Monday, October 8, 2018

Joy to You and Me (at Work!) by Amy Thornton

Book Details:

Book Title: Joy to You and Me (at Work!) by Amy Thornton

Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 179 pages

Genre: Self-help, Business

Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC

Release date: June 5, 2018

Tour dates: Oct 1 to 19, 2018

Content Rating: PG (This book is for ages 16+, so there is the occasional "damn", "hell", and "ass" thrown in as far as language, but nothing worse than that.)

Book Description:

Are you one of the 48% of employees worldwide who doesn't like their jobs? Do you feel constantly stressed at the office? Or maybe you're just feeling "blah" about your job and want to bring some life back into your workplace. If you talk to anyone about their careers or jobs these days, most of the time you won't hear positive stories or excitement. You'll probably hear words like "busy", "stressed", "exhausting", and "mind-numbing." And with the good old 40-hour workweek becoming a distant memory for many of us, this reality is just plain sad.

Joy to You and Me (At Work!) helps turn these situations around by giving the reader easy tips they can implement quickly to start making a positive difference in the workplace. Being joyful isn't just a "fluffy-cutesy-nice" thing to do each day - it actually increases productivity and is good for any company or organization. The book helps anyone learn how to:

- Be a more joyful person

- Bring joy to co-workers

- Bring joy to customers

- Bring joy to networking

This fun, easy-to-read guide shows people of all ages and personalities how to make a difference immediately to make not only themselves happier, but to spread that happiness throughout the workplace - and beyond!

By sharing stories from the author's 25+ years of making a joyful difference in the workplace and examples from truly kick-ass companies, Joy to You and Me (At Work!) is a life-changing, fun read for anyone who wants to improve their work life.

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Meet the Author:

Amy Thornton Shankland, GPC, has been bringing joy to her workplaces for over 25 years thanks to her innate enthusiasm. She is a former Dale Carnegie instructor, has been a grant professional for 17 years, is a former columnist for the Noblesville Daily Times, and is a current board member of Noblesville Main Street.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

Guest Post by by Amy Thornton

Which was the hardest part of the book to write? The easiest?

The hardest part of Joy to You and Me (At Work!) was addressing those people who aren’t going to appreciate your joyful actions. We all know that one person at work who just isn’t going to be happy no matter what they or anyone else does. As most everyone realizes, you can’t control others, and you certainly can’t change them, either.

I wanted to help the reader with those individuals, but that one subject could have turned into a whole separate book! I shared some examples from my own life about encounters with difficult people, but I also found a great article online by Lolly Daskal, President and CEO of Lead from Within. Daskal talks about the six “As” to help deal with difficult co-workers: Accept, Anticipate, Adjust, Attune, Avoid (my favorite!) and Apply. I then recommended to not give up entirely on these individuals – they need kindness, too, maybe even more than happy people!

The easiest part to write was when I discussed how to bring joy to co-workers. My mission in life is to bring joy to others. I had a blast writing about the many ways I’ve brought joy to fellow employees and sharing examples from other people and companies who’ve done the same.

When you make a plan to bring joy to someone else at work, it’s like when you know you’ve bought the most PERFECT present ever for someone. The anticipation and excitement make me almost giddy! Seeing the look on their face and hearing their appreciation is wonderful. I truly believe if we all did this more often, every workplace would be lighter, happier, and more productive! Plus, bringing joy to others at work has a ripple effect that goes all the way to a company or organization’s customers as well.

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  1. Thank you for featuring my book today! I hope it helps people around the world discover joy - and more productivity - in their workplaces.

  2. Joy has been my mantra this year, I have sought out books on joy for inspiration. Thanks for this introduction to this one!

  3. Awesome! It's my mission in life! I hope you enjoy the book.