Discover the Benefits of Being Positive

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Bestselling Author, Jon Gordon, Shares Inspirational and Proven Strategies to Help People and Teams Become More Positive in his New Book, "The Positive Dog"

New Book by "Wall Street Journal" Bestselling author, Jon Gordon

'The Positive Dog' not only shares the research and benefits of being positive but also provides strategies and an action plan for people to cultivate positivity in their lives.

Anyone looking to find the benefits of being positive should take a drive down the 101 corridor of Silicon Valley. Visit the companies and talk to the employees. Sit in the cafés and listen to the conversations. There’s a collective optimism and positivity that drives innovation, creates jobs and represents everything that is right and great about America. While the rest of the country was going through the great recession the people who lead and work for the companies in Silicon Valley refused to participate in the recession. They were too busy trying to succeed, believing they could change the world rather than succumb to adversity.

The people and companies of Silicon Valley demonstrate what the research in the maturing field of positive psychology has been telling us. There are real and tangible benefits of being positive that would make event the most cynical New Yorker smile. For example, research demonstrates:

  •     Creativity is enhanced when you are positive.
  •     Optimistic and positive people sell more than pessimistic people.
  •     Positivity helps people maintain a broader perspective of the world which helps many see the big picture and identify solutions rather than negatively focusing on problems.
  •     Positively charged work environments outperform negatively charged work environments.
  •     Dreaming about the future enhances your positivity.

Based on these proven strategies and work with various organizations, bestselling author Jon Gordon wrote "The Positive Dog: A Story About the Power of Positivity" (Wiley; Hardcover and ebook; May 2012; $16.95; 978-0-470-88855-1), an inspirational fable about the choice everyone has to feed the negative or positive dog inside of them. "The Positive Dog" not only shares the research and benefits of being positive but also provides strategies and an action plan for people to cultivate positivity in their lives and their teams.

For anyone looking to overcome negativity and the challenges to become more positive, "The Positive Dog" provides the inspiration to feed oneself and their team with positivity with simple actions to enhance positivity, including:

No one knows the importance of staying positive in the face of adversity more than Jon. After losing his job during the crash and receiving an ultimatum from his wife because his negativity was destroying their marriage and family, Gordon began researching ways to be more positive in the, then, emerging field of positive psychology. The research led him to develop a series of practices, habits and rituals that not only helped him become more positive but helped him improve his marriage, family and life.

Over the years Jon has shared his strategies with millions of people including many NFL and NBA teams, college sports programs, companies and school districts who have experienced the benefit of being positive.

Jon believes that an inspirational, fun, powerful story combined with action steps to cultivate positivity is a recipe that will help people experience the benefits of being positive. He admits that not everyone who decides to be positive will change the world in the way the Silicon Valley companies have. Yet, he knows first-hand that those who choose to feed the positive dog will change their world and the world around them...and that’s a great place to start.

About the Author:
Jon Gordon’s (Jacksonville, FL) bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. The strategies in his books have grown sales, motivated sales people, improved team performance, developed positive kids, enhanced careers, inspired promotions, improved marriages, and lead to greater individual and team success. 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 and the proof is in the countless success stories shared by his clients. He is the author of "The Wall Street Journal" bestseller "The Energy Bus," "The Seed," "The No Complaining Rule," "Training Camp," "The Shark and the Goldfish," and "Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture."

For more information about the author and his other works, please visit and

If you are interested in an interview with Jon or a review copy of "The Positive Dog", please contact Melissa Torra, Publicist – WILEY mtorra(at)wiley(dot)com – 201-748-6834

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