Friday, October 5, 2018

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Joy to You and Me (at Work!) by Amy Thornton

Book Details:

Book Title: Joy to You and Me (at Work!) by Amy Thornton
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 179 pages
Genre: Self-help, Business
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC
Release date: June 5, 2018
Tour dates: Oct 1 to 19, 2018
Content Rating: PG (This book is for ages 16+, so there is the occasional "damn", "hell", and "ass" thrown in as far as language, but nothing worse than that.)

Book Description:

Are you one of the 48% of employees worldwide who doesn't like their jobs? Do you feel constantly stressed at the office? Or maybe you're just feeling "blah" about your job and want to bring some life back into your workplace. If you talk to anyone about their careers or jobs these days, most of the time you won't hear positive stories or excitement. You'll probably hear words like "busy", "stressed", "exhausting", and "mind-numbing." And with the good old 40-hour workweek becoming a distant memory for many of us, this reality is just plain sad.

Joy to You and Me (At Work!) helps turn these situations around by giving the reader easy tips they can implement quickly to start making a positive difference in the workplace. Being joyful isn't just a "fluffy-cutesy-nice" thing to do each day - it actually increases productivity and is good for any company or organization. The book helps anyone learn how to:

- Be a more joyful person
- Bring joy to co-workers
- Bring joy to customers
- Bring joy to networking

This fun, easy-to-read guide shows people of all ages and personalities how to make a difference immediately to make not only themselves happier, but to spread that happiness throughout the workplace - and beyond!

By sharing stories from the author's 25+ years of making a joyful difference in the workplace and examples from truly kick-ass companies, Joy to You and Me (At Work!) is a life-changing, fun read for anyone who wants to improve their work life.

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Meet the Author:

Amy Thornton Shankland, GPC, has been bringing joy to her workplaces for over 25 years thanks to her innate enthusiasm. She is a former Dale Carnegie instructor, has been a grant professional for 17 years, is a former columnist for the Noblesville Daily Times, and is a current board member of Noblesville Main Street.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

Guest Post

Writing – Battling the Big Snooze
If someone were to ask me who or what finally motivated me to write a book FOR REAL to get published by a honest-to-goodness publisher vs. the do-it-yourself route, I’d have to give credit to Jen Sincero.  If you don’t know Sincero, she’s the author of You Are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money. These books will motivate you like nothing else to get off of your duff and finally make your dreams come true!
In one chapter of You Are a Badass, Sincero writes about The Big Snooze To summarize, the Big Snooze is the ultimate force that tries to shove us all repeatedly back into our comfort zones. Sincero states that once we get serious about accomplishing our dreams and get out there to do some truly scary stuff, the Big Snooze will come along and attempt to smash our efforts.
And boy, did I encounter the Big Snooze with Joy to You and Me (at Work!) During the first month of writing:
My church called to have me substitute doing a meal delivery route on the Saturday I had carved out for Chapter One. They didn’t understand when I told them “NO!”
My nephew called out of the blue a few evenings later asking if I would ghost write a book for him. It took awhile for me to make him understand that I had zero free time as I was trying to write my own book in six weeks!
My entire family caught the flu, yes, including me. For two weeks I was either lying around feeling like death or taking care of my two sons and my husband.  Needless to say, after that, I had to take advantage of the wiggle room with my deadline in my contract.
Thanks to Sincero, I didn’t let any of this get me down. In fact, having the Big Snooze throw those obstacles at me made me even more determined to complete my self-help book. This time, nothing was going to stop me from reaching my dream of being an author.
If you want to be an author - like, want it down to the depths of your soul - don’t let anyone or anything stop you. And believe me, they WILL try to stop you.
When the Big Snooze appears, take it as a sign you’re on the right path and let it be motivation to dig in your heels and get that book finished!

Enter the Giveaway!
Ends Oct 27, 2018

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today! I hope my book inspires people to "get the joy" at work and spread it to others.