Work like You're Showing off: The Joy, Jazz, and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow than You Were Today

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Overview

What the world needs is more showoffs—at work AND in life.If you're not being your best, reaching your potential, and showingoff, why show up at all?

The way Joe Calloway defines it, showing off is about bringingthe best you have to any situation. It's about excellence andexceeding expectations. Showing off is about the joy, jazz, andkick of being better tomorrow than you were today. It's aboutcreating real fulfillment in your life and in the lives of thosearound you. Showing ...

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Overview

What the world needs is more showoffs—at work AND in life.If you're not being your best, reaching your potential, and showingoff, why show up at all?

The way Joe Calloway defines it, showing off is about bringingthe best you have to any situation. It's about excellence andexceeding expectations. Showing off is about the joy, jazz, andkick of being better tomorrow than you were today. It's aboutcreating real fulfillment in your life and in the lives of thosearound you. Showing off is a mindset that leads to success andsatisfaction, and Work Like You're Showing Off is a practical guideto creating and maintaining that mindset.

After twenty-six years of studying and working with topperformers, Calloway shares the key factors for creating successwithout pulling any punches. Work Like You're Showing Off advisesyou to stop talking and start doing. Be focused, productive, andabove all else, intentional in your pursuit of happiness. Showoffsgo "all in" and call everyone else's bluff with the confidence thattheir capability and productivity will speak for itself.

No matter what you do or where you are on the career ladder,Work Like You're Showing Off gives you the inspiration and tools toattain higher levels of productivity and satisfaction. Inside,you'll learn key success factors, including the power of consistentperformance, letting go of past assumptions, embracingresponsibility, and expecting to connect, among others. Once youcommit to these factors and stick to them, you'll become moreenergetic, more dedicated, more competent, and ultimately, moresuccessful.

Showing off is about creating joy and success for yourselfthrough giving to others. This unique and enlightening guide willhelp you open the door to professional success—and improveevery aspect of your life in the process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470116265
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/22/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 588,284
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Calloway is an expert on high-performance organizations and individuals, the owner of an award-winning restaurant, and a member of the International Speakers Hall of Fame. His clients read like a Who's Who of business—from newspapers in Sweden, hotels in Great Britain, and computer companies in South Africa to world brands like BMW and American Express. He is also the author of Becoming a Category of One and Indispensable, both from Wiley.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

1. Showing Off 1

2. Grand Stupidity and Absurd Bravery 9

3. All Hat and No Cattle 15

4. Let It Go 17

5. The Gold Standard 25

6. Get in the Damn Boat and Go 27

7. As Good as You're Going to Be 31

8. We See Things as We Are 35

9. Stupid Promises 43

10. Let's Be Too Much 47

11. Imagination Will Take You Everywhere 51

12. Get Back inside the Box 59

13. Expect to Connect 63

14. Going All In 69

15. Joe and Muhammad 75

16. We Haven't Seen That 81

17. The Pursuit of Happiness 83

18. The Enemy of Future Success 91

19. What You Think of Me Is None of My Business 95

20. Whatever Happens Is Normal 99

21. Guess What I Want and Other Stupid Mind Games 105

22. I Said I Don't Know 109

23. The Golden Circle of Ignorance 113

24. What Have You Done for Me Next? 119

25. The Power Strategy 123

26. Your Next Best Idea Is Everywhere 127

27. What Matters Most 137

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    Motivational guide to being your best

    Joe Calloway encourages you to pull out all stops and become the best at what you do, a real show-off. Most of his material, which is drawn from his inspirational lectures, is amped-up common sense: Don't promise more than you can deliver; figure out how to do what you already do better. He provides useful, though time-worn, advice. Calloway finds inspiration in the most unlikely places, such as watching a diligent barista at a mall coffee shop, and presents readers with brief, easy lessons. Each item gives you a little something to chew on and urges you toward a better self. getAbstract recommends this book for a quick shot of positive thinking, small but mighty in its inspirational punch.

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