You Can't Ruin My Day: 52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around

You Can't Ruin My Day: 52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around

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ISBN-13: 9781632280220
Publisher: Start Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/14/2015
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 636,186
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Allen Klein is an award-winning professional speaker and author. His titles included You Can't Ruin My Day, The Healing Power of Humor, and The Art of Living Joyfully. He lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Foreword Kristine Carlson iv

Start-Up viii

Back Story, Book Story, My Story, Their Story, Your Story viii

Part 1 Wake-Up 1

Wake-Up Call #1 - #13 2

Part 2 Wise-Up 87

Wake-Up Call #14 - #39 88

Part 3 Grow-Up (NOT!) 253

Wake-Up Call #40 - #44 255

Part 4 Crack-Up 287

Wake-Up Call #45 - #48 288

Part 5 Wrap-Up 317

Wake-Up Call #49 - #52 318

Wind-Up 339

Acknowledgments 341

About the Author 342

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You Can't Ruin My Day: 52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Duvid2 More than 1 year ago
Allen Klein's "You Can't Ruin My Day," is a wonderful, inspiring, easy to read book that can help anyone open to it, turn their upsets into gifts for a happier life. The title sounds like a challenge and it is, but not for someone else to ruin your day, but for YOU to learn how to not let people or events control how you feel about yourself and your life. It is organized into 52 "Wake-up" bite sized chapters. Each chapter has; a) Wake-up--examples of challenges or worse and how others have transformed them; b) Follow-up--an approach or idea how to address your own issues; and finally c) Lighten-up--a humorous story related to the situation. While organized into sections, one can also just open to any chapter for a shot of inspiration to up lift your day. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Allen Klein does for us what Epictetus the Stoic did for the ancient Romans. He shows us how getting stressed out is not inevitable, but the result of how we react to events. Our reactions are under our control. Through self-talk, humor, and other techniques, we can get through just about anything. As in the saying often attributed to Abraham Lincoln, "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite You Can't Ruin My Day: 52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around by Allen Klein is funny, lighthearted, and real, providing anecdotal advice that will help you gain the happiness perspective and get over annoyances. It contains fifty-two themes, or “Wake-Up Calls,” to enhance your life. It is organized into seven sections, namely Start-up, Wake-up, Wise-up, Grow-up, Crack-up, Wrap-up and Wind-up. Concepts about how to counteract the things that dampen your day are added frequently as Wake-Up Calls. Meaningful quotations and anecdotes with relevance to the topic under discussion enrich this inspiring book. Extolling the virtues of novelty, Allen ends this book with an interesting quote: “If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always gotten.” Allen gives greater importance to ‘doing’ rather than ‘opposing.’ The author proposes a light but effective way of perceiving all that is happening to you in a different light. Simple, exploratory questions like “Am I willing not to let anything or anyone upset me?” or “Am I willing to put annoyances aside today?” are included in this book to help one remain focused on goals. Allen boldly says, “To be happier and not let anyone ruin your day, the secret of life is to not take anything personally, to let go and to stop resisting. One of the things that can quickly ruin your day is insisting that everything be perfect.” It gave me a lot to think about, a fresh look at the issues of motivation and success.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As wont work and you have already ruined your day however if you found this at library which i doubt you have justed wasted your time these collections are like those old books of sermons once found in used book stores