Work Like You Are Showing Off: The Joy of Being Better Tomorrow Than You Were Today
Work Like You Are Showing Off is a book by Joe Calloway, which pulls no punches as he shares the key factors for creating success.
"If you want to change your world, change your mind first.” says Calloway.
In addition, the author 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!
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
Work Like You Are Showing Off, is a quick read as it consists
of only 142 pages. The book is broken into 27 very short chapters. Here's just one of the lessons covered by author Joe Calloway...
To most people, they might struggle answering such a question,
thinking that the answer would depend upon countless
factors. Calloway simply points out that the person who handles
difficult situations with grace, does so because that’s “normal” for him
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 quickly and emotional react.
Calloway points out to the reader that regardless of what he or she
considers “normal”, they can benefit 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.
"Nothing is good or bad but that our thinking makes it so."
- William Shakespeare
No Matter What, You Can Handle It
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.
"Showing off is a good thing. It's a mindset!"
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.
Experts agree that Joe Calloway teaches you to stop making excuses,
break away from what is holding you back - identify where you want to go and get with the task of taking full ownership of breaking down any doors that stand in your way from achieving those goals. Be the person you were put on this earth to be.
We encourage you to read this book. It's time YOU begin showing off at work!
Joe Calloway is an expert and speaker on high-performance organizations. Weekly leadership tips are available on his blog at www.JoeCalloway.com