Do It Well. Make It Fun.: The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between

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According the Bell Curve, most people are average. But who wants average? Would you want an average car mechanic, an average meal, or worse yet, an average brain surgeon? Didn’t think so. But you don’t have to settle for average when success is only two steps away.

Based on the idea that excellence is the key to success in most aspects of life—and death (in a pre-death kind of way)—Do It Well. Make It Fun. is a refreshing take on taking ...

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Do It Well. Make It Fun.: The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between

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Overview


According the Bell Curve, most people are average. But who wants average? Would you want an average car mechanic, an average meal, or worse yet, an average brain surgeon? Didn’t think so. But you don’t have to settle for average when success is only two steps away.

Based on the idea that excellence is the key to success in most aspects of life—and death (in a pre-death kind of way)—Do It Well. Make It Fun. is a refreshing take on taking excellence to new heights.

In this entertaining, practical guide Ron provides an easy-to-implement two-step process that will lead to greater success in your career and your life: (1) Do it Well, and (2) Make it Fun. By applying this formula, you’ll learn how to spice up boring meetings, relax in stressful situations, neutralize interoffice conflict, add zest to dull relationships, make project management a bit more enjoyable—and more.

Drawing from life observations and experiences, Ron shares hilarious anecdotes and serious lessons he has learned from his years as a social worker, middle manager, and senior leader. Ron’s simple suggestions will help you take life fun day at a time to revitalize your routines, your relationships, and to achieve greater success.

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Editorial Reviews

- Robert Orben

“Do It Well. Make It Fun. The title says it all. It is filled with practical wisdom offered in a fun, easy-to-read format. Buy it."
- Robert Orben, speechwriter and humorist
Larry Winget

"What a great alternative to Do It Good Enough. Try Not To Hate It, which is the book most of the world lives by. Ron's book helps you reframe real life in a fun way. I'm better for having read it!"
?Larry Winget, five-time bestselling author and television personality, including the #1 bestseller Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get A Life!
Mark Sanborn

"Using his trademark humor, Ron Culberson has written a book that is simple in its message but powerful in its impact. Do it Well. Make It Fun. gives you the ideas and tools you need to do both?and you really will have fun reading this engaging book about how to increase the excellence and enjoyment in your life."
?Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, and author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader
Knox Singelton

“Do it Well. Make it Fun. is a simple, easily consumed blueprint for fun AND fortune as it combines those personal habits that drive success while making the journey a joy ride along the way. I would recommend it to every overstressed, undersmiled colleague of mine."
?Knox Singelton, CEO, Inova Health System
?Larry Winget

"What a great alternative to Do It Good Enough. Try Not To Hate It, which is the book most of the world lives by. Ron's book helps you reframe real life in a fun way. I'm better for having read it!"
?Larry Winget, five-time bestselling author and television personality, including the #1 bestseller Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get A Life!
?Mark Sanborn

"Using his trademark humor, Ron Culberson has written a book that is simple in its message but powerful in its impact. Do it Well. Make It Fun. gives you the ideas and tools you need to do both?and you really will have fun reading this engaging book about how to increase the excellence and enjoyment in your life."
?Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, and author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader
?Knox Singelton

“Do it Well. Make it Fun. is a simple, easily consumed blueprint for fun AND fortune as it combines those personal habits that drive success while making the journey a joy ride along the way. I would recommend it to every overstressed, undersmiled colleague of mine."
?Knox Singelton, CEO, Inova Health System
Larry Winget
"What a great alternative to Do It Good Enough. Try Not To Hate It, which is the book most of the world lives by. Ron's book helps you reframe real life in a fun way. I'm better for having read it!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608322855
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 185
  • Sales rank: 809,590
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


With a master’s degree in social work, Ron Culberson spent the first part of his professional career working in a large hospice organization as a clinical social worker, manager, and senior leader. As a speaker and humorist, Ron has delivered 1,000 presentations to more than  120,000 people in more than  700 associations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. Ron is the 2012–2013 president of the National Speakers Association and is a nationally recognized expert on the benefits of humor and laughter.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction

Introduction 1

l1 Seriously, Take Life Fun Day at a Time (or A Bit More of the Introduction That Would Have Made the Introduction Chapter Too Long) 5

Section 1 It's All About Me, Myself, and I

2 Now You're Onto Something 13

3 Have Character, Don't Be One 23

4 Believe It or Not 33

5 You're Pretty Good at That 41

6 It's All in Your Head ... Sort Of 49

7 You Are What You Reap 59

8 No One Gets Out Alive 65

Section 2 Playing Well with Others

9 Say What? 75

10 Is Your BFFAWOL? 81

11 The Mine Is the First Thing to Go 89

12 Because I Said So 97

13 Ask Not What We Can Do for Others but What they Can Do for Us 103

14 All for Fun and Fun for All 109

15 Don't Make Me Come Over There 117

Section 3 All Work and No Play Is, Well, Work

16 Take My Job ... Please 125

17 To Do Do Do, Ta Done Done Done 135

18 In Other Words 143

19 Turning Hours into Minutes 149

20 Unlike a Steak, a Project Well Done Is Rare 15

21 Bored to Death 163

22 Donating Our Time for Fun and Profit 171

23 When All Is Said and Done 177

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    Many of us have spent countless years of our lives memorizing in

    Many of us have spent countless years of our lives memorizing index cards, agonizing over texts, practicing formulas, and investing hours of time to learn. Maybe we did learn, but it sure wasn't fun most of the time. Do It Well. Make It Fun. is a thoughtful, engaging, and delightful blueprint that reminds us about one of life's most important lessons: All aspects of our lives can and should be lived with an appreciation for "the funny!" The author doesn't suggest that this means we should not work hard or apply ourselves. In fact, just the opposite. He shares his sensible formula for enjoying life by doing something well, loving what we do, and sharing a laugh along the way. A welcome and recommended read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Great Read!

    Do it Well.Make it Fun was a great read -- concise but substantial! Culberson and his book are funny, practical, and smart. I got something worth while out of every chapter.

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