Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation Summary

The SQUEEZE: Mike Robbins, a former professional baseball player, offers a passionate, but authentic step-by-step program for overcoming negative influences and obstacles. In Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation, Robbins encourages the reader to create a “grateful approach to life” attitude by establishing the type of environment that is conducive for success and peace. As a motivational speaker, Robbins links positive thinking to the art of appreciation, intimating that appreciation can change lives, decrease fear, and connect people. Robbins introduces his five principles of appreciation, positive exercises, and steps for implementing appreciation power.

Notable Endorsement: "Mike Robbins brilliantly teaches us how to bring more appreciation and gratitude into our lives, our relationships, and our world. His new voice and fresh perspective are powerful. I highly recommend this book."—Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love

Common Q’s Answered by this Book:

  • What steps are necessary in using the art of appreciation to connect people?
  • How will a “grateful approach to life” attitude contribute to personal success?
  • How can we create an environment that is conducive for success?


About the Author: Mike Robbins is a motivational keynote speaker, seminar leader, and professional coach. Robbins works with Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and schools. Robbins is a former professional baseball player for the Kansas City Royals and a former dot-com sales executive. Robbins is the author of Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken. Robbins completed studies at Stanford University. For more information, visit:


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Publisher: Jossey-Bass (August 2007)

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