Work Like You Are Showing Off is a book by Joe Calloway, who is pulls no punches as he shares the key factors for creating success.
Joe Calloway discusses in detail the benefits of creating joy and success for yourself through meaningful giving to others. This book will help you open doors to professional success, while at the same time helping to improve every aspect of your life.
Too many people today are living in conflict with their values and their priorities. In other words, the way in which they spend their time is not regularly in alignment with what matters most to them.
As a result, they feel sadness, guilt, anxiety and many other negative emotions that are constantly adding weight to their everyday existence. That's a shame!
"Showing off is a good thing. It's a mindset!"
Work Like You're Showing Off: The Joy, Jazz, and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow Than You Were Today was written to encourage the reader to identify what truly matters most, and to empower the reader to align their daily routine in a way that allows them to follow their passion, dreams or areas of interest.
Calloway has a unique gift for stating the obvious in such a way as to make you say, “Oh yeah, I get it now.” He tells the old joke: A guy goes into the doctor’s office. He moves his arm back and forth and says, “Doc, it hurts when I do that.” The doctors responds, “So don’t do that.” The point Calloway is making is that if the way you look at your life doesn’t work, then don’t do that!
Another key point is that we all tend to see things, not at they are, but as we are. In other words, we automatically impose our own limiting beliefs to a situation before ever giving credit to the fact that there may be many different solutions to a problem, rather than just the one we assume.
Some readers may instinctually dismiss the teachings in this book as motivational, power-of-positive-thinking nonsense – but they would be making a serious mistake. This book offers much more and should be given a complete read through.
Work Like You Are Showing Off, is a quick read as it consists of only 142 pages. But payback for the time invested is very high indeed. The book is broken into 27 very short chapters.
One of the most insightful chapters is titled “Whatever Happens Is Normal”. Calloway asks the question, “what’s the difference between the person who easily and gracefully handles the unexpected and the person who goes ballistic over the unexpected?”
To most people, they might stuggle answering such a question, thinking that the answer would most definitely depend upon countless factors. Calloway simply points out that the person who handles difficult sitations with grace, does so because that’s “normal” for him or her.
The same is said for the person who tends to rant and rave, cuss and holler, stomp and spit, anytime a slight difficulty arises. He reacts in this manner, because it is “normal” for him. He does not know how to thoughtfully respond, only how to emotional react.
Calloway points out to the reader that regardless of what he or she considers “normal”, they can benefit greatly by obtaining a higher awareness of their instinctive behavior and take positive steps toward handling difficult situations more professionally, thoughtfully and with a higher level of confidence.
It’s a fact that most people are not comfortable with not knowing what’s going to happen next. This is another key lesson that is delivered by Calloway. He reminds us that it’s not about knowing what’s going to happen next that is important. Rather, it’s about being okay with knowing that whatever happens next, you can handle it. True words of wisdom.
If you can be okay with the simple reality that you will never know what’s going to happen next, you are well positioned, spiritually and emotionally, to be at your very best when you are called on to respond.
"What the world needs is more showoffs—at work AND in life."
Here’s what a couple other experts had to say about Work Like You Are Showing Off.
Experts agree that Joe Calloway teaches you to let go of your excuses, break out of your chains, crawl out of your rut, drop your baggage at the door, then kick the door down and grab life by the throat so you can actually become the person you most admire.
We encourage our readers to add this book to your book list today.
It's time YOU begin showing off at work!
Joe Calloway, the author of Work Like You Are Showing Off, is an expert on high-performance organizations and individuals, and a member of the International Speakers Hall of Fame.
"Nothing is good or bad but that our thinking makes it so."- William Shakespeare