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The Power of Story: Rewrite Your Destiny in Business and in Life

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  197 ratings  ·  25 reviews
In his groundbreaking new book, Dr. Jim Loehr, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Power of Full Engagement, examines the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves -- and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives.

"Your story is your life," says Loehr. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stori

Hardcover, 263 pages
Published September 18th 2007 by Free Press (first published 2007)
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Jim Loehr describes how stories create meaning for our lives and provide context for our experiences. Most notably, the stories we tell to and about ourselves create our destiny.

Loehr asserts that individuals must create new stories and those stories can only become reality with full engagement, including one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy. To become fully realized, new stories must become unconscious habits and rituals grounded in concrete definable outcomes.

I was particul
I was initially disappointed that this book focused so much on business or work performance. However, in the later part of the book, I saw how what he was proposing, his fundamental tenet, that we focus on energy (that is, health) rather than time, would be revolutionary if it were implemented on a wide scale. The work place would change drastically. The structure, the simplistically punative systems, the oversight, all of these things would have to change to accommodate the well-being of the pe ...more
This is funny because the title, in big letters on both the cover and the title page is: The Power of STORY: Rewrite your destiny in Business and in Life. Maybe the title got changed between publications.

I truly loved this book, and I can feel myself already changing in small ways to achieve what I want out of my life.
Handaka mukarta
jangan remehkan kekuatan dan potensi dibalik suatu cerita, melalui narasi yang disusunnya, manusia membangun dunia dan kehidupannya. kira-kira begitu intisari buku ini.

" Ceritamu adalah Hidupmu". Bagi Dr Loehr, cerita berbicara banyak tentang kepribadian manusia. Melalui cerita, seseorang menyusun kembali kehidupannya. Baik keberhasilan ataupun kegagalan. kisah sukacita ataupun duka cita. Pengharapan manusia dan kekawatirannya. Manusia selalu memiliki cerita tentang pekerjaan, keluarga, karir, r
This is a good book with a lot of down to earth ideas. In some ways, it seems to be the practical side of a lot of the ideas that move through therapy and self-help circles. Therapy minus the touchy-feely stuff that makes it harder for a lot of people to swallow. In essence, stop telling yourself lies, tell yourself the truth and take action! Also, I like the practical way that Loehr helps to make that happen. A lot of books have a lot of ideas, but no good ways to implement them in your life. T ...more
Deepak Chaudhary
I liked this book but not as much as his other one "The power of full engagement" which was just amazing. but the book was great still it was a bit boring for a bit atleast that is what I thought but it was quite informative and provided an awesome way to look at your own life and evaluate whether at the end of your life you would consider yourself a success " In your own eyes .... according to what your values are". the book explains how in the eyes of others and even your eyes you could be a s ...more
Steve Bivans
Why does our world seem so negative? Why do we struggle so hard to achieve our dreams only to see them disappear? Jim Loehr's book goes right to the heart of the matter, or the mind of the matter would probably be more accurate. According to Loehr it is our internal stories that hold us back. Our stories are flawed, filled with negative, false images of ourselves and those around us. In order to reach our true destiny in life, we must first articulate those negative stories and then rewrite the ...more
Just skimmed this book in several hours and downloaded the 8 Steps of Storyboarding the Transformation Process.

The basic premise is that we need to be honest with ourselves about what our story really is before we can make meaningful changes in our lives. You must create your ultimate mission, or the purpose; what moves you to action.

Your inner voice matters - need to give yourself positive self-talk.

We should focus more on energy rather than time. Eat healthy and exercise to maximize your ener
Erin Wicomb
A little fluffy for me but great concept of how we are not what we think we are we are more than that and we can change who we are by simply changing our stories and beliefs we tell ourselves daily, emphasis on habits in this book were good too.

Glenn Hunter
Jim Loehr effectively reiterated his premise that energy, not time, is the most valuable commodity in self-improvement. He emphasized the premise that personal success is driven by owning and improving your individual story. Furthermore, he provided tools to reinforce the exercises that he described as leading to personal fulfillment. His ideas seemed valid, and I have implemented more attention to rituals. Overall, the book contributed sound advice and a path to personal development. His target ...more
Marcus Solberg
Somewhat interesting concept, but could have been explained fully in a few pages rather than filling a whole book.
The Power of Story is really a mis-titled self-help book about how positive thinking can change your life for the better. Loehr tells the reader to make up a new story about herself in order to change the future. If you've been unable to get ahead, for example, it's probably because you tell yourself, 'I can't get ahead'. So change your story to -- wait for it -- 'I can get ahead'. It seems like a forced use of the concept of story, though all the self help is no doubt good stuff.
I read this book number of times and I have approached several people to do the writing exercise with. For years, everyone who picked up the book in my circles told me it is great, and how much they are interested to read it. To date nobody ever followed through with the writing exercises that I know of. Presently I am working on the exercises alone and still looking for an equally or more motivated person than I to do the work, laid out by Dr. Loehr.
Taylor Cline
I listen to this on tape and the author had a very annoying way of telling a story. Yes irony from a book about story. But the book is about presenting yourself in a better light, to you and others around you. Especially using positive motivation to move yourself toward your goals. I just didn't enjoy the presentation of the book.
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.
I "read" this as an audio book. It almost tried to cover *too* much, but it was good nonetheless if you like self-motivation sort of books that will offer you a new perspective on how you manage your thinking and your life.
Joseph Serwach
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.
It was refreshing to read that everyone's path is different and that it isn't about doing it the "right way" but living life the way that's right for you.
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.
were some good parts about how athletes train to win!
I guess I did not learn much. I cannot remember it.
Alberto Filos
Jul 07, 2008 Alberto Filos marked it as to-read
This is in my pipeline for this year...
Kevin Miller
Uber recommended by Tom Suddes
Amy Young
Feb 17, 2011 Amy Young marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
read about on Gary Collins' blog
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