I grew up in the presence of tremendous personalities, both in person and in the pages of books. I watched my father, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, Zig Ziglar, Ken Blanchard, and Norman Vincent Peale all speak to audiences in a manner that made them feel valued and full of potential. Then there were the authors who taught me through their animal characters in their books; CS Lewis with a lion, JRR Tolkien with hobbits and dragons, Hannah Hubbard with a deer, Richard Bach with a seagull, EB White with a spider.
My most requested keynote of the past year has been, How to Develop a Magnetic Personality. So when it came time for the next “Pups of Publishing” masterpiece, I knew precisely what hound wisdom the world needed to hear. I also got the chance to blend in The Big Five Personality Traits, which is an amazing tool for all ages to assess their behaviors, feelings, and thoughts.
Why do people love dogs so much? Because they’re friendly, loyal, forgiving, happy, they sense our moods and are always there for us. In short, they have amazing personalities! They exude all the traits that make the world a better place. What if we, the masters, could learn from our best friends, i.e. the students, how our personalities can make the world a better place?
I can attribute most of the success I have had in life to my personality. I may not be the brightest or the most creative or athletic; however, I do have a tremendous personality. As mentioned earlier, I was taught by the greats that your personality is a work in progress and you can, and should, constantly be refining.
For example, if you have a hard time making friends, there are things you can do to become more agreeable. If you are afraid to try new things, there are ways you can become more open-minded. If you have trouble getting your homework done on time, there are things you can do to become more focused. If you are shy, there are tools you can learn to help you move out of your comfort zone. And if you struggle with anger or frustration, there are most definitely ways to break the cycle of stinkin’ thinkin’ and enter the world of positivity.
In Pawsitive Purrsonality Plus, each of my rescues started out with issues severe enough that if they hadn't changed, I could not have kept them. This book, narrated by my fantastic ginger boy, Professor Orange, will teach your youngster how they can become the Cat's Meow! There's even testing at the end of each chapter for your future leader to review where they are at and pack activities to help them develop into the best version of themselves.
Never forget, you’re never too old, or young, to develop a Pawsitive Purrsonality!!