Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words

Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words

Julie Clayton   January 25, 2010  
 
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Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words
Number Of Pages, Discs, Etc.
256
Date Published
January 05, 2010
ISBN-10
0061964549
ISBN-13
978-0061964541

An expert recognized for his uncovering the hidden, and often secret meaning of words, Kevin Hall now shares his wisdom with us all. In Aspire! he teaches readers to understand what words mean in their purest sense and unlock their importance as they develop a thoughtful new vocabulary.

As Stephen R. Covey so beautifully elucidates in his foreword, "this masterfully written book will help you understand that words have an inherent power, a force capable of lighting one?s paths and horizons. Used correctly and positively, words are the first building blocks for success and inner peace. Used incorrectly and negatively, they are capable of undermining even the best of intentions. This is true in business, in personal relationships, and every other walk of life."

By focusing on eleven words-one per chapter--Aspire! shows how to use these words as building blocks for success and inner peace. The words, from the very familiar to the very unusual, will become touchstones in personal development and in business.

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Kevin Hall's Aspire, Discovering Your Purpose ThroughThe Power of Words, is a hearty pep talk by a close friend, spiritual guru, erudite professor and dad all rolled into one. His tale telling of the wise and courageous souls he meets along the way are strokes of inspiration, pumping us up for the road to find our greatest treasure of self. His line of questioning and journal entries offer us the opportunity for personal insight. What IS one word that describes YOU?

The serendipity experienced by meeting the "great" people he encounters is a jeweled illustration of the unknown paths we often travel to navigate life's trajectory. His passion -and subsequently the reader's- is sparked by "shoshin," beginner's mind, as we wander the streets, homes, shops and running paths with him. He is led from one person to another, "discovering the intersection between...heart and what the world needs..to discover...mission and purpose in life."

Hall's "accidental" encounter and regular meetings with Arthur, a retired university professor with a passion and brilliance for the study of words, becomes our inspired study as well. Words, "the currency in human exchange" draw attention to our gifts, educate, and heal. They can also harm and hinder should we use them without thought, without "namaste" --honoring the spirits of all those we encounter. Aspire will initiate us through a short list of words into "ollin," getting into your life with heart action, its mission an affirmation of soul's work in humanity.

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