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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Whats at the heart of every thriving person, every thriving marriage, kid, and business?
The Hope Quotient is a revolutionary new method for measuringand dramatically increasingyour level of hope. Hope is more than a feeling; its the by-product of seven key factors. When these are present in your life, they cause hope to thrive.
Factor 1: Recharge Your Batteries Nobody does well running on empty.
Factor 2: Raise Your Expectations You dont get what you deserve; you get what you expect.
Factor 3: Refocus on the Future Its time to throw away your rearview mirror. No one goes forward well when they are looking back.
Factor 4: Play to Your Strengths Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
Factor 5: Refuse to Go It Alone Never underestimate the power of support. Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto.
Factor 6: Replace Burnout with Balance Burning the candle at both ends isnt as bright as you think.
Factor 7: Play Great Defense Avoid these five toxic hope killers that can threaten your future.
Using seven years of research, powerful biblical illustrations, and compelling human-interest stories, Ray Johnston explains how these seven essential factors will support, sustain, and strengthen your hope. And when consciously built into your life, how they will unleash hope in your marriage, your kids, your career, your church, your community, and the world.
Discover your HQ level, the most important contributor to your overall success, and then learn how to improve it. Because when hope riseseverything changes.
Hope: Its the one thing that can change everything!
When you have hope, eleven things are unleashed in your life:
- You have more satisfying relationships.
- Youre more productive.
- Youre less affected by stress.
- Youre more successful.
- Youre more satisfied.
- Youre more compassionate.
- Youre more willing to help people in need.
- Youre physically healthier.
- You hold yourself to higher moral and ethical standards.
- Youre more likely to assume leadership.
- Youre more likely to see God as loving, caring, and forgiving.
This book will help you discover your HQ level and learn the seven key factors that, when built into your life, unleash hope. When you have genuine hopenot trite, pious platitudes but authentic hope that produces inner strength and confidenceanything is possible.
Ray Johnston has a rich, varied background as a speaker, writer, and founder of Thrive Communications and the Thrive Leadership Conference. Author of the bestselling book The Hope Quotient, he is the founding pastor of Bayside Church, one of the largest churches in the United States, with more than twelve thousand people. Ray has spoken to more than four million people over the last ten years and served on the board of trustees at Azusa Pacific University, his alma mater. Ray and his wife, Carol, have four adult children.
JennieManila, PhilippinesAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A very inspiring book on hopeFebruary 3, 2015JennieManila, PhilippinesAge: 35-44Gender: femaleHow many times in life have we screwed up? The dad in that story is much like God who conspires to give us to give hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) We fall so many times but as we continue to fix our eyes on Jesus, we are given a hope that never disappoints.
The solution to everything is not the right religion. Its not the right ritual. It is the right person. That person, for your life, is Jesus Christ. Ray Johnston
The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston is one of books Ill definitely go back to when I need a helping or two of encouragement. Highly recommended!
Simply EmmyBacolod City, PhilippinesAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Read if you need a liftJuly 24, 2014Simply EmmyBacolod City, PhilippinesAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Pastor Ray Johnston starts the book with this sentence - "tough circumstances are no match for the kind of inner strength fueled by hope" and goes on to give examples of real people whose circumstances are beyond imaginable and maybe hopeless but went on to overcome and live a better life in the latter days of their lives.
First, there was IQ then came EQ and this time it's HQ that stands for Hope Quotient. And Pastor Ray believes that IQ and EQ are largely inherited, HQ, however, can be developed at any level.
I recommend this book to anyone who needs a lift in life and even for those who do not need one - yet. This material will have you thinking, highlighting, nodding, and sometimes laughing.
Pastor Ray gave arms and legs to hope. Hope is no longer an abstract noun, but practical. When you have hope, you can unleash hope to others. In the book, he outlined factors that can raise our hope quotient and goes on to write about how we can unleash hope in our relationships, career, church, and the community.
If you are discouraged, need a more positive perspective, the desire to renew your outlook or simply want to keep your hopes up - hope quotient, for that matter - I recommend this book for you to read.
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