What Readers Are Saying
“This is an extraordinarily compelling and practical relationships book on becoming a master of communication. Read it, apply the strategies and principles, and enhance your life and influence beyond what you thought possible!”
―T. Harv Eker, author of the #1 NY Times Bestselling book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
“This relationships book will touch the heart of every reader… Dr. Wolf’s unique ability to blend spiritual knowledge with practical advice makes Relationships That Work a must read for anyone seeking self-understanding and better communication…. Reading this book forced me to pause and reflect about the nature of my own life. This book is a worthy experience in today’s fast-paced modern world where doing and having often become facile substitutes for being.”
―E. Burke Rochford Jr., Professor of Sociology and Religion, Middlebury College
“Relationships That Work is straightforward and sublime, practical and profound. David’s relationships book inspires us to full expression in our lives. It is an experiential education, providing communication tools that open us to our spiritual journey.”
―Sandy Grason, author of Journalution: Journaling to Awaken Your Inner Voice, Heal Your Life and Manifest Your Dreams
“During the past six years I have participated in several of David Wolf’s phenomenal workshops. They have been a life changing experience for myself and the other workshop participants. In his new book, Relationships That Work: The Power of Conscious Living, David Wolf shares with us the basic principles he covers in his workshops as well as the tools he teaches to make our lives more balanced and satisfying. Once we appreciate that our fundamental nature is spiritual and sacred, we are able to unlock the inner qualities that increase our ability to please others, and in doing so, make our lives more satisfying. You will learn how to effectively listen to others, become more empathetic, understand the roadblocks to communication, and remove self-imposed limitations. Like the workshops, this relationships book teaches us how to live our lives from the vantage point of choice rather than fear. As you read this book you are likely to have profound insights into your own psyche that will help you achieve a better understanding of yourself and how to improve your life. Thank you David for sharing these principles and tools in a book that will surely have a profound impact on our lives.”
―Miriam Mendoza, Teacher – New York City Public School
“In this relationships book David Wolf has provided us with a clear, accessible summary of key principles that have guided his life and work for decades. Distilled in this way, they illuminate problems in perception and communication that, left unchecked, can undermine good intentions and derail otherwise solid relationships. His years of training, practice and leadership in human relations and social welfare have converged here, providing readers with straightforward guidance in looking more deeply into their own tendencies and those of their loved ones and associates. By encouraging us to reflect, reframe, and act with clear intention, he gently directs us down a path to greater understanding of the opportunities and options available in both personal and professional relations.”
―Neil Abell, Ph.D, LCSW, Associate Professor, College of Social Work, Florida State University
“Sometimes you find a book, and sometimes a book finds you. There is no doubt that the profound wisdom and lessons in this relationships book will find their way into the souls of millions of people around the world. No ifs, ands or buts – Dr. Wolf gives you the blueprint on how to be an influence-maker in your life and the lives of others.”
—Burke Hedges, author of 7 books with over 4 million books in print, including the bestseller, Who Stole the American Dream?
“I’m the kind of person who is naturally skeptical about books that have a title like Relationships That Work: The Power Of Conscious Living (How Transformative Communication Can Change Your Life). But David B. Wolf’s latest book made me change my mind, in addition to making me want to change my mind for the better.
The operative word here is transformation when we communicate with people. Sure, we know how to establish a rapport, and set out our ideas, but does this really change anything? Perhaps it does, but if we are still having a lot of angst and dysfunctional relationships in our lives, we might want to reexamine some of our most basic presumptions about ourselves, our significant others, in fact, the entire world and the way it works.
Well, you might say, and it might very well be true, that your communication skills are excellent. OK, but how well do you communicate with yourself? This was the most important part of Wolf’s book for me. I’m introspective. I go deep. But I could go deeper if I could sustain my introspection at a more intense level of application. What is the value of self-honesty if you go around in a circle, as we tend to do? And for the religious among us, Wolf invites us to apply our religious principles, too, through the power of transformative communication. We are not flattering the great religious leaders of history by accepting their teachings in a shallow way only, and we are certainly not flattering ourselves. The real test of religion, as far as I am concerned, is when we answer this question: are we happy?
Or at least, as happy as we can be in this crazy old world? Relationships That Work invites us to make our world a little less crazy. Isn’t that what it is all about?
Be prepared for some nitty-gritty reading. Wolf is going to help you confront yourself.”
“Relationships That Work is not merely a good read. It is an experience. As I was reading through the pages of this book I could see and experience changes within me, in my view of my world and others. Dr. Wolf gives us a “How to” on living a meaningful life, rich with fulfilling relationships and rewarding results. I see this book entering every household and becoming a standard reference for creating the intimacy we are all looking for. Whatever I do or whomever I meet, I now feel fully equipped and empowered to accomplish whatever I choose to achieve, not allowing insecurity to run my life. Thank you Dr. David Wolf for this gift to humanity.”
“The ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively is key to being successful in any endeavor. Being able to practice good communication techniques and skills as a personal disciplined and conscious life stratagem is to be able to discover personal and social truths, all while exercising influence upon others in every social or professional relationship. In Relationships That Work: The Power Of conscious Living, David B. Wolf draws upon his many years of experience and expertise to present a series of principles, strategies and tools for effective, life-changing and life-enhancing communication as he addresses ten commonly encountered roadblocks to effective communication, the practice of empathetic listening, the use of ‘mirroring’ to help solve the problems of others and/or inspiring them to act in their own best interests, neutralizing hostile and aggressive people, being assertive in challenging situations, asking questions that improve the quality of dialogue, and finding the hidden motives behind different types of communication styles. Informed and informative, accessibly written for both students of communication as well as non-specialist general readers wanting to improve their own communication abilities, Relationships That Work is a deftly written, ‘user friendly’, and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, and community library Self-Help, Self-Improvement reference collections and supplemental reading lists.”
―Midwest Book Review