A guide to creating joyful success in work and in life What the world needs is more showoffs. Showing off is a good thing. Showing off is a mindset. Showing off is about living life and doing work in a way that creates joy, jazz, and a kick in our lives and in the lives of those around us. This is a business book for almost everyone-from executives and managers to receptionists and sales clerks. Here's the key: success is an inside job. After 26 years of studying and working with top performers, Joe Calloway shares the key factors in creating success-without pulling any punches. Work Like You're Showing Off! isn't for sissies; it's a tough, realistic approach to getting the most out of life by giving more to others. This book proves that not only is "working like you're showing off" the smartest way to get ahead in a career, it's also the most joyful and rewarding way to live.Work Like You're Showing Off! the absolute keys to personal and professional success including:* Never be as good as you're going to be* What you think of me is none of my business* Expect to connect* Get back inside the box* Grand stupidity and absurd bravery* What have you done for me next?
Joe Calloway is an expert on high-performance organizations and individuals, the owner of an award-winning restaurant, and a member of the International Speakers Hall of Fame. His clients read like a Who's Who of business-from newspapers in Sweden, hotels in Great Britain, and computer companies in South Africa to world brands like BMW and American Express. He is also the author of Becoming a Category of One and Indispensable, both from Wiley.
Acknowledgments xi 1. Showing Off 1 2. Grand Stupidity and Absurd Bravery 9 3. All Hat and No Cattle 15 4. Let It Go 17 5. The Gold Standard 25 6. Get in the Damn Boat and Go 27 7. As Good as You're Going to Be 31 8. We See Things as We Are 35 9. Stupid Promises 43 10. Let's Be Too Much 47 11. Imagination Will Take You Everywhere 51 12. Get Back inside the Box 59 13. Expect to Connect 63 14. Going All In 69 15. Joe and Muhammad 75 16. We Haven't Seen That 81 17. The Pursuit of Happiness 83 18. The Enemy of Future Success 91 19. What You Think of Me Is None of My Business 95 20. Whatever Happens Is Normal 99 21. Guess What I Want and Other Stupid Mind Games 105 22. I Said I Don't Know 109 23. The Golden Circle of Ignorance 113 24. What Have You Done for Me Next? 119 25. The Power Strategy 123 26. Your Next Best Idea Is Everywhere 127 27. What Matters Most 137