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A Kick in the Attitude: An Energizing Approach to Recharge your Team, Work, and Life

A Kick in the Attitude: An Energizing Approach to Recharge your Team, Work, and Life

Sam Glenn

ISBN: 978-0-470-57583-3 December 2009 224 Pages

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$14.99

Description

SUCCESS BEGINS WITH ATTITUDE. Yet a truly positive, resilient outlook—the kind that just won't quit—often takes training, self-reflection, and practice.

But staying positive in tough times isn't easy. If you've experienced a setback at work, suffered a personal loss, or struggle to make it through the monotony of the workday, A Kick in the Attitude is for you. What jumper cables are to a car battery, this book is to your attitude. It's the positive charge you need to break out of the trap of negative thinking and get back on the track to achieving the success you deserve.

What if you already feel happy and successful? You will still benefit. A Kick in the Attitude is that positive charge that will catapult your life in a positive direction. It will recharge your batteries and keep you thriving through all life's ups and downs. It shows you how to develop the kind of positive, resilient outlook on life that keeps you going—with just a little training, self-reflection, and practice.

A Kick in the Attitude describes the concrete, proven principles that will put focus and vigor back into your life and work. It gives you the tools you need to revive your attitude with passion and purpose—to make your attitude work for you rather than against you.

This is a simple, straightforward guide that will let you convert adversity into new directions and new opportunities; improve your productivity and teamwork in the office; and bring passion and confidence to everything you do in life. Featuring eighteen principles for living and working with enthusiasm and positivity—this is just the kick-in-the-pants we all need.

Chapter 1 Another Book on Attitude? Yes, but One with a Slight Kick! 1

Chapter 2 How A Kick in the Attitude Transformed a Negative, Uptight, Complaining, Blaming, Depressed Man into ‘‘The Attitude GuyTM’’ 13

Chapter 3 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #1: Everything Starts with Your Attitude 25

Chapter 4 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #2: Transform Your Attitude in the Same Time It Takes to Shower 34

Chapter 5 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #3: The Gateway to a Better Attitude Starts the Moment You Lighten Up! 38

Chapter 6 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #4: Attitude Nourishment—A Small Dose of Vitamin A Can Turn a Dull, Negative Person Positive 49

Chapter 7 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #5: Your Attitude Is Either in the Way, On the Way, or Creating a Way 53

Chapter 8 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #6: If You Don’t Like the Picture of Your Life, Start Painting Something Different 61

Chapter 9 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #7: When You Doubt Yourself, You Defeat Yourself 68

Chapter 10 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #8: Courage Is the Defining Force That Conquers Fear, Average, and Bullies 75

Chapter 11 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #9: You Can’t Move if Your Battery Is Dead—How to Give Your Attitude Muscles 84

Chapter 12 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #10: It’s Not the Season, but How We Respond in the Season That Counts 102

Chapter 13 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #11: Give Yourself Permission to Dream Big Dreams 119

Chapter 14 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #12: The Strength of the Wolf Is in the Pack and the Strength of the Pack Is in the Wolf 128

Chapter 15 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #13: Positive Leadership Inspires and Motivates Teamwork 140

Chapter 16 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #14: Always Take the High Road 149

Chapter 17 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #15: Emotional Management—Tame Your Tiger or It Will Eat You 155

Chapter 18 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #16: FUN—A Simple Cure for Office Indigestion 162

Chapter 19 A Kick in the Attitude Principle #17: Attitude Is Like Chalk Dust—It Gets on Everything You Touch 170

Chapter 20 A Kick In the Attitude Principle #18: What Will Your Legacy Be? 189

And Now for a Wrap Up 197

Attitude in Action Plan 201

Index 205