St. Francis of Assisi said, “It’s no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” Joey Bag o’Donuts I admit it. Even though I write about characters who share perfect messages I am far from perfect. I wish I was but I am a flawed human being. I don’t drink, do drugs […]Read More Joey Bag o’Donuts
The Benefits of Positivity and Cost of Negativity 11 Benefits of Being Positive: 1. Positive people live longer. In a study of nuns, those that regularly expressed positive emotions lived an average of 10 years longer than those who didn’t (Snowdon, 2001). 2. Positive work environments outperform negative work environments (Goleman, 2011). 3. Positive, optimistic […]Read More Are You A Positive Person or a Negative Person?
9 Ways to be a Positive Communicator 1. Shout Praise, Whisper Criticism – This phrase comes from the original Olympic Dream Team and Detroit Pistons coaches Chuck Daily and Brendan Suhr. They won NBA Championships and an Olympic Gold medal with a lot of talent and great communication. They gained the trust of their […]Read More 9 Ways to be a Positive Communicator – Jon Gordon
LOVE TOUGH By Jon Gordon I believe in tough love. If you are a leader, manager, coach, teacher or parent, caring about someone often requires you to challenge and push them to improve, grow and reach their full potential. Even the best athletes in the world have a coach to push them. But for […]Read More Loving Tough, Children
20 Tips for a Positive New Year (Updated for 2012) 1. Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can trust that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible. 2. Take a morning walk of gratitude. I call it a “Thank You Walk.” It […]Read More 20 Tips for a Positive New Year