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Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life, 2nd Edition
Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP

10 CPEUs


10 CPEUs



Course Expires: 4/01/2024

Manual with 1 Reporting Form, 89 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, 2nd Edition
Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP

©2019 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc.


Richard A. Robinson - "I have staff who don't know how to develop a positive attitude. You give us human direction and advise to become a better professional."

Maria V. Miller - "I found the correcting cognitive distortions table to be very insightful."

Neva Poole - "Enforcement for keeping a polite attitude at work and home.”

Debbie L. Snead - “This course is a reminder to focus on the best out of each person and growing your "positive." Also, a great reminder for me as a Dietitian to self-reflect, use my positive nature and avoid trying to change other people. I love the reminder of EQ vs IQ."

Jane Godfrey Jennelle - "The one page summary sheets of principles presented at the end of the program. I plan to print these and hang them in my office as reminders!"

Ronald Phillips - "Positively what I needed!"


Manual, 89 pages. Welcome to the Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life, 2nd Edition, 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, 3801 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475,
or fax to: (410) 531-9282

We will e-mail your Certificate of Completion.

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


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, a company that has provided high-quality CPE programs to nutrition and dietetic professionals since 1990.
He earned a BS at Drexel University, an MS at Iowa State University, a Ph.D. in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of the Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE self-study programs, and several popular books including Make It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; and Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness.


Special thanks to the following individuals for serving as expert reviewers.

Jodie L. Baunsgard Myers, RDN, CD
Redmond, WA

Donna S. Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND
Director, School Nutrition Program
Burke County Board of Education
Waynesboro, GA

Richard F. Patterson, EdD, RD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Hospitality Management and Dietetics
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky

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