Joy to You and Me (at Work!) by Amy Thornton

Book Details:

Book Title: Joy to You and Me (at Work!) by Amy Thornton
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 179 pages
Genre: Self-help, Business
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC
Release date: June 5, 2018
Tour dates: Oct 1 to 19, 2018
Content Rating: PG (This book is for ages 16+, so there is the occasional "damn", "hell", and "ass" thrown in as far as language, but nothing worse than that.)

Book Description:

Are you one of the 48% of employees worldwide who doesn't like their jobs? Do you feel constantly stressed at the office? Or maybe you're just feeling "blah" about your job and want to bring some life back into your workplace. If you talk to anyone about their careers or jobs these days, most of the time you won't hear positive stories or excitement. You'll probably hear words like "busy", "stressed", "exhausting", and "mind-numbing." And with the good old 40-hour workweek becoming a distant memory for many of us, this reality is just plain sad.

Joy to You and Me (At Work!) helps turn these situations around by giving the reader easy tips they can implement quickly to start making a positive difference in the workplace. Being joyful isn't just a "fluffy-cutesy-nice" thing to do each day - it actually increases productivity and is good for any company or organization. The book helps anyone learn how to:

- Be a more joyful person
- Bring joy to co-workers
- Bring joy to customers
- Bring joy to networking

This fun, easy-to-read guide shows people of all ages and personalities how to make a difference immediately to make not only themselves happier, but to spread that happiness throughout the workplace - and beyond!

By sharing stories from the author's 25+ years of making a joyful difference in the workplace and examples from truly kick-ass companies, Joy to You and Me (At Work!) is a life-changing, fun read for anyone who wants to improve their work life.

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In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?

When it’s time to write a draft of my book, I’ve actually switched to dictating it into my iPad. I like to stand and pace a bit while I write, so I put the iPad on a music stand. This is great for me because:

·       I don’t feel like my butt is expanding while I sit on it for hours at a time!
·       I can avoid wrist and hand pain from rapid typing, since I’ve battled carpal tunnel and other wrist problems in the past.
·       My words can keep up with my thoughts! Sometimes the ideas are flowing so quickly that writing by hand or typing just doesn’t cut it.

I have, however, started to write outlines of my books via pen and paper. This is how Joy to You and Me (At Work!) was born. I had been walking my dogs one summer evening and was thinking about what kind of non-fiction book I could write. I realized that people were always sad to see me leave a job because of the unique ways I had brought joy to each workplace. I thought, “Hey, there’s a book idea!” I couldn’t get home fast enough as an outline was already leaping to mind.

Since it was a beautiful evening, I sat on my front porch swing with a notebook and just let the ideas flow. The pages were a disaster – I definitely didn’t keep my scribbles on the lines! But I believe that pen and paper make the whole “stream of consciousness” creation process better. While no one else could possibly interpret these outlines, they become crystal-clear to me when it’s time to write the actual book.

Every author has to do whatever feels appropriate for him or her. I hope the “pen and paper” method never truly dies out!

Meet the Author:

Amy Thornton Shankland, GPC, has been bringing joy to her workplaces for over 25 years thanks to her innate enthusiasm. She is a former Dale Carnegie instructor, has been a grant professional for 17 years, is a former columnist for the Noblesville Daily Times, and is a current board member of Noblesville Main Street.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my book! May it bring joy to millions around the world. We need more of that in our workplaces.


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