People Tools

People Tools : 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Getting along well with others is the real secret to success and happiness. In tens of thousands of classrooms we teach reading, writing, and arithmetic and yet we leave solutions to the universal problems of human relationships to be discovered, if at all, by trial and error. The trial is painful and the error is costly. People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity, provides time-proven techniques that you can use to build a better, happier, more successful life. It is the perfect resource for busy people looking for fast and effective solutions to the challenges we face every day. PRACTICAL WISDOM ON EVERY PAGE People Tools are practical and easy to understand. From developing self-confidence, to improving communication skills, to finding constructive ways to resolve conflict, each People Tool addresses a specific issue and provides a simple, straightforward strategy that you can adopt to bring about a positive result. Some of the useful People Tools in the book include:

The Belt Buckle. When words are different than action (The Belt Buckle), trust the Belt Buckle, not the words. Buy a Ticket. To make something good happen in your life you have to participate. Catching a Feather. An alternative to the endless chase, this Tool reveals how to attract people you want to be closer to. Patterns Persist. Prior actions are predictive of future behaviors. Catch Them Being Good. Rewards are more effective than punishments.
TIME-TESTED TOOLS TO ENHANCE YOUR WELLBEING Although you may recognize the more intuitive techniques in People Tools, this sourcebook provides explanations and helpful examples from a vast collection of different tools designed to help you further expand your own existing repertoire of skills. Open the book to any page and you will find a useful solution. Each tool is illustrated with insightful stories and amusing anecdotes that are relevant and relatable. The stories will reel you in but the advice will change your life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1590791428
  • 9781590791424
  • 840,054

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"This book will do a lot for the world." -- Bill Cosby "Reading People Tools is like having a wise, loving, and funny friend take you by the hand, and gently but surely lead you to a better place. Everyone could benefit from reading it." -- Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness Fox imparts business advice and general wisdom based on his years of experience as a successful real estate mogul, father, husband, and writer. Each chapter presents a distinct "people tool," which he defines as "a behavioral technique you can use to change your outlook." -- Publishers Weekly Alan Fox has great tools for emotional intelligence, wisdom, clarity and directness. Develop and use them to live well, and your life will grow better for it. -- Dr. Jack Kornfield, psychologist and founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center -- Endorsement "Fox's positive outlook and substantial business acumen lend themselves to a wealth of insights on life, work, and interpersonal relationships. The author's conversational style of prose and wide ranging examples makes for easy reading and dynamic advice. (Jan.)" -- Publishers Weekly People Toolsis a small gem of down-to-earth, practical advice on wise living. In simple, straightforward prose, Alan Fox illuminates insights that are often in plain sight but frequently overlooked. A very helpful book. -- Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening -- Endorsement In People Tools Alan Fox gifts us with the keys to silent truths, those untapped strategies of sage advice that will help to build and inspire enduring relationships. The insights are bountiful and his optimism boundless, written with a poet's heart and the generosity of a caring wise soul. -- James Ragan, Poet, Playwright, author of Too Long a Solitude
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About Alan C. Fox

Alan Fox has lived a long, successful, and joyful life. He has advanced degrees in accounting, law, education, and professional writing. He has expanded his commercial real estate company, ACF Property Management, Inc into a billion dollar enterprise since founding it in 1968. He founded Rattle Poetry Journal (in 1994), a nationally renowned publication. In 1999, he started The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, a non-profit that provides funding to youth education projects. And in the midst of all this, he has raised a large and loving family. How did he do all this? Alan attributes his happiness and success to consistently applying his People Tools, the simple, practical life lessons that he's accumulated-and practiced-over the years. Now at the ripe-old age of 74, Alan is dedicated to sharing his wisdom with as many people as possible through his writings, public talks, and media appearances.
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