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Optimal Thinking Reviews

Reviews From Experts and Readers

A superb treatment of the idea of Personal Best.”

Dr. Stephen R. Covey, Author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

“Optimal Thinking has a little bit for everyone and will help people be the best self they can be.”

Kenneth Blanchard Ph.D., Author, The One Minute Manager.

“I must endorse Optimal Thinking as the mental foundation for peak performance in all fields. Optimal Thinking is a quantum leap beyond rhetorical positive thinking ideology.”

Dr. Gregory H. Tefft, Triple Crown Mr. America, Olympics Sports Medicine Staff.

“To fast create an optimal life, lifestyle and future, read, digest and use Optimal Thinking.”

Mark Victor Hansen, #1 New York Times best selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul®

“A lucid, well-reasoned, and eminently practical guide to raising the quality of one’s thinking and thereby the quality of one’s life.”

Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D., Author, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem.

“This powerful, practical, most inspiring book gives you the ideas and tools you need to become an optimally productive and powerful person – in every area of your life.”

Brian Tracy, Author, Psychology of Achievement

“Optimal Thinking” is a wonderful book filled with practical ideas and strategies that will assist people to lead a more satisfying, successful life. Dr. Glickman’s warmth and empathy are apparent on every page and the reader will be able to identify with her many informative case examples. This is a book that will be read and re-read as each of us strives to achieve an “optimal” lifestyle.”

Robert Brooks, Ph.D., Faculty, Harvard Medical School and co-author of “The Power of Resilience.”

“Many people at times think about actions and decisions in regard to the best choice, the most fulfilling, etc., but your ‘optimal thinking’ formalizes these thoughts, actions and decisions.”

Gordon Patzer, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business and Public Administration, Roosevelt University, Chicago

“Without any doubt, Optimal Thinking is the necessary mental software which empowers all of us to be our very best. The concept of ‘Optimal Thinking’ surpasses that of ‘positive thinking.'”

Seymour P. Kern, M.D.

“Thinking matters far more than most people realise. The quality of our future depends directly on the quality of our thinking.”

Edward de Bono, M.D. Author, Lateral Thinking.

“I’ve read your book and was very impressed! You make very clear the difference between positive thinking and optimal thinking, and give many scenarios which clearly illustrate the advantages and power of optimal thinking. Your book cleared up some of the dissatisfaction I’ve felt for years about the use of positive thinking, and helped me understand why it never seemed to produce the promised results.”

Rose Wolfenbarger, Coordinator of Communications, ReCreation

“Optimal Thinking is a safe journey of self-exploration, self-expression and self-optimization. The direction is clear and the steps are available. Take the challenge, you won’t be sorry.”

Iris Chayet, Marriage & Family Therapist

“Rosalene Glickman’s book is compelling, well-written and informative. I have read many books about positive thinking, many of which I find actually promote unhealthy attitudes. But her approach toward Optimal Thinking rises above the common voices. In her work, there is refreshingly the absence of selfishness and denial. Instead, Dr. Glickman offers fresh, healthy insight from a very practical viewpoint as to how to live to the fullest. This is the best motivational book I have read. For that, she is to be applauded.”

Geoffrey Hill, Psychotherapist, Social critic, Author of Illuminating Shadows: The Mythic Power of Film

“I have read hundreds of self improvement books but none of them measure up to Optimal Thinking. This realistic life-optimizing book takes you way beyond managing or improving the status quo. Initially Dr. Glickman explains the strengths and shortcomings of positive thinking, and when to value negative thinking. She then describes Optimal Thinking, shows you how simple it is to make optimal choices and how to eliminate self-limiting (suboptimal) thinking and behavior. I thoroughly enjoyed Chapter 7 (Optimize Your Feelings) in the section “Optimize Yourself” It is the first fail-safe roadmap I have come across for mastering all disturbing emotions (viewing them as optimization signals) and becoming emotionally self-reliant. The section “Optimizing Each Other” provides a new optimal context for personal and business relationships. Dr. Glickman believes “The purpose of relationships is simply to be your best self, regardless of the circumstances” and “It’s not how low you fall, it’s how quickly you optimize that counts.” This book is a must for anyone who wants to optimize their life and the lives of others.”

Kim Sander, CEO

“Optimal Thinking is the only self-improvement book you will ever need to read.”

Martha Sherwood, Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble Inc.

“A timeless, universal classic. I saw the author speak about Optimal Thinking on Bloomberg TV a month ago. I was captured by her fluent explanation of Optimal Thinking as the vehicle for our best self, and her definition of self-sabotage. I visited optimalthinking.com, bought this book, and wow — I got more than I ever expected. I have lost 12 pounds of excess weight that I couldn’t shed for over two years. I am giving my best at work instead of just doing enough to keep my job. I am guiding my son to give his best at school, and to accept that once he has done his best, he has earned the right to move on. I feel alive in the full sense of the word. Every page of this book is a gift. I especially enjoy reading about other optimal thinkers, and learning how they use Optimal Thinking in their daily lives. This book is for everyone but will be most easily received by those who want to rise above self-sabotage and mediocrity to give life their all.”

Art Browne, Minnesota, USA.

“Optimal means to bring to the peak of economic efficiency. If ever Optimal Thinking was needed, the time is now.”

Dottie Walters, President, International Group of Agencies and Bureaus

“I was captivated by this book. Rosalene Glickman shows us how to be our best in any situation. If you are interested in making the most of your business or personal life, her no-nonsense, optimal thinking is a fail-safe method to rely on. Optimal thinking is simple, easy to use and provides immediate results. Every leader, executive, family member, politician, teacher and student should live by this book. Optimal Thinking is definitely the next step past positive thinking.”

Pam McGraw, Training Director


Reviews From Seminar Participants

“I’ve seen some of the best, but no-one as interesting, effective and inspirational as was Dr. Rosalene Glickman. I have a B.S. Degree from the University of Southern California but I feel I learned more of value from Dr. Glickman.”

Harlan Dryden, Entrepreneur, Victorville, U.S.A.

“It’s great to see you helping people to reach their full potential!”

Tom Hopkins, Author, How to Master the Art of Selling

“Thank You for your spectacular presentation for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA). Your delivery of “Optimal Thinking” was not only succinct, but you were extremely entertaining and interesting to listen to. Optimal Thinking is exactly what business owners need – empowerment to be our best to succeed.”

Charmaine Wilkerson, Program Chair, National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

“It (The Optimal Thinking seminar) optimized the healing process of a crippled and hurting work environment.”

Rosa Combs, EEO Specialist, IRS, U.S.A.

“There is no limit on what you can achieve if you optimize and utilize optimal thinking in your day-to-day activities.”

Martha Smith, Acting Director, U.S. Treasury Complaints Mega Center, U.S.A.

“Our sales force now has some highly practical tools to further their success.”

David Mount, Vice-President, Sales, Warner Home Video, U.S.A.

“Your insights and anecdotes offered real inspiration for all our managers, and feedback following the event has been extremely positive… You are a tremendous speaker and we feel privileged that you took the time to present here and look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Alison Buzza, Events Coordinator, Australian Institute of Management – Qld & NT, Australia.

“[Optimal Thinking] has been beneficial in increasing our [general managers’ and sales managers’] time organization and general performance.”

Gerd Willhoeft, Manager, Training and Development, Mercedes-Benz, Australia.

“I want to thank you on behalf of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), its members and myself for your excellent presentation at this year’s 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Thank you for all your hard work. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Pat Talaska-Benson, SEMA Director of Educational Services.

“You truly engaged the audience and created an entertaining and interactive evening that provided many powerful motivational tools. The wisdom of your years in so many credentialed fields made your presentation very memorable and grounded in ways that are rare for most speakers.”

Sedena Cappannelli, Author, Say Yes to Change; Producer, Self Enhancement Series for Women.

“Thanks a million for being a super speaker at our last meeting. You came through with flying colors. You know how to charm an audience and supply the right information at the right time.”

Irwin Zucker, Book Publicists of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

“Participating in your Optimal Thinking seminar was the best day of my life. I am making the most money I have ever made, my relationship with my family is the best it has ever been, and I am enjoying life to the fullest. I owe it all to Optimal Thinking. Dr. Glickman, you are a genius!”

John Hancock, New York, U.S.A.

“You were terrific! So many stopped us as we left saying how entertaining and informative it was.”

Ernie Weckbaugh, Casa Graphics, Inc, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

“Thank you for the interesting and stimulating presentation for the Los Angeles County School Nurses On Optimal Thinking. There was an enthusiastic response to your material.”

Baalah Drooks, Program Chair, Los Angeles County School Nurses Association.


Reviews From the Media

“Optimal Thinking is a solid, well constructed must-have manual to ensure you need never be second best again. It’ll take you way beyond positive thinking and provide the power for achieving optimum success in every walk of life to complete the journey to power and privilege.”

Robin Leach, Executive Producer / Host, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

“Optimal Thinking is what America needs today after 9-11. This book should be in every household in America.”

Erskine Payton, Erskine Overnight.

“Optimal Thinking is an optimal read by an optimal woman”

The News.

“Best selling author Rosalene Glickman is successful telling corporate America its credo of positive thinking has been superceded. The country which gave the world motivators Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale and Dale Carnegie is now sitting up and taking notice of the high-powered executive from Down Under.”

The Courier-Mail, Business Section.

“What does it take to become Australia’s most successful woman? Glickman was awarded her title for her ability to motivate American business people.

Business Review Weekly.

“Be Your Best.”

Daily Breeze newspaper review by Sandy Cohen.

“Career Tools.”

African-American Career World Magazine review.

The Optimal Office.”

Association Management Magazine review by Jane Eisinger.

“Optimal Thinking is giving life your best shot.”

Successful Managing and Selling.

“In the U.S., the media has labeled her “Australia’s most successful woman.” And with justification. Her optimal strategies have been adopted by numerous organizations including Mercedes-Benz, National Australia Bank, Warner Bros., Touche Ross and The Australian Society of Accountants.”

The News.

“People, corporations, governments, the entire world, would soon sort themselves out if only they practiced Optimal Thinking, the title of her (Rosalene Glickman’s) Simon & Schuster Australia’s book. As it has already been sold out within a week of printing, stand by for changes.”

Golden Wing (Cover Story).

“The Thinking Person’s Author” “Glickman’s book Optimal Thinking has become Simon & Schuster’s best seller of the year on subscription even before its launch in bookshops.”

The Australian.

“Being your own best asset”

Australian Business.

“If you want to optimize, rather than improve or manage, your personal and business life, Glickman’s book is your key. Buy it!.”

Tim Boxer, Editor, 15 MinutesMagazine.com

  • We have used McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Bain to produce our business plans. This senior executive team creates superior quality business plans for a much lower fee. A no-brainer choice.

    John M.

    CEO, Fortune 1000 Company

  • When we need to win a government RFP, this team gets it done. They have responded to 13 RFPs for us and won all of them. What a find.

    Alan S.

    CEO, Healthcare corporation

  • Optimal Thinking has a little bit for everyone and will help people be the best self they can be.

    Kenneth Blanchard, Author,

    The One Minute Manager

  • It's great to see you helping people to reach their full potential!

    Tom Hopkins, Author.

    How to Master the Art of Selling

  • To fast create an optimal life, lifestyle and future, read, digest and use Optimal Thinking.

    Mark Victor Hansen

    #1 New York Times best selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul®.

  • I've seen some of the best, but no-one as interesting, effective and inspirational as was Dr. Rosalene Glickman. I have a B.S. Degree from the University of Southern California but I feel I learned more of value from Dr. Glickman.

    Harlan Dryden

    Entrepreneur, California.

  • The optimal thinking audio program shows you how to make personal and professional optimization a habit. This program is suitable for everyone and should be mandatory for employees.

    Brent Harrison, Los Angeles

  • Thank you for your spectacular presentation. Your delivery of "Optimal Thinking" was succinct, and you were extremely entertaining and interesting to listen to. Optimal Thinking is exactly what business owners need - empowerment to be our best to succeed.

    Charmaine Wilkerson, Program Chair,

    National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles

  • Your insights and anecdotes offered real inspiration for all our managers, and feedback following the event has been extremely positive... You are a tremendous speaker and we feel privileged that you took the time to present here.

    Alison Buzza, Events Coordinator,

    Australian Institute of Management – Qld & NT, Australia

  • This powerful, practical, most inspiring book gives you the ideas and tools you need to become an optimally productive and powerful person - in every area of your life.

    Brian Tracy

    Author, Psychology of Achievement.

  • Optimal Thinking is a wonderful book filled with practical ideas and strategies that assist people to lead a more satisfying, successful life. The reader will identify with many informative case examples. This book will be read and re-read to achieve an "optimal" lifestyle.

    Robert Brooks, Ph.D.

    Faculty, Harvard Medical School and co-author of "The Power of Resilience."

  • What does it take to become Australia's most successful woman? Glickman was awarded her title for her ability to motivate American business people.

    Business Review Weekly

  • Everything was wonderful and eye opening.

    Paula Castro,

    Air New Zealand

  • The Optimal Thinking seminar optimized the healing process of a crippled and hurting work environment.

    Rosa Combs, EEO Specialist,

    Internal Revenue Service

  • I would like to say how wonderful your service is and when you told me that you were going to put your Top Writer on the job, I didn't imagine that they were going to be that good! Thanks!

    L SSgt Christopher H.

    U.S. Army

  • Optimal Writing Services delivers a top quality proposal on time and on budget. They wrote an amazing RFP for my organization in 23 days and we won the bid!

    Jack B.

    CEO, Financial Services Corporation

  • If you need a custom business plan for investors, there is no better team than Optimal Writing Services. They are fastidious, and the plan they produced enabled me to get the funds I was after. I couldn't have done it without them.

    Larry Jackson, Chicago

  • I must endorse Optimal Thinking as the mental foundation for peak performance in all fields. Optimal Thinking is a quantum leap beyond rhetorical positive thinking ideology.

    Dr. Gregory H. Tefft

    Triple Crown Mr. America, Olympics Sports Medicine Staff, California

  • A superb treatment of the idea of Personal Best.

    Stephen R. Covey, Ph.D.

    Author, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People

  • This excellent executive team produced a cutting edge strategic business plan to grow our business based on proven experience, not theory. A class above even the top strategic consulting firms, you can't beat the quality at this price.

    Brendan C.

    CEO, Technology corporation

  • Without your coaching, we would never have been able to outperform our competition. Your coaching helped me steer the company optimally in very tough times. We have increased market share, and our earnings have never been better.

    Larry P, Silicon Valley, CA