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Publisher Comments:

Be your best in every situation!

"A superb treatment of the idea of Personal Best."

–Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"Optimal Thinking has a little bit for everyone and will help people be the best self they can be."

–Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D., coauthor of The One Minute Manager

Maximize your talents, resources, and time. Make the most of every opportunity and achieve optimal personal and professional satisfaction. The successor to positive thinking, Optimal Thinking is the mental tool you need to achieve your ultimate life. This revolutionary, life-optimizing book shows you just how simple it is to sweep past the ordinary and even the extraordinary into the world of the highest and best. You will never settle for second best again!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Ask the best questions and find the best solutions
  • Make the most constructive decisions in every situation
  • Maximize your enjoyment of everyday activities
  • Eliminate self-sabotage and experience the full power of your mind
  • Master disturbing emotions and stop unwanted behaviors
  • Function at your peak in business and personal relationships
  • Bring out the best in others, and much more!


"The quantum leap beyond positive thinking, Optimal Thinking offers a whole new way of looking at life, business, and relationships. This prescriptive self-improvement book is filled with superlative information for every type of reader."

About the Author

ROSALENE GLICKMAN, Ph.D., is a consultant who conducts seminars regularly and addresses large audiences throughout the world. She has been honored as Australia’s Most Successful Woman and voted "Woman of the Year" for National Business Women’s Week in Hollywood. Dr. Glickman lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents


Optimal Principles.

Part One: Help Yourself to Optimal Thinking.

Rate Your Level of Thinking.

Chapter 1. Optimal Thinking: The Next StepBeyond Positive Thinking.

Suboptimal Thinking.

What Is Optimal Thinking?

Who Thinks Optimally?

Take the Quantum Leap!

Why Positive Thinking Falls Short.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 2. What Does ?Optimal? Mean to You?

Use Your Whole Brain.

Left-Brain Decisions.

Right-Brain Decisions.

What Does ?Optimal? Really Mean?

The Key to the Optimal Answer Isthe Optimal Question.

Design Your Optimal Life.

Five Optimal Questions to Start Your Day.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 3. How to Use Optimal ThinkingConsistently.

Using Optimal Thinking Consistently Is a Process.

Consciously Choose Optimal Thinking.

Monitor Yourself.

Overcome Your Limiting Core Beliefs.

Norma?s Story.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Part Two: Optimize Yourself.

Rate Your Self-Esteem, Purpose, and Goals.

Chapter 4. Achieve Optimal Self-Esteem.

Self-Esteem: What?s It All About?

Our Internal Voices.

How Do You Value and Rate Yourself Now?

Your Best Self.

Marry Your Best Self.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 5. Discover Your Ultimate Direction.

The Value of a Life Purpose.

Identify Your Life Purpose.

The Value of a Purposeful Career.

Identify Your Career Purpose.

Ready to Commit?

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 6. Plan Your Best Life.

Set SUPREME Goals.

Why Plan Optimally?

Write Down Your SUPREME Goals.

Modes of Optimal Planning.

Alternative Plans of Action.

Make the Best Use of a Calendar.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 7. Optimize Your Feelings.

The Value of Emotions.

Overpowered by Emotions?

How to Master Disturbing Feelings.

Optimization Signals.

How Do You Relate to Your Feelings?

How to Optimize Your Feelings.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Part Three: Optimize Others.

Rate Your Communications and Work.

Chapter 8. Maximize Your Communications.

Suboptimal Communication.

Optimal Communication.

Listen for Optimal Communication.

Nonverbal Communication.

Optimal Verbal Communication.

Optimal Verbal Assertion.

Conflict Is a Part of Life.

How Well Do You Communicate?

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.

Chapter 9. Optimal Thinking at Work.

A New Optimal Paradigm.

AnyBiz versus OptiBiz.

Optimal Leaders and Optimal Visions.

Optimal Leaders and Reality.

Motivating Others to Do Their Best.

Characteristics of Optimal Leaders.

Optimal Questions.

Optimal Action Steps.


Optimal Exercises.

Optimal Affirmations.

Optimal Questions.


Optimal Thinking Seminars, Programs,and Products.


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williamb, December 22, 2008 (view all comments by williamb)
Excellent practical book for those who are ready to maximize life and career.
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Product Details

Glickman, Rosalene
John Wiley & Sons
New York
Mental discipline
Personal Growth - General
Careers - General
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Success -- Psychological aspects.
General Self-Help
Self-Help : General
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
9.16x6.02x.70 in. .69 lbs.

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