Get Your SHIFT Together: How to Think, Laugh, and Enjoy Your Way to Success in Business and in Life, with a foreword by Jeffrey Gitomer
Get ready to SHIFT your life!
"Through shifting your focus and way of thinking, Steve Rizzo shows how to succeed on all levels of life, while actually enjoying the process. What could be better?! You will love the truth, the humor, and the wisdom this book contains." -- Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show and bestselling coauthor of You: The Owner's Manual
"I’m positive you will love this book!” –- Jeffrey Gitomer, bestselling author of the Little Red Book of Selling
"The stories in this book will make you think, laugh, and think again. It's an indispensable tool for maximizing your personal and professional success and happiness." -- Joe Vitale, bestselling author of The Attractor Factor
"Engaging, hilarious, heartfelt, and authentic―just like Steve--this book is for anyone seeking more purpose and joy in business and in life. I couldn't put it down." -- Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman, bestselling author of Never Fly Solo
"With humor, research, and personal insights, Steve Rizzo will help you enjoy the journey of life, both personally and professionally. And he will make you laugh--bonus!" -- Chester Elton, bestselling coauthor of The Carrot Principle and All In
"Everyone is looking for a road map. Steve provides the driving instructions for those who are ready to shift into high gear on the highway of life." -- Wayne B. Goldberg, President and CEO, La Quinta Inns and Suites
"In a book overflowing with wit, passion, and serious truth, Steve helps you navigate that often elusive, yet vital shift in focus that allows you to reclaim the success, joy, and happiness for which your life was intended. Your eyes will be opened, and you will never be the same." -- Joseph Fusco, Vice President, Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
LAUGH YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS . . .
Who says you have to "get serious" to get everything you want out of life? According to Steve Rizzo, The Attitude Adjuster, you simply need to shift your attitude to get the ball rolling, both at work and in your personal life. In his funny and moving motivational guide, Rizzo shares the life-changing secrets that helped him confront his fears and shift from a promising career as a stand-up comic to his incredible success as a public speaker. Packed with humor, charm, and mind-altering insights--no, not that kind!--Rizzo's unique approach will show you how to:
- Find the humor in every situation
- Turn negatives into positives--every single day
- Make your workplace the best place to succeed
- Stop being a full-time resident of the Negative Zone
- Face your fears and get on with your life
- Make happiness a choice--and have fun doing it!
Throughout the book, you'll find specific Attitude Adjustment Strategies that you can apply to every aspect of your professional and personal life. You'll learn how to avoid the Eeyore Syndrome, tap into your Humor Being, turn self-doubt into selfconfidence, and make everyday conversations more engaging and more productive. You'll discover a tried-and-true method for shutting down that selfdefeating Big Mouth inside your head--so you can listen to what's inside your heart. Along the way you'll hear about Rizzo's enlightening firsthand encounters with Eddie Murphy, Rodney Dangerfield, Naomi Judd, Christopher Reeve, and many more. It's all you need to get your shift together, and that's no joke.
When the shift hits the fan, your new life begins--with love, with joy, and, of course, with laughter.
replied, “I’m just calling to thank you for the chocolate that was on my pillow last night. It really helped me sleep.” “You are most welcome. I’m glad you slept well, Mr. Rizzo. Is there anything else we can do for you?” “Yes, as a matter of fact there is,” I continued. “I was wondering if maybe tonight you could put a vial of crack and a pot of coffee on my pillow. I think that would help me sleep.” Three seconds went by before I was answered. “Oh, I don’t think we can do that!” That’s
when that something wonderful happens, or you find yourself actually enjoying the day and the people you come into contact with, the whole cycle will be reinforced, and negative emotions will be easier to fend off. The point is that you want to start your day off with high energy and a positive attitude. Too many people start their day in a bad or low mood at best. And what makes it worse is that they have no idea why. That is to say, people may not be conscious that they are focusing on what is
Sparky!” Apparently he was new to this country and didn’t understand my brand of humor. “I’m sorry,” he said, “but we do not have food here!” “Well,” I replied, “then you better get some, because you’re holding up traffic!” As soon as I answered him, I noticed he had started to laugh. And much to my surprise, so did I. The long line of drivers behind me, however, did not join in the fun. The horns and cursing continued. “Come on, we got to get moving!” “What the hell is the problem up there?”
to feeling good. Build on those feelings and go from there. Every minute that you wallow in a negative state, you keep yourself from the quality of life you desire. Instead, consciously and methodically shift your thoughts, and little by little your negativity will diminish. Be consistent and methodical in your approach and you will feel the difference as you gradually continue to reject negative thoughts and replace them with an empowering way of thinking. You will begin to respond to
is at it again. These are just a few indicators that the Mouth is yapping away. Other more intense symptoms include a fear of the present and future and a belief that you are not good enough, smart enough, or worthy enough to have what you want in life. These beliefs cause you to feel cheated or victimized and force you to lash out and blame, accuse, and complain. Catching these negative forces as soon after they are triggered is ideal. The longer they linger, the more damage they cause. For a