Summary of Change Anything

The New Science of Personal Success

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Change Anything book summary
“Six sources of influence” make you overspend and overeat. You can beat them…but willpower is the wrong weapon.


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People who want to gain financial security, break a bad habit or change their lives in a major way are far more likely to succeed if they tailor “six sources of influence” to reshape their lives. In their book about the “science of personal success,” corporate trainers Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler explain exactly how to bring this power to bear in your life and why it works. getAbstract recommends this illuminating, helpful book to people who want to save money, conquer fear and become more healthy.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What strategies make the “science of personal success” effective and
  • How to master the “six sources of influence” that can improve your life.


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About the Authors

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler are four-time New York Times best-selling authors. They are leaders of VitalSmarts, a corporate training company that has taught more than 2 million people worldwide.

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    Veronika Vetter 1 year ago
    Read the book. Interesting how we're influenced and we don't even realize it. Great tips to outsmart the system.
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    Eric Laurens 4 years ago

    This is a great book. Great information on how to make real changes in your life.
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    James Cordell 4 years ago
    Listen to the audio version. Pretty much a waste of time for anyone who has common sense.

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