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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.
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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: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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Are you working in an office where just about everyone complains and complains? Or one with a bully who rules through intimidation? Or maybe you are working for a place where everyone pretends to be happy--and the constant backstabbing is upsetting you so much that you are looking at this book?

Sam Glenn would like to tell you how to change your attitude but, surprise, surprise he doesn't blame you for feeling down! Isn't that refreshing?

Glenn gives the usual advice about humour and spending time readjusting your mood, but what makes this book shine is his point about courage, not tolerating bullies and being yourself. When I read the chapter about bullies a lightbulb went on! This went beyond the "power of positive thinking" to dealing with the very real enemies of well being. How common it is to have an entire office dominated by a bully--not the boss mind you, but an office bully who rules through gossip and intimidation. Dealing with this kind of stuff is upsetting--especially in the first few years of your career. But not dealing with it can be so overwheming that you find your attitude toward everything being affected.

Glenn has a wide variety of strategies and good habits, all of them worthwhile including dreaming big, living healthy, taking the highroad (a tactic not to be mistaken for tolerating dishonesty or bullying). I like this a lot. The writing is jargon free. You may know quite a bit of this, but its an excellent refresher and fun to read.
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