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More About This Title The Positive Dog: A Story About the Power of Positivity
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's bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and nonprofits. He is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, The Shark and the Goldfish, Soup, and The Seed. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at www.JonGordon.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonGordon11.
Matt and Bubba 1
The Benefits of Being Positive 5
Simple as a Smile 9
Feed with Laughter 13
Take a Thank-You Walk 17
Build Your Gratitude Muscle 19
A Day of Gratitude 23
Tell Yourself Positive Stories 27
Get to instead of Have to 33
Blessed instead of Stressed 35
Turn Complaints into Solutions 39
Fear or Faith 43
Challenges or Opportunities 47
An Opportunity 49
The Positive Dog Grows 53
Positive Energy is Contagious 57
Positive Boomerang 59
Feeding Others 63
No Ordinary Day 71
Negativity Serves a Purpose 73
What Would Bubba Do? 77
A Special Day 81
Two Positive Dogs are Better than One 83
Feed the Positive Dog: Action Plan 87
The Positive Pledge 97
Feed Your Team with Positivity 101
About the Illustrator 103