Friday, December 6, 2013

One Word That Will Change Your Life - Book Review

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Every year, scrapbookers pick one word for the coming year and scrap about it. I've never really done it, but I'm rethinking that after reading One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page. This book is an updated and expanded version of the original book from 1999.

The One Word process is not about making a New Year's Resolution. It's not about setting to-do goals. It's about setting to-be goals. By choosing just one word, you can focus more on transforming yourself in spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, financial, and relational ways.

This book walks you through the steps needed to figure out what your One Word is and to live that One Word throughout the coming year. While this book is very short (and I finished it in one day), the process of discovering your One Word might take you more than one day. It's all about finding a way to unplug and focus and prepare. But then you also have to listen. The authors of this book say that everybody has One Word that suits them for where they are right now in their lives. It's more than just finding a good word; it's finding a God word. (I love that!) As we all know, God doesn't always speak to us right when we want him to, so it's important to keep your heart and ears open so you can hear from God about what your One Word should be for the year.

And then it's all about living your word and spreading the word about your word. This book shows examples of how sports teams, corporations, and more have used the One Word process to boost morale and drive within the teams and companies, not just in people's personal lives. It's very interesting and inspiring to see some of the things that people have done after reading this book.

Obviously, I can't review how well the book works because I'm still in the process of trying to figure out my One Word for 2014. But when I figure it out, I'll let you know!

One Word That Will Change Your Life is published by John Wiley & Sons and is available to purchase now. I received a free review copy for my honest opinion.

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