In this creative and interactive 160-page workbook—designed, written and illustrated by David Winkelman—Embracing Change From the Inside Out offers readers interested in making changes in themselves a personal, unique, and illustrated guide to desired behavior change and transformation. Readers get a tour of the landscape of desired change, its diverse processes, in’s and out’s, and many of its challenges.
Embracing Change from the Inside Out provides a practical approach to change via five key GameChangers—Clarity, Connection, Conditions, Motivation & Action. Five basic skill sets, or ways of looking at any desired change or problem situation. These five GameChangers make self-initiated behavior change easier, faster and more predictable.
Along the way there are over 100 perspectives (containing hundreds of suggestions), which make the five GameChangers come alive through stories and examples. The book features 15 exercises spread throughout the book, plus questions at the start of each of the five GameChanger chapters and almost 100 original visuals, most of which are created by the author, David Winkelman.
Aimed at a professional audience dealing with the constant need for flexibility and growth in a sea of complexity, the book asks such questions as:
The book’s overall aim is to help make desired change, or growth from within, easier to achieve by sparking insights and awareness you can act on, and get support from those around you. As a foundation for the reader’s own personal experience of the material, the author reveals personal pieces of his own story to connect with the reader’s feelings, as much as his intellect.
The book is packed with information, written in a serious, humorous and personal way for people ready and willing to look within and achieve desired change.
Once we begin to see and learn that we’re not on this earth to control the things that never stop changing around us, but rather allow these moments to show us the need to change the view of life we hold within us... then we are on the right path towards discovering and fulfilling the true purpose of our lives. In clear-cut style, Mr. Winkelman provides many helpful clues as to “how” we can actualize this new and higher self-understanding.
Once we have established a successful routine, change (even for the better) is one of life’s great challenges. David has shared in his book, Embracing Change, practical tools, warmth and humor, to help each of us make better choices for our own life satisfaction, and to have more empathy for others who struggle with these concepts. I love the way this book feels like a loving conversation with a caring mentor, instead of a "how to".
For those who wholeheartedly choose to engage with the insights and exercises contained here, this book promises to deliver life-changing application.
David Winkelman knows change from the inside out because it is a journey he has taken himself. If you’re ready for a life changing journey, read and apply this book.
Should you read this book? Absolutely! How rare a treat to find a book that gives you relatable stories, and tools that you can actually use. It delivers on the promise of the title.
This book works! Winkelman offers an extremely practical, doable model for change. He does a great job motivating readers to take action and giving them effective tools to ensure their success.
In Embracing Change, David Winkelman offers a uniquely creative approach to respond to the ups and downs of work and life with humor and insight. Winkelman’s intelligent and distinctive perspective makes change feel like a worthwhile adventure.
Embracing Change is one of the most honest, realistic and applicable approaches I have seen in a book on change. Winkelman takes us through an interactive journey that will help create actual shifts in our thought process and teaches us doable skills for every aspect of our lives. I highly recommend this book for any organizations of two or more. It will help any reader make the right decisions, avoid the wrong decisions, and embrace the constant change in the culture in which he or she lives.