Author Event: Donald Sandel

Page 158 Books is excited to welcome Donald Sandel to discuss his latest book Positive Mindshift.

A negative mindset tends to produce negative outcomes.  But a positive mindset produces predictable positive outcomes.  Achieving this means overcoming a uniquely negative environment and our own negativity biases, which we all have in surplus.  In fact, no matter how positive you are, you have a negativity bias!  As you’ll read in Sandel’s well-researched book, the primary focus of the brain is our survival, not our life-satisfaction.  Which means it takes intention and good personal choices to shift from a negative default to a positive one.

As Amanda Butler, women’s head basketball coach at Clemson, says, “Donald Sandel’s fun and sincere spirit, combined with a necessary level of intentionality, are everywhere in his writing. He shares his insights, experience, as well as relevant scientific and historical data in a personal way that’s thought provoking. In the arena of high stakes college athletics in which I work, Sandel’s book is a modern, competitive advantage.”

Each chapter builds the case for positive mindshift, through compassionate, entertaining stories and irrefutable research about how our brains work, and conclude with evidenced-based activities to help the reader make that sustained shift. No longer must we be prisoners to evolution, genetics or even our past behaviors. If you want better health, lower stress and anxiety, enhanced well-being and life-satisfaction, business success, deeper relationships, and generally better outcomes, then Positive Mindshift is the instruction manual to get you there.

Don is a dynamic presenter, a self-proclaimed pathological extrovert, and brings a fun and irreverent brand of humor to all his engagements.

Don Sandel is the founder of GoPositiv. He’s been leading talent development efforts for small and large organizations for the last few decades and has transitioned those skills and experiences into GoPositiv and now to books as well.

He began studying the brain and its effect on learning about a decade ago, discovered compelling and irrefutable research around positivity, “I researched how positivity impacted learning and development, literally enabled the brain to learn more effectively, and was immediately hooked!”



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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 6:00pm
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415 S Brooks Street
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Wake Forest, NC 27587
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ISBN: 9798885040754
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Published: New Degree Press - May 23rd, 2022