You Can’t Ruin My Day contains 52 themes to help readers take back their power and not let other people or other situations ruin their day. Each of these themes has three sections: Wake-Up Call (the potential day-ruiner); Follow-Up Exercise (practical steps to turn it around); and Lighten-Up Laugh (gaining a fresh perspective and moving right along). Keep these tools in your arsenal of things to help you maneuver around roadblocks, setbacks, or upsets you might encounter on any given day. Each of the 52 stories and wake-up calls in the book are amazing and inspiring. One couple lost almost all of their money to Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme; instead of bitterness, they chose to learn from their mistake and move on. From getting a parking ticket to family squabbles to life-changers such as the loss of a job, Klein offers wisdom, good humor, and coping skills that improve the quality of life. You Can't Ruin My Day is designed to help you unload the burdens you have been carrying around with you. The book is not only filled with wise words but also inspiring stories and anecdotes, insightful and motivational quotations, and lighthearted and laugh-producing material.
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About the Author
The world’s only Jollytologist, ALLEN KLEIN is an award-winning inspirational speaker and author based in San Francisco. With a large following of people, Klein has inspired and uplifted many of his readers—including the legendary Jerry Lewis. His books include Mom’s the Word, Inspiration for a Lifetime, Change Your Life!, The Art of Living Joyfully, and have sold over 500,000 copies.
Table of Contents
Wake-Up Call #1: Write Your Own Story
Wake-Up Call #2: Make the Right Choice
Wake-Up Call #3: Curse or Embrace?
Wake-Up Call #4: Accept Things as They Are
Wake-Up Call #5: Ride the Horse in the Directions It’s Going
Wake-Up Call #6: Learn to Let Go
Wake-Up Call #7: To Err is Human
Wake-Up Call #8: Good News/Bad News
Wake-Up Call #9: Put It in Neutral
Wake-Up Call #10: Become a Camera
Wake-Up Call #11: Take the Next Step
Wake-Up Call #12: Take the Blinders Off
Wake-Up Call #13: Let It Come to You
Wake-Up Call #14: Get Out of the Way
Wake-Up Call #15: Stop Struggling
Wake-Up Call #16: Alter Your Attitude
Wake-Up Call #17: Give Up Perfection
Wake-Up Call #18: Give What You Want to Get
Wake-Up Call #19: Watch Out for Traffic Jams
Wake-Up Call #20: Reframe to Remain Sane
Wake-Up Call #21: Bummer or Bump in the Road?
Wake-Up Call #22: Tap Into the Power of Words
Wake-Up Call #23: Unblock Your Life
Wake-Up Call #24: Just Say Thank You”
Wake-Up Call #25: Be Kind
Wake-Up Call #26: See the Light in Everyone
Wake-Up Call #27: Take a Break
Wake-Up Call #28: Forget What You Know
Wake-Up Call #29: Be Still
Wake-Up Call #30: Remember to Breathe
Wake-Up Call #31: Chill Out
Wake-Up Call #32: Dump the Gunk
Wake-Up Call #33: Phone a Friend
Wake-Up Call #34: Cross the Street
Wake-Up Call #35: Take Charge
Wake-Up Call #36: Move Your Fear to the Rear
Wake-Up Call #37: Grow Down
Wake-Up Call #38: Let the Play Begin
Wake-Up Call #39: Get a Reminder
Wake-Up Call #40: Put on Your Sunday Clothes
Wake-Up Call #41: Just Say Yes”
Wake-Up Call #42: Stop and Eat the Roses
Wake-Up Call #43: Know that Everything is Possible
Wake-Up Call #44: Open Your Humor Eyes
Wake-Up Call #45: Make It a Red Nose Day
Wake-Up Call #46: Find a Humor Buddy
Wake-Up Call #47: Supersize That!
Wake-Up Call #48: Smile
Wake-Up Call #49 Image Having Only One Day to Live
Wake-Up Call #50: Endings are Beginnings
Wake-Up Call #51: Pat Yourself on the Back
Wake-Up Call #52: 100 Reasons You Can’t Ruin My Day
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You Can't Ruin My Day: 52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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!
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."
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.
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