IMPROVISE YOUR WAY TO WINNING TOGETHER AND INSPIRING THE BEST IN OTHERS
Improvisation is more than just a comedy techniqueit′s a way of life. Happy Accidents shows you how to harness the power of improvisation to re–awaken your spirit and lead a more fulfilling life both at work and home. Shake up your routine, be more present and positive, and step out of your comfort zone to make a conscious decision to say "Yes, and."
Say YES to…
AND much more!
A simple turn of phrase can be a powerful force for change, one which transforms ideas, people, and companies from "what can be" to "what is." Happy Accidents shows you how to harness that power for yourself. Letting go of fear and laughing in the face of uncertainty is only the beginning, and the strength you gain becomes a driving force behind a new outlook. "Yes, and" thinking helps you open hearts, change minds, and win together in a "no, but" world.
Introduction: A Crazy Little Bet on “Yes, And”
How to Reset Your Mind–set From “No, But” to “Yes, And”
Chapter 1: Out of the Darkness
How to Harness the Power of Positive Cooperation
Chapter 2: It’s Showtime!
It’s All About the Leap, Not the Landing
Chapter 3: The Winds of Change
How to Get the Maximum Return on Improvisation (ROI)
Chapter 4: Hollywood Calls
How to Treat Your Coworkers Like Artists and Poets
Chapter 5: Into the Darkness – Again
Why a Controlled Life Is the Enemy of a Happy Life
Chapter 6: Meltdown? Heck No! Melt–Up, That’s More Like It
How Being a Better Listener Makes You a Better Communicator
Chapter 7: Happy Accidents,
or Why There Are No Mistakes, Only Higher and Lower Percentage Choices
Chapter 8: Legacy: A Love Story
or How to Transform Your Labor of Love Into a Masterpiece
Chapter 9: Keep Going
When All Else Succeeds, Leap Again: How to Remain Passionate at Work
Chapter 10: “Yes, And” Comes Full Circle
It Takes a Village, Idiot
Afterword: “Yes, the End”
DAVID AHEARN, FRANK FORD, and DAVID WILK are the founding members of Four Day Weekend Comedy. Four Day Weekend has performed nearly 6,000 live shows, has been awarded the Key to the City of Fort Worth, Texas, and was named Small Business of the Year by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. They have delivered their "Yes, and" keynote address to the United States Congress and work with dozens of Fortune 500 companies every year. As Entrepreneurs–in–Residence at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, they collaborate with faculty and teach students improvisation and entrepreneurial skills.