Chapter Titles

Rules from the Realist

Price Personality Scale

Introduction: Half Empty of Half Full?

  • What about positive thinking?
  • Find the value
  • Snakes and spiders
  • Natural negativity
  • Resistance is fertile
  • IT’S IN A BOOK SO IT MUST BE TRUE!!!
  • Blame the media

Chapter 1: THE AUDACITY OF “NOPE”

  • First, kill all the “yes” men
  • The myth of “should”
  • Saying “no”

Chapter 2: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

  • Strength from weaknesses
  • Sometimes the worst is sometimes the best
  • See problems before they arise

Chapter 3:  Failure’s Success

  • Mastering mistakes
  • Famous failures
  • Failure is not an option
  • Isn’t that special?

Chapter 4: Complainers, Complaints and Objections

  • Don’t disregard the message because you don’t like the messenger
  • Converting vampires
  • Squeaky wheels
  • Dealing with objections
  • Make them spill their guts

Chapter 5: Mumblings, Grumblingsand Other Taboos

  • Using rumors properly
  • Be a skeptical receptacle
  • Rumor has it…
  • Damage control
  • Are your pants on fire?
  • The Blame Game
  • Count on accountability – Leggo your ego

Chapter 6: Goal Setting the Negative Way

  • Goals
  • D.R.E.A.M. up some goals!
  • Reverse engineering
  • Get help – You don’t have to fly solo
  • I can’t get no satisfaction!

Chapter 7: Not So Great Expectations

  • Where do expectations come from?
  • What did you expect?
  • Managing expectations
  • Dealing with disappointment

Chapter 8: The Power if Negative Thinking

  • Is being reasonable so unreasonable?
  • Lights. Camera. Action!
  • Positive hammers and negative screwdrivers

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