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Living the Magic: A Life-Changing Journey

Rankin, James M.

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ISBN 10: 0964172917 / ISBN 13: 9780964172913
Published by Cut to the Chase Publications, Odessa, Texas, 1999
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Title: Living the Magic: A Life-Changing Journey

Publisher: Cut to the Chase Publications, Odessa, Texas

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket as Issued

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Living the Magic promotes a holistic attitude toward reaching life goals that recognizes it is the interaction of the mind, body and soul. The book follows Martha through a unique learning process after she is mentored by the kindly and wise Mr. Adams. Adams sees Martha's potential and recognizes her need for training in practical skills, but more importantly, he offers her a way to discover and release her innate creativity. The inherent creativity of human beings is the basis for using the principles of method acting in the sales process. The second in a series, Rankin first proposed as a means to perfect the sales process based on the teaching of Constantin Stanislavski's Method Acting. Living the Magic is both inspirational and a reality-based journey into successful living.

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Few people embarking on a career as a sales professional are likely to compare themselves to actors on a stage, nor to liken the sales process to developing and playing a role designed to move an audience to action. Yet, that is precisely the approach author James M.Rankin takes in his second motivational book, Living the Magic: A Life-Changing Journey. In his earlier book, The Magic of Method Selling, Rankin uses the principles of method acting as a training program for sales professionals. The reader is taken on a journey with Martha Whitehall, a struggling sales person, on her quest for knowledge and wisdom. While taking a highly philosophical stance, Rankin doesn't ignore the practical matters of record-keeping, and just plain hard work in preparing for and executing a successful sales careeer. He weaves these mundane chores into a story of Martha's journey skillfull, subtly incorporating the realities of human existence with the promise of success based on a high ! set of ideas. Readers accustomed to the strictures of the popular press, where qualities such as spirituality and patriotism are currently out of vogue, may be surprised by Rankin's overt advocacy of these ideas. The author commendably does not hedge his own convictions to placate or appeal to the portion of the reading audience that might be offended by their inclusion in a business-oriented book. Other reads will find Living the Magic to entertain while it awakens.

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