Background: This book on life and relationships is based on my 47 years of research in the personal development field, plus lessons learned in my 50-year marriage to Bryna, often my active business partner. Bryna passed three weeks after our 50th anniversary following a courageous battle with ALS, with me as her 24-7 caregiver. This book was written in honor of her memory.
For you romantics, we met on a Friday at a singles dance at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, got engaged 3-days later, and married 3-weeks later in Vegas.
What is it?: Quite simply, this book is a tool to help you crystallize your thinking in 23 categories of life and how that thinking intertwines with your relationship status.
Comprised of hundreds of stimulating, thought-provoking questions, this book will open your eyes and expand your self-awareness.
How it can help: Whether you’re in a relationship or not; whether your relationship is perfect or rough around the edges; this book will help you make life and relationship decisions with enlightened self-confidence, by helping you do four things:
1. Know thyself!: Interview and profile yourself. Is your relationship with yourself compatible with the life you envision to live? Discover how unique you really are. Know yourself, your deal breakers and problematic relationship issues, before deciding if you're compatible with someone else.
2. Rethink past relationships:Understand why previous relationships didn't work. Put the past to bed. Hopefully you'll never again have to say, "If only I knew then what I know now."
3. Appraise a current relationship:Are you truly made for each other? Are you and your partner on the same page intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically regarding your attitudes about life, relationships and your world-view? Is it time to move in, move out, or run for the hills, or time to reevaluate your compatibility, reconcile your differences, and make your relationship work even better?
4. Evaluate a potential relationship:Determine if a potential relationship is likely to succeed or not. Discover and resolve differences before taking the plunge. Could this be the love of your life? Avoid, spending weeks, months, or even years dating and vetting a relationship that may be doomed from the start. Don't guess, don't wonder, ask the hard penetrating questions.
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As a byproduct of the above, I believe this tool can help increase the happy marriage rate and decrease the divorce rate.
1. Save Money: avoid the financial cost of divorce and the related costs of starting over.
2. Save Time: avoid wasting time dating and vetting an incompatible love interest.
3. Save Heartache: avoid the emotional turmoil often inherent in ending "bad" relationships.
The most comprehensive, helpful, fun, and easy to use Relationship Compatibility Checklist ever designed. Its name speaks for itself, but it’s so much more.
Rodin’s “The Thinker”
Think, before you...
• begin or continue a dating relationship • sign a lease with a roommate • pick a life- or business partner • move in with a love interest • get engaged • set a wedding date, or • give up on a relationship
A practical tool to help you quickly and easily..
Examineyour relationship with yourself
Rethink past relationships
Appraise a current relationship.
Evaluate a potential relationship
Designed to help you decide… • Are you truly made for each other? • is your relationship likely to succeed, or not? • is your relationship due for a compatibility re-evaluation and/or reconciliation? • is your relationship with yourself compatible with the life you envision to live?
"This book about relationships is the most comprehensive guide to uncovering potential partnership issues due to differences in values, goals, needs or desires. Use this checklist to help you avoid the pitfalls that come with making poor relationship choices. Make it fun but get to the real issues of your potential partner's personality, and then decide, using the adult part of your brain, if you have enough in common to be in a fulfilling relationship, instead of discovering months or years later that you never really knew what you were getting into."
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Also includes The Thinkers Edge—a periodic email comprised of motivational, thought-provoking content.
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One of My Favorite Testimonials
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The pacing was totally comfortable. His voice and timbre were calm and engaging, never forced. Being easy to listen to, and relevant to my day to day life, it not only helped me clarify my direction, it positively impacted my thoughts, emotions, feelings, and spirituality.
In the last 5 years, I’ve listened to at least 40 audio self-help products. This is by far the most helpful and most relevant of them all."
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1. ABOUT WHY NOT? PUBLICATIONS:Founded in 1971- Publisher of our past 40-hour live program the Why Not? Seminar — Compiler/Author of our book Quotations To Help You —From Out of Their Minds — Publisher of Relationship Compatibility Checklist and our newsletter The Thinker's Edge, plus — Author of The Mighty Mind Expander, an audio mini-seminar and In Pursuit of a Miracle, an audio-visual love story.
Our products provide inexpensive convenient and effective ways to help you become more of the person you idealize yourself to be. The Mighty Mind Expander is an extremely condensed summary of what self-development is all about. So comprehensive and thought provoking, most listeners think there's enough content here to fill an entire one-day or even a full-weekend seminar. It's your portal to new beginnings.
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2. Thank you in advance for your donation to the ALS and MD Associations. While you didn't get a bucket of ice dumped on your head, don't hesitate to do so if an Ice Bucket Challenge comes to your area.