ISBN: 9781936740413
eISBN: 9781936740451

Contagious Optimism: Uplifting Stories and Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking

by David Mezzapelle, Marshall Goldsmith

David Mezzapelle was inspired to write this uplifting book based on his life's experiences and his own contagious optimism. He has influenced many people with his outlook and this book offers optimism to others around the globe. Contagious Optimism includes stories and parables of amazing life turnarounds from real people world-wide. A compendium of encouragement, Contagious Optimism also includes advice and guidance from business leaders, visionaries and professionals. Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship along with economic and political uncertainty worldwide. Contagious Optimism shows readers that it’s possible to FIND the silver lining in every cloud. Developed by the team that brought you Random Acts of Kindness, this book is like Chicken Soup for the Soul meets Pay It Forward, on steroids! Contagious Optimism is pure inspiration that will lift hearts, open minds, and create a movement of pass-it-on hope and happiness. Featured stories and endorsements from "contagious optimists" such as: Michael Beckwith - Founder of the single largest interfaith church in America: LA's Agape. Nancy Ferrari - The "Oprah of AM Radio" Daniel Tully - Chairman Emeritus of Merrill Lynch and one of the top executives to ever grace Wall Street.

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About the author David Mezzapelle

DAVID MEZZAPELLE has been motivating others to be positive since his childhood, making others feel good about themselves, the world around them, and what lies ahead. A major proponent of optimism, he has served a variety of roles to mentor others and assist people of all demographics in appreciating their current life as well as in building a foundation for the future. David has been a guest on various radio...

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''Through short essays solicited from diverse contributors, including motivational speakers, business leaders, a gospel singer, and ordinary people, Mezzapelle espouses the powers of 'contagious optimism' and 'positive forward thinking.' The resulting mix of success stories and quick-fix methods is targeted at lifting the spirits of everyone from discouraged middle managers, to those in the midst of midlife crises, victims of the recession, and individuals struggling with depression or stress. The material retreads well-trod territory, and there's precious little original advice. Readers are encouraged to pay it forward, never give up, do your best, and so on. Yet the fact that these aphorisms are couched in personal anecdotes saves the book. Nearly every story is excellently composed and straightforward; readers are sure to find something to connect with. Frequent bits of encouraging advice, insights, and practical exercises make Mezzapelle's message digestible and relevant, and perfect for daily perusals.'' --Publishers Weekly

''This book [shows] us how we can soar and flourish in the very midst of life's challenges. Read it and celebrate the human spirit!'' --Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

''[Contagious Optimism] has a contagious vibration that sparks courage, self-love, and personal empowerment.'' --Laurie Martin, author of Smile Across Your Heart

''Read Contagious Optimism for yourself. Read it for your teams at work. Read it for your family. It will help you improve your life, your outlook, and your behavior.'' --Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of Mojo

''Contagious Optimism is proof that people from all corners of the world have the ability to meet and exceed their goals despite the odds.'' --Bucky Dent, former New York Yankees baseball player

''When you read David's book, Contagious Optimism, you will better understand why it is so it empowers, motivates, and leads people to tremendous results.'' --James F. Mooney, board chairman of Virgin Media, Inc.

''Learn how you can experience true happiness and fulfillment despite life's greatest challenges as you read [Contagious Optimism].'' --Chloe JonPaul, author of This Business of Children

''Reading Contagious Optimism will allow you to appreciate and understand the principles that people of all races, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds live by and have exhibited during their life's adventures.'' --Daniel P. Tully, CEO emeritus of Merrill Lynch

''Buy this book and catch some optimism now!'' --Allen Klein, author of The Art of Living Joyfully

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