Saturday, November 3, 2012

What I'm Reading - People Can't Drive You Crazy

My Thoughts

Don't we all have someone in our lives that drives us crazy? 
Don't we all long to deal with them better?
That is what this book is all about.

The section of the book that most impacted me was about changing myself. The author shares 7 keys to unlocking healthy relationships which are:
  • Humility - See yourself realistically.
  • Joy - Take yourself lightly.
  • Perspective - Don't sweat the wrong stuff.
  • Patience - Don't rush growth.
  • Kindness - Live through the lens of kindness.
  • Integrity - Base your choices on integrity, not convenience.
  • Commitment - Go the distance in relationships.
For me, this book was more about changing my heart and not about the hearts of those that drive me crazy. I want to react less out of emotion and more out of love. This book really spoke to that for me.

You can purchase the book here:

About the Book

Strange as it may seem, other people are not nearly as committed to our happiness as we are. In fact, sometimes they seem like they're on a mission to make us miserable! There's always that one person. The one who hijacks your emotions and makes you crazy. The one who seems to thrive on drama. If you could just "fix" that person, everything would be better. But we can't fix other people--we can only make choices about ourselves. In this cut-to-the-chase book, communication expert Mike Bechtle shows readers that they don't have to be victims of other people's craziness. With commonsense wisdom and practical advice that can be implemented immediately, Bechtle gives readers a proven strategy to handle crazy people.

More than just offering a set of techniques, Bechtle offers a new perspective that will change readers' lives as they deal with those difficult people who just won't go away.

About the Author

Mike Bechtle (PhD, Arizona State University) is the author of Confident Conversation. His articles have appeared in publications such as Discipleship Journal, Moody, and Entrepreneur. A frequent speaker and former minister of worship, Bechtle lives in California. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


  1. I have TOO many people who 'try' to drive me crazy! :) Great post too!

    1. I think we all have a few LOL. Thank you! Blessings!

  2. Hi Wendy...

    I went and ordered the book!! I actually got the LAST one, so I know it was meant for me!!

    For the past 5+ months I've been dealing with the stress of having Bell's Palsy...paralysis of the right side of my face - all the muscles on that side of my face, neck, head...and considerable pain and discomfort, not to mention the way I look/looked. Since 3 Months, I've been making little improvements...and I'd say I'm about 50% of the way back to NORMAL!

    And, there are people who just drive me crazy...including my husband. I won't share that here...but sometimes I'm ready to pull my hair out and STRESS is bad for you when you have Bell's Palsy!!

    So, when I saw your post, I rushed right over. Thanks!!


    1. Thank you so much Jan! I can't even tell you how much I loved receiving your response. Most of all because I now have the wonderful opportunity to pray for you. So know that I am lifting you up to Him. Blessings!


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