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Find the Upside of the Down Times: How To Turn Your Worst Experiences Into Your Best Opportunities Paperback – May 20, 2011
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Prior to his careers in counseling and executive coaching, Dr. Pennington was a professor at three universities. His intensive academic understanding paired with profound personal experience (he's been shot, fired, divorced, audited by the IRS, self-employed 30 years, remarried with 2 pre-teen daughters and a wife who he cared for until her passing 28 years later from multiple sclerosis) make him one of the most engaging and transformational teachers available today.
A co-founder and partner with both Geode Educational Services, mindoh.org, creators of character education materials for middle and high school students; and Resource International, resource-i.com, a management consulting firm supporting executives to produce more effective results by balancing their authority and collaboration with their direct reports, Dr. Pennington makes complex issues understandable in a delightfully common-sense manner. For the first time in and award winning book, Dr. Pennington provides insights in "Find the Upside of the Down Times: How to Turn Your Worst Experiences into Your Best Opportunities!", that he has presented in trainings and keynotes worldwide on a range of professional and personal development topics.
Living in Houston Texas with his cats, Bunny and Tounces, Dr. Pennington spends most of his relaxing time with family and friends. He is currently President Elect of the Houston chapter of the The National Speakers' Association and coordinator of their Speaker Academy, a 10 month support and education group sponsored by the H designed to assist those committed to building a career as a professional speaker. He is also on the board of Houston Coaches and coordinator of the Coaches' Corner, a volunteer service that provides convention attendees with an introduction to coaching.
An avid UT Longhorn football fan, you can find Rob most Saturdays in the Fall with his parents and friends glued to his 150 inch HD home theater cheering the Orange & White to victory!
Top Customer Reviews
I have ordered a copy of the book for each of my two daughters, who, like all of us, face their own challenges in life.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is tired of facing life's challenges and reacting the same way to them, but expecting different results. This book can teach you new and creative ways to change your reaction to life's challenges, thus creating a different result and new opportunities. I highly recommend it.
Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz, author of Managing Your Stress in Difficult Times: Succeeding in Times of Change and Switched-On Selling: Balance Your Brain for Sales Success.
James C. Nourse, PhD, LAc, psychologist, acupuncturist & author of Simple Spirituality, Finding Your Own Way.
In the book FIND THE UPSIDE OF THE DOWN TIMES, Pennington takes us into his personal experiences, what worked for him and how we can do the same in our own lives. This is a book that not only tells you what to do. It allows you to see from someone who has done it what can happen when you decide to live life differently.
The other thing that is so great about Pennington's book is the reminder we get that there will always be someone who has it worse off than we do. We sometimes get so into feeling sorry for ourselves and what we are experiencing that we lose sight of how others need to be encouraged and uplifted through their own dark chapters. This is way THE UPSIDE OF THE DOWN TIMES is critical for all of us. The author let's us see that we can make a difference and use our experiences both good and bad to not only help ourselves but others as well.
I recommend this book not just because of the practical value it offers the reader but the effect it is sure to have on all that hear about it. If you want to experience the bright side of life then get ready to realize that it all begins with you.
Suzanne E. Harrill, M.Ed., LPC, Coach and Author Enlightening Cinderella: Beyond the Prince Charming FantasySeed Thoughts for Loving YourselfEmpowering Teens to Build Self-EsteemThe Harrill Solution-Secrets of Successful Relationships Revealed [...]Simple Secrets for Building Self-Esteem & Finding Your True Self
Dr. Jerry Pennington, East District Superintendent, United Methodist Church, Texas Conference
Julia Carroll, Author, NU-REIKI ONENESS: The Enlightened Reiki and Healed by Light: Professional Art Therapy. [...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I truly enjoyed reading this book, as I am not a new to the practice of positive thinking and mindset. This book however surprisingly offered something more. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Kimberly E.
Rob Pennington offers a clear path of applying his own life experiences to lessons we all can learn from. Read morePublished 5 months ago by KAR
This book is written in a conversational voice and is not a complicated "how to" live a better life in so many easy steps. Read morePublished 16 months ago by MP
Great book on turning adversity into opportunity. We have all been there before and it could be easier if we have faith that something good can come out of a bad situation.Published on February 22, 2013 by Researcher
In a very personal way Dr. Pennington is renewing for us the principles of trust and faith in the challenges life brings. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by Judy Willgoss
In a world that seems to offer more and more stress in many areas of life, personal, romantic, financial, political - this practical handbook is a perfect roadmap for evolving... Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by M. A. Butler
As an entrepreneur rebuilding after a series of personal disappointments, I expected to find inspiration and solutions for my occasional bouts of fear and doubt from this book by... Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by Cydney O'Sullivan
I read between 25-30 nonfiction books a year. Yours is the best book one I have read. It is just exceptional, just outstanding. Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by Tom Britton
Rob's book is short, sweet, and to the point. I'm doing as he suggested, learning to breathe when salespeople and nurses make me want to scream, and taking a break for a little... Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by marymu