Monday, October 29, 2012

People Can't Drive You Crazy If You Don't Give Them The Keys

People Cant Drove You Crazy If You Don't Give Them The Keys
By Mike Bechtle
About the book:
Strange as it may seem, other people are not nearly as committed to our happiness as we are. In fact, sometimes they seem like they're on a mission to make us miserable! There's always that one person. The one who hijacks your emotions and makes you crazy. The one who seems to thrive on drama. If you could just "fix" that person, everything would be better. But we can't fix other people--we can only make choices about ourselves. In this cut-to-the-chase book, communication expert Mike Bechtle shows readers that they don't have to be victims of other people's craziness. With commonsense wisdom and practical advice that can be implemented immediately, Bechtle gives readers a proven strategy to handle crazy people.
More than just offering a set of techniques, Bechtle offers a new perspective that will change readers' lives as they deal with those difficult people who just won't go away.
My thoughts:
was pleasantly surprised by this book. He addresses reason why people drive us crazy and what we can do to overcome it. He points out how to determine if we should stay in contact with our crazy people and when we can't leave now to approach it in new ways.
It is written in a very straight forward, cut to the chase manner and at times funny.
I think we all can learn something from this book.

Favorite Quote:
" Contentment in life doesn't come from the absence of conflict; it comes from not giving away our emotional control to the demands of other people. We learn how to be independent in our choices instead of being dependent on what other people think

“Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Rating: 5 carats

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cover Love

There are so many great book covers out there, these are some of my favorites!
My Life In Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald

Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff

The Christmas Watch by Erynn Mmsgum

What Happened to Goodbye By Sarah Dessen

The Trophy Wives Club by Kristin Billerbeck