LOL: Feel Good and Live Longer
"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
Our driving force in writing this book comes from our belief
that we are practitioners of advanced “laugh science.”
Throughout our combined years of hard knocks, we have always
risen above our adversities by using measures such as
prayer, healthy practices, humaneness, optimism and humor.
Beyond our own experiences, we have gained valuable
wisdom from observing others who have reaped the rewards
of humor. Having appreciated these benefits, we feel a need
to share our enthusiasm with you.
~ Charlie Chaplin
If you are stressed out, down in the dumps and can’t remember
the last time you laughed, this book is ideally tailored
to your needs. If you are shy, challenged by
interpersonal relationships or lack self-esteem, this book
can open doors to promote self-assurance and develop social
graces. If you are prone to bursts of anger or meet the criteria
for being a Type A personality with inordinate aggressiveness
and hostility, you most certainly will reap valuable remedies
from the pages of this book.
If you are suffering from personal setbacks, grief from the
loss of a close relative or friend or symptoms of a physical illness,
the message from this book will demonstrate how humor
and laughter can significantly lessen your pain or
Finally, and possibly most significantly, if you take life
and yourself too seriously, if you have difficulty laughing
and, especially, if you’re unable to laugh at yourself, this
book can change your life.
James Harris, MD and
Andy Dzurinko, CLU, MEd
June 1, 2011
The Power of Optimism
People! People! And People!
Goals, market and product knowledge, time management, and continuing education are
certainly many of the major ingredients for success. If, however, you are
unable to effectively prospect, communicate, and develop rapport with
customers, clients and people in general, then it is going to be very difficult
to be successful in business or in life.
Why Did I Write This Book?
First, to share my good fortune, experience, and belief
that most people want to associate and work with someone who has high
standards, works and plays hard, respects others, maintains a sense of humor,
and has a positive attitude.
Second, to help you realize that no matter how hard you
try, you are not going to make every sale. Corporations do not get every
contract. Your favorite sports team does not win every game. However, if you
learn something from the process, then the chances improve that you will make
that next sale, meet a new person, sign a contract, or win that game.
Third, each of us is different. How you approach an
individual or sales opportunity will depend on your comfort level. Everyone has
different strengths and weaknesses. Build on your strengths, and learn from
Fourth, my hope is whether you read this book from cover
to cover or open it to any page and start reading, you will feel good about
yourself and your ability to do anything you desire. When you read a page or
chapter, I hope you will say, "I can do that." Maybe you have already
experienced this feeling.
Finally, if I can ever be of help, please do not hesitate
to contact me at email Dzurinko@juno.com.
Best wishes for success and good health always.
Tempe, Arizona, 2002