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  • SubGenre:Conflict Resolution
  • Language:English
  • Pages:65
  • eBook ISBN:9781624887611

Is Your Life Miserable?

Examples of Easy-to-Use Solutions

by Eddy Gober

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I've always enjoyed solving problems, but people problems are a lot like a big mud hole. No matter which way you approach it, it's still a mud hole. I believed there had to be a way to solve people problems that would leave me in control of my life. When I finally discovered the answer it was so obvious and so much fun to use, it was incredible. It has changed my life completely. I believe it can do the same for you. Of course, you won't win every time, but resolving nine out of ten encounters without a scratch is a lot better than getting beat up every time.
Are you tired of being miserable? I was until I realized I couldn't drive a nail with an over-ripe banana. I didn't have any tools. I hit the big cold world with a GED and no skills, social or otherwise. The only way I knew to solve people problems was to get angry or blame some one else, .so obviously I never solved anything. I let a clerk sell me a hideous sport coat. Every time I put it one, I got mad again. I let a car salesman sell me a car I didn't want. I let a real estate agent sell me some property I knew was not a good investment. I did things for people I didn't want to do then blamed them for asking. It was not their fault, it was my fault. People told me what to think, how to talk, how to dress,and what color to paint my house. I let people make me miserable for sixty years. One day some one said something that suggested I was born without a brain and should stop breathing to conserve oxygen. That's when I made up my mind to find a way to make apple pie out of the garbage people threw at me. As I talked to others I found many of them had the same problems I had. For years I analyzed my past. I collected pieces from my life and others until I finally had the recipe for my first pie. Everything around me is just like it has always been, the boss, the weather, my wife, my kids,. the church people, my neighbors, everything. Nothing has changed. I just changed the way I solve people problems. You can too.
About the author
Eddy was born in 1932 during what people call the Great Depression. His family lived in a borrowed shack. It was borrowed because they couldn’t rent it. The owners let them live in it to keep it from falling down. It leaked in all three rooms and there was no glass in the windows. They were so poor they couldn’t even afford to build an outhouse. When he was 11 years old, Eddy stood in his front yard and set some goals. He vowed he would never live like this again. He would marry a good woman, give his kids a college education, retire at 62 debt free, and write songs and stories that people would want to hear or read a second time. He didn’t realize how hard all that would be, but he achieved all his goals except the song and story thing. He’s still working on that. Most of his songs and stories are based on real life. If you are listening to one of his songs or reading some of his stories and it brings a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, or makes your day go a little better, you are making his dream come true and he wants you to know he appreciates you.