The best way to use these tools to break old arrangements and habits: While the contents and chords are useful and relevant in the 21st century, I felt like there were a lot of very religious and supraselic elements in the stories. This is a brilliant book with excellent audio output. It describes four simple agreements you can make with yourself, which allow you to increase your control over how you live your life: 1) Be blameless with your word; 2) Don`t take anything personally; 3) Don`t make assumptions; 4) Always do your best. It doesn`t mean simple! Don Miguel`s book helps the reader to have the power of these agreements and to use them. Reading Peter Coyotes is a pleasure that supports the learning process. It is a timeless work that can be constantly referred to. I found the four chords even more powerful than Stephen Covey`s seven customs, which was not the case. And just like the Seven Habits, the Four Chords are powerful in every aspect of your life, including family, work, and leisure. With four simple statements, the shaman teacher and healer, Don Miguel Ruiz, intervenes in his own lineage to present an effective personal code of conduct and eliminate negative concepts and beliefs that limit our own behavior.

the concept is simple, the four agreements are understandable, the results are undeniable. However, the disciplined practice of consciousness and action is a monumental challenge. not because it`s complicated, but monumental, because it requires a complete rewriting of your deep-rooted thoughts and actions. The constant presence of the mind and the continuous focus will begin to unravel life from an unhealthy conditioning with which we have all felt comfortable. This book is a little Woo Woo, not bashing at all, but I could see how hard it is to get by for someone who doesn`t agree with this stuff. The basis of the four agreements is strong and so important. Beyond the Woo Woo New Agey Tone of the book are four tenants who are so important and vital to success personally and professionally. The four chords are simple and easy to follow and will serve you well in life. Our personal power is based on the agreements we make and we often make those deals to please others instead of being true to ourselves. In doing so, we surrender our personal strength.

The four chords aim to regain our personal power by being authentic and clinging to our true self. The four chords are: 1) Be blameless in your word, 2) Don`t take anything personally, 3) don`t make assumptions, and 4) keep doing your best. These agreements are simple, but far from simple. .