One Minute for Yourself: A Simple Strategy for a Better Life

One Minute for Yourself: A Simple Strategy for a Better Life

by Spencer Johnson

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In this story, number one bestselling author Dr. Spencer Johnson reveals a simple, easy way to bring out the best in yourself. Using his proven world-famous One Minute program, you can:

  • Take better care of yourself and encourage others to do the same
  • Reduce stress at work and at home
  • Enjoy a sense of peace and balance
  • Have more business and personal success

Life is lived minute by minute. With the practical wisdom that characterizes all of his One Minute books, Dr. Johnson shows how stopping and taking a minute out of the day can make life more meaningful and enjoyable—for your and for those near you.

More than eleven million copies of Dr. Johnson's books are in use in twenty-four languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688163563
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/16/1998
Edition description: 1ST QUILL
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 392,284
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Spencer Johnson, MD, is one of the most admired thought leaders and widely read authors in the world. His books, including the #1 bestseller Who Moved My Cheese?, are embedded in our language and culture. Called "The King of Parables" by USA Today, Dr. Johnson is often referred to as the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work. His brief books contain insights and practical tools that millions of people use to enjoy more happiness and success with less stress. Over 50 million copies of Spencer Johnson's books are in use worldwide in 47 languages.

Date of Birth:

January 1, 1940

Place of Birth:

South Dakota


B.A. in psychology, University of Southern California, 1963; M.D., Royal College of Surgeons

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One

Taking Care of Me:

A Summary

What It is:

The greatest reason for outer success — at work and in life — is inner success.

I realize that taking care of business, means taking care of my "Self."

To begin with, I simplify my life.

I treat myself the way I would like others to treat me. I am good to myself.

I often stop during the day for One Minute to look and listen.

I look at what I am thinking or what I am doing and ask myself, "How can I take good care of myself?"

I quietly listen for an answer within me — to the wisdom of my Best Self and discover what is really best for me.

When I clearly see what is best for me, I usually do it.

Why It Works:

When I take good care of myself, I am less angry and happier — with myself and others.

When I am happier, I work better. And I treat the people around me better.

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