Change Anything (Part I) by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillian, and Al Switzler.                                                                                                                           As a therapist (for more information about this you can go to I am involved in helping people change.  One thing is for sure, it takes more than will power to change.  The authors have developed a formula based on what they call “The Science of Success”.   I think their formulation can be very helpful and I use some of the suggestions they use with my clients. The author’s of “Change Anything”,  talk about “The six sources of influence”     

In my blogs about their method I will discuss these methods and my response  to them.

 The first source of influence they title “Love What You Hate”  My take on this is to find something positive about what you are trying to do even though it may be difficult; for example, if you are working on loosing weight and you have hunger pangs, think of them as physical signals that you are on the right path.  In essence, have a positive conversation in your head about doing difficult things to accomplish your goal, in this case its loosing weight.

 The second source of influence they title “Do What You Can’t”. Here the author’s are making the point people are resistant to change and learning things can be difficult as well as time consuming; however, the key to change is gaining new skills.

 In my next post I will be talking about their next source: “Turn Accomplishes Into Friends”.

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