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The Gift

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The latest book from Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., the author of the classic personal growth best-seller, What to Say When You Talk to Your Self. The Gift is the inspiring story of women and men who are changing their own lives - by helping other people change theirs. This beautifully-written book helps you put the 12 best personal growth concepts ever discovered into practice ...more
Hardcover, 199 pages
Published September 28th 2005 by Park Avenue Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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Apr 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
I agree with some of the other comments. It feels like the first several chapters are trying to "sell" you on Arbonne. Most people reading it have already figured out the benefits of the business. I set it down for several months. When I picked it up again and got to some of the chapters having to do with self management I thougth he had some really good things to say. Attitude. Focus. Goal Setting. Time management.
Apr 02, 2008 rated it liked it
This guy is nuts about Arbonne. That's pretty much all it was. Him raving about how cool the company is. I love Arbonne but I felt like he takes it into obsession and it drove me a little nuts. :)
Ann Gustafson
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! Love Arbonne!!
Dec 17, 2010 rated it it was ok
The general concepts and opinions of the book were alright. Most of the authors experience seemed to be with Arbonne and I got fairly tired of having the author pitch it. I have to wonder if Arbonne didn't slip him some money to sell their product or something. Aside from the authors overwhelming fascination with Arbonne I would have like to see some real evidence of research. He cites nothing and alludes to research but that is all. At the end of the day I think his opinion is worth considerati ...more
Jennifer Robb
Jan 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I believe in positive thinking, but it seems there's a fine line between that and new age practices (specifically thinking that positive thoughts will bring what you think to pass no matter what it is).

Helmstetter does write with an easy to read style and clearly makes his points.
Jan 12, 2008 is currently reading it
This book was given to me by a business partner. I only had time to read a few pages but so far its going to be good.

In this book you will learn 12 Greatest Tools of Personal Growth and how to put them into practice.
Jay Hadden
It was a great Book. It helped me find myself and set myself even more in a better direction of life and look at life itself in a different way one of the best self-help books I have read thus far will definitely be reading it again year after year
Andrea Gustafson
very very good.
Dec 24, 2014 rated it liked it
tricky title - not 1 gift but 12

gift = tip to improve your life

borderline commercial for Arbonne Co., but still a positive book
Sep 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: entreprenurial types, people willing to work to change the quality of their lives and help others
Recommended to Monica by: My RVP +AM
I like Arbonne opportunity and products and was enjoying the book but put it down and have not picked it up again. Getting obsessed is nutty. Having a good attitude is great.
Serene NG
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Simple and easy goal setting skill learnt.
I value this gift
Aug 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful book about sharing great opportunities with people to make their lives better.
Apr 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a good personal journey and one worth journalling while reading.
Kathleen Dollar
Mar 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
I am currently reading this book on personal growth and I am finding it hard to put down. Chapter 2 is titled "The Gift of Arbonne".
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one of my all time favorites, you MUST read this book :)
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