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Shifting From Beat-Up To Build-Up

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We live in a 24/7 non-stop world with instant access to just about any information we want or need, more than we can ever use. And yet, most of what we see, hear, and read comes at us from negative perspectives. Sometimes we just feel like saying “enough."

 My partner, Dr. Kathy Cramer, and I felt frustrated and motivated enough by the constant din of negativity that we created a series of books that bring to life a revolutionary (and refreshingly simple) concept called Asset-Based Thinking (ABT, for short). It’s a practical approach to focusing on the positive side of life’s ledger and using it to full advantage in everything you do.

Small Shifts Can Make Seismic Differences

Small shifts in the way we absorb, perceive, filter, and interpret information can lead to dramatic improvements in the way we live. The direction we take is up to us. Asset-Based Thinking zeros in on what’s working and possible rather than what’s not – that's Deficit-Based Thinking (DBT). ABT favors inspiration and aspiration over deflation and desperation…and it is infectious. The choice is ours alone to make.


Asset-Based Thinking In Action – Seeing Is Believing

One of the best ways to see and feel the power and potential of asset-based thinking is to observe and learn from how others put ABT into action in their own lives. Every week, this series will shine a positive and uplifting light on people who use asset-based thinking to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

CEOs and small business owners, teachers and students, volunteers and public servants, teens and grandparents – these stories will help you feel better, live better, and raise your spirits. Another great bonus derived from reading these ABT in Action stories is personal growth and discovery.

Remember this truth:

The qualities that we admire in others we have in ourselves. You just have to know how and where to look for them.

ABT In Action At The World Business Forum

The World Business Forum is an annual global business summit that will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on October 6 & 7. The WBF ranks among the world's top five most influential venues for CEOs and C-Suite executives. There will be 5000 attendees, and Bill Clinton, Jack Welsh, and T-Boone Pickens are just a few of the A-list speakers.

I am fortunate to have been chosen as one of the select group of bloggers to have exclusive access to the event. I’ll be writing some of my next articles form the World Business Forum event. I promise this will be a very exciting and informative two days.

Stay Tuned.

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About Hank Wasiak

Hank Wasiak is a communications industry leader and partner at the creative hot shop, The Concept Farm. Hank began his advertising career in 1965 as a real Mad Man at Benton & Bowles. He is a best selling author, teacher, motivational speaker and three time Emmy award winning television host. Hank and Dr. Kathy Cramer created a best selling business - self help book series based on Asset-Based Thinking published by Running Press. Hank also is an Adjunct Professor at USC's Marshall School Of Business.
  • Jo-Lynne Worley

    A picture is worth thousand worth words–Hank & Kathy knock it out of the ballpark.

  • Hank Wasiak

    Thanks for the kind words Jo-Lynne. It’s great to have you as part of the growing asset-based thinking positive conspiracy.