"No one asks the frog if he wants to be kissed."
- Steven Wright, Comedian
The Book: Kiss That Frog! 12 Great Ways to Turn Negatives into Positives in Your Life and Work
Why Read It? International bestselling author Brian Tracy follows up his huge hit Eat That Frog! (over a million copies sold) with a work coauthored by his daughter Christina Tracy Stein. Kiss That Frog! explores how our negative thoughts, emotions, and attitudes can threaten to keep us from achieving all that we're capable of. To counter these negative forces, the authors provide a set of practical, proven strategies anyone can use to turn those negative frogs into positive princes.
Read an excerpt from the book here and then buy the book for 30% off here.
For review copies, please contact Katie Sheehan.
For academic review copies, please contact Mike Crowley.
This issue of the newsletter focuses on rechanneling negativity to attain productive and beneficial outcomes.
The ability to overcome negative thoughts and forces is not a talent that only gifted people possess -- anyone is capable of incredible positive change. Here are the stories of Five Everyday People Who Rechanneled Their Negative Circumstances into Positive Scenarios.
In Other News
+ Rachel Maddow's new book has an endorsement on the cover from an unlikely supporter: Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
+ Apple has unveiled a ton of new free iTunes U courses for readers and writers.
+ Now that Pinterest is growing as the next social media phenomenon, here's a list of the ten best Pinterest boards for e-book fans.
+ A controversial issue of the Archie comic featuring a gay wedding has now sold out, thanks to publicity from a boycott call from a One Million Moms campaign.
+ Jackie Collins will now start self-publishing her own e-books.
+ First there was the Tiger Mom; now there's the Eagle Dad.
+ O'Reilly Media's Joe Wikert used to be an Amazon fan, but now he's "breaking the Amazon habit" and explains why you should, too.
+ Check out some truly creative and beautiful bookshelf designs here.
+ Is a self-publishing backlash imminent?
+ An inmate at a maximum-security prison has just won a case that gives him the right to publish a book about how to breed and train aggressive dogs.
+ According to new research, millennials will benefit the most from hyperconnectivity. They also stand to suffer the most.
+ Cable channel Comedy Central will start its own publishing imprint.
+ Free Excerpt from a New York Times Bestseller: Ameritopia, by Mark Levin. Download an excerpt here.
+ Free Advice: If you're a nerd and want to see places of interest to nerds globally, check out Nerdy Day Trips.
+ Free Services: Make free phone calls using Google Voice.
|I'm Bonnie Kaufman, BK's Digital Community Builder and Editorial Associate (and an admirer of goat-herding rabbits). I practically live online and come across some amazing and amusing things. Here are my recent favorites:
1. Never thought I'd be so enamored with a giant six-legged bug.
| For forty-eight hours, we are giving away copies of the second edition of our bestselling title (over one million copies sold) Eat That Frog, by Brian Tracy, and you can download it here. In thanks for your loyal readership, this e-book will be available as a free download exclusively for BK Communiqué subscribers. But act fast! After midnight on March 16, 2012, you're going to have to plunk down $15.95 like everyone else.
|Title: Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Healthcare Would Work Better for Everyone (third edition)
By: Phillip Longman
Why the Fuss? In this work, Phillip Longman tells the full story of the VA's amazing turnaround. Once a regular source of nationally reported scandals, the VA system is now hailed for its exceptional safety record, its use of evidence-based medicine, its health promotion and wellness programs, and its unparalleled adoption of electronic medical records and other information technologies. And it's the only health-care provider in the United States whose cost per patient has been holding steady as others' skyrocket. Longman suggests that the VA model can be used elsewhere to help fix our failing public system.
| Wondering whether you should eat the frog and stay with your present job or kiss it and hope for better options? Let theFIT help you decide. Using this career site to take anonymous polls about your workplace, explore the culture at other companies to see if the grass is greener elsewhere, browse jobs, and connect with insiders.
Absolutely no one got the correct answer, which means you can send me the chocolate you owe me at the office address. The answer can be found here.
Your next challenge can be found here.
And if you enjoyed the instant CSI in the last issue, it's time for you to create a state of chaos in your neighborhood!
P.S. -- this isn't real,