The Most Potent Verbal Fire Extinguisher I Know Of
I can’t help it…
I’ve gotta tell you more about this book.
It’s just THAT good.
Did you order it yet?
I’m not talking about my book.
I’m talking about “The Art of Possibility” by Ben and Roz Zander.
It’s one of those monumental books on the level of Dale Carnegie's “How to Win Friends and Influence People”…
Or Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
If I were you, I’d get the Audible version. Ben and Roz take turns reading and sharing musical examples along the way. You won’t get that in the paperback.
Here’s a snippet from Chapter 6, “Rule Number 6.”
It’s the most potent verbal fire extinguisher I know of.
“Two prime ministers are sitting in a room discussing affairs of state.
“Suddenly a man bursts in, apoplectic with fury, shouting and stamping and banging his fist on the desk.
“The resident prime minister admonished him: ‘Peter,' he says, ‘kindly remember Rule Number 6,’ whereupon Peter is instantly restored to complete calm, apologizes, and withdraws.
“The politicians return to their conversation, only to be interrupted yet again twenty minutes later by an hysterical woman gesticulating wildly, her hair flying.
“Again the intruder is greeted with the words: ‘Marie, please remember Rule Number 6.’ Complete calm descends once more, and she too withdraws with a bow and an apology.
“When the scene is repeated for a third time, the visiting prime minister addresses his colleague:
“ ‘My dear friend, I’ve seen many things in my life, but never anything as remarkable as this. Would you be willing to share with me the secret of Rule Number 6?’
“ ‘Very simple,’ replies the resident prime minister.'
“ ‘Rule Number 6 is… Don’t take yourself so g—damn seriously.'
“ ‘Ah,’ says his visitor, ‘that is a fine rule.’ After a moment of pondering, he inquires, ‘And what, may I ask, are the other rules?’
“ ‘There aren’t any.’”
Do yourself a huge favor.
Jump over to Amazon right now and get this book.
It will change your life.
And may your life, your relationship, and your copy ever be melodic and harmonious!