Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Words People Love to Hear

My book began as a little guide of personal reminders. I wanted to say the right thing, or at least not say the wrong thing.

After all, I’m not well known for saying the right thing at the right time. In fact, I can usually be counted on for placing my foot in my mouth and producing more wrinkles than smiles. I wanted a handy dandy little guide to help me remember to say the right things.

I decided that my relationships with the people I loved were important, so important that I’d better try to do something about my tendency to speak in a less than satisfactory manner.

So I started to keep track of the things that when said went over well. After all, if you’re going to do some personal self-improvement, you’ve got to pay attention to the impact you are having on other people.

And if it works, you do more of it. If it doesn’t, stop doing it.

It’s just that simple. And of course, the little list of good things I could say grew and grew and grew. I listened to other people and tried out what I learned. If it works well, it’s in the book. Turns out there are lots of things you can say that help other people experience a little happiness.

Now, it's your turn--tell me what you think of my book. If you've seen it, read it, or own it--I'd love to know what you think about it! Comment away. . .

Paul Krupin, Author
Words People Love to Hear