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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470528052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470528051
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #608,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

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.

About the Author

Sam Glenn is known as The Attitude Guy and founder of Attitude Digest magazine. He delivers more than 100 invigorating and inspirational speeches a year to organizations that believe the right "Attitude" is a vital ingredient to achieving success. Once down on his own luck, Sam Glenn now offers his experience, research, and advice to get people positively charged for taking action and achieving positive results.

More About the Author

Who is Sam Glenn, The Attitude Guy?

Night Time Clean Up Guy Finds Purpose in Adversity,
Now Inspires Millions with Attitude.

What makes Sam's book, A Kick in the Attitude, so special is the story that goes with it. At one time, Sam was negative, broke, depressed, lost his job, had no place to live and got by working nights doing odd jobs. Sam's attitude was in the dumps until a dear friend gave him, what he calls a "Kick in the Attitude", a gift that changed his attitude for the better. Within two years, Sam went from sleeping on the floor, negative, broke and depressed to achieving dreams at one time he never thought were possible. Today, Sam energizes audiences as large as 75,000 with his inspiration and sidesplitting humor. His new book release, A Kick in the Attitude, highlights his own journey and energizing principles on how to go positive for success.

Things are much different for Sam Glenn today. He is the founder of EverythingAttitude.com (EA), a motivational resource company known as The Authority on Attitude™, providing dynamic materials and resources for those seeking a kick-start or recharge to their attitude. EA publishes Attitude Digest magazine , the premier quarterly publication aimed at inspiring the workplace and beyond.

Invite Sam Glenn to Speak to Your Group:
Sam Glenn Guest Speaking Contact Information:
Official Sam Glenn Website: Samglenn.com
800-818-6378
Email: contact@samglenn.com

After Reading A Kick in the Attitude,
You Will Be Able to:
 Un-Cork Your Passion, Potential & Purpose!
 Discover Opportunity in Your Hardships!
 Turn Your Butt Prints into Foot Prints!
 Get Energized, Re-focused and Motivated!
 Achieve Your Personal & Professional Goals!
 Open Doors to New Possibilities, Networks & Relationships!
 Laugh and have Fun...Again or for the First Time!
 Kung Fu Negativity with Your Thoughts!

Rave Reviews for Sam Glenn's A Kick in the Attitude

Good old fashioned advice on how to have a great attitude, delivered in a pithy and interesting way. -Karen Leland bestselling author of Watercooler Wisdom: How Smart People Prosper in the Face of Conflict, Pressure and Change.

Unemployment is up. Consumer confidence is down. Many people are struggling to take care of their families or fearing the loss of a home. This challenging time can be a recipe for becoming down or depressed. Or it can be a time for us to reevaluate what's important, recharge our attitudes, and renew a can-do spirit. A Kick in the Attitude is more than a how to book; it's a book that motivates you want to get and/or stay on your feet. Losing his family business that had been around for generations, sleeping on the floor at the home of friends, and, in his words, "losing perspective so badly that I sold my car for gas money"...Sam Glenn has been there. His simple, straightforward book reminds us that while we don't always have the opportunity to chose the circumstances of our lives, each of us controls something even more powerful: our attitudes. While his book is highly entertaining, it contains a vital, serious, and practical message that we need to hear the most when things seem chaotic---YOU. ARE. IN. CONTROL! - Scott Carbonara


Sam Glenn is known for his funny and motivational presentations and for his ability to give people a kick in the attitude. Now he has done it in print. A Kick in the Attitude is fun to read and filled with great ideas that anyone can use. Sam is able to mix humor, great stories, and solid common sense advice to give us a book that provides a fun way to jump-start our attitude. An entertaining read that is filled with great stories and solid ideas for giving your attitude a real jump-start. - Stewart Clifford, Enterprise Media.

Sam Glenn energizes our worldwide audience with his profound sense of humor and gentle wisdom, making this giant in the motivation industry powerful and approachable. He is a sincere guest that truly delights our audience. Experience his energy first hand and feel it wake you up to the life you've always dreamed of. -Markandeya, "Life Without Limitation," EnergyTalkRadio.com

If there were an Attitude Hall of Fame, Sam Glenn and this book would be inducted into it! I'm no novice to books on attitude, enthusiasm and motivation, and without exception, A Kick In the Attitude is the best book I've ever read on how to take an enthusiastic attitude and crank up your life to a higher, more powerful and successful level! Sam's wisdom reminds the reader that attitude is a choice and that choice is a powerful emotional intelligence that transforms lives in the very moment we choose to engage in his 17 principles--and that's no mumbo jumbo! This book is smart, funny and packed with no-nonsense, real-world principles you can start implementing in your life immediately for super fast results. I'm proud to include Sam on my Life Board of Directors because he ignites passion and activates people potential like no one I've ever known. If there were an Attitude Hall of Fame, Sam would reign Attitude Rock Star!
--Anne Bruce, Professional Speaker and Author of Discover True North and How to Motivate Every Employee

Sam gets it when it comes to attitude. Read A Kick in the Attitude to jumpstart what everybody needs for success, a great attitude. If you do, your day with be energized. -Dr. Charles Stone, Pastor/Author

Stop waiting for good news. Read this book, commit to attitude, and write your own story. -Heather Hoffmann, M.D., founder of Global Initiative for Tobacco Education
A Kick in the Attitude is a must have for every reader's literary library. It will lift your spirits while impressing on you how keeping a positive attitude will result in a more positive and energy filled life.- Christie Ruffino, President/Founder, Dynamic Professional Women's Network
In a sea of "attitude experts," Sam Glenn stands alone as the authority on this all important topic. With passion and eloquence, he stands in the gap between mediocrity and excellence. Read this book! Get Re-Energized! -Bob Upgren, Leadership Expert, CEO, Cross Training, Author, The Story Teller...Who's Leading You?
Sam's energy is nothing like our organization(s) has ever experienced. I have seen Sam twice. The first time it was as our association's keynote presenter. The second time was for our MI, MPI chapter. Both times I witnessed him transform the entire audience to laughing so hard that there was not a dry eye in the crowd. He reminded us that a positive outlook on life is needed every day. -Jada Paisley, Michigan Golf Course Owners Association- MI Meeting Planners International

As the producers of the Motivation Show Conference, we are always in search of dynamic speakers and thought leaders who reinforce our message that motivated employees and customers result in higher corporate productivity and profits. That's why we were thrilled to include Sam Glenn as a speaker at our recent conference. His unique, high-energy presentation not only drew rave reviews from our attendees, but really hammered home the message that managers can get the results they want by positively adjusting the attitudes of their people. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to make positive workplace changes that will result in greater ROI. -Donna Oldenburg, Conference Director, The Motivation Show

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I first bought this book there, and read it in one sweep!
French Flower
If anyone you know needs an attitude adjustment, here is a painless way to kick them right where they need it, and have them thanking you afterward!
Bob
It was easy to read, well organized and presented in a format that will make its contents memorable.
Andy W

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bob on January 5, 2010
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Funny, Insightful, and something every parent should purchase for their teenager.
A "MUST READ" at any age for anyone who feels stalled in their career, or their life.
Sam's approach to different situations and his humorous way of phrasing things is not only uplifting but also very intuitive.
If anyone you know needs an attitude adjustment, here is a painless way to kick them right where they need it, and have them thanking you afterward!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andy W on December 31, 2009
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I just finished reading Sam's new book, and I feel renewed. It was easy to read, well organized and presented in a format that will make its contents memorable. I know that I will use this book often as a reference when navigating through lifes' journey. Every chapter has some insightful and helpful information. I would recommend this book to every person who is serious about improving their attitude and position in life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne Bruce on July 25, 2010
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If there were an Attitude Hall of Fame, Sam Glenn would be inducted! He's always been one of my favorite motivational speakers (a topic I know a little bit about) and now Sam is one of my favorite authors! Sam is the only attitude expert I featured in my latest book, "Perfect Phrases for Employee Development Plans". Why? Because he has single-handedly changed the face of talent development in organizations across America. If you're looking to recharge your career, your team, or your life, then you've got to read this book. I've recommended it to all my clients and I recommend it to you too. I've been singing the praises of Sam Glenn's work for years, and I'm especially excited about this book and hopefully a follow-up to this bestseller soon! If it's a Sam Glenn book, keynote speech, magazine (Attitude Digest), or Go Positive Training event, then it's a Sam Glenn masterpiece! Thanks Sam. You rock!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By French Flower on June 26, 2010
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I went to one of Sam's seminars a few months ago, and was totally blown away by his energy, his charisma, and his incredible ability to lift the spirits of the whole room! I first bought this book there, and read it in one sweep!

I felt so energized once I was done, it was incredible! I got it! He has such a genuine way of sharing his life, and how he turned it around for the better! This book is inspirational, motivating, makes you laugh, and probably shed a few tears... But it will undoubtedly raise your spirit, improve your life, and definitely change your attitude!

I am on my third read now, and because I refuse to separate myself from it (don't you always keep your jumper cables in your car? what good are they to you if you lend them to everyone and anyone??? LOL!), I bought two more copies! Yep, you read right! One that I am routing amongst my most cherished friends (because they deserve it), and another copy that I will be giving to the owner of the company I am working for. I hope she'll see the value in this amazing book, and will get some of those basic principles applied to her company! We could all benefit from Sam's insights, and wonderful humor!
The man rocks!

So if you are still wondering if you should buy a copy of this book. Don't. Buy 2 right away! I guarantee you, you will love it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Brandvold on January 5, 2010
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Actually - if you only buy one book in your entire life - this is it. Sam Glenn's "A Kick in the Attitude" goes beyond the usual self-help stuff to give you REAL ideas that you can use - things that apply to everyone. Plus - it's a fun read - and perfect for the ADHD reader (thanks Sam!). Have given several copies as gifts - friends, co-workers and my kids. Reading this is a great way to start 2010!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anny. on December 29, 2009
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A Kick in the Attitude is full of inspirational stories, practical advice, and tools to change your life today. This is one of the funniest, most useful books that I have ever read. Sam explains how valuable your attitude is and the impact it has on your life and the lives of those around of those around you, and how you can use your attitude to achieve your goals. I have shared this book with clients, family members, and coworkers and all have loved it. A Kick in the Attitude is an excellent resource to read as a group or to use exerts from to kick off a meeting. This is a book that you will read many times and each time gain new knowledge and techniques for how to live the life of your dreams. A Kick in the Attitude is a quick yet powerful read and a great resource for anyone who needs encouragement or wants to learn new tools to reshape their attitude and life. Reading this book has made a huge change in how I view and live my life and not only have I benefited from the wisdom in this book but those around me have benefited from positive changes in me after reading a Kick in the Attitude.
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