I see so many people try to hold onto things so tightly that they white-knuckle it a bit. It was fantastic and I can't recommend it enough!! They began to trust us. The little bits about their history is interesting. Ways: bring it home start with something funny , work it around laughter at work meetings , Get your vitamin L laughter in addition to nutrition and exercise. Within each value, they have their t-shirt designs, company history, and letters from customers about their product all relating to that value.
Then, we opened our first warehouse on their property. Today, Life is Good products are sold by over 3,500 retailers nationwide and on lifeisgood. Anyway, it was a fun, quick read about the life of the founders and how Life Is Good came into being. After explaining how the brothers realized a superpower and identified its importance, they include letters from their customers. In this presentation, Jacobs shares his experiences developing Life is Good from its humble beginnings—operating out of a van and selling on the streets of Boston—to the iconic lifestyle brand that now employees over 200 brand champions who truly believe in the power of optimism. Yes, I bought that shirt. This is not simple self help book.
So they each took jobs as substitute teachers and agreed to give T-shirts just one last shot. By giving your consent below, you are agreeing to the use of that data. The fact we're optimistic doesn't mean we don't have moments or days of doubt and fear, like anybody has. It truly made you stop and evaluate your attitude about life. This doesn't feel like a self help book more than a biography, maybe a business profile book, but I don't understand how anyone thinks thi It was.
A lot of our strategies for future growth are community-based. This would be a great book to buy for a new graduate. Creativity: The Beatles took a year off after their first album. Although the Boston-based company began as a t-shirt business featuring a stick-figure mascot of positivity named Jake, Life is good now extends to everything from coffee mugs to tote bags sold in more than 4,500 retailers including seven company-owned stores. Original Jake drawing, July 1994 By the Fall of 1994, heading home from a long, less-than-fruitful roadtrip, Bert and John were desperately searching for answers to keep the dream alive. Ways: do what you lov% , take your love everywhere you go carry photo , express yourself, today express in words and actions. I ordered 4 of these at Christmas.
I am not about to start my own business but I know will be reading a few of the chapters again when I need to remind myself to just enjoy the ride. We don't do well with this stress. The school year can be stressful, and it is easy to complain than to be optimistic about the impact it will have in the future. In New Zealand at the moment we have experienced a major earthquake disaster in Christchurch one of our larger cities. His message of optimism and the power of kindness evoked a sense excitement, inspiration, and indeed bravery.
That was key because they essentially financed our operation. The Bert Jacobs speeches focus on providing inspirational information on how to stay happy, healthy and empowered. These stories illustrated that optimism is most powerful in the darkest of times and inspired the creation of a fully integrated business model dedicated to helping kids in need. They are: openness, courage, simplicity, humor, gratitude, fun, compassion, creativity, authenticity, and love. I read one chapter each morning and it really helped set my intention for the day. Jacobs believes the T-shirts resonate with consumers because of the optimistic message — a too-rare sentiment these days.
Blur the line between work and play. So we introduced fitted and semi-fitted t-shirts and brought in customers we never had. Their goal is to spread the power of optimism, which is the reason that I wanted to read it. I wouldnt recommend it to everyone though. Find good partners who believe in you. Story of executives coming to their house for spaghetti and the fun they had.
Everyone needs to read this book. Glad I bought it as a bargain book to read on my own time. We've accomplished a fair amount because we're willing to fall on our faces. We do not have control over many things in this world, but we have the power to be optimistic and to spread optimism to others. Seriously, who and what do you love? Through simple mindset shifts, Jacobs will teach you how to grow a company culture that creates a positive experience for your employees, your customers, and beyond.
That's ridiculous that they make such bold claims without any proper citations or evidence to back it up. The authors make tons of assertions based on a sprinkling of half a dozen citations back of book for their numerous claims. Keynote presentations can be tailored The smartest capitalists of today and in the future will integrate social work into their businesses—their customers demand it. Too many things going on at once all published in a very nice looking book that costs quite a bit of money vs. So, if you take that global view, despite the recent recession and other negative considerations, there is reason for optimism. Several years ago I read a sign that offered a similar perspective on optimism. By noontime, all 48 of those tees were gone.