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Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self

Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self

Rosalene Glickman

ISBN: 978-0-471-42131-3

Dec 2002

256 pages

$12.99

Description

""The quantum leap beyond positive thinking, Optimal Thinking offers a whole new way of looking at life, business, and relationships. This prescriptive self-improvement book is filled with superlative information for every type of reader.""
Acknowledgments.

Optimal Principles.

Part One: Help Yourself to Optimal Thinking.

Rate Your Level of Thinking.

Chapter 1. Optimal Thinking: The Next Step Beyond Positive Thinking.

Suboptimal Thinking.

What Is Optimal Thinking?

Who Thinks Optimally?

Take the Quantum Leap!

Why Positive Thinking Falls Short.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 2. What Does ?Optimal? Mean to You?

Use Your Whole Brain.

Left-Brain Decisions.

Right-Brain Decisions.

What Does ?Optimal? Really Mean?

The Key to the Optimal Answer Is the Optimal Question.

Design Your Optimal Life.

Five Optimal Questions to Start Your Day.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 3. How to Use Optimal Thinking Consistently.

Using Optimal Thinking Consistently Is a Process.

Consciously Choose Optimal Thinking.

Monitor Yourself.

Overcome Your Limiting Core Beliefs.

Norma?s Story.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Part Two: Optimize Yourself.

Rate Your Self-Esteem, Purpose, and Goals.

Chapter 4. Achieve Optimal Self-Esteem.

Self-Esteem: What?s It All About?

Our Internal Voices.

How Do You Value and Rate Yourself Now?

Your Best Self.

Marry Your Best Self.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 5. Discover Your Ultimate Direction.

The Value of a Life Purpose.

Identify Your Life Purpose.

The Value of a Purposeful Career.

Identify Your Career Purpose.

Ready to Commit?

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 6. Plan Your Best Life.

Set SUPREME Goals.

Why Plan Optimally?

Write Down Your SUPREME Goals.

Modes of Optimal Planning.

Alternative Plans of Action.

Make the Best Use of a Calendar.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 7. Optimize Your Feelings.

The Value of Emotions.

Overpowered by Emotions?

How to Master Disturbing Feelings.

Optimization Signals.

How Do You Relate to Your Feelings?

How to Optimize Your Feelings.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Part Three: Optimize Others.

Rate Your Communications and Work.

Chapter 8. Maximize Your Communications.

Suboptimal Communication.

Optimal Communication.

Listen for Optimal Communication.

Nonverbal Communication.

Optimal Verbal Communication.

Optimal Verbal Assertion.

Conflict Is a Part of Life.

How Well Do You Communicate?

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 9. Optimal Thinking at Work.

A New Optimal Paradigm.

AnyBiz versus OptiBiz.

Optimal Leaders and Optimal Visions.

Optimal Leaders and Reality.

Motivating Others to Do Their Best.

Characteristics of Optimal Leaders.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Epilogue.

Optimal Exercises.

Optimal Affirmations.

Optimal Questions.

Bibliography.

Optimal Thinking Seminars, Programs, and Products.

Index.