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The Kindness Challenge

29794691One month to a great relationship…with anyone!

Think of your toughest relationship. Think of a relationship that is good but could be great. Think of a group of people that drives you nuts. You want to show more kindness and generosity, but sometimes you’re just tired, stretched, and frustrated. Besides, would small actions make that big a difference? Yes!

After years of extensive research, Shaunti Feldhahn has concluded that kindness is a superpower. It can change any relationship, make your life easier and better, and transform our culture. But how does it work? And how can you show kindness when you don’t feel like it?

In The Kindness Challenge, Shaunti explores….
* Three simple acts that make all the difference in any relationship (with a spouse, child, co-worker, brother-in-law…)
* Whether kindness is ever the wrong approach
* The seven ways you may be unkind and never realize it
* Eight types of kindness—and which might be the best fit for you
* Ten sneaky obstacles that get in the way of giving praise
* Practical ways to persevere when kindness is tough
* How kindness in marriage leads to benefits in the bedroom (yes, really!)
* Why your acts of kindness today can help transform the world

With self-assessments, day-to-day tips, a 30-day challenge, and specific kindness ideas, The Kindness Challenge can make your toughest relationships better and your good relationships great—starting today.

Try the 30 Day Kindness Challenge and be a part of a kindness revolution in your home, your world, and yourself.

Have We Ever Needed Kindness More?
 
In The Kindness Challenge, innovative researcher Shaunti Feldhahn reveals three simple steps proven to make any interaction better and any relationship thrive—whether with a romantic partner, coworkers, a child, siblings, your hard-to-please stepmother, or rude people at the grocery store. You’ll learn which ways of acting, speaking, and thinking will make the greatest difference for your life.

Doing these simple acts for thirty days not only has power to change the other person—it has the power to change you!

In these pages, Shaunti introduces you to a host of people from all walks of life who have tested the 30-Day Kindness Challenge in real-life situations and have seen the difference it makes. She shows you the inspiring results of her before-and-after surveys. And she challenges you not only to try the 30-Day Kindness Challenge for yourself but to be a part of the movement to transform our culture.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

5 Star

 

One of my favorite aspect of any book that Shaunti Feldhahn writes is that I can count on it being informative, applicable, and oh so practical. The Kindness Challenge is no different.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part pretty much focuses on what kindness means and a general overview of what kindness actually looks like. There was a lot of interesting points that were made in this section. Things like the fact that just being nice is not quite the same thing as being kind.

The second section of the book starts to move in on the more practical side of things. Shaunti points out seven types of negativity that many of us do without thinking… Some these are things like complaining or just having a negative attitude about something. She takes these ideas and show how they actually work against kindness… then of course there are explanations on why we should stop doing these things and the ways we can benefit from that. She also has chapters on ways we can practice kindness–one of which focuses solely on giving praise to others. Also, in this section, there is a chapter just for guys in regards to their wives.

Finally, the last section is based around the challenge itself. Thirty days of focusing on showing kindness to someone. There is a particular list of suggestions for each day for who you choose: Husbands doing the challenge for their wife, wives for their husband, or for doing the challenge for someone other than your spouse.

Overall, this book is practical, and even if you already think you are good at practicing kindness, I bet this book will point to areas where you could be doing better. It’s a fast book to read, with a lot of practical advice and statistics to support it. I’d highly reccommend it.

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One thought on “The Kindness Challenge

  1. This is amazing! I’ll check out the book. I agree that kindness is powerful! Thanks for sharing.

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