FOUR THINGS TO ASK A STRANGER (almost a parody)

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One way to get to know a person you've just met is to ask them to tell you about their favorite friends. It's said that a person essentially becomes an aggregate of the five people with whom they spend the most time.

There's another telling question to ask a stranger. It's all about a book.

1) Is there one book that you have re-read and will read again (and again)?
2) What is the most recent book that you've read and what stands out to you most?
3) What is the title of a book you recommend most often to friends?
4) What was the last book you read that made you so sad when it came to the end? (Because you wanted to keep on reading, not because the ending was sad!).

If the person you are just getting to know has never re-read a book, can't remember what stood out from the last book they read, doesn't recommend books to friends and has never felt sad to stop reading an excellent book...

I suggest that you stop conversing with them. And, perhaps, run. Kidding (not kidding). Perhaps you might consider striking up a conversation with someone else that you might want to get to know. AND start THAT conversation off by recommending a book you've recently read...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

DO You Want to REMEMBER AND DO WHAT MATTERS?

Begins June 1.   REMEMBER AND DO WHAT MATTERS.


Jane K, an author, wrote after she REMEMBERed, “I am a firecracker in Maryanne's classes. She lights the fuse and the explosion that follows against a night sky is full of color surprise organized joy renewed faith. It's what life long learning should be. Much gratitude!” 


REMEMBER is divided into three action blocks. On line with feedback, a secret Facebook group, surprises along the way and a google hangout.  The first week follows a model called Radmacher Focus Phrase™. Prose writers...you can do this with one hand tied behind your back.  The second week is a “research” week. In this week you “show up and take notes,” following the daily guidance. LIst makers? This is where you shine.  The third week is a process that teaches you how to reach for those elusive answers. Those willing to have deep reflection - this is your zenith. And this is the segment where it all ties together and you - experience change  you can’t possibly anticipate now. We don’t know WHAT it is - only THAT it is. Even if you don’t LOVE writing, these 22 days hold some powerful gifts for you.


22 days. Accessing a breadth of process and skills. Skills that you will use again.  Discovery. Ah-ha. Change. Resistance. Embracing your Must out of your Much. Surprise. What can I guarantee? This is a lot of boo-yah for your buck. $99 is because I love the people I guide and the times are tough.  This is the most economical process I’ve offered in years. If your heart gives you the impulse, I suggest you seize it. Register now. Spaces are first registered first taken. I will not “hold spots” but I will make a list for “next time.”


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