The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results

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Acquire Optimism and Change Your Life On and Off the Job

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 ...

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Overview

Acquire Optimism and Change Your Life On and Off the Job

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?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470554753
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/22/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 488,347
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry L. Paulson, PhD, CSP, CPAE, is widely considered to be the preeminent expert on the human side of change management. As a professional speaker, columnist, and author, Dr. Paulson has been helping organizations, leaders, and teams make change work for over thirty years.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 Trade Being Your Own Worst Enemy to Become Your Own Best Supporter 1

Chapter 2 Deal with the Hand You're Dealt 14

Chapter 3 Your Choice: Victim or Resilient Survivor 25

Chapter 4 The Optimistic Power of Purpose 39

Chapter 5 Optimists Update Their Gifts into Recyclable Assets 52

Chapter 6 Your Health Habits Impact Your Attitude 65

Chapter 7 Optimists Embrace Action 73

Chapter 8 Optimists Dispute Catastrophic Thoughts 83

Chapter 9 Optimists Give Thanks for Gratitude 102

Chapter 10 Optimists Provide Constructive Self-Criticism 114

Chapter 11 Managing Your Own Motivation Means Catching Yourself Being Effective 129

Chapter 12 Simple Pleasures: The Optimist's Wild Card 139

Chapter 13 Humor Is the Joker in the Hand of Life 152

Chapter 14 Build an Optimistic Network That Works 164

Chapter 15 How to Become Optimistic in Life … Really Trying 179

Resources 199

Index 202

About the Author 211

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