Contagious Optimism: Uplifting Stories and Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking (Paperback)

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By David Mezzapelle, Marshall Goldsmith (Introduction by)
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David Mezzapelle was inspired to write this uplifting book based on his life's experiences and his own contagious optimism. He has influenced many people with his outlook and this book offers optimism to others around the globe. Contagious Optimism includes stories and parables of amazing life turnarounds from real people world-wide. A compendium of encouragement, Contagious Optimism also includes advice and guidance from business leaders, visionaries and professionals. Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship along with economic and political uncertainty worldwide. Contagious Optimism shows readers that it's possible to FIND the silver lining in every cloud. Developed by the team that brought you Random Acts of Kindness, this book is like Chicken Soup for the Soul meets Pay It Forward, on steroids Contagious Optimism is pure inspiration that will lift hearts, open minds, and create a movement of pass-it-on hope and happiness.

Featured stories and endorsements from "contagious optimists" such as:

  • Michael Beckwith - Founder of the single largest interfaith church in America: LA's Agape.

    Nancy Ferrari - The "Oprah of AM Radio"

    Daniel Tully - Chairman Emeritus of Merrill Lynch and one of the top executives to ever grace Wall Street

About the Author

David Mezzapelle has been motivating others to be positive since his childhood. In most aspects of life he has been living his vocation of making others feel good about themselves, the world around them, and what lies ahead. David is a major proponent of optimism. He has served a variety of roles to mentor others and assist people, of all demographics, in appreciating their current life as well as in building a foundation for the future. David was inspired to write this book series based on his life's experiences and his contagious optimism. Throughout David's life he has encountered great peaks and valleys, all of which he is thankful for. He never lost sight along the way and has kept his positive attitude and confidence at 110 percent. He has influenced many people with his outlook and these books are his way of offering optimism to others that have never met him. David has been a guest on various radio and Television programs. He is also a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and various other publications around the globe. David resides in Jupiter, Florida with his wife, Courtney. Learn more about David at

Praise For…

"Nearly every story is excellently composed and straightforward; readers are sure to find something to connect with. Frequent bits of encouraging advice, insights, and practical exercises make Mezzapelle's message digestible and relevant, and perfect for daily perusals."
-Publishers Weekly

"David Mezzapelle has taken the secret to a joyfully lived life and packaged it in a book that is indeed so contagious you can't help but be infected. Once you are exposed to the power of kindness and positive thinking towards yourself and others will be with you forever."
-Co-author of Random Acts of Kindness

"It is impossible to inoculate oneself against the contagion of optimism that pours out from the stories of the courageous men and women in this book who show us how we can soar and flourish in the very midst of life's challenges. Read it and celebrate the human spirit!"
-Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

"Contagious Optimism is an inspiring invitation to change your life through a change of perspective. Mezzapelle's collection of stories and various viewpoints spurs our imagination of what's possible to create a happy and successful life. A highly persuasive book I full-heartedly recommend."
-Andrea F. Polard, PsyD, Author of A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life

"Filled with TRIUMPHANT and fascinating stories from people all over the world, as well as life coaches and other authors, Contagious Optimism offers you encouragement to trust yourself and forge ahead in the midst of confusion and fear. This book has a contagious vibration that sparks courage, self-love, and personal empowerment. Be prepared to open yourself to new perspectives that place you outside the box and into a place of trust and love!"
-Laurie Martin, author of Smile Across Your Heart: The Process of Building Self-Love

No matter how difficult or easy your life may be at any given moment, it is possible to experience meaning and happiness. Read Contagious Optimism for yourself. Read it for your teams at work. Read it for your family. It will help you improve your life, your outlook, and your behavior.
-Marshall Goldsmith

"Enlightenment, positive mind control, and many other capabilities exist in all of us. Once they are harnessed, we are able to doing anything we put our minds to. Contagious Optimism is proof that people from all corners of the world have the ability to meet and exceed their goals despite the odds."
-Bucky Dent, New York Yankees World Series MVP, Baseball Hall of Fame, Player, Manager

"There has been one common ingredient throughout my personal and professional life - optimism. It has been a solid driving force and has never wavered. When you read David's book, Contagious Optimism, you will better understand why it is so powerful... how it empowers, motivates, and leads people to tremendous results. "
-James F. Mooney. Chairman of the Board, Virgin Media, Inc.

"In this age of increasing stress, at a time when our world seems to be falling apart, being optimistic is a revolutionary act requiring great faith and courage. We are at a time of great change and there are signs of hope as well as despair. Contagious Optimism

Product Details
ISBN: 9781936740413
ISBN-10: 1936740419
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication Date: June 11th, 2013
Pages: 405
Language: English