Have you ever wondered how does what we say today impact our lives tomorrow?
Our choice of words can move us in a direction toward or away from effective personal and professional relationships and we are in charge of that choice. Positive direction means that the words we speak steer us toward the successes or outcomes that we want or need with others.
In this book, after years of developing programs and processes of CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTIONTM, J. Bert Freeman identifies the impact of choosing positive direction and shows us skills and approaches that we can use right away to build those important relationships.
Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction by J. Bert Freeman
CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION is described as speaking, writing, learning and impacting reality toward the goals, achievements, results, accomplishments or outcomes that really matter. These skills and approaches came from years of learning, developing and teaching ways to interact successfully with others, when what we have to say really matters.
Chapters 1 and 2 of this book provides you with the know-how to use the sentence to sentence skills of CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION, called Verbal POSITIVE APPROACHTM. You will see how the choice of words that we speak can either keep us away from or move us closer to where we need to be.
The skills of Verbal POSITIVE APPROACH help us stay consistent in talking toward the goals, achievements, results, accomplishments or outcomes that we want/need for our lives and the lives of others.
Subsequent chapters show that the power in using these skills goes beyond adjusting words and sentences; it reaches to the depths of human interaction.
For example, Chapter 3, “Above the Clouds – The Positive Directions of Your Attitude”, coaches you on how to express any attitude in a positive direction, whatever your feelings. You learn how your abilities for respect, listening and learning have a powerful impact on taking your attitude above the clouds.
Chapter 6, “The Essentials for Interaction”, consists of approaches you can use to move things forward and get things done. You will see how CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION connects to research that shows your abilities to influence future successes.
Chapter 8, “Whole Brain Positive Direction”, examines how to use differences and similarities in relationships and learning, based on our brain tendencies and thinking styles.
The titles of chapters 9, “The Power of ME” and 10, “How to be Tough Using Positive Direction Stuff”, speak for themselves and delve into managing expectation, effort, and esteem (chapter 9) and exercising endurance, persistence, insistence and consistency (chapter 10) all in a positive direction.
Among the skills and approaches that are expressed in this book, some are called Power Options. They are approaches for many of the verbal and written encounters that we have in our lives. Many of them connect to what you already know.
With the infusion of CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTION, they are connected to human experiences, stories and observations. Hence, you will encounter a number of approaches that are titled with acronyms or phrases such as Inside RAPPP’, TOLL Free Openness’, TALKEASE’, LEAPS and REAPS’, The Silent Mentor’, EPIC Toughness’ and more.
There are over 165 Power Options. Those that are included in this book expand your readiness for forward movement, resolving differences, finding solutions, building relationships, and making change work more easily, all in a positive direction.
You will be able to use what you learn immediately, and become equipped for taking charge of your positive direction, now and for a lifetime.
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About The Author
J. Bert Freeman is the author of Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction (Trafford 2006). His quest is to help everyone expand their capacity to make positive direction a consistent part of their lives. He primarily focuses on organizational unity, leadership consistency and workplace diversity, as well as personal and professional relationships.
In the mid 1980’s, J. Bert Freeman created skills called Verbal POSITIVE APPROACHTM. As a result, he founded T.A.L.K. Associates in 1987. Since then, his work evolved into CONSISTENT POSITIVE DIRECTIONTM, yet a higher dimension of Human Interaction.
He is joined by a team of facilitators and experts, with years of experience in providing expert assistance for organizational unity and equity and leadership consistency. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters Degree in Human Relations from Golden Gate University.
While at the U.S. Naval Academy, he was an NCAA 1st Team All-American in fencing and the first African American to be selected as NCAA Fencer of the Year. In 1970, he was the first African American and the first fencer to receive the Naval Academy’s award for athletic excellence, given to one graduate each year (the 1965 recipient was Roger Staubach). In 1972, J. Bert Freeman was a U.S. National Champion and a member of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team in Munich.
For more information, visit his website – http://www.PositiveDirection.net.