I was recently given the opportunity to review “30 Days to Understanding Other People” (A daily guide to improving relationships) by Beverly D. Flaxington. It is an easy read with a day-by-day guide to help understand how to deal and understand other people, no matter how difficult they may be to deal with. Each day explains a particular situation and follows up with an exercise on how to handle it. For example, day six hit close to home. “Shy or snob”- If you are quiet others may perceive you (now or in the past) as a snob, however, the truth may be you are (or were) very shy. The author explains how in school she was shy and someone from her past had labeled her a snob in those days. Ms. Flaxington makes an excellent point by saying we often label people, whether we should or not. She follows up with the daily exercise. “Today, try to catch yourself when you label someone else’s behavior. Be objective about the label you apply.”
This is just one example of how this book will stop and make you think about others, and most importantly, your own behavior (s). The book is quite inspirational and has the added bonus of some great quotes as well. It teaches some valuable lessons about acceptance. Spend five minutes a day for thirty days to read it. It will be time well spent.
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.