THRIVE! — Expert Praise For The Ebook
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“I’m impressed! This book deserves to be read and re-read. Most books I’m asked to review rehash old ideas, often taking away rather than adding value. Your book is a shining exception to that rule. I honestly don’t know how you packed so much solid value in such a tiny package.
“What I love most is that you don’t oversimplify the skills and attitudes it takes to create results. AND you make those skills and attitudes appealing and accessible. I’m honored to know you, my friend.”Molly Gordon, Marketing Coach for Accidental Entrepreneurs
“Bruce’s Life Design coaching approach goes beyond coping with hard times. He helps you embrace life’s complexity, and use it as raw material to create results. If life gives you lemons, you don’t just make lemonade — you make a delicious lemon soufflé. I use some of Bruce’s tools and can testify to their power.”Vicki Robin, Million-Selling Coauthor of Your Money Or Your Life
“Bruce’s personal coaching approach is great for creators. When I dream up a project, I must not only think through the steps I need to take, but actually take them – even those I dread or resist. I also focus on everyday and work-related communication so that it does what I really want it to do.”Kathy Page, Author, Winner of the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
“This highly praised and well-written book shows how to shift focus and energy from getting rid of what you don’t like and don’t want to creating – bringing into being – what you truly do want. He provides a template for engaging the world with wonder and enthusiasm, and changing your inner language from “can’t” to “can.”Rey Carr, Editor, Peer Bulletin
“Environmental, social, and community activists and organizers should read this ebook. A clear, compelling vision of desired results drives your action. Yet vision is grounded in reality, and action honors vision and reality — even as it moves you toward what matters. Excellent! 5 Stars!Stephanie Allenez, Resilient Communities Activist, NYC, NY
“Thrive! will help you create an adventurous, fulfilling life. Reading it, I realized how much Bruce’s guidance shaped my approach to life, and helped me transform my dreams into reality. He provides a template for engaging the world with wonder and enthusiasm, and changing your inner language from can’t to can.”Sharon Wood, Keynote Speaker, 1st N. American Woman to Summit Mt Everest
“Bruce Elkin’s creating approach inspires us all to question the old ways of the past in a renewed quest to find creative ways to embrace the exciting challenges of the present.”John Amatt, President, One Step Beyond WorldWide, Author, Straight To The Top and Beyond
“A fascinating read! Bruce presents us with fresh perspectives, tools and approaches to create the results we want when faced with a common challenges. His big ideas are well paced in a digestible fashion. It is well researched and referenced, allowing us to dive more deeply where we wish. The quality and diversity of the quotes also enriches the experience and broadens the benefit.”Christopher Bowers, Environmental and Community Activist, Victoria, BC
“A fabulous life design ebook. Being present in your life and authentic in your interactions helps you to create a life defined by you. Bruce provides us with the tools to help achieve the life we want to live – genuinely and thoughtfully. Thrive! is a great personal coaching resource and a must read.”Laura Marriott, CEO, NeoMedia Technologies Inc.
“This short, powerful personal coaching primer raises excellent questions. It equips readers with tools, models, and perspectives to focus on what really matters. Elkin points out that challenging times offer great opportunity. Many know that, but still get stuck. This ebook provides practical advice for getting going – and knowing where to go!”Bob Stilger, Author: “Healthy and Resilient Communities” blog, resilient communities.org
“I really love this book — it is about how real people can deal with the mess and complexity of real life. It is about resilience and personal action — helping you to reframe things so that you can do something about them.
Thrive! gives practical examples, simple models and is written from an appreciative perspective — What is good about me (and my situation)? What do I do well? What gives me joy? What really matters to me?
“Bruce introduces skills you need in order to rise above “wicked” problems (messy, complex problems we all occasionally face). He helps you set up a structure for creating real results. And case studies that show how others have done this, so you see how you do it, too.
“Bruce is an accomplished personal coach and this comes across in his writing. His ‘why‘ is enabling others to bloom.”Patricia Lustig, Consultant, LASA Development UK Ltd