Friends, I am excited that the book project I have been working on with Dr. Gary Chapman for the past 4+ years is fully released to the public today.
It is available at www.amazon.com , www.bn.com (Barnes & Noble), www.booksamillion.com, www.christianbook.com and you can also go to bookstores and it should be there (it should be a “front table” display at Barnes & Noble.)
In addition to the hardback version, there are also e-book versions (for Kindle & Nook), an audiobook version, and the Spanish version is coming out soon.
I am going to be unabashedly mercenary here and ask you to please buy a copy of the book. It will help tremendously if we have a good start to sales in the first week — good initial sales mean that the media (TV, radio, blogs, magazines, etc.) will pay attention to the book — and bring more exposure. For $15 or less, you can be supportive to me and “pay me back” for all the bad jokes I’ve shared with you over the years (and any possible insights or helpful information, as well.) And you’ll get a pretty decent book + the Motivating By Appreciation inventory.
If you really want to help me, then buy a book (or a couple and give one away), and also forward this to your friends whom you think would be interested in the book as well.
Let me briefly share the benefits of the book to you & organizations you are affiliated with (schools, churches, non-profit org’s, your workplace). The concepts will help you:
- Express genuine appreciation to coworkers & staff — even on a tight budget.
- Increase loyalty with the employees and volunteers in your organization.
- Reduce cynicism and create a more positive work environment.
- Decrease staff burnout and the sense of being ‘used’.
- Improve your ability to show appreciation for difficult colleagues.
I am truly thankful for my friends and family who have supported me through this process and I’m excited about the opportunities ahead (it’s just the beginning!) Thanks so much!
p.s. We have a couple of fun activities on our website, www.appreciationatwork.com. One is a quiz you can take to find out “How Dysfunctional is Your Workplace?” in comparison to other job sites.
The other is a contest that you can enter — the “National Workplace ‘Fill-in-the Thanks’ Contest” where you can answer either (or both) of the following: “You know you are not appreciated at work when ____” and “The best example of feeling appreciated at work happened to me when _______.” Prizes will be awarded weekly for the best entries.