Wouldn′t you rather be an optimist than a pessimist? In the good and the tough times, this book provides you with a road map to an optimistic outlook that works. Learn how to turn your anxiety and worries into attitudes and actions that produce results. You′ll refer to this book over and over again to master the simple but powerful truths optimists live by.
Discover how easy it is to:
Stop being your own worst enemy and become your best supporter
Manage your own motivation instead of being dependent on others
Experience more peaks and fewer valleys
Make today count by turning adversity into opportunities
Become a problem solver instead of a problem evader
Foster optimism in those you lead and live with
Take your life choices seriously and yourself lightly
"Masterful! The Optimism Advantage supports the thesis that we control our attitude and our actions. Live every chapter of this book, and you′re more likely to have a great life of happiness and achievement!"
—Don Hutson, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The One Minute Entrepreneur, and CEO, U.S. Learning Inc.
"This is a must–read for any leader committed to producing results in both good and bad times." —Gordon Peters, CEO and Founding Chairman, Institute for Management Studies
"Terry Paulson goes beyond hyperbole and hype to address the principles and practices of optimism." —Mark Sanborn, leadership expert and author of The Fred Factor and The Encore Effect
"The Optimism Advantage collects Dr. Paulson′s wisdom and insights into a resource that belongs in every library. Don′t just read it once; read it until it sinks into how you live and lead! This book is a true keeper!"
—Terry L. Bream, RN, MN, Ambulatory Clinical Practice Administrator, Kaiser Permanente
"While others may be swept into fear, frustration, and uncertainty, this breakthrough book gives you practical tools to leverage the Optimism Advantage. BUY this book; a more rewarding and significant life awaits."
—Dr. Joseph Michelli, CEO, The Michelli Experience, and author of The Starbucks Experience and The New Gold Standard
Dr. Terry Paulson is a psychologist, a hall–of–fame speaker, and a leading authority on turning positive psychology research into practical insights and commonsense truths that are easy to learn and sure to produce real–world results.
Claim your Optimism Advantage! It′s practical. It works! What are you waiting for?
Chapter 1 Trade Being Your Own Worst Enemy to Become Your Own Best Supporter.
Chapter 2 Deal with the Hand You′re Dealt.
Chapter 3 Your Choice: Victim or Resilient Survivor.
Chapter 4 The Optimistic Power of Purpose.
Chapter 5 Optimists Update Their Gifts into Recyclable Assets.
Chapter 6 Your Health Habits Impact Your Attitude.
Chapter 7 Optimists Embrace Action.
Chapter 8 Optimists Dispute Catastrophic Thoughts.
Chapter 9 Optimists Give Thanks for Gratitude.
Chapter 10 Optimists Provide Constructive Self–Criticism.
Chapter 11 Managing Your Own Motivation Means Catching Yourself Being Effective.
Chapter 12 Simple Pleasures: The Optimist′s Wild Card.
Chapter 13 Humor Is the Joker in the Hand of Life.
Chapter 14 Build an Optimistic Network That Works.
Chapter 15 How to Become Optimistic in Life…by Really Trying.
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