My story that has influenced and changed my life is not one particular event but a series of events. These involved a number of business mentors I have come in contact during a span of several years. What they have given me is that you are in charge of your attitude. A positive attitude can benefit everyone in a positive way. Before having contact with these business mentors I lacked a lot of confidence in myself and had low self-esteem. I have turned both of these around because of their guidance and influence. The biggest reason for this change was the books that these business mentors recommended to read. Some of these books are the following: How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People by Les Giblin, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale, Move Ahead with Possibility Thinking by Robert Schuller, and The Double-Win Principle, by Denis Waitley. Since then I have read many other books that have improved my attitude, self-confidence, and how to deal more effectively with people.