Discover the benefits of being positive. We all have two dogs inside of us. One dog is positive, happy, optimistic, and hopeful. The other dog is negative, mad, sad, pessimistic, and fearful. These two dogs often fight inside us, but guess who wins the fight? The one you feed the most. So begins the story about a negative mutt named Matt and a big dog named Bubba who teaches him how to feed himself with positivity each day and in the process Matt transforms his own life and the shelter they call home.
The Positive Dog is an inspiring, heartwarming story that not only reveals the strategies and benefits of being positive but also an essential truth for humans: Being positive doesn't just make you better. It makes everyone around you better. Jon Gordon has shared the simple, powerful strategies found in this audiobook with Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, college athletes, school districts, and non-profits and the proof is in the countless success stories shared by Jon's clients.
The strategies in this book have grown sales, motivated salespeople, improved team performance, developed positive kids, enhanced careers, inspired promotions, improved marriages, and lead to greater individual and team success. For anyone looking to overcome negativity and challenges to become more positive, The Positive Dog provides the inspiration and action plan to feed yourself and your team with positivity. When you feed the positive dog and feed others, everyone benefits!
©2012 Jon Gordon (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
While I appreciate the optimistic idea, the book is painfully repetitive, droning on the same point. Written as if for very young children, but not interesting enough for even their attention. I felt very annoyed after the read.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - (self help) The author of this book uses a cute, short story about two dogs who live in an animal shelter to make his point. One dog has a negative attitude (Matt) and the other has a positive attitude (Bubba). Throughout the story Bubba teaches Matt simple steps how to be happier and more positive in daily life. There are many good lessons in the book, but the bottom line is that you need to continuously work at finding the good side of things and being thankful for them. The rewards are better health, less stress, being happier, attracting more friends, etc., etc. I don't consider myself a negative person, but I still think I will benefit from having heard this little story.
PERFORMANCE - The author reads his own work, but I would have preferred a professional narrator. He does an okay job, though.
OVERALL - Recommended for everyone. It's only 1 1/2 hours long and is a pleasant, easy listen. Audible categorizes it as a business/professional book, and I can definitely see how some of the advice would help in a business or team setting as well as for individuals.
I enjoyed the story and also the practical steps that will allow me to benefit from the teachings for years to come. Knowing is not enough we must apply.
Great place to start on the journey of personal growth! Great for teams who have many different types of people on them.
This was a easy listen, and a simple reminder to own your actions and vibes. The chapters are short, so you get a positive message in short period of time without trying to recall where you left off.
Nothing new here - except the presentation concept. Idea is supposed to be 2 dogs "talking" to one another. It was certainly unique in that way. Not bad, once you get past the dog thing. It's good to be reminded of these time worn ideas. I really didn't expect, nor did I appreciate, the religious piece. This should have been mentioned in the reviews/previews-I would not have bought the book. That, in my opinion, is a very personal issue. One does not have to pray to have a positive life or to be positive person.
Gordon's performance was average, at best. I have never listened to a book that was read by it's author that was above average. There is a reason that authors hire actors to read their books! It brings them to life and makes them more interesting. One thing that was especially weird was hearing Gordon's voice as the main characters/dogs, then hearing the exact same voice in the recap at the end of the book. It definitely didn't jive.
To think about being more positive. Which, I think, any "refresher" book on positivity would have accomplished. Still, it's always good to hear it again.
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