How to Stay Motivated on the Deck of the Titanic

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Dog Ear Publishing, 2006 - Business & Economics - 220 pages
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Have you ever felt like you are on a sinking ship with no control over the future? This book will teach you how to take control of your life, get your priorities straight, put your family first, use the gifts that you have been given and take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. Using stories of my life as an only child, a single Dad of three boys, as a school principal and now as a Grampa, I can teach you how to not only survive, but thrive. This book includes useful tips on how to deal with difficult people, how to deal with stress, how to manage change and more. While the Titanic is a metaphor for the book, I am convinced that some people enjoy being miserable so much that they actually aim at icebergs, hit them and then complain about the weather as they sink. You can stay motivated on the deck of the Titanic and this book will show you how. For over 26 years, Norm Bossio has spoken publicly in front of over 2.5 million audience members in venues ranging from an American Indian Village Tribunal to the Hoosier Dome. Norm once spoke to 400 high school students, 50 lingerie salespeople, and 45 nuclear physicists...... all in the same day. Having keynoted national conferences in virtually every major industry, Norm's audiences have included clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Stephen King. Prior to founding Norm Bossio Enterprises, he served for 23 years as a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools. For eight years, Norm was an adjunct faculty member and consultant to the management certificate program at Stonehill College. He received his BS from Springfield College and M. Ed. from Boston State College. In 2006, Norm hosted the national public television special, "Staying Motivated on the Deck of the Titanic with Norm Bossio." In 1994, Norm was named Speaker of the Year by the Yankee Chapter of Meeting Planners International.
 

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Contents

Prologue
9
Do People Change?
18
They Named Her Shemp
32
Trade Schools King of Swat
36
The Price for Speaking Italian
40
Parents Are Supposed To Live Forever
43
Type As and Type Bs
49
The Need For Closure
61
I Know
90
Being Regular is not Enough
95
The Ring Bearer
105
The Wedding Blessings
111
Life Lessons
120
Pygmalion The Selffulfilling Prophecy
132
How to Deal with Difficult People
144
Leadership is a Performing Art
177

Whats With the Bag?
66
If I am so happy why am I crying?
70
Am I a Slushball?
76
What am I doing here?
82
911
87
Watch Out for Icebergs
190
Updates
199
Final Thoughts
207
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