Discover 54 Simple Strategies for Creating Joy, Success and Prosperity in Your Life
The Real Secret to Success and Happiness
Getting along well with others is the real secret to success and happiness. In tens of thousands of classrooms we teach reading, writing, and arithmetic and yet we leave solutions to the universal problems of human relationships to be discovered, if at all, by trial and error.
The trial is painful and the error is costly.
In Alan Fox’s new book, People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity, he provides time-proven techniques that you can use to build stronger more meaningful relationships that will lead to a better, happier, more successful life.
Learn 54 Powerful Lessons From a Life Well-Lived
Over the course of his 73 years, Alan C. Fox has achieved tremendous success in his professional and personal life. He has university degrees in accounting, law, education, and writing. His real estate company manages more than $1.5 Billion of commercial property and he is the founder, editor, and publisher of the highly-respected poetry journal "Rattle."
In People Tools, Alan explains in an easy-to-read style the tools he has used to build the life of his dreams. He distills the invaluable lessons he’s learned into 54 practical techniques that he calls “People Tools.”
What is a People Tool?
A People Tool is a simple technique you can use to achieve a positive change in your life.
The “Socrates” tool will help you to understand yourself better; “Belt Buckle” teaches you to look at actions rather than words to determine who people really are; “Patterns Persist” allows you to predict how someone will act in the future.
"People Tools" are practical and easy to understand. From developing self-confidence, to improving communication skills, to finding constructive ways to resolve conflict, each tool addresses a specific issue and provides a simple, straightforward strategy that you can use to bring about an immediate change in your life.
The Power of People Tools Is Its Refreshing Simplicity
People Tools is organized into 54 short, easily digestible chapters that make it an invaluable resource for busy people looking for fast and effective solutions to the challenges we face every day.
Open the book to any page and you will find helpful advice.
People Tools is written in a compelling, storytelling style. Each tool is illustrated with insightful stories and amusing anecdotes that are relevant and relatable. The stories will reel you in but the tools will change your life.
When you experience joy in your life, what else do you really need?
Reading each tool you’ll feel as if you have found a new friend. As Sharon Salzberg, author of Loving Kindness and Real Happiness said “Reading People Tools is like having a wise, loving and funny friend take you by the hand, and gently but surely lead you to a better place. Everyone could benefit from reading it."
World-renowned author and spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield shares equally glowing praise for People Tools: “Alan Fox has great tools for emotional intelligence, wisdom, clarity and directness. Develop and use them to live well, and your life will grow better for it.”
Reviews for People Tools
This book will do a lot for the world.”
“Fox imparts business advice and general wisdom based on his years of experience as a successful real estate mogul, father, husband, and writer.”
“Alan Fox has great tools for emotional intelligence, wisdom, clarity and directness. Develop and use them to live well, and your life will grow better for it.”
—Jack Kornfield, psychologist, author, and Founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center
“People Tools is a gem of down-to-earth, practical advice on wise living. In simple, straightforward prose, Alan Fox illuminates insights that are often in plain sight but frequently overlooked.”
—Joseph Goldstein, author and co-Founder of Insight Meditation Center
“Reading People Tools is like having a wise, loving, and funny friend take you by the hand, and gently but surely lead you to a better place. Everyone could benefit from reading it.”
—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
Build Your Collection of People Tools and Craft a Better Life
Like any toolbox, you’ll be able to sort and sample each of the tools and build a collection that’s perfect for your life. Here are some of the tools you’ll have to choose from:
- Catch Them Being Good. Rewards are more effective motivators than punishments.
- Buy a Ticket. To make something good happen in your life you have to “enter the game” and participate.
- Catching a Feather. This Tool reveals how to attract people you want to be closer to, rather than chase after them.
- Patterns Persist. Prior actions are predictive of future behaviors. Understanding this is key to mastering relationships.
- Shrink the Glass: They say an optimist sees the glass as half full, while the pessimist sees the glass as half empty. Fox’s approach is to shrink the glass. That way it is always full, no matter how much is in it.