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My 31 Practices: Release the power of your values for authentic happiness

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This step by step guide helps to identify what is important to you (myValues), translates this into a set of behaviours (myPractices), and supports you to apply the approach every day (myExperiences).

352 pages, Paperback

Published January 3, 2017

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Alan Williams

2 books10 followers
Alan Williams coaches service sector organizations, internationally and in the UK to deliver inspiring service for competitive advantage. He created the 31Practices concept and approach.

With more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in customer service based businesses, Alan has a track record of success in devising holistic SERVICEBRAND strategies and then using deep operational experience to turn the creative thinking into sustainable, practical reality.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a Board member of the British Quality Foundation, a past President of the Meetings Industry Association, a Steering Group member of the recently formed UK Values Alliance and Founder of the Global Values Alliance.

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Author 23 books180 followers
December 12, 2016
My first reaction to seeing the book was excitement! It is about values and authentic happiness – two things close to my heart, and I was very keen to learn something new about myself.

However, I found the book lacks a little structure – maybe it was because I was working with a PDF file, but personally, I needed a little more explanation. All the information is interesting, helpful, and even inspiring, but I found it difficult to understand the pathway. I was hoping to learn what my values are, what they mean to me, and what changes I could make to enhance my life. It was only after understand the book needs to be used in conjunction with the website I began to appreciate it a better.

I love the cover and illustrations. The ‘Pause for thought’ sections are helpful, and the quiz is a great idea to give readers an opportunity to identify what they’ve learned.

Potentially an excellent book for people who are the journey of self-discovery and who are open to all the possibilities available to them, but I needed more guidance on how to get the best out of the content.
The authors provided me with a copy for review purposes.
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November 5, 2016
Love this book! Packed full of motivational quotes, "My 31 Practices: release the power of your values for authentic happiness" does exactly what it says on the tin - and more! Live life by your core values every day with the My 31 Practices book and web app.
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November 16, 2016
"The future of work is going to be increasingly about self-improvement and a focus on behaviours to support new ways of working. This book is a great way of making change personal through our own values with some simple, practical ideas to make that change easier, less painful and more sustainable."
Dave Millner Executive Consulting Partner, Workforce Science and Analytics Smarter Workforce IBM and @HRCurator

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January 4, 2017
Over the last couple of years I have read a number of "How-To" books on habits, mindfulness, focus, routine, self improvement etc. I have learned a lot and more importantly I have been able to put together an approach to my life where these aspects have come together in a unique routine that I can call my own. If only I had of read My 31 Practices in the beginning as it is all laid out for me in an easy and digestible format.

My 31 Practices takes you on a journey of building the best version of you. At the heart and foundation is your values and the authors traverse through habits, affirmations, learning, reflection (and many other key aspects) along with many examples of application by everyday people around the world. It also incorporates NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and MBIT (Multiple Brain Integration Technique) principles which I appreciated given I have been involved in NLP now for a number of years. Furthermore the authors decided to hire the help of an illustrator who has drawn up many illustrations that help visualise the concepts and their applicability.

This is a good time of year to pick up this type of book if you're looking to make a change, get alignment in life and/or work on a new challenge. It isn't something you have to read in one hit. Instead take your time and read a chapter day by day. Either way I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone!

Three key takeaways from the book:

1. This book has great content. More important is the action you take from reading it.
2. Take the time to identify and understand your values as it lays the foundation for everything you do in life. Happiness will always be the destination versus the journey if you're not in alignment with your values
3. Not using the word "will" in an affirmation. Don't write/say I will do . Instead write/say I do . It is a slight difference that makes a big impact
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November 22, 2016
If we want to live a good life, we need to be in touch with our personal values. This accessible, practical and action-focused book is a great tool to help us bring our values to life and make a difference in the world ~ Dr Mark Williamson - Director, Action for Happiness
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