Handshake Excerpt – Bill Porter
Below is an excerpt from Chapter four of my new book Handshake… I’m looking forward to your comments!
Bill Porter and the Choice of a Winning Attitude
Bill Porter wakes up each up morning and gets ready for work like millions of other Americans. He is in the sales industry just like thousands of other men and women across the United States. However, there is one slight difference; each morning it takes Bill three hours to get ready and to arrive to his territory. He stops by the shoe stand and every morning the shoe shiner ties his shoes. He then stops by the local hotel and the doorman buttons his top button and clips on his tie. This happens every work day because Bill Porter has cerebral palsy, which impacts his nervous system and affects his ability to talk, walk and fully control his limbs.
… Bill has become an icon in the world of business. Books are being written about him, a T.V. movie was made about his life and he is receiving the accolades that are long overdue. Bill put his remedy for success in these words “Decide what you want out of life; look on the positive side; and never give up until you achieve it.”
Bill shows us that although life may not deal us the hand we would prefer, but if you find the positive side and be determined to keep your attitude right, you can win!
In this chapter you will learn these facts about attitude:
FACT #1 – Attitude is a choice
FACT #2 – Attitude directly affects your success
FACT #3 – Attitudes are contagious
Fact #4 – Attitude is a learned response
Until next time,
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances – to choose one’s own way.”
– Viktor Frankl
Posted on December 21, 2010, in choices, Habits, Leadership, Personal Growth, Thoughts and tagged Bill Porter, handshake, Leadership, Personal Growth, positive attitude, positive thinking. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.