A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a by Donald Miller

By Donald Miller

After writing a winning memoir, Donald Miller's lifestyles stalled. in the course of what must have been the peak of his luck, he chanced on himself unwilling to get up and about, keeping off accountability, even wondering the that means of lifestyles. but if motion picture manufacturers proposed turning his memoir right into a motion picture, he came upon himself embarked on a brand new tale jam-packed with hazard, hazard, good looks, and meaning.

A Million Miles in one thousand Years chronicles Miller's infrequent chance to edit his existence right into a nice tale, to reinvent himself so no one shrugs their shoulders while the credit roll. via heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers during the lifestyles that emerges while it turns from uninteresting fact into significant narrative.

Miller is going from sound asleep all day to using his motorbike throughout the US, from residing in romantic daydreams to frightened encounters with love, from losing his cash to founding a nonprofit with a passionate reason. Guided by way of a number of outlandish yet very actual characters, Miller exhibits us how one can get a moment likelihood at existence the 1st time round. A Million Miles in 1000 Years is an extraordinary get together of the wonderful thing about life.

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I wanted to say thank you to my staff for working with me on a particular project, and brought a box of chocolates to the meeting. One said he didn’t like chocolates – they reminded him of being ill in hospital. Another looked at me suspiciously – she thought I was bribing them into doing yet more work. A third took a chocolate, looked at it, bit into it and savoured the taste – he made us laugh with his sensual delight, and he said that chocolates made him feel very pampered and looked after. The fourth person said that presents of any kind made him feel valued, and the fifth said just the sight of chocolates made her feel fat and frumpy and fed up!

In Part II you can pick and choose which areas you feel will be most useful to you, if you want to. There is a natural progression in the order of the chapters, but you may find that some of them are aspects you already feel are well developed, and you can just use them to reaffirm your strengths. Others you may spend more time on and use to develop areas you are less sure of. Do remember that these aspects of transforming yourself are not alien to you. What I am offering you are reminders of best practice and simple ways of using your common sense more effectively.

Do you regularly use the Internet – and not just for e-mail? Are you planning to enhance your skills in this area? Look at where you stand now and identify how you could develop yourself even further in this area. It is vital for the 21st century manager. working with others on change What I have taken you through so far is the process of becoming a change agent, someone who handles change well and delights in change. What we are doing with this process is gradually re-educating ourselves in our beliefs, attitudes and behaviours concerning change.

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