The reason it wasn't my cuppa is because my perception of myself is deeper than a puddle. Shonda puts it all out there in Year of Yes including her flaws, insecurities, and crazy internal dialogue. I decided to 're-read' the book again from end to end and my only regret is that I didn't buy/read this book sooner! It's a no-brainer, whether you are new to the business or need a bit of continuing education to keep you in the game. It was funny, honest, and entertaining non the less. Did anyone else not get their yet? Refresh and try again. Where do I start? Kevin Ward does an excellent job of not only providing true and tested scripts, but gives you the philosophy behind using them. Think of it as YOUR PLAY BOOK for the key conversations you have with sellers and buyers. The world could use a teacher like her—eloquent, understanding, interesting, bold, and so very open-minded. My understanding is that Rhimes' avatar is Christina Yang the meaning of which would be obvious to me if I was familiar with the show. Book Review. As an actual quiet librarian living in Ohio, all I have to say is: what's wrong with that?! Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Kevin has brought the same level of greatness (and I believe his book will become a similar classic) to the field of Real Estate. In this poignant, hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood's most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder and Catch, reveals how saying YES changed her life - and how it can change yours too. She is such a lovely role model and friend! Nope this was a book for fans of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. Don’t ever feel less than. I knew Rhimes’s book was due to be released soon and wasn’t sure if I’d be able to pick it up to give it a try. Kevin Ward, the Napoleon Hill of Real Estate! While she certainly didn't share any tough childhood experiences, or struggles. Along with the scripts you will find tactical notes on how to use the script, why it works, and when to modify the script for various situations. October 20th 2016 Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Simply put, I found this book to be shallow and surface-y, and superficial. Hollywood party? In this poignant, hilarious, and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder reveals how saying YES changed her life—and how it can change yours too. She talks about balancing life and work, which is tough when you're a woman trying to take a seat at the proverbial table. If you can sell you won’t be coaching . I am apparently one of four people on earth who has never seen a single episode of Grey's Anatomy which puts me at a considerable disadvantage in receiving this book. Be your own narrator. Don’t have one. Maybe in future posts I ll offer reviews of some of these other writers. The Book of YES is an action guide, not a book of theory. And I do not like many inspirational books. A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want out of Life Bethenny Frankel, Touchstone, $24.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-4391-8690-9 More By and About This Author Year of Yes ~ Book Review By Jackie Lee | February 19, 2016 - 11:10 am | Book Reviews. If anyone needs an inspirational self-help kinda read, whatever your main struggle in life, this book will help make you feel so much better. If you’re tired of the same old sales scripts or if you’ve done away with them all together, I know how you feel because I’ve been there. Chabán is a best-selling … Yes You Can is a weight loss diet developed in 2012 by the Venezuelan actor and television host, Alejandro Chabán. I’m a single mother who makes sure to give my daughter time and when that became a struggle I knew I needed to focus on the listing side for more time control . This was everything I needed to hear/read ❣️, Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019. After an innocent AOL chat turns racy, a Catholic teenager in the early 00s discovers masturbating and struggles to suppress her new urges in the face of eternal damnation. And I do not like many inspirational books. There is one rule. Reading this book feels like you’re sitting down to have coffee with one of the most Godly, anointed and just plain amazing friends. She turns down invitations because she's terrified and wants to avoid attention. Oddly, I found the passages where she talks about being a parent to be the most powerful. I do not like many memoirs. In YES NO MAYBE SO, Jamie Goldberg's and Maya Rehman's mothers think they have a great plan for how the teens should spend their summer: volunteering on the campaign for a long-shot candidate for Georgia's State Senate. Did you hear me? Top subscription boxes – right to your door, The Book of YES: The Ultimate Real Estate Agent Conversation Guide, See all details for The Book of YES: The Ultimate Real Estate Agent Conversation Guide, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. How To Be An Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi One World, 2019, $27, 320 pages. No fairy tales. A career in Real Estate may be considered quite lucrative and it can be, IF you know "how to do it". I loved the content, but I personally had trouble getting paster her writing style - again, I'm not familiar with her writing from her shows, but it often felt just a little bit cringy. So I didn't pick up, I would say I'm a 4 or 5 out of 10 on the Shonda-Rhimes-Television-Show-Enjoyment-Index-That-I-Just-Made-Up-Right-Now. (I'm not bragging or anything—I'm just not a big TV watcher.) I was slow to warm to this book - I loved the idea of the topic and enjoy Rhimes' work on television, but initially found her writing to be too casual and chatty to really hold my attention. Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2016. I don’t want to get married? I hated this book. Now streaming on: Powered by JustWatch "Yes, God, Yes" takes place in the dark ages of the early ‘aughts, where AOL chat rooms provided teens with sketchy flirtation possibilities, and if you had sexy urges when watching a video you had to manually rewind over and over again. She's arguably the biggest thing in television, running her own production company, and while she's a single mom, she's got a nanny, a support system, and plenty of money. Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2016. How do they write a book that doesn't just make you hate them for all the great stuff they have in their life? Ok so I know this review is more of a personal vendetta than an actual reflection of the book itself, but I had to stop reading 5 minutes in when she criticized the idea of being "a quiet librarian in Ohio." To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I was truly on the verge of giving up real estate and getting out of the business until I ran across Kevin Ward and the Book of Yes.I have seen so much growth in my business and the way I do business. How does someone who has it all inspire you? Kevin preaches no BS, and he is exactly that. And rewrite it. If you truly want to succeed in Real Estate, I strongly encourage you to get the book. With three hit shows on television and three children at home, Shonda Rhimes had lot. Don’t get me wrong, there are many good teachers at my uni, but Shonda Rhimes has so much to say and such a fantastic way of expressing herself. It makes me want to really take care of myself and love myself more. [While she also lauds herself for her diversity choices in her shows, I'd like to take a minute to tell her to not be so quick to pat herself on the back when it comes to some LGBT character choices that are quite cringe-worthy. What happens behind closed doors in both houses --- the loneliness of Francis’ wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne --- sets the stage for the explosive events to come. If you love Shondaland, you will probably love this. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Hated. I do enjoy his YT videos too! Report abuse. There is no wisdom given in this book that is unknown to people like me. I couldn’t refuse. Talk about vulnerable. In other memoirs that were hugely successful to me as a reader (e.g. She is such a lovely role model and friend! I am a agent who was fresh off the streets with no real estate knowledge at all.I didn't know anything. Lysa’s transparency is admirable and her honesty is unforgettably enduring. This book is so ballsy. The main thing is to love who you are and not to worry about who you are supposed to be. It was sadly more egotistical and focused around a handful of experiences within that year - no doubt profound to Shonda, but not thoroughly inspiring to the reader. Because we can always do with more self-encouragement and love from others, and Shonda Rhimes gives that here! No earth shattering revelations, not even a morsel to ponder more deeply. Your bank account will thank you for it. Yes Summary. Great premise, horrible execution. Napoleon Hill and the other great masters of Success Motivation and Positive Thinking laid the groundwork years ago on how your mind and actions can bring you the success that you desire. I can not rave enough about Kevin's book and how much I've learned and grown in this past year. And yet here I am, really liking Shonda Rhimes' inspirational memoir. Shonda Rhimes describes herself as an introvert who uses wine to get through difficult social situations. The book of YES is very easy to read and jam packed with instructions on how to become the best and get more YESSES!!!! There's so much I want to say about this book but it appears I have no way to express myself. I'd still recommend it especially if you are a fan of her work. I would say I'm a 4 or 5 out of 10 on the Shonda-Rhimes-Television-Show-Enjoyment-Index-That-I-Just-Made-Up-Right-Now. With Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons, Wolfgang Novogratz, Francesca Reale. 5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best! HATED IT. Shonda Rhimes narrates the audio version of this book, which took this book to the next level for me. These elements are far more interesting, in their own way, than the ones around the book is structured, the “yes” moments, which tend to be about saying yes to things such as Oprah interviews. More info: https://t.co/fB4cnOa0qz -Shonda's Squad pic.twitter.com/iJAdo1RfPK. The Book in One Sentence. It was OK - it wasn't what I expected it to be.... an inspiring tale of someone taking on the world with one simple response to any question - "YES!". People who love Shonda Rhimes but like reading humanistic memoirs. Normalize your lives, people. Honestly speaking, I started reading the book, however, once I got to the scripts section and beyond I skimmed through the rest and put it in my bookshelf and didn't look at it till a couple weeks later. Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2019, Nothing original. I watched two seasons of Scandal and then gave it up. Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. Speaking engagement? Nope this was a book for fans of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. Even if you're not looking for particular advice on a thing, like me, read it too. I would still 100% recommend, but some aspects of her writing just weren't for me. So here goes. I like the book and the straight to the point information. No earth shattering revelations, not even a morsel to ponder more deeply. Don’t call me lucky. Then came Thanksgiving 2013, when Shonda's sister Delorse muttered six little words at her: You never say yes to anything. Tweet. 3.5/5 - Although I've never seen any of Shonda Rhimes's TV shows, I picked this up excited to hear how an introvert flipped the switch to say yes to so many terrifying (yet exciting) opportunities. I love love love this book. I didn’t choose Year of Yes for this week’s word… it chose me. Call me a badass.”, “There is no list of rules. The word of the week is Gratitude. Did you hear me? I've learned how to gain confidence in myself, overcome the fear of rejection and handle objections from clients, thanks to Kevin. Once I adjusted to that rhythm, I couldn't get enough - many. As business people or leaders, we probably like to view ourselves as logical and levelheaded when it comes to solving knotty issues, disputes, and problem-solving. Very self centered and stream of thought based. She's arguably the biggest thing in television, running her own production company, and while she's a single mom, she's got a nanny, a support system, and plenty of money. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. What is Yes You Can? This book read just like one of her famously written shows. I'm impressed! On the one hand it offers a forceful and persuasive criticism of much traditional negotiating behavior. I did come away with an intense dislike for the author. It suggests a variety of negotiating techniques that are both clever and likely to facilitate effective negotiation. I have read dozens of books on real estate, self-improvement, sales, marketing, and the list goes on, and I can say that this is by far the most straight-forward, no BS kick in the butt book I've read. I felt exactly the same way about this audiobook. Directed by Karen Maine. 'Ask Again, Yes' Review: Mary Beth Keane's Modestly Magnificent Family Drama Mary Beth Keane's novel opens in 1973 New York and follows two rookie cops … Wipe the slate clean. It. Honestly, this book could've have been 150 pages. I watched a few episodes of How to Get Away with Murder and then never watched any more. You want to live alone? She has got it, I love love love this book. Then the publisher advertised it on my Facebook feed, inviting my comments. Yeah I do feel like we'. I liked hearing Rhimes talk about her life in broad gestures, but that's all it was. We all perceive our world differently. This book read just like one of her famously written shows. When you feel the need to apologize or explain who you are, it means the voice in your head is telling you the wrong story. She shares real instances of body image and stage fright, and breathed life into the woman behind the best Thursday night lineup. Yes, it was cruel, we learn from Aubrey and Melody, who never get … I don't write reviews often, but this guy deserves a huge thumbs up. Kevin truly wrote a masterpiece in this book. A self-described introvert, she realized she was always turning down opportunities to attend gatherings because she would rather stay home with her kids or just keep working. Writing, pitching, producing & showrunning - WELCOME to Shonda's @masterclass! You don’t want a baby? Initially I had my doubts. No. And go for a happy ending. Shonda took this challenge and ran away with it, she managed to grow into an even stronger woman than she was before. Shorter Monica: The vehicle with which Rhimes uses to connect to her audience does not drive anywhere near my zip code. Rhimes is confessional and funny, writing with a wit and rhythm that probably works best when read aloud (of course, she writes for TV!). I've learned through thi, Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2016. Don’t apologize. Honestly Shonda, making a gay character HIV positive for a one-night stand is such a tacky and dated storyline that it belongs back in the 80s. I did not come away with any inspiration or motivation. However, we are all influenced by our upbringing, culture, and simply by being emotional humans. Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. She makes stuff up for a living, cuz guess what? Because we can always do with more self-encouragement and love from others, and Shonda Rhimes gives that here! It’s funny that we still think of it that way. Rhimes said “yes” to sharing her insights. I bought this book because I've been watching Kevin Ward's Youtube videos for a couple months now. Love someone. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be. Simply put, I found this book to be shallow and surface-y, and superficial. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2016. And to an introvert like Shonda, who describes herself as 'hugging the walls' at social events and experiencing panic attacks before press interviews, there was a particular benefit to saying no: nothing new to fear. Yes!! I was happily surprised when I was approached by a representative from Simon & Schuster asking me if I was interested in reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes in exchange for an honest review. When people feel uncertain about a course of action, they tend to look outside themselves and to other people around them to guide what they do. In their revolutionary book Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Penguin, 3rd edition, 2011), Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton introduced the world to the possibilities of mutual-gains negotiation, or integrative negotiation. Helpful. Just a copy of Mike Ferry scripts. It. Read 7,099 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Media appearances? Today I d like to share some thoughts on Peter Block and his 2002 book: The Answer to How is Yes. Hated. 6 people found this helpful. I want her to be my teacher. In The Yes Book, Clive Rich provides a method for generating success based on years of experience working for or with major organisations and super brands including Sony, Yahoo, Apple, the BBC, Tesco, and Simon Cowell's Syco, during a negotiating career in … This 4 minute Year Of Yes summary explains why sometimes others have to push you over the edge, why you should say yes more & what to do with compliments. Rhimes expresses herself through characters that she has drawn on television. Shonda Rhimes' heartfelt memoir about the power of embracing who you are and having the courage to set aside what you are not. No. The rule is: there are no rules. I like. No. Being traditional is not traditional anymore. Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2020, I couldn’t put it down, I’ve been in the business for almost 3 years now and I’ve had my most successful year last year than I’ve ever had financially but I focused primarily on buyers and it consumed A LOT of my time. Even after 25 successful years in this business, Kevin Ward opened my eyes to some very simple, very effective tools! Great premise, horrible execution. Initially I had my doubts. The talented Bennett fuels her fiction with secrets—first in her lauded debut … Such as certain stereotypical tropes she's had Cyrus and Oliver play out. You can make 7 figures selling real estate so it’s obvious .... all BS. I wasn't going to say anything about this book because I abandoned it. Shockingly, the problems of a zillionaire TV mogul and my problems have zero overlap. Shonda Rhimes describes herself as an introvert who uses wine to get through difficult social situations. 1. Inseparable identical twin sisters ditch home together, and then one decides to vanish. I'm a divorced single parent trying to make waves in a new career and scraping through to get food on the table. I enjoyed myself a lot on various occasions but it failed to truly hit the spot. A fun and sometimes enlightening journey of personal growth. (For those who have not read the book, that is the writing style she overuses throughout.) If you are that good you'd make millions selling vs coaching. All these real estate trainers out there are scams . She takes a stand and chooses herself first in this wonderful accounting of her year of yes. Enjoy it. Don’t explain. Today’s Paper ... Yes’” — a contemporary saga of two suburban New York families, which debuts this week at No. Her sister inspired this "Year of Yes" by mentioning to Shonda one Thanksgiving how she never says "yes" to anything. elliott friesen. I think those shows are better than a lot of what's out there, but I just never found myself compelled to keep going. One foot in front of the other. It is so crucial to communication, it will teach you what to say and how to say it in a positive way that will cause a client to work with you, Not against you. One of those quick/nice treats that come in book form. 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