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A Complaint Free World is an engaging, enjoyable, easy-to-read reminder that the only permanent, constructive changes you can make in the world are the changes that you make in yourself.”

-Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and Soul to Soul 

A SIMPLE PLAN... A LIFE-CHANGING RESULT...

A HAPPIER LIFE

·What exactly is a complaint? (Chapter 1)

·Why is complaining destructive? (Chapters 2-3)

·How can I get others around me to stop complaining? (Chapter 3)

·How can we affect social change if we don't complain? (Chapter 5)

·Why is it so hard to stop complaining? (Chapters 4-6)

·What happens once I no longer complain? (Chapter 8)

You may have pondered these questions yourself. Since the Complaint Free program began, Will Bowen has received hundreds of calls, letters and emails asking these and other important questions. In A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted, he provides practical answers and includes inspiring and touching stories from people just like you who have transformed their lives by becoming Complaint Free.

 Over 6 million people in more than 80 countries have taken the Complaint Free challenge and their lives are a testament to the positive effects of this simple idea.   Find out how forming the simple habit of not complaining can transform your health, relationships, career and life.

In your hands, you hold the secret to transforming your life. Big words? Yes, but this is a plan that has already proven itself with millions of people around the world. Pastor Will Bowen developed the life-changing A Complaint Free World plan based on the simple idea that good things will happen for you in abundance if you can just leave your grumbling behind. In a Sunday-morning sermon, Will told his congregation he wanted to make the world a complaint-free zone and, to prove he was serious, he passed out purple bracelets to each church member and offered them a challenge. "If you catch yourself complaining, take the bracelet and move it to the other wrist."

Now, less than a year later, more than six million people have taken up the challenge, trying to go twenty-one consecutive days without complaining, criticizing, or gossiping, and in so doing, forming a new, positive habit. By changing your words, you can change your thoughts and then begin to create your life by design. People have shared stories with Will of chronic pain relieved, relationships healed, careers improved, and becoming an overall happier person. Less pain, improved health, satisfying relationships, a better job, being more serene and joyous—sound good? Its not only possible, its probable. Consciously striving to reformat your mental hard drive is not easy, but you can start now by using the steps Bowen presents here.

In this book, you can learn what constitutes a complaint, why we complain, what benefits we think we receive from complaining, how complaining is destructive to our lives, and how we can get others around us to stop complaining. You will learn the steps to eradicating this poisonous form of expression from your life. If you stay with it, you will find that not only will you not complain, but others around you will cease to do so as well. In a short period of time, you can have the life youve always dreamed of having.

Review:

"Brown is a minister with a very simple message: quit complaining. If you do, you'll be happier and healthier. Hence his Complaint-Free World challenge; the goal is to stop for 21 consecutive days. Why 21? That's how long it takes to break a habit, according to Bowen, who has appeared on Oprah and The Today Show discussing his challenge. And while there's no scientific proof his program works, he includes testimonials from people who've stopped their chronic carping and now lead more positive lives. As for issues that might make you complain about not complaining — e.g., how do you enact social change without first finding fault with the present situation? — Bowen points to Martin Luther King Jr. and his I-have-a-dream speech. He 'did not stand on the steps of the Lincoln memorial and say, 'Isn't it terrible how we're being treated....' Not to be critical ('Criticism is complaining with a sharp edge') but how could Bowen forget King's great rousing line that day: 'America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked 'insufficient funds.' '" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A Complaint Free World is an engaging, enjoyable, easy-to-read reminder that the only permanent, constructive changes you can make in the world are the changes that you make in yourself.”

–Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and Soul to Soul 

A SIMPLE PLAN... A LIFE-CHANGING RESULT...

A HAPPIER LIFE

·What exactly is a complaint? (Chapter 1)

·Why is complaining destructive? (Chapters 2-3)

·How can I get others around me to stop complaining? (Chapter 3)

·How can we affect social change if we don't complain? (Chapter 5)

·Why is it so hard to stop complaining? (Chapters 4-6)

·What happens once I no longer complain? (Chapter 8)

You may have pondered these questions yourself. Since the Complaint Free program began, Will Bowen has received hundreds of calls, letters and emails asking these and other important questions. In A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted, he provides practical answers and includes inspiring and touching stories from people just like you who have transformed their lives by becoming Complaint Free.

 Over 6 million people in more than 80 countries have taken the Complaint Free challenge and their lives are a testament to the positive effects of this simple idea.   Find out how forming the simple habit of not complaining can transform your health, relationships, career and life.

In your hands, you hold the secret to transforming your life. Big words? Yes, but this is a plan that has already proven itself with millions of people around the world. Pastor Will Bowen developed the life-changing A Complaint Free World plan based on the simple idea that good things will happen for you in abundance if you can just leave your grumbling behind. In a Sunday-morning sermon, Will told his congregation he wanted to make the world a complaint-free zone and, to prove he was serious, he passed out purple bracelets to each church member and offered them a challenge. "If you catch yourself complaining, take the bracelet and move it to the other wrist."

Now, less than a year later, more than six million people have taken up the challenge, trying to go twenty-one consecutive days without complaining, criticizing, or gossiping, and in so doing, forming a new, positive habit. By changing your words, you can change your thoughts and then begin to create your life by design. People have shared stories with Will of chronic pain relieved, relationships healed, careers improved, and becoming an overall happier person. Less pain, improved health, satisfying relationships, a better job, being more serene and joyoussound good? Its not only possible, its probable. Consciously striving to reformat your mental hard drive is not easy, but you can start now by using the steps Bowen presents here.

In this book, you can learn what constitutes a complaint, why we complain, what benefits we think we receive from complaining, how complaining is destructive to our lives, and how we can get others around us to stop complaining. You will learn the steps to eradicating this poisonous form of expression from your life. If you stay with it, you will find that not only will you not complain, but others around you will cease to do so as well. In a short period of time, you can have the life youve always dreamed of having.

Synopsis:

Pastor Will Bowen has developed his complaint-free world plan based on the simple idea that good things will happen in abundance without the grumbling that often interferes with life. In this book, readers learn how complaining is destructive and how they can get others to stop complaining.

About the Author

Will Bowen is the lead minister at Christ Church Unity in Kansas City, MO. Prior to entering the ministry, he spent many years in radio and in sales and marketing. His passions are exercise, Bible history, juggling, horseback riding, traveling, and reading, He and his wife, Gail, have a daughter, Lia. The Bowen family live in rural Missouri with several horses, dogs, and cats.

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kmb2007, April 7, 2008 (view all comments by kmb2007)
I recommend this book as a great way to turn your attitude around....just think how great it would be if none of us complained about the trivial day in and day out things of the world....

We have become a world and a culture of complainers...we don't like this, we don't want that, we want more of this, our back hurts, our head aches, our neighbors are guilty of some thing or another, it's too hot, it's too cold...the world is flat, the world is round...you get the picture.

Take the challenge...don't complain for 21 days...it isn't easy....taking the challenge showed me just how often something negative or contrary came out of my mouth.....I haven't achieved non-complaint perfection...but I am beginning to appreciate what is...rather than worry, or complain about what isn't...and over all..life feels better !
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385524582
Author:
Bowen, Will
Publisher:
Harmony
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Life skills
Subject:
Self-help techniques
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.80x5.24x.89 in. .67 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Brown is a minister with a very simple message: quit complaining. If you do, you'll be happier and healthier. Hence his Complaint-Free World challenge; the goal is to stop for 21 consecutive days. Why 21? That's how long it takes to break a habit, according to Bowen, who has appeared on Oprah and The Today Show discussing his challenge. And while there's no scientific proof his program works, he includes testimonials from people who've stopped their chronic carping and now lead more positive lives. As for issues that might make you complain about not complaining — e.g., how do you enact social change without first finding fault with the present situation? — Bowen points to Martin Luther King Jr. and his I-have-a-dream speech. He 'did not stand on the steps of the Lincoln memorial and say, 'Isn't it terrible how we're being treated....' Not to be critical ('Criticism is complaining with a sharp edge') but how could Bowen forget King's great rousing line that day: 'America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked 'insufficient funds.' '" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A Complaint Free World is an engaging, enjoyable, easy-to-read reminder that the only permanent, constructive changes you can make in the world are the changes that you make in yourself.”

–Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and Soul to Soul 

A SIMPLE PLAN... A LIFE-CHANGING RESULT...

A HAPPIER LIFE

·What exactly is a complaint? (Chapter 1)

·Why is complaining destructive? (Chapters 2-3)

·How can I get others around me to stop complaining? (Chapter 3)

·How can we affect social change if we don't complain? (Chapter 5)

·Why is it so hard to stop complaining? (Chapters 4-6)

·What happens once I no longer complain? (Chapter 8)

You may have pondered these questions yourself. Since the Complaint Free program began, Will Bowen has received hundreds of calls, letters and emails asking these and other important questions. In A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted, he provides practical answers and includes inspiring and touching stories from people just like you who have transformed their lives by becoming Complaint Free.

 Over 6 million people in more than 80 countries have taken the Complaint Free challenge and their lives are a testament to the positive effects of this simple idea.   Find out how forming the simple habit of not complaining can transform your health, relationships, career and life.

In your hands, you hold the secret to transforming your life. Big words? Yes, but this is a plan that has already proven itself with millions of people around the world. Pastor Will Bowen developed the life-changing A Complaint Free World plan based on the simple idea that good things will happen for you in abundance if you can just leave your grumbling behind. In a Sunday-morning sermon, Will told his congregation he wanted to make the world a complaint-free zone and, to prove he was serious, he passed out purple bracelets to each church member and offered them a challenge. "If you catch yourself complaining, take the bracelet and move it to the other wrist."

Now, less than a year later, more than six million people have taken up the challenge, trying to go twenty-one consecutive days without complaining, criticizing, or gossiping, and in so doing, forming a new, positive habit. By changing your words, you can change your thoughts and then begin to create your life by design. People have shared stories with Will of chronic pain relieved, relationships healed, careers improved, and becoming an overall happier person. Less pain, improved health, satisfying relationships, a better job, being more serene and joyoussound good? Its not only possible, its probable. Consciously striving to reformat your mental hard drive is not easy, but you can start now by using the steps Bowen presents here.

In this book, you can learn what constitutes a complaint, why we complain, what benefits we think we receive from complaining, how complaining is destructive to our lives, and how we can get others around us to stop complaining. You will learn the steps to eradicating this poisonous form of expression from your life. If you stay with it, you will find that not only will you not complain, but others around you will cease to do so as well. In a short period of time, you can have the life youve always dreamed of having.

"Synopsis" by , Pastor Will Bowen has developed his complaint-free world plan based on the simple idea that good things will happen in abundance without the grumbling that often interferes with life. In this book, readers learn how complaining is destructive and how they can get others to stop complaining.
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