships. If you can commit to thirty days of doing different exercises (and i’m not talking about working out), then you can help improve any of your relationships. Each day you will be given a task to complete. For example: your in a store and you see someone heading for the lane you want, but you really want to get there before them. Your task could be to stop, and just let them get there before you. Can you think of any “Me First” moments you have had? Maybe you wanted to get in line before someone else, or maybe you wanted to speed past a bunch of cars just to get ahead of them, and then pull to the other lane. I bet we have all done something like this before, or at least been there when someone did this to us. This book is here to teach us what we can do differently.
I have learned a lot from this book. I’ve been more calm towards people. If I see someone with less items behind me in the store, i’ll let them go ahead of me. I would love to read this book over again and actually do each task each day. I did a few of the tasks, but not all. I wanted to make sure I had time to read the book and write the review on it, and then go over it again and do the tasks. I’ve learned to be patient with others and to just be calmer around others even if you want to scream at them. As much as I’d love to yell at others when they drive recklessly, I’ve learn to calm down and just let it go.
Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.