In The Power Of Your Past, John Schuster systematically demonstrates that our pasts are the biggest, most accessible, and most under-utilized of resources for anyone wanting to make positive changes. He provides exercises that link past events to achieving sounder interpretations and illustrates the process with inspiring histories of those who have experienced transformative results through embracing their own professional and personal pasts.
Schuster provides insight, encouragement, and steps for essential professional and personal development. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published April 4th by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. More Details Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Power of Your Past , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Power of Your Past. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Ends up, Schuster has a book on that, and I found that book an excellent way for me to think through the concept. In thinking about the past, there are certainly those moments you celebrate, and I suspect for most there are those episodes that make you cringe.
Schuster, in this book, suggests reflecting on all your pasts with the goal of understanding.
He provides a very simple framework into reviewing your past, three steps really. One of those steps is to look at those negative events that you could wallow in, and instead to recast them based on what you know now. So instead of re-feeling the misery of getting rejected by that girl in college, I can recast the story to relate how much I had to learn. I found the book dropped a few times into terminology that was probably unnecessary and could have been clearer, the overall package was well done.
I found the concepts presented here valuable. May 30, Anastasia rated it it was amazing. It is the best book I've read and continually go back to read to a undert the power of my past b explore my personal history c recall, reclaim and recast my past. This book is for the serious ones. Those who want to take the bulls by the horns and say enough is enough! I am ready for change - my change! Aug 08, SwensonBooks rated it liked it Shelves: jill.
The Power of Your Past
The past never goes anywhere. It is with us always. In the culture of the "now" we risk losing out on the transformative power of recollecting that which has passed away. Reflecting upon personal gains and losses through the lenses of accumulated experience and knowledge guides one towards a more meaningful life. Ignoring the past is folly. Know where you've been to get where you're going. A new book by John P. Schuster, author of Answering Your Call, offers readers a guide to discovering how yo The past never goes anywhere.
Schuster, author of Answering Your Call, offers readers a guide to discovering how your past can be an asset not a liability. John P. Schuster is a principal of the Schuster Kane Alliance, Inc. With real-world examples, anecdotes, and empirical evidence, Schuster shows readers how to reclaim positive past experiences to guide our future and to reinterpret and recast negative memories in light of life's lessons.
Contemporary culture places emphasis on the now at the expense of the past and the future. The failure to learn from our mistakes and extend the lessons from our successes is how and why we get "stuck" in our lives. The danger is a pervasive form of amnesia where we lose sight of who we are and our purpose in this life. Schuster's model of self-examination requires a reflection upon those influences which evoked or compressed your identity and life story.
What things in your experiences brought out more of who you really are as a person? Who or what forces compelled you to diminish aspects of who you are?
The answers lead one to rethink one's current status and act in accordance with such revelations. It is the last chapter of this very deep book that I found most compelling. Demonizing and victimizing are the sources of those stories in which we can get so woefully stuck," p. Schuster's writing for leaders in business and management, policy and finance, education and law draws upon the readers' hearts as much as their minds. The power of the past is the redemption found in reconciling previous experiences with how and why it brought one to the present, to the "now.
We can always look back for the answers to our future. Apr 04, Norma rated it it was amazing.
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So many books today teach that you have to live in the now. It is the past who has shaped who we are today. John Schuster teaches us how to come to terms with our past and to use it to our best advantage. The steps that Schuster suggests are very easy to follow. The difficult part is taking the time to actually confront your past. However, once you do, you will feel a major sense of relief. I know that I did. I still have some more So many books today teach that you have to live in the now. Lawrence Block. The Joy of Retirement. David C.
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