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Making It Count: Putting Meaning Back in Business and Relationships [Paperback]

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Item description for Making It Count: Putting Meaning Back in Business and Relationships by Bryan Hurlbut...

You are making a difference. The question is, what kind of difference? Are you bettering yourself and the lives around you, or are you leaving a bitter trail of debris in your wake? Your life is too short to allow bad relationships with co-workers, managers, neighbors and family to steal what could be your greatest days. Your life can be better if you learn to adjust your thinking.

Learn how to diffuse the "me vs. them" situations you find yourself in and how to protect yourself in your work and home environments without offending other people. Find the processes that will help you transition from where you currently are in life to what is next. Learn how to find satisfaction in your job and home life by making a few simple changes. Discover the value of Making It Count.

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Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2008
Publisher   Synergy Books
ISBN  1934454133  
ISBN13  9781934454138  

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More About Bryan Hurlbut

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bryan Hurlbut is a business and management consultant who has worked with governments, corporations, not-for-profits and other interests. He inspires managers, workers, religious leaders and volunteers to gain new height and insights through renovation of their thoughts, intents and aspirations. From his multi-decade experiences, he offers successes and failures to inspire his audiences.

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1Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Business Life > Workplace
2Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > General
3Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Management & Leadership > Motivational
4Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Relationships > Interpersonal Relations

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In keeping your emotional equilibrium....  Aug 11, 2008
This book is a must read for everyone who holds a job NOT ONLY in corporate office, but anywhere, everywhere. If everyone practices the advices in this book, our work is a much better place to be. This book will help you understand, cope, and perhaps avoid the unnecessary stress associated with daily grains of work particularly in dealing with all levels of coworkers. It will also help in keeping your sanity and emotional equilibrium. Good for your physical and mental health. I wish this book came out ten years ago when I was just staring my corporate life.

My favorite topic in this book is the one titled "Hiding Behind E-mail." I can really relate to this incident.

"`...More than once you talked with Bob about the responsibilities of his employees and his employees... No longer will you cower to the idol of costumer service if it means enabling a ham-fisted incompetent to continue getting away with this kind of gross negligence.

You grab your phone in one hand, and with the other you take your mouse and stumble through your contact list to get his number. As you double click on this contact entry, your brain sparks and you are fully ignited. You put the phone down and you pen a scathing e-mail to Bob explaining how tired you are of him pulling this kind of farce and how his negligence is causing you more work. With a grimace that turn into a gleeful smile, you stare approvingly at your finished product, and you click the SEND button.

But....You get an "out of office" reply. Your e-mail will be forwarded to Janice, Bob's manager. [...]

With the speed of summer lightning, you go to your send folder, click on the e-mail you slashed out and request its recall.......but it's too late.'"

Sound familiar?
Cold Eyes
The Most Critical Review  Jun 29, 2008
As the author of the book I want to go on record as being the most critical of it. After two and a half years of work, I still look at the book and marvel at how much more could have been done. Ask any author and they will tell you that we are our own worst critic. After you read the book, I am almost certain that you will give it a much higher rating. Enjoy.
Worth reading over and over  May 29, 2008
After reading Mr Hurlbut's book for the third time, I can see "Making it Count" is far more than a book about "business". Surely everyone who reads this book will see himself in many of the situations mentioned. The sincerety and kindness in this book will be of value to anyone. It is clear that the author has got it together as to what is important in life. I would highly recommend this to anyone for business or home.
What is truth?  May 19, 2008
In 23 concise chapters, Mr. Hurlbut explains basic truths of life and business that are essential for making your life count. My favorite chapters are:"Fault Tolerance", "This is Self-Correcting", and "Hiding Behind E-mail". These three chapters alone can transform the way you conduct your life in the business world and also your personal life. This is a book I intend to read frequently as a reminder of how I can conduct my life to make it count.
Making It Count  May 19, 2008
Making It Count is an enjoyable and enlightening read that challenges the reader to transcend the egocentric mentality that increasingly preoccupies our world. Encompassing both business and personal relationships, each chapter offers wisdom and profound insight that Bryan Hurlbut explains and demonstrates through relatable stories and personal experiences. This book proffers guidance for everyone, from students to seasoned CEOs, and I highly recommend it.

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