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Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: W Publishing
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 9.03 X 6.60 (inches)|
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.FLAP COPY:
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.
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.
Author: Ray Johnston
Located in: Granite Bay, CA
Submitted: February 13, 2014
Tell us a little about yourself. Ive been a professor, pastor, coach, husband, and dad (by far the hardest job), and Im currently president of Thrive Communications, which means that every year Im face-to-face with more than four hundred thousand people every year in some context. (Whew, Im getting tired just writing this!) Every day I have the privilege of working with a broad cross-section of accomplished peopleeveryone from CEOs to soccer moms.
I've been married to my best friend Carol for over thirty years--which is pretty amazing since I grew up in something of an executive, jet-set family, where divorce ruled. It's a testimony to the power of Jesus Christ to make all things new.
Carol and I have four childrenMark, Scott, Christy, and Lesliewhom, as of the date of this writing, I still like, and who, more amazingly, like me. They are incredible young adults who love Jesus and who look forward to one day creating their own strong marriages and loving families.
What was your motivation behind this project? It all started with a simple conversation with my daughter. Some conversations change your life. You just dont expect them to be with one of your kids. Several years ago, my daughter Leslie came home from school and said, Dad, I have to write a paper on a leader. Yeah? I said. I picked you, and the teacher said it was okay, she said. Yeah . . . , I said, growing wary. Without hesitating, she laid it out before me. I have twenty questions. This is going to be at least a two-hour interview, and you have to answer them all honestly. Two hours later, she asked me her last question. It caught me by surprise. Her last question was one of the most profound questions that human beings can ever ask themselves. Whats the single most important thing you do as a leader? I looked at her and said, Thats easy. The single most important thing I do is make sure I stay encouraged. She looked at me with this blank starekind of like, what? Just as you may be. I explained it to her. If Im not encouraged, eventually nothing else matters. If Im not encouraged, Ill never be the communicator people who listen to me need me to be. If Im not encouraged, Ill never be the person I believe God wants me to be. I got a little choked up, looked at Leslie, and said, If Im not encouraged, I will never be the dad you need me to be. If Im not encouraged, Ill never be the husband Mom dreams I might be someday. (Married guys know exactly what Im talking about.) Getting and staying encouraged is everyones #1 need--whether they know it or not. My conversation with Leslie led to seven years of research, which in turn led to this book.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? First of all I want people to understand what hope is. Real hope is a deep and powerful force that is a natural outgrowth of the seven factors that sustain hope: 1: Recharge Your Batteries 2: Raise Your Expectations 3: Refocus on the Future 4: Play to Your Strengths 5: Refuse to Go It Alone 6: Replace Burnout with Balance 7: Play Great Defense Second, I want people to understand what hope does. The presence of hope creates eleven major differences. People with hope are more successful are more satisfied are more compassionate are more willing to help people in need are physically healthier hold to higher standards are more likely to assume leadership have more satisfying relationships are more productive are less affected by stress are more likely to see God as loving, caring, and forgiving. Third, I want people to understand their hope level so they can work on raising it. I worked with Dr. William Brown at Regent University to develop an HQ Assessment so people can see exactly where they are in terms of each of the seven factors, and exactly what they have to do to raise their score. And heres the good news. Unlike IQ and EQ, which are largely inherited, your degree of hope, your Hope Quotient or HQ, can be developed to any level. We sell this test online for $20, but we're including a copy for free for every person who purchases the book because together they will help you measure and dramatically increase your Hope Quotient. Fourth, I want them to unleash hope in their homes, in their offices, in their communities, and in the world! That's why I devoted the entire third section of the book to practical strategies for the reader to unleash hope in marriages, their kids, their career, their church, their community, and their world.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? The more I've gotten into this, the more convinced I am that there is a critical need for hope in our world. In fact, I surveyed the 12,000 who came to our weekend services a few months ago and asked them to write down their #1 need--the #1 issue that they needed a word from God about right now. Their answer: hope! I see this everywhere as I speak around the country and travel around the world with Compassion International. So writing this book as made me: 1. Much more hopeful. 2. Much more passionate about hope.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? My wife Carol, who continues to be the best example of hope I've ever seen. My favorite authors are John Maxwell, Rick Warren, and Chuck Swindoll. My favorite professor in seminary was Roberta Hestenes--I took every class from her that I could. My biggest influence in speaking and working with teens and adults was the Youth Specialties team that I was a part of for 10 years--especially founders Wayne Rice and Mike Yaconelli. My favorite musical artist is our worship pastor at Bayside Church--Lincoln Brewster
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Let me give you the whole book in one sentence: thriving people thrive for one reasonthey commit to things that produce inner strength and hope.