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by Rajesh Setty

Upbeat: Cultivating the Right Attitude to Thrive in Tough Times download ebook
ISBN:
1935073036
ISBN13:
978-1935073031
Author:
Rajesh Setty
Publisher:
Rvive Books (May 1, 2009)
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Pages:
96 pages
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1341 kb
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1884 kb
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Rating:
4.6

Rajesh Setty's timely creation Upbeat is packed with practical wisdom for both business and life. Rajesh had read several hundred books by the time he was 9 years old, when he decided to try his hand at writing his own book

Rajesh Setty's timely creation Upbeat is packed with practical wisdom for both business and life. The book is a page turner with insights written in a clear and concise manner and easy to understand. Rajesh had read several hundred books by the time he was 9 years old, when he decided to try his hand at writing his own book. I know people who have read hundreds of books in their first 10 years, but I don't know anyone who wrote their first book at 9 years of age and despite 150 rejection letters, finally got it published at age 13.

Recession makes it hard for everyone. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read

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Oops-it’s past time for NextDay delivery by tomorrow . Paperback, Rvive Books, 2009, ISBN13 9781935073031, ISBN10 1935073036. Tell us if something is incorrect. How we survive through the recession and thrive will depend largely on what each of us did before we reached this place and what every one of us will do during these times. Easton Studio Press, LLC. Book Format.

Fortunately, Lateral Action columnist Rajesh Setty has both the diagnosis and prescription in his latest book: Upbeat – cultivating the right attitude to thrive in tough times

Fortunately, Lateral Action columnist Rajesh Setty has both the diagnosis and prescription in his latest book: Upbeat – cultivating the right attitude to thrive in tough times. Raj points out that the current recession can be an unmitigated nightmare, a challenge, or even a blessing in disguise – depending on our attitude to the challenges you face. Any single conversation has the potential to make a BIG difference in your life. We sat in back of your mind, think about the conversations you have had TODAY. You will be shocked at what you learn. For the last few days, most of my phone calls start with some variation of the following

There is a lot of negative talk in the media about the downturn. The book is a fast-read (< 45 minutes. I have only one goal for the book – At the end of reading it, I hope the reader will stop victimizing and start doing something

There is a lot of negative talk in the media about the downturn. So much of negative talk that It takes no time for an individual to get gripped by the news and stop acting. I have only one goal for the book – At the end of reading it, I hope the reader will stop victimizing and start doing something. Some background on the timing: I almost completed writing this book while building my first company during a recession and by the time I finished writing this book, the recession was over. Fast forward five years and we have another recession. It seems like there are just too many things out of our control during a recession. It takes a lot to make a significant difference in a good economy.

Rajesh Setty’s excellent book on starting and building companies during tough economic times is not simply another how to book of good practices. It actually improves how you fundamentally think about building your business, both during good and bad times. Abe Kleinfeld, president and CEO, nCircle Network Security, Inc. In this timely, yet tender work, Setty offers important advice for business people from all walks. His message is simple: Manage your attitude and outlook. During these perilous times, that may be the most important thing that leaders can coach in their people.

Rajesh Setty - author Upbeat Now: Cultivating the Right Attitude to Thrive in Tough Times

Rajesh Setty - author Upbeat Now: Cultivating the Right Attitude to Thrive in Tough Times. As a coach you will appreciate Raj's approach to the nine environments of You to create a consistently UpBeat attitude and business approach. Raj has been asking himself and his peers, colleagues and employees the right questions for quite a few years - you can see the benefits in his business and life. This has EVERYTHING to do with Getting More Business.

Cultivating the Right Attitude to Thrive in Tough Times. Recession makes it hard for everyone

Cultivating the Right Attitude to Thrive in Tough Times. Recession makes it hard for everyone. In a bad economy, it takes a significant effort just to produce something meaningful.

Most of Setty's career has involved managing people and projects in India, Malaysia, Singapore, France and United States

Landela ukufunda ngokungaxhunyiwe ku-inthanethi, gqamisa, bekisa noma thatha amanothi ngenkathi ufunda i-Upbeat: Cultivating the Right Attitude to Thrive in Tough Times. Most of Setty's career has involved managing people and projects in India, Malaysia, Singapore, France and United States. In late 2000, Rajesh co-founded CIGNEX and served as its President and CEO until May of 2005.

Recession makes it hard for everyone. Rising unemployment, weak stock markets, tough credit markets, weak demand, fierce competition for that weak demand, uncertainty about when this will all end are just a start. It seems like there are just too many things out of our control during a recession. It takes a lot to make a significant difference in a good economy. In a bad economy, it takes a significant effort just to produce something meaningful. Rather than going all out (when it is MOST required, ) most people choose to give up quickly, thinking nothing will happen anyway. In other words, they choose to participate in a recession. While this is generally true, there is one thing that is under our control-to have an UPBEAT attitude that's recession-proof. How we survive through the recession and thrive will depend largely on what each of us did before we reached this place and what every one of us will do during these times.
Reviews:
  • Enalonasa
These small books do have quite a bit of content, but they read more like a pdf than an actual book.
  • The_NiGGa
Rajesh Setty's timely creation Upbeat is packed with practical wisdom for both business and life. The book is a page turner with insights written in a clear and concise manner and easy to understand. There are many thought provoking ideas and one of my favorite is How to be Grateful? Raj says, "Rather than wanting what you don't have, start wanting what you already have".

The book is easy to read and I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking for fresh ideas and perspectives to grow in their lives.
  • Faezahn
I don't get the hype over this, maybe if you are really, really, really down give it a go, but I barely made it through the short read.
  • Armin
Upbeat: Cultivating the Right Attitude to Thrive in Tough Times

If I wrote a letter to the author, this is what it would be:

Dear Mr. Setty,

It feels as though you and were sitting together in my living room last week. Although the conversation was mostly one way - you sharing your ideas about getting and being Upbeat - I've gained SO much insight as I've given myself the time and space to think about what you wrote in your book.

Although it's short - less than 100 pages - you've packed it with insight, ideas and an occasional surprise that kept me reading. Far be it for me to try and pick a FAVORITE part of the book, here is what I know I re-read three times. (I underlined in different colors, it was THAT good...)

The section you title, "The Action" was wonderful. I'm only going to transcribe the titles; I'll encourage EVERYone reading this review to buy and read the book JUST to get to pages 88-92.

All others can hear is the story you are telling them

Demonstrate clear thought leadership

You better get "better" help

Spend less AND spend more

Ring-side seats are save, but...

If you're looking for the information you can use to get better, be better and help others, buy this book today.
  • Sorryyy
I met serial entrepreneur, Rajesh Setty about two months ago as a result of an introduction from a friend. I went into the first meeting with Raj cold, having been referred in the morning and meeting in the afternoon and we hit it off straight away. After 30 minutes of intense conversation, I felt like I had know Raj for years.
I'm Upbeat about Upbeat

During our second meeting, he gave me a copy of a little yellow coveredbook, which he wrote in 2009, called "Upbeat: Cultivating the Right Attitude to Thrive in Tough Times".

Prior to our the second meeting I checked out Rajesh's personal Web page and read his extraordinary story.

If you haven't seen the movie "Slumdog Millionaire", it's a wonderful story about the experience of an Indian boy who escapes the desperate poverty and circumstance of being born in the slums of Bombay. His story is told through his travels and his life is enriched by his experiences (good and bad), where he acquires a general knowledge well beyond his station that he ultimately uses to complete the journey of a hero and win a million dollars TV show quiz game formatted on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". That is fiction, but it's a good story.

Rajesh Setty writes fiction and he writes a good story. His own story is a worthy and compelling read. Rajesh had read several hundred books by the time he was 9 years old, when he decided to try his hand at writing his own book. I know people who have read hundreds of books in their first 10 years, but I don't know anyone who wrote their first book at 9 years of age and despite 150 rejection letters, finally got it published at age 13.

Rajesh has written dozens more since in both a serious business tone, as well many fiction books in the crime mystery genre, however the fiction works were written in India and have not been translated into English.
A Small, But Powerful Gift

When Rajesh gave me his little book, I thanked him, put it in my bag and opened it in bed that night for a quick read before going sleep. That quick read turned into an hour and a monologue with my wife, punctuated with quotes, exclamations and references to particular insights and points of brilliance.

I have reread it twice since and feel compelled to write this review. Even though this book was written and published in 2009, as a shot in the arm for the general population feeling shell-shocked and helpless in the recession,
timeless and relevant now, as it was then.

"Upbeat" is a slim volume of 90 pages, you should be able to read it in an hour or so, but don't let size fool you, it's packed with practical wisdom from someone who is in the field and current, an entrepreneur taking risks in the arena and relishing the spoils and disappointments that life brings. If you've read Viktor Frankl and like Seth Godin's writing and thinking, you'll like what Rajesh has to say.

Rajesh suggests "For those of you who are thinking about doing something and you have been sitting on the sidelines, here is my $0.02 - if you want to grow at breathtaking speed and become someone that you will be proud of, the marketplace and the World has provided an opportunity again. Get off the wall and jump in."

The book is about personal growth and the daily decisions and attitudes that we take that determine our short and long term future. Broken into 5 main chapters; The Trap, The Discipline, The Network, The Strategy and The Actions, each section has subsection headings like; The Daily Conversations, I Need a Shortcut, Be Accountable to Yourself, You Better Get "Better" Help, and Spend Less and Spend More.

The nuggets of wisdom in these paragraphs can only come from reading widely and playing the game at the highest level and they inspire you to think hard about some of the choices you make every day.

Rajesh writes, "I Need a ShortCut, - The paradox in life is that shortcuts always take longer and or/cost more - though it has not prevented people from trying them all the time." How true this is... in our popular American culture, we are taught winning is everything - no prizes for second, (what happened to being in the arena and playing the game with a straight bat?).

This distorted thinking creates a "do whatever it takes" approach to winning. What comes from this thinking is an inevitable fork in the road; the hard way or the shortcut - one of my former hero's Lance Armstrong is our current poster-boy for the short-cut....who's next - everyone's favorite runner?

Rajesh Setty's little yellow book "Upbeat" is a timeless tonic for anyone interested in playing the game (of life) at a higher level than they are currently and is highly recommended. You can order it here.
  • Welahza
It's easy to have a terrific, upbeat attitude when things are going well; maintaining that sunny disposition when the stock market and housing markets are in decline, and your business is barely getting by---that's the trick. Rajesh Setty's advice may sound corny to some cynics; like mere platitudes; but it's what many of us need to hear, especially in these difficult times.

Nobody wants to listen to people complain about their troubles; yet for some reason, many of those people don't realize that also applies to their sad state of affairs. Setty's gentle advice: Get over it. Instead of being so focused on your own personal dilemma, broaden the scope of your thinking to include helping others who are far less fortunate. It's a recurring theme of "giving" instead of only trying to "receive"; and it's a good message.

Setty's pep talk is short and sweet; it's not profound, but it's going to help a lot of people out, if they listen to his advice. Sometimes, the simplest strategies can produce stunning results. Give it a shot; it won't hurt.