• The Positive Dog

  • A Story About the Power of Positivity
  • By: Jon Gordon
  • Narrated by: Jon Gordon
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (1,393 ratings)

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Publisher's summary

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

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Exceptional Book!

Great place to start on the journey of personal growth! Great for teams who have many different types of people on them.

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possibly the worst book I've ever read

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.

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great

I loved it and have started applying it. Not only do i feel better but the people and how they interact with me are better. I highly recommend!

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straight forward, happy book

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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.

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Outstanding book. Simple solutions

This was an excellent book. I strongly recommend this book for everyone. Excellent story Jon

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Simple to understand

I love John Gordon's voice. The conversations with Matt and Bubba are awesome! The humor keeps you engaged.

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Inspiring!

I keep returning to this simple story with it's powerful message striving to make it a habit-knit focus in my life!

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excellent book

Easy to follow. A realistic approach to life. well narrated. purchased the book as well.

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Odd Little Lecture

Very simplistic and child-like in tone. It might be used in a therapy group for disturbed or alienated teens. Or maybe better with tweens. Yet, who can argue with a lecture on how to regain or infuse some positivity into one's life?

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Good info on how to be more positive

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.

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