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Chapter 9. Play Your Winners

When retailers discover that a certain item is a “hot seller,” they pour additional promotional money into that product. “Play the winners–don’t go broke trying to promote the losers,” they say. This same approach can help you maintain or recapture a positive attitude. You have some special winners in your life. The more you focus on these winners, the better.

Julie Hangs in There

Julie, who handles claims for a large insurance company, has what she calls her “R&R times.” Examples are watching old movies, doing aerobics, and getting together with friends over the grill and a few beers. But, Julie is also dealing with some negative factors. Right now, she’s handling a tough claim on a multi-car accident, and lately she and her parents have gotten crosswise about a personal decision she made earlier this year. Yet she manages to remain positive most of the time, because she’s learned how to play her winners.



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