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Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life
Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RD, CSPn

10 CPEUs
10 CPEUs

Manual with 1 Reporting Form, 92 pgs.
This inspiring CPE learning program will provide you with fail-safe action strategies that you can apply immediately to enable you live a healthier and more productive life. More specifically it will help you:

  • build positive relationships with others;
  • master the PIN technique to focus on the "good stuff";
  • exploit "moments of truth" to program your subconscious for improved performance;
  • get the raise you have earned;
  • decrease stress.

Here is what two expert reviewers had to say about this learning program:

"I love the way Dr. Rinke gets you to do self-assessments in this CPE program. It personalizes the CPE so that you get the most out of it."
-Donna S. Martin, EdS, RD, LD, SNS, Director, School Nutrition Program, Burke County Board of Education, Waynesboro, GA

"This self-directed learning program is more than just a "how-to" for developing a positive attitude; it also provides a roadmap for success in life that can be used by anyone."
-Richard F. Patterson, EdD, RD, Assistant Dean, College of Health and Human Services and Associate Professor, Hospitality Management and Dietetics, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky

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10 CPEUs

Develop a Positive Attitude:Live a Healthier and More Productive Life
Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RD, CSP

©2012 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc.


Diana Winters: "The course helped me pinpoint areas that needed improvement and provided tools to implement positive changes. I made a flash card with key concepts and have been applying the techniques at home and work with much success. Excellent resource material!"

Jennifer Brosnahan: "I thoroughly enjoyed all of the practical tips that I have already started applying. I especially loved the section highlighting work-life balance and relationships as top priority (for me God, then family). Wonderful CEU! Thank you so much!"

Carole Vecchry: "Excellent stress management suggestions and self-motivational tools. Thanks."

Allison Kyzar: "Simple to use and applicable to my daily life."

Janet L. Miller: "I always need a good book to remind me to look for the good and stay positive. It is often very hard to do. I am determined after reading this material. Just so you know, I read How to Stretch the Time rubber Band first. I am chunking my time right now."

Paula Bencsko: "I found it interesting and motivating/inspiring to read on this topic. Enjoyed the humor breaks."

Carole Vecchry: "Excellent stress management suggestions and self-motivational tools. Thanks."

Sherri Hotchkiss: "I loved this course!! It's something that you would love to present for motivation!"

Jennifer Brosnahan:" I thoroughly enjoyed all of the practical tips that I have already started applying. I especially loved the section highlighting work-life balance and relationships as top priority (for me God, then family). Wonderful CEU! Thank you so much!"


Manual, 92 pages. Welcome to the Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life, a pre-approved, self-directed learning program. It is designed to help you earn 10 Level 2 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs). To get the most out of this program, it is suggested that you follow these six steps:

Step 1: Review the objectives.
Step 2: Assess your current knowledge by completing the pre-self-analysis questions in the beginning of Chapter 1.
Step 3: Score your current knowledge by comparing your answers to the scoring instructions that follow the pre-self-analysis questions.
Step 4: Read this manual.
Step 5: Assess what you have learned by completing the post-self-assessment questions.
Step 6: Compare your answers to the answer key. If you scored at least 80 percent (24 questions) correct, you have passed this program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION UNITS (CPEU) REPORTING FORM. If you scored less than 80 percent correct, watch/listen and read again until you score at least 80 percent correct.

After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPEU REPORTING FORM and:
submit on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481,
or fax to: (410) 531-9282

We will e-mail your Certificate of Completion.

When you submit your CPEU Reporting Form to us via mail, fax or www.easyCPEcredits.com, be sure to write your correct email address in the space provided on the CPE Reporting Form. If writing by hand, be sure to print your e-mail address clearly.

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I would like you to live a healthier and more productive life! If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RD, CSP, WolfRinke@aol.com



This pre-approved, self-directed learning program will provide you with fail-safe action strategies that you can apply immediately to help you live a healthier and more productive life.


As a result of completing this pre-approved, self-directed learning program, you will be better able to:

  • develop and maintain a positive attitude;
  • discover the power of a positive explanatory style;
  • build positive relationships with others;
  • take ownership and control of your attitude;
  • benefit from doing a kindness to someone else;
  • discover the power of starting every day with an attitude of gratitude;
  • master the PIN technique to focus on the "good stuff";
  • exploit "moments of truth" to program your subconscious for improved performance;
  • recognize the relationship between attitude and health, longevity, wealth, and well-being;
  • consistently expect and get the best from others;
  • recognize "perfectionitis" and how to get rid of it once and for all;
  • master a powerful psychosomatic strategy that will make every day a great day;
  • get off your case;
  • give yourself a PEP2 talk;
  • chase your passion-not your pay;
  • get the raise you have earned;
  • implement the five skills of emotionally effective people;
  • decrease stress;
  • recognize the importance of keeping your life in balance; and
  • live a healthier and more productive life.

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitude of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."
-William James


Chapter 1: Positive Attitude: The BIG Picture 1
Aptitude or Attitude: Which Is More Important? 3
Your Attitude: Can it Be Changed? 4
Life Is Like a Mirror 6
Chapter 2: Positive Attitude-What's the Scientific Evidence? 8
Positive Attitude and the Mind-Body Connection 8
Positive Attitude and Health 9
Positive Attitude and Longevity 10
Positive Attitude and Performance 11
Positive Attitude and Diseases and Illnesses 11
Mind and Body Are One 11
It Can't Cure Disease 13
Chapter 3: Building the Foundation: Five Skills of Emotionally Effective People 17
Skill #1: Know Thyself 17
Skill #2: Manage Thyself 18
Skill #3: Motivate Thyself 19
Skill #4: Empathize with Others 19
Skill #5: Manage Relationships 20
Chapter 4: Developing a Positive Attitude: The Basics 23
Start Each Day on a Positive Note 23
Once You Get the Day Started 25
While at Work 26
For the Rest of the Day, or Better Yet Your Life 27
Chapter 5: In-Depth Strategies for Developing a Positive Attitude 31
Focus on the Good Stuff 31
How Do I Know This Works? 32
What Is A Positive Explanatory Style? 33
A Reality Check 34
Four Actions Steps to Help You Focus On The Good Stuff 35
Chapter 6: Get Off Your Case 45
Cognitive Therapy to the Rescue 45
Become Future Oriented 46
Answer Two Basic Questions 47
Cure Perfectionitis 48
Chapter 7: Give Yourself a PEP2 Talk 51
Treat Successes as the Rule and Failures as the Exception 51
Use Positive Language 52
Substitute the Word Can for Can't 52
Substitute the Word Will for Try 53
Substitute the Words Challenge/Opportunity for Problem/Failure 53
Take Ownership of Your Communication 54
Chapter 8: Chase Your Passion-Not Your Pay 56
Enjoy Your Work 56
Are You Passionate About What You Do? 58
Ya, But 59
How to Make It Happen for You 59
Here's Proof 60
Transform Your Hobby Into Cash 62
Chapter 9: Get the Raise You Have Earned 64
Figure Out Your Worth 64
Get Very Clear About How Much You Enjoy Working for This Organization 65
Put It in Writing 65
Reverse the Risk 65
Create a Win-Win Proposal 65
Time It Right 66
Keep It Cordial and Congenial 66
Leave Your Ego at the Door 66
Be Patient 66
Be Prepared to Compromise 66
If All Else Fails, Start Shopping 67
Chapter 10: Keep Your Life in Balance 69
A Trip to Remember 69
It's Relationships-Smarty 70
Positive Attitude Action Steps 73
Roadmap to Achieving a Positive Attitude 75
Life Is . . . 76
For Your Continuing Learning 77
Self-Assessment Questions 79
Answer Key 86
Explanations to Questions 87
About The Author 91
About Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. 92


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RD, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, an accredited provider of quality pre-approved home-study CPE courses for nutrition professionals available at www.easyCPEcredits.com. Another division (www.WolfRinke.com) has been custom designing and delivering stimulating keynote presentations, interactive problem solving funshops, and highly effective consulting, coaching, and educational services since 1988. He specializes in building peak-performance teams and organizations, and providing one-on-one executive coaching that leads to dramatic improvements in performance and productivity.

Dr. Rinke is a. . .

  • Highly effective management consultant and executive coach with more than 30 years of hands-on management and leadership experience.
  • Certified speaking professional (CSP*) who is internationally known for his ability to energize, entertain, and empower. (*CSP-a credential earned by fewer than 500 professional speakers worldwide)
  • Widely published author of numerous CPE programs and bestselling books such as MAKE It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love, and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; Don't Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness; and Leadership-Helping Others to Succeed.
  • Noted management, leadership, and personal development expert, ranked by Executive Excellence magazine among "the top 100 minds" in the field of personal and leadership development along with Tom Peters, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Covey, and others.
  • Media personality featured on CNN and more than 300 other TV and radio shows.
  • Highly decorated, retired lieutenant colonel of the US Army Medical Specialist Corps.
  • Former adjunct associate professor of management at Johns Hopkins and U. of Maryland.

Some of the organizations that have benefited from Dr. Rinke's services include:
Am Red Cross o ARAMARK o Baxter o BCE Emergis (Canada) o Bristol-Myers Squibb o Centre for Leadership-Ontario (Canada) o Cigna o Delta Air Lines o Dept of Health & Human Svcs o Dole oDong Energy (Denmark) o Duke Power o EAC (Singapore) o Giant TMC (Malaysia) o Institute for Management Studies o ISS A/S (Denmark) o Lykes Pasco o Manor Care o Marriott o Maryland Bankers Assn. o MBNA Bank o Merck o Michelin o Mississippi Power Co o Motorola o NCR o NCI o Natl Health Corp o Natl Restaurant Assn o Natl Speakers Assn o NORTEL o Office of Personnel Mgt o Ontario Hospital Assn (Canada) o Perez Companc (Argentina) o Pierce Leahy o Rockwool (Denmark) o SAP AG (US & Germany) o Sargento Foods o Select Service Partner A/S (Denmark) o Seneca Foods o ServiceMaster o Sinar Mas Group (Indonesia) o Sodexho o Sysco o Texas Instruments o Toms Gruppen A/S (Denmark) o UCB Pharma o US Air Force o US Army o US Foodservice o US Navy o Veterans Admin o Warner Bros. o Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories plus numerous others throughout North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.

Several of his popular CPE programs available at www.easyCPEcredits.com include:

  • Beat the Blues: How to Manage Stress and Balance Your Life
  • Time Management: How to Stretch the Time Rubber Band
  • Win-Win Negotiation: Fail-Safe Strategies to Help You Get More of What You Want
  • Knock 'em Alive Presentation Skills: How to Make an Effective Presentation for 1 to 1,000
  • Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations
  • How to Maximize Professional Potential and Increase Your Earning Power in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Manage Electronic and Traditional Meetings and Correspondence More Effectively
  • Delegation and Coaching: High Impact Strategies for Doing More with Less
  • Leadership: Helping Others to Succeed
  • Motivational Strategies to Boost Team Performance

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