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About the AuthorDavid J. Pollay is committed to helping people live fulfilling lives every day at work and at home. He is the author and creator of the international blockbuster, The Law of the Garbage Truck®, now translated into twelve languages. People from more than 100 countries have taken his No Garbage Trucks! Pledge not to accept, create, and dump emotional garbage. His latest book, The 3 Promises: Find Joy Every Day. Do What You Love. Make a Difference, will be released by Sterling Publishing on October 21. David is a leader in the field of Positive Psychology. He has spoken to audiences around the world, and he was a featured speaker at TEDx Delray Beach. David served as the co-founding associate executive director of the International Positive Psychology Association. David has held leadership positions at Yahoo!, MasterCard, Global Payments, and AIESEC. His inner-city literacy initiative is helping hundreds of children increase their love of reading. David has been featured on ABC, NPR, Univision, and in BusinessWeek SmallBiz Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, Business Digest, Florida’s Sun Sentinel, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and media worldwide. David holds a master’s degree of applied positive psychology (M.A.P.P.) from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University. When he’s not speaking and writing, you can find David enjoying life with his wife, Dawn, and their two daughters.
Author 1David J. Pollay
FormatPaperback
Editorial ReviewWe've heard them called toxic people, but Pollay, syndicated columnist, blogger, and speaker, has labeled all the negative people in our lives, whether family, friends, or colleagues, "dumpers," and offers a fresh self-help guide to deal with them all. Pollay differentiates dumping from venting, which he describes as leaving people burdened by your problems, rather than helping them to understand them. Pollay structures his effort around eight "commitments," all beginning with "do" and including "Avoid Becoming Someone Else's Garbage Truck," "Let Your Own Garbage Trucks Pass You By," and "Declare Your Life a No-Garbage Trucks! Zone." A troika of mid-book quizzes help readers discern their GAL, or Garbage Accepting Load, and where they fall on the "Accepter" and "Dumper" scale, and "action guide" prompts end chapters (he urges readers to keep a pen in hand). Also included is research from experts in biology, neurology, and other sciences, and case studies of people who have put his philosophies into practice. Though the ease with which he believes his advice might be implemented can sound naive, he deserves kudos for taking a relatively nascent metaphor and expanding upon it admirably. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved. --Publishers Weekly The Law of the Garbage Truck is smart, fun, and powerful. --Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project David J. Pollay s The Law of the Garbage Truck stands out from the hundreds of how-to-live-your-life books: It is backed by the best current research on happiness and well-being . . . readers who seriously commit to these principles will find their lives, their work, and their relationships enriched. --Raymond D. Fowler, former President of the American Psychological Association
LanguageEnglish
Number of Pages256
Publication Date30/06/2011
PublisherSterling
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