Attitude is Everything : 10 Life-Changing Steps to Turning Attitude Into Action (Revised Edition)
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From The Publisher:
In the world of motivational speakers, Keith Harrell is a star. The Wall Street Journal recognized it--dubbing him "A Star with Attitude." Such clients as IBM, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Motorola, GM, Marriott Hotels Corporation, Boeing, and AT&T know it-that's why Keith is one of the most demanded speakers on the circuit. And, as you read this book, you will know it, too. Keith's star power is indisputable. Now, in Attitude Is Everything, he shares the secrets that got him where he is today--and provides you with a program for developing a healthier, happier attitude.
In Attitude Is Everything, Keith offers an enlightening, inspiring, and practical guide for gaining control of your career and your life by ridding yourself of negative attitudinal baggage, building positive attitudes, and then turning them into actions to help you achieve your dreams.
His Ten Steps For Turning Attitude Into Action:
1. Understand the Power of Attitude
2. Take Control of Your Life
3. Practice Self-Awareness
4. Re-Frame Your Bad Attitude
5. Find Your Purpose and Passion
6. Be Pre-Active
7. Discover How to Motivate Yourself
8. Build Supportive Relationships
9. See Change as an Opportunity
10. Leave a Lasting Legacy
Keith developed his methods for putting attitudes into action in the real world of corporate America and, later, as a self-employed professional. He knows what works, and he knows how to help others create positive, empowering attitudes that will help you enjoy a more fulfilling and rewarding life!
Harrell, a former IBM sales trainer turned motivational speaker, puts the shine back on the shopworn mantra that positive thinking leads to success. A former college basketball star who redoubled his determination to use his "natural born abilities" after he was left behind by the pro team drafts, Harrell enlisted a cousin who was working for IBM to coach him--in dress code, interview technique and more--until he was ready for an informational interview at Big Blue. Not long afterward, Harrell was hired and began rising through the ranks, becoming one of the company's most sought after sales instructors, despite resistance from his bosses and working for less prestigious divisions. Once he began training employees, Harrell knew he had found his calling. His 10-point program expands on the key principle espoused in the title. It's a simple approach, bolstered by Harrell's relentless optimism: this will be a good day because everything I do and say will make it one. For example, when he learns that he'll be stuck in an airport for two hours, he gets something to eat, calls his grandmother and talks to another passenger, instead of fuming about the delay. All too often, the author believes, we allow a ready set of negative mindsets to come into play. Among his "attitude tune-ups," his evaluation of specific negative words and thought processes are especially helpful. This persuasive manual will be most valuable for individuals who wish to change their outlook toward life and work, rather than managers hoping to change their style.
—Publishers Weekly Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Nationwide Speakers Bureau, one of the country's leading lecture agencies, has put Harrell on its list of '22 Guaranteed Standing Ovations.' What sets him apart ... is an attitude that refuses to flag."
—Wall Street Journal
"Keith Harrell is a tremendous living example of the powerful principles he teaches. An inspiring read."
—Dr. Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
"Inspiring and comprehensive. Keith Harrell offers not just another motivational book, but step-by-step instructions on how many have benefited by taking responsibility for their own lives. This book is required reading for anyone wishing to tap into his or her potential."
—Stedman Graham, author of You Can Make It Happen
"Sound, basic principles for anyone interested in the how-to's of developing a positive attitude and achieving more in life from a structured program of setting and reaching goals. Here's a good book from a good guy."
—Zig Ziglar, author/motivational teacher
"A positive attitude is the key to success for all of us, and Keith's book demonstrates life-changing ideas and suggestions for turning attitude into action. This topic is Keith's specialty, so the information contained in the book comes straight from his heart. We all need to hear what he's saying and put it into action in our everyday lives!"
—Les Brown, author of Live Your Dreams
"Attitude Is Everything hits the nail right on the head. The longer we live, the more we will realize the impact our attitude will have on our lives. Keith, your book will certainly make the difference for many."
—Lenny Wilkins, head coach, Atlanta Hawks
About the Author
Keith Harrell was one of IBM's top training instructors, with more than thirteen years of corporate experience. A nationally acclaimed, award-winning speaker, trainer, and consultant, he was recognized for his innovative and enlightening presentations. Keith also authored a series of video and training tools which enable clients to maximize their personal and professional potential. He lived in Atlanta, Georgia.
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