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LOL (Laugh Out Loud)
Feel Good and Live Longer

Foreword: The Eternal Optimist



Chapter One
  • Remember: “Nothing Is Impossible”
  • Let the Clowns Come In
  • The Laughter Cure
  • Chapter 1 Laughter Strategies
Chapter Two
  • Family Fun
  • Born to Laugh . . . Back to the Basics
  • Extreme Family Humor
  • Chapter 2 Laughter Strategies
Chapter Three
  • Leadership and Humor
  • Humor and Laughter: 101
  • Presidential Humor
  • Chapter 3 Laughter Strategies
Chapter Four
  • Hugs
  • The Benefits of a Good Laugh
  • Was it anything serious?
  • Chapter 4 Laughter Strategies
Chapter Five
  • The Power of Religious Faith and a Positive Attitude
  • Partners of Humor
  • I Only Started the Fire!
  • Chapter 5 Laughter Strategies
Chapter Six
  • Consumer Humor
  • Laughter is the Best Medicine
  • LOL Laugh Out Loud
  • The “Magic” Smile
  • Chapter 6 Laughter Strategies
Chapter Seven
  • Mood Elevator
  • The Belly Laugh: Mechanical Medicine
  • Think Pink
  • Chapter 7 Laughter Strategies
Chapter Eight
  • Be Happy, Be Healthy
  • The Linkage of Mind and Body: Laugh and Be Healed
  • “A” For Laughter
  • Chapter 8 Laughter Strategies
Chapter Nine
  • The Secret of Happiness
  • The History of Laughter
  • Humor for the Soul
  • Chapter 9 Laughter Strategies
Chapter Ten
  • Anatomy of a Smile
  • The Science of Laughter
  • Smile When You Say That!
  • Chapter 10 Laughter Strategies
Chapter Eleven
  • Dr. Andrew Weil’s Rx For Laughter
  • Humor Therapy
  • The Humor Habit
  • Chapter 11 Laughter Strategies

You and Your Humor and What Makes You Laugh

Personal Humor Quiz




"We hope that you will find the benefits of humor so as to be able to:
  • Lighten up and laugh and live

  • Think young

  • Heal anxiety and depression

  • Accentuate the positive

  • Find spiritual humor

  • Avoid sick humor

  • Promote business benefits

  • Divert from adversity

  • Influence physiologic and psychologic health

  • And never stop laughing!!!

  • Feel Good and Live Longer"

The Power of Optimism


Chapter 1 - Inner Wealth Versus Material Wealth
  1. High Standards and Hard Work
  2. The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
  3. You Gotta Believe
  4. A Family Affair
  5. Everybody's Got to Feel Like Somebody
  6. Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously
  7. Every Day in Every Way I'm Getting Better and Better
  8. I Love This Business
  9. Little Things Add Up to Big Things
  10. You Only Go Around Once
  11. May Their Memories Be Eternal

Chapter 2 - It's Your Own Balance Sheet That Counts
  1. Personal Balance Sheet
  2. Milestones
  3. Enthusiasm
  4. Invest in Others
  5. When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
  6. Positive Attitude
  7. There Are No Free Lunches
  8. Perseverance
  9. Time-Out
  10. Things Always Work Out For the Best
  11. You're Never Too Old to Learn
  12. Humility
  13. Loyalty-A Lost Art?
  14. Never Forget Who You Are
  15. Unforgettable People
Chapter 3 - It's Better to Give Than to Receive
  1. This One's for You, Moe
  2. It's Better to Give Than to Receive
  3. Reach into Your Heart
  4. Realm of Influence
  5. Listen, Listen, and Listen

Chapter 4 - Building Your Dream
  1. Getting Started
  2. Stay Focused
  3. Passion
  4. Infomercials
  5. Just Drop By
  6. Chip Shots
  7. Don't Burn Any Bridges
  8. You Don't Have to Be a Genius
  9. Teamwork-I
  10. Teamwork-II
  11. I Need Your Help
  12. Pittsburghese
  13. One Step at a Time
  14. Win-Win
  15. Master of Follow-up-I
  16. If I Were Doing Any Better, I'd Have to Be Two People
  17. Thank You, Thank You, and Thank You
  18. Keep It Simple and Sincere
  19. Show Time
  20. 50 Percent of Something Is Better Than 100 Percent of Nothing
  21. Different Strokes for Different Folks
  22. I've Just Been Mugged

Chapter 5 - Will We Ever Do Business in My Lifetime?
  1. Will We Ever Do Business in My Lifetime?
  2. Top Ten List of Procrastinators
  3. I Heard Your Phone Was Out of Order
  4. Reach Out and Touch Someone
  5. Invite People to Your Office
  6. You Have No Idea Who I Am
  7. Your Worst Nightmare
  8. Your Favorite Person

Chapter 6 - Building Relationships
  1. Networking Is a State of Mind
  2. First Impressions
  3. You Can Never Know Too Many People
  4. Prospect or Perish
  5. Master of Follow Up-II
  6. The Power of Association
  7. I Don't Know Anyone
  8. Pick Your Brain
  9. Always Say Yes
  10. Return Every Phone Call

Chapter 7 - Get Active, Stay Active
  1. It's Not the Olympics!
  2. Physical Activity and Health
  3. Web Sites to Check Out
  4. The Art of Self-Discipline
  5. Success Is Not Being a Gold Medal Winner

Chapter 8 - There Is No Right Way to Do a Wrong Thing
  1. Honesty-It's Your Best Policy
  2. The Four-Way Test
  3. If You Don't Have Something Good to Say
  4. The Professional's Pledge
  5. There Is No Right Way to Do a Wrong Thing

Chapter 9 - The Burning Platform
  1. Don't Be Afraid to Fail
  2. The Burning Platform

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