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Go Farther with a Good Attitude

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A positive attitude is a critical ingredient for success at work and home. This book teaches readers how to have a positive attitude so they can achieve more in their careers, relationships, lives.
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Modern companies seek job candidates who have the cutting-edge combination of good attitudes and the ability to work smartly. A positive attitude is touted as being a more important part of success than intelligence or experience.

This book will show readers how to stay positive using methods such as the Happiness Formula and how the concept of eating frogs (not literally) helps people stay positive. This book describes how to stay focused on what is crucial in the present. This book will walk readers through step-by-step processes for improving their attitude so they can accomplish more.

About the Author

Dr. Michelle J. Scallon earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Seattle Pacific University. She has many years of experience providing psychotherapy in correctional and outpatient settings. Her dissertation was titled “The Impact of Social Support and Humor on Levels of Hope in Individuals Who Are Coping with HIV/AIDS.” She is passionate about helping people capitalize on their strengths.

Dr. John J. Liptak is an internationally-recognized author with thirty years of work experience providing counseling. He has authored over 100 workbooks with Ester Leutenberg, 31 career assessment instruments, and ten books. John earned an Ed.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He lives in Radford, Virginia, in the United States and is President of the Center for Career Assessment, Inc. John has written nine books for Bookboon.

  • About The Authors
  • Preface
  1. Get an attitude, a good one!
    1. Introduction
    2. Attitude Component Model
    3. What is an attitude, and how do you get a good one?
    4. Get a good attitude
    5. Hierarchy of Hope
    6. Miracle question
    7. Use opposite action
    8. Conclusion
  2. Change your happiness behaviors
    1. Introduction
    2. The Happiness Formula
    3. Changes you can make
    4. Conclusion
  3. Develop intelligent emotions
    1. Introduction
    2. What is emotional intelligence?
    3. Elements of EI
    4. Adjusting your attitude
    5. Feelings about the past
    6. Feelings in the present
    7. Feelings about the future
    8. Conclusion
  4. Be a positive thinker
    1. Introduction
    2. People with a positive attitude
    3. How positive am I?
    4. A four-step process
    5. Conclusion
  5. Radically accept a good attitude
    1. Introduction
    2. Radical acceptance
    3. Radical honesty
    4. Be radical and be you
    5. Conclusion
  6. Simplify to have a good attitude
    1. Introduction
    2. Create a good attitude by keeping it simple
    3. Less is more
    4. Track your accomplishments
    5. Eat the frog
    6. Create a routine
    7. Set boundaries
    8. Additional tips for keeping a positive attitude
    9. Conclusion
  7. References

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Dr. Michelle Scallon

Dr. Michelle J. Scallon earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Seattle Pacific University. She has many years of experience providing psychotherapy in correctional and outpatient settings. Her dissertation was titled “The Impact of Social Support and Humor on Levels of Hope in Individuals Who Are Coping with HIV/AIDS.” She is passionate about helping people capitalize on their strengths.

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Dr. John Liptak

Dr. John J. Liptak is a self-help author and one of the most prolific non-fiction writers in the world. He started writing while in college and now writes consistently for seven publishers around the globe. His Doctoral Dissertation was the development of an assessment (the Career Exploration Inventory) that measures work and leisure interests throughout the lifespan. He went on to create 35 more assessments that have been published and distributed worldwide. John has also written ten non-fiction, self-help books including Lifeskills IQ Test, Career Quizzes, Entrepreneurship Quizzes, College Major Quizzes, 2012: Catalyst for Your Spiritual Awakening, Treatment Planning in Career Counseling, and The Stress Management Program.   In addition, John wrote (along with Ester Leutenberg) over 100 self-help workbooks that are being used in corporations, schools, and mental health centers.

John offers practical solutions that assist people in fostering their full potential through the development of effective soft skills. John’s passion and enthusiasm have made him a sought-after speaker and trainer. John has presented at both national and international conferences on a variety of topics, including social and emotional intelligence, resilience, stress management, and communication skills. Being an industry expert on critical “soft skills” in the workplace, John has provided training in many countries, including Romania, China, Jamaica, and Scotland.  

John’s latest work has also been receiving a lot of attention from television and radio stations. He has appeared on many radio and television shows including MSNBC, CNN Radio, and appeared as a hidden talents career coach on the syndicated television show titled "Success Without a College Degree."

John is the President of CCA, Inc. CCA is a research and development firm that works with some of the world's largest publishers of self-help assessments, books, workbooks, and card sets. CCA accounts for more than one million dollars of sales of self-help materials annually. John earned a Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. Prior to starting his own business, John provided counseling and career counseling services for offenders and ex-offenders, mental health clients, job seekers, and college students.