The Power of Story by Jim Loehr

The Power of Story

YOUR STORY IS YOUR LIFE In The Power of Story, the bestselling coauthor of The Power of Full Engagement examines the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves -- and, most importantly, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives.All of us continually tell ourselves stories that profoundly effect how others see us and we see ourselves -- stories of success or failure, power or victimhood; about our...


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TitleThe Power of Story
ISBN9780743566636
Author
Release DateSep 18th, 2007
PublisherSimon & Schuster Audio
LanguageEnglish
GenreBusiness, Nonfiction, Self Help, Personal Development, Psychology, Productivity
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  • Merrick
    2011-08-04
    Jim Loehr describes how stories create meaning for our lives and provide context for our experiences. Most notably, the stories we tell to and about ourselves create our destiny. Loehr asserts that individuals must create new stories and those stories can only become reality with full engagement, including one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy. To become fully realized, new stories must become unconscious habits and rituals gr...
  • Jen
    2011-06-11
    I was initially disappointed that this book focused so much on business or work performance. However, in the later part of the book, I saw how what he was proposing, his fundamental tenet, that we focus on energy (that is, health) rather than time, would be revolutionary if it were implemented on a wide scale. The work place would change drastically. The structure, the simplistically punative systems, the oversight, all of these things would have...
  • Kate
    2008-08-22
    This is funny because the title, in big letters on both the cover and the title page is: The Power of STORY: Rewrite your destiny in Business and in Life. Maybe the title got changed between publications. I truly loved this book, and I can feel myself already changing in small ways to achieve what I want out of my life.
  • Danny Hui
    2017-08-08
    My review:I recently took a landmark course, and it showed these concepts in a practical sense. We live our lives as a story. And often times we misinterpret what happens to us, viewing what happens as the single source of truth. Usually, we color that story as negative. Why did I have to fail that test? That instructor had it out for me. Etc... This book goes over how we view these stories and gives some direction on how to change it up.What I r...
  • Stephanie
    2018-03-20
    The best practical advice I got from this book was the idea that the stuff which consumes you becomes part of your story (negative thinking begone); and as far as figuring out your purpose, thinking in terms of what you would want engraved on your epitaph. Three stars because the book just wasn't for me, but I think anyone who is far more business minded would enjoy this book.
  • Joshua Key
    2018-12-01
    This book will convince you to take a hard, honest look at yourself and feel good about it.I like how he addresses the importance of dealing with your demons, while emphasizing forward movement at the same time. Both are important.
  • Michael Lodl
    2019-02-17
    Good nuggets, but not a page turner.
  • Teri Temme
    2018-06-10
    Great motivation to re-write your story 🤗
  • Jon
    2018-02-22
    some tough discussions here about work life balance. key take aways spend the the energy you have on what you are doing, multitasking doesn't help. exercise helps better sleep
  • Helen Biersack
    2017-05-11
    This one caught me off guard because it is set up so that you do work WHILE you read it. I need to re-read it and do the work this time. I think everyone must read this book!
  • Handaka mukarta
    2010-08-14
    jangan remehkan kekuatan dan potensi dibalik suatu cerita, melalui narasi yang disusunnya, manusia membangun dunia dan kehidupannya. kira-kira begitu intisari buku ini." Ceritamu adalah Hidupmu". Bagi Dr Loehr, cerita berbicara banyak tentang kepribadian manusia. Melalui cerita, seseorang menyusun kembali kehidupannya. Baik keberhasilan ataupun kegagalan. kisah sukacita ataupun duka cita. Pengharapan manusia dan kekawatirannya. Manusia selalu mem...
  • Manu
    2016-01-31
    A very in-depth research into the concept of a "story" by Loehr. This book is totally focused on an individual's life story rather than on the art of storytelling (like in other books on story). I felt that this book is more about self evaluation to understand one's purpose in life, how to be totally true about it and what should be done in towards realization of that true purpose. The idea is to do soul searching on 3 parameters: purpose of life...
  • Toby
    2008-03-19
    This is a good book with a lot of down to earth ideas. In some ways, it seems to be the practical side of a lot of the ideas that move through therapy and self-help circles. Therapy minus the touchy-feely stuff that makes it harder for a lot of people to swallow. In essence, stop telling yourself lies, tell yourself the truth and take action! Also, I like the practical way that Loehr helps to make that happen. A lot of books have a lot of ideas, ...
  • Deepak Chaudhary
    2011-08-08
    I liked this book but not as much as his other one "The power of full engagement" which was just amazing. but the book was great still it was a bit boring for a bit atleast that is what I thought but it was quite informative and provided an awesome way to look at your own life and evaluate whether at the end of your life you would consider yourself a success " In your own eyes .... according to what your values are". the book explains how in the ...
  • Teresa
    2010-04-09
    I didn't "devour" this book - I found the material repetitive & the writing style not very interesting. Maybe I didn't need 200+ pages to drive home the point that what you tell yourself & others about YOU is very much tied to our success and failure. I was glad for the reminder that how we see ourselves - our "story" - is self-fulfilling but I didn't need chapters of explanations or examples to assist me in identifying ways I might be hard-codin...
  • Steve Bivans
    2014-07-06
    Why does our world seem so negative? Why do we struggle so hard to achieve our dreams only to see them disappear? Jim Loehr's book goes right to the heart of the matter, or the mind of the matter would probably be more accurate. According to Loehr it is our internal stories that hold us back. Our stories are flawed, filled with negative, false images of ourselves and those around us. In order to reach our true destiny in life, we must first artic...
  • Sandi
    2013-09-15
    Just skimmed this book in several hours and downloaded the 8 Steps of Storyboarding the Transformation Process.The basic premise is that we need to be honest with ourselves about what our story really is before we can make meaningful changes in our lives. You must create your ultimate mission, or the purpose; what moves you to action. Your inner voice matters - need to give yourself positive self-talk.We should focus more on energy rather than ti...
  • Glenn Hunter
    2015-01-30
    Jim Loehr effectively reiterated his premise that energy, not time, is the most valuable commodity in self-improvement. He emphasized the premise that personal success is driven by owning and improving your individual story. Furthermore, he provided tools to reinforce the exercises that he described as leading to personal fulfillment. His ideas seemed valid, and I have implemented more attention to rituals. Overall, the book contributed sound adv...
  • Rosa Frei
    2016-07-01
    Your story is your destiny!Is the story you're telling (publicly and inwardly to yourself) bringing you towards your goals? Do you live the life that is aligned with your purpose and goals? If not, this book is a great help to get you where you want to be. The author teaches a straightforward approach how you can define your purpose in life (Ultimate Mission), identify you're Old Story, write a New Story, and write a Training Mission (hope-filled...
  • Zsolt
    2013-04-14
    I read this book number of times and I have approached several people to do the writing exercise with. For years, everyone who picked up the book in my circles told me it is great, and how much they are interested to read it. To date nobody ever followed through with the writing exercises that I know of. Presently I am working on the exercises alone and still looking for an equally or more motivated person than I to do the work, laid out by Dr. L...
  • Nick
    2008-05-17
    The Power of Story is really a mis-titled self-help book about how positive thinking can change your life for the better. Loehr tells the reader to make up a new story about herself in order to change the future. If you've been unable to get ahead, for example, it's probably because you tell yourself, 'I can't get ahead'. So change your story to -- wait for it -- 'I can get ahead'. It seems like a forced use of the concept of story, though all th...
  • Taylor Cline
    2012-07-13
    I listen to this on tape and the author had a very annoying way of telling a story. Yes irony from a book about story. But the book is about presenting yourself in a better light, to you and others around you. Especially using positive motivation to move yourself toward your goals. I just didn't enjoy the presentation of the book.
  • Janet
    2011-08-08
    I think this book has a good message and positive overtone about the power of the mind and the things you tell yourself and others about YOU. I'm interested in it, even though I've only just begun. Currently reading a few self-help type books and this one ranks up there for me. Hoping it keeps my interest the further I get into it.
  • Erin Wicomb
    2015-03-01
    A little fluffy for me but great concept of how we are not what we think we are we are more than that and we can change who we are by simply changing our stories and beliefs we tell ourselves daily, emphasis on habits in this book were good too.
  • Lily
    2008-08-06
    mostly a lot of thought and not a lot of action. I don't need any help doing that. not really a business book, more like a self-help / reflection book. for people who don't know what their lives are about. such as twenty year olds.
  • Marcel
    2016-03-16
    I'm not sure it was necessary to read this book after reading the Power of Full Engagement. It ended up being something of a refresher course. What more can I say? Come to think of it, that's probably what Mr. Loehr was thinking to himself as he was writing it, too.
  • Joseph Serwach
    2009-07-26
    Great main point and he has some great insights up front plus a little good research but then he drifts into ``self help.'' If you like self help, some good advice. Great main point and he has some great insights up front plus a little good research but then he drifts into ``self help.'' If you like self help, some good advice.
  • LizG
    2014-05-28
    It was refreshing to read that everyone's path is different and that it isn't about doing it the "right way" but living life the way that's right for you.
  • Katrina Sark
    2015-04-19
    Boring.