"Focus on the Good Stuff is a book that will impact your life and improve your connection with others in a very positive way."
—Tom Rath, coauthor, How Full Is Your Bucket?
"Mike′s book is a magnet for all the good stuff, and the power of appreciation shines brightly and powerfully on each page. You will be filled up and glowing from reading this book and practicing what′s in it."
—SARK, artist and author, Fabulous Friendship Festival
"With Focus on the Good Stuff, Mike Robbins teaches us how to expand the spiritual skill of gratitude so that even in the face of life′s challenges we find reason to be grateful and radiate the contagious fire of appreciation to all those who cross our path."
—Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director, Agape International Spiritual Center
"Mike Robbins has captured the essence of appreciation, which my experience shows is the essence of both stress management and happiness. Mike takes appreciation to levels not seen before, and this is an important book. While many authors, including myself, touch on appreciation, no one else has honed Mike′s focus to write this well thought out and intelligently crafted book."
—Fred Luskin, author, Forgive for Good and cofounder of the Stanford Forgiveness Project
PART ONE: OUR OBSESSION WITH BAD STUFF.
1. What′s Wrong out There?
2. What′s Wrong with Me?
PART TWO: THE FIVE PRINCIPLES OF APPRECIATION.
3. Principle 1: Be Grateful.
4. Principle 2: Choose Positive Thoughts and Feelings.
5. Principle 3: Use Positive Words.
6. Principle 4: Acknowledge Others.
7. Principle 5: Appreciate Yourself.
PART THREE: APPRECIATION IN ACTION.
8. It′s Not What We Know, but What We Do That Matters.
About the Author.