The Psychology of Improving
The ABC's of Self-Improvement
Welcome to The Psychology of Improving, a groundbreaking book that explores the psychology behind personal growth and transformation. Written by Paul Scheper, this book is designed to help you unleash your full potential and become a better, bolder, and brighter version of yourself. By incorporating the principles of improvement represented by each letter of the alphabet, you can embark on a journey of self-discovery and positive change.
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Attitude - The Key to Unlocking Your Potential
Your attitude plays a vital role in shaping your behavior and determining your ability to improve. In this chapter, you'll learn that attitude is more than just a feeling—it's a choice. Discover how your positive attitude can transform your thoughts, actions, and identity. By embracing a "can-do" mindset and focusing on the positive, you can overcome challenges, improve your self-perception, and create a more fulfilling life.
Buoyancy - is the ability to remain happy and resilient during difficult times. It involves psychological flexibility, holding onto values and goals despite temporary thoughts and emotions. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) promotes accepting emotions, choosing a direction, and taking action. Journaling helps sort through thoughts and emotions. Buoyancy means adapting and persevering, not changing oneself entirely. It's about being strong yet flexible, navigating challenges while maintaining optimism.
Commitment is the dedication and hard work to support or achieve something. It's making a binding promise or agreement. Commitment goes beyond mere effort and requires doing things even when it's not easy. Non-commitment undermines trust, while commitment showcases reliability and sincerity. Commitment can be observed by others, and by investing in it, others can see the positive results. Truly committed individuals exceed expectations, go the extra mile, and demonstrate unwavering focus and passion.
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Psychology from Harvard University, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern California
Paul Scheper is the author of the successful book "The Psychology of Improving", and advises organizations on how to create a motivating, creative and educating workplace.
Born and raised in Indianapolis and currently residing in Orange County, CA, Paul Scheper earns a fun living as a mortgage lender (FHA, VA, Conventional, Reverse, Jumbo, and Portfolio). He is the President of Loangevity Mortgage, located in Ladera Ranch, CA. He has owned several companies (Barron Financial, Reverse Mortgage Training Institute, Harvard Capital Mortgage) and has successfully spearheaded several corporate divisions (Greenlight Loans, Loan Link, Sunwest Mortgage, Liberty Home Equity, and Back Bay Funding). Paul is a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1984 (BRE# 00872430), a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), a Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP), a Certified Disc Practitioner (CDP), Certified High Trust Coach (CHTC), and motivational speaker (VitaminP12.com). Paul is a past recipient of the prestigious Orange County Man of Character Award (2004). Paul graduated from Harvard University (Psychology) and earned his MBA from The University of Southern California (Finance). He is happily married for 41 years to his high school sweetheart (Gigi) and is fortunate to have two wonderful children (Scotty & Sarah) and two terrific pugs (Winston and Pepper Scheper).
Quotes from the Greats
This book is packed with wisdom, practical examples, and inspiring stories that will empower you to become the best version of yourself. By applying the principles of attitude, imagination, purpose, and joy, you can unlock your full potential and achieve greater success, happiness, and fulfillment in every aspect of your life.
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”
Chapter 10: "J" for Joy
The Psychology of Improving
Paul Scheper has written this simple, yet groundbreaking book that combines "textbook" psychology principles with "real world' insights with one purpose - to help people improve. Whether this book helps you to improve in a classroom, or on an athletic field, or in the boardroom, The Psychology of Improving: The ABC's of Self-Improvement is a resource to help you, to help all of us, with ways to improve.