The Flip Side

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-10
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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Flip Flippen is a personable Texan whose philosophy has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people--from business leaders like Jack Welch and Mark McCormack (founder of IMG), to sports figures like Terry Bradshaw and NASCAR drivers, to the 150,000 people who trained with his company, The Flippen Group, in 2005. His approach is deceptively simple: What if, instead of focusing on the things you already do well, you knew how to honestly identify your weaknesses...those habitual behaviors that continually get in your way and prevent you from ever really succeeding in the way you know you could. It's these weaknesses, your "personal constraints," that are really holding you back from success. If you could correct these behaviors, you'd see a dramatic surge in productivity and a real improvement in all aspects of your life. That's the key to Flip Flippen's program: he teaches hundreds of thousands of people each year how to identify their personal obstacles and take the necessary steps to overcome them. The vast majority of Flip's trainees are in midlife. These are people who find themselves asking, "How can I accomplish more in my life, both personally and professionally?" and "How can I get better/go further/be happier in the time I have left?" His Personal Constraint Theory helps them zero in on their primary self-sabotaging behavior and actually turn it into their greatest asset.

Author Biography

Flip Flippen is the head of The Flippen Group, the fastest growing corporate training company in America. He's trained some of the most influential companies and individuals in the U.S., including football legend Terry Bradshaw, Wall Street hot shots Rich Aslop and Mark Bourgeois, IMG founder Mark McCormack, and Joel Osteen's team at Lakewood Church.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
How to Use This Bookp. 5
Understanding Personal Constraints
Something Is Holding You Backp. 11
The Foundations of OPCp. 20
The Five Laws of Personal Constraintsp. 28
Overview: The Top 10 Killer Constraintsp. 37
Identifying Personal Constraints What's Your Personal Constraint?p. 48
Killer Constraint #1: Bulletproof (Overconfident)p. 51
Killer Constraint #2: Ostriches (Low Self-Confidence)p. 60
Killer Constraint #3: Marshmallows (Overly Nurturing)p. 71
Killer Constraint #4: Critics (Too Demanding, Nitpicky, or Harsh)p. 81
Killer Constraint #5: Icebergs (Low Nurturing)p. 94
Killer Constraint #6: Flatliners (Low Passion, Vision, or Drive)p. 107
Killer Constraint #7: Bulldozers (Overly Dominant)p. 119
Killer Constraint #8: Turtles (Resistant to Change)p. 127
Killer Constraint #9: Volcanoes (Aggressive, Angry)p. 140
Killer Constraint #10: Quick Draw (Low Self-Control, Impulsive)p. 150
Overcoming Personal Constraints
Building Your TrAction Planp. 165
Constraints Are Personal: My Storyp. 180
Personal-Constraint Combinationsp. 190
OPC Starts at Homep. 204
OPC in the Workplacep. 216
Personal Constraints and Culturep. 224
Listening to What Others Say: The Power of Honest Feedbackp. 231
Conclusion: Raised in Captivityp. 241
Next Stepsp. 243
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
Indexp. 249
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