—Joel Osteen, Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, TX
—Tom Rath, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Full Is Your Bucket?
How often does a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive relative ruin your day with a thoughtless action, an angry rant, or a snide remark? And how often have you ruined someone else's day?
In The Law of the Garbage Truck, David J. Pollay shows us that by refusing to let others dump their "garbage" (negativity, anger, resentment) on us—and letting it "pass by" instead—we become happier and more successful, both personally and professionally. And when we stop dumping garbage on others, we improve our relationships, strengthen our businesses, and bring our communities together.
Twenty years ago, while riding in a New York City taxi, syndicated columnist and business consultant David J. Pollay narrowly escaped a life-threatening car crash. The driver who almost caused the accident started yelling at the cab driver, who remarkably just smiled, waved, and wished him well. Pollay asked how the cabbie could remain so calm, and his response sparked the defining principle of The Law of the Garbage Truck:
Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment… And if you let them, they'll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don't take it personally… move on.
Now Pollay shows you how to apply his Law in this remarkable book that can help you:
This book includes short action guides after each chapter to help you implement The Law of the Garbage Truck in your business and personal life, and it contains two powerful, insightful quizzes designed to help you determine how much garbage you are accepting and how much garbage you are dumping. The results may surprise you!
Take control of your life… Don't let other people's bad behavior hold you back.
In The Law of the Garbage Truck, David J. Pollay shows you how to respond to the people who dump on you, and how to stop dumping on others. His message is simple, powerful, and transformational. Once you've taken The No Garbage Trucks! Pledge, you — and everyone around you — will realize the benefits!
David J. Pollay and his philosophy and life strategy, The Law of the Garbage Truck, are featured in Joel Osteen's new best-seller book, “Every Day a Friday.” David gave permission to include his work in Pastor Osteen's latest book. We're excited about the recognition of David's message. Find David's message on the top of page 25!
We're grateful to Peter Frampton for his support of The Law of the Garbage Truck (He has shared it with his 500,000+ fans on Facebook). Peter invited David and his wife, Dawn, backstage for a visit after his show in Hollywood, Florida.
People from more than 100 countries have taken The No Garbage Trucks! Pledge™ with me, and "The Pledge" has been translated into 48 languages. Individuals, families, businesses, churches, temples, and schools have all taken The Pledge, and more are taking it every day.
In order to increase "happiness, success, and civility" in the world, we need your help. We need you to join us and take The Pledge.
Here are the answer sheets for the quizzes I present in the unabridged audio book recording.
Included in every copy of The Law of the Garbage Truck, there are four No Garbage Trucks! Pledge cards for you, and the people you care about. If you have listened to The Law of the Garbage Truck audio book, I want you to have "The Pledge" cards, too. You can download the cards by clicking the link below.