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Up, Down, or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or In Between Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414362218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414362212
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #850,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“If you need encouragement and ideas about how to succeed, I recommend this book.”
-Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and bestselling author of Delivering Happiness
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Look for a better wave. . . . Mark’s book is filled with fresh and useful advice on reinvention and new ways to thrive. (Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box)

More About the Author

I am originally from Ohio but have lived in the Denver area for 25+ years. My business, Sanborn & Associates, Inc. is an idea studio for leadership development. I am a past president of The National Speakers Association. My book The Fred Factor was a WSJ, Business Week and NY Times bestseller. The sequel, Fred 2.0, will be released March 2013. I've spoken to over 2400 audiences in every state and a dozen countries. My passion is developing leaders in business and in life. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy writing it. I enjoy communicating with readers and sharing ideas, so please contact me directly at mark@marksanborn.com.

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Yes, lots of common sense.
Bob Burg
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to successfully navigate through difficult, unpredictable times.
joel garfinkle
This is a very easy to read motivational book!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By joel garfinkle on October 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover
In today's economic climate of hardship, downsizing, unemployment and government bailouts, here comes this terrific book, based on sound principles, to help us thrive. This amazing resource could have not come at a better time for the working people of America! "Up, Down or Sideways" focuses on things we should do and keep doing to be successful. The principles and lessons, presented by Mark Sanborn, are easy to understand and very useful. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to successfully navigate through difficult, unpredictable times.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Pat W. Kirk on October 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover
More philosophic than how-to,Up, Down, or Sideways refers to our personal economics. We will always be Up Down or Sideways and those conditions will change. If we are wealthy and well, plan for those conditions to change. Thankfully, joblessness and illness can change as well. So how can we live successfully amid life's uneven flow?

The author allows us to define our success--not always financial but often including the financial. He says success means different things to every reader. He contends that most of what happens to us is not in our control, but we can control our responses. He discusses optimism without denial and goes into the power of thinking positively without kidding ourselves.

I got into this book slowly, wondering where he was going with it, but that soon changed. I get most of my review books from Net Galley so I won't have to sort and discard later. Otherwise, books build into a paper mountain or lie sideways in the bookcase because they won't fit any longer. But I plan to buy this book and read a chapter each day until I "get" it. The "Ingredients of Love" section especially moved me and convicted me to look at my definition of caring and spotlighted the holes in it. He touches on gratitude as a mindset and persistence in getting where we want to go.

The author talks about faith, but he doesn't go into detail about his beliefs. The reader won't see CHRISTIAN in capital letters, but his words echo the lessons in the Bible. This book applies to anyone who wants a well-lived life. A potentially life-changing read.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By MamaMunky on October 22, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Mark Sanborn's life had taken a turn for the worst. He wasn't getting as many speaking jobs, his investments were tanking, and then to top it off, he found out he had prostate cancer. An average man would have become depressed. Not Mr. Sanborn. He decided to use these events in his life to re-focus on what was important in his life. This led him to new insights into what was truly important. He realized that thought bad things were happening to him, there were many people who have it much worse.

Mr. Sanborn decided to share what he learned during those troubled times with the world. He teaches about "good-shoulds". This is the good advice that you receive from those around you. He shares how success does not equal your net worth. Success should be measured by health, meaningful work, relationships, service, learning, and faith.

This is a really good book on how to face adversity with a positive attitude. Mr. Sanborn is relateable, as is his tale and advice. I recommend this for people going through tough times or people who just want to read an interesting book on what people do when faced with those bad times.

I received this book for free from Tyndale Blog network. I was not required to give a positive review.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By William T. Scott on October 3, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Mark Sanborn's philosophies, mentality, and expertise inspired me when I read "The Fred Factor", "You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader", and "The Encore Effect". With his new book, "Up, Down, or Sideways - How to Succeed when times are good, bad, or in between", I'm left with a feeling of HOPE...in a time when hope is certainly not at the forefront of the minds of many Americans and citizens of the world. Between 2008 and 2010, I lost my job twice, had to move three times to three different cities, and finally found work. I can relate to Mark's wisdom and lessons from the book, but I can't help but think that so many others like me, who have been up, down, AND sideways recently, will walk away with a feeling of HOPE and INSPIRATION from reading this book. I recommend not only reading it, but also passing it along, suggesting it to your teams, coworkers, friends, and family.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Moser on December 8, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Mark Sanborn's latest book Up, Down, or Sideways is a jaunt into the 'possible'. With finely crafted real-life examples, this book enables the reader to cut through the haze that can asphyxiate us when life's trials plague our radar screen.

One of my favorite examples is what Mark calls, "The Optimist Orientation." That is, embellishing our minds with what can be and not being imprisoned with what "could have been." He uses the color mnemonic FIDO (Forget It: Drive On) to make a salient point. You control what you can and accept what you can't.

In short, this book is relevant to our current state, both economically and politically. The winds of rampant change are shifting to and fro, tossing us like buoys on a bay. However, the startling truth is that the constructs Mark conveys will get you unstuck and sailing--as opposed to being anchored like a buoy.

Last, Mark's genuine love for people and prosperous outcomes are woven through every page. A great book from a deft leader.

Bravo!

Sincerely,
John Serpa
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