Synopses & Reviews
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.
In this inspirational work, Hall explains the basis of 11 words that, when understood and put into practice, can help readers achieve their best and highest self--in goals, relationships, and life.
We live our lives word by word--to build our relationships, to convey our points of view, to object to wrongs done to us or to others, to comfort our children and our friends. We also use the wrong words--sometimes unknowingly--and get ourselves into situations we'd rather not be in.
As Stephen R. Covey points out in his introduction:
Words sell and words repel
Words lead and words impede
Words heal and words kill
Kevin hall discovered the deeper power inherent in words after a fateful encounter with a wise shopkeeper in Vienna. When that led to an introduction to an esteemed etymologist residing in a senior home, hall embarked on a project that changed his life, and has since changed the lives of thousands of readers. Discover the eleven words--as well as the secret word--that when used correctly, can light your path to the lifelong success you deserve.
About the Author
Kevin Hall is a highly sought-after business consultant, speaker, and coach. He was a partner in Franklin Quest, makers of the Franklin Day planner. As vice president of Sales and training, he helped fuel Franklin's worldwide growth. He has been recognized for his groundbreaking approach to uncovering the hidden, and often secret, meanings of words. Kevin is also credited with wordsmithing, and trademarking, the original slogan for the 2002 olympic Winter Games, "Ignite the Fire Within." He has been featured in Forbes
magazine, Nation's Restaurant News
, Restaurant Business
, and on the Food network.
Kevin and his wife, Sherry, are the proud parents of six children. He enjoys cycling, running, flyfishing, cooking, and reading.