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Work Like You're Showing Off!: The Joy, Jazz, and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow Than You Were Today



Work Like You're Showing Off!: The Joy, Jazz, and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow Than You Were Today

Joe Calloway

ISBN: 978-1-118-03918-2 December 2010 160 Pages


A guide to creating joyful success in work and in life

What the world needs is more showoffs.

Showing off is a good thing. Showing off is a mindset. Showing off is about living life and doing work in a way that creates joy, jazz, and a kick in our lives and in the lives of those around us. This is a business book for almost everyone–from executives and managers to receptionists and sales clerks. Here’s the key: success is an inside job. After 26 years of studying and working with top performers, Joe Calloway shares the key factors in creating success–without pulling any punches. Work Like You’re Showing Off! isn’t for sissies; it’s a tough, realistic approach to getting the most out of life by giving more to others.

This book proves that not only is "working like you’re showing off" the smartest way to get ahead in a career, it’s also the most joyful and rewarding way to live.Work Like You're Showing Off! the absolute keys to personal and professional success including:

  • Never be as good as you're going to be
  • What you think of me is none of my business
  • Expect to connect
  • Get back inside the box
  • Grand stupidity and absurd bravery
  • What have you done for me next?
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