David Mezzapelle was inspired to write this uplifting book based on his life's experiences and his own contagious optimism. He has influenced many people with his outlook and this book offers optimism to others around the globe. Contagious Optimism includes stories and parables of amazing life turnarounds from real people world-wide. A compendium of encouragement, Contagious Optimism also includes advice and guidance from business leaders, visionaries and professionals. Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship along with economic and political uncertainty worldwide. Contagious Optimism shows readers that it’s possible to FIND the silver lining in every cloud. Developed by the team that brought you Random Acts of Kindness, this book is like Chicken Soup for the Soul meets Pay It Forward, on steroids! Contagious Optimism is pure inspiration that will lift hearts, open minds, and create a movement of pass-it-on hope and happiness. Featured stories and endorsements from "contagious optimists" such as: Michael Beckwith - Founder of the single largest interfaith church in America: LA's Agape. Nancy Ferrari - The "Oprah of AM Radio" Daniel Tully - Chairman Emeritus of Merrill Lynch and one of the top executives to ever grace Wall Street.
Through short essays solicited from diverse contributors, including motivational speakers, business leaders, a gospel singer, and ordinary people, Mezzapelle espouses the powers of "contagious optimism" and "positive forward thinking." The resulting mix of success stories and quick-fix methods is targeted at lifting the spirits of everyone from discouraged middle managers, to those in the midst of midlife crises, victims of the recession, and individuals struggling with depression or stress. The material retreads well-trod territory, and there's precious little original advice. Readers are encouraged to pay it forward, never give up, do your best, and so on. Yet the fact that these aphorisms are couched in personal anecdotes saves the book. Nearly every story is excellently composed and straightforward; readers are sure to find something to connect with. Frequent bits of encouraging advice, insights, and practical exercises make Mezzapelle's message digestible and relevant, and perfect for daily perusals.