Handshake Excerpt – Bill Porter

Bill porter - positive attitude

Door to Door is the story of Bill Porter and his winning attidude

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,

Chris Sonksen

“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


About Chris Sonksen

Chris Sonksen is the founder and Lead Pastor of South Hills Church and has an exceptional ability to inspire both secular and non-secular audiences. Under his leadership, South Hills has experienced phenomenal growth and in just a few short years has grown from a handful of people to nearly 3000 in attendance today. Today South Hills has become a thriving, multi-service and multi-site church. Chris has a magnetic, captivating and humorous style for motivating and inspiring all audiences. As a motivational speaker, he has spoken both nationally and internationally in companies such as Verizon, Securitas and Home Depot, and there is no doubt that by applying his teachings, his audience will improve the quality of their lives! Chris is the author of two books In Search of Higher Ground and Handshake. Chris is the founder of Celera Church Strategy Group an organization with an unwavering commitment to excellence in all things, with the goal to “raise the national average of church attendance,” by equipping church leaders with resources and coaching. Chris brings high-energy focus and a passion for vision and leadership to encourage and equip the local Church. Chris is a native Californian, born in Long Beach and currently resides in Corona with his wife, Laura and their two children, Grace and Aidan.

Posted on December 21, 2010, in choices, Habits, Leadership, Personal Growth, Thoughts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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