“Confidence is contagious, so is the lack of confidence.” – Vince Lombardi
Great advice from one of the most respected NFL coaches of all time and two time Super Bowl winner in 1966-67!
There are so many silver linings from the past few challenging years. I have witnessed nothing short of miraculous resilience in people in the face of desperation, unexpected change and tragedy. People enduring by being resourceful and digging deep to find solutions, options and positivity.
The power of positivity is all around us. I have been through more change and challenge in the past four and a half years than in the last twenty! I have changed careers, where I live four times, and launched a business in 2007, in one of the worst business times. What roots me today powers my positivity and continues to build my personal brand.
I have detached from stuff and connect more to people. I have built new relationships and strengthened my long term ones and pruned many others that have outlived their mutual purpose.
Being positive all the time is not realistic. Life happens and we feel. That’s what makes us human and authentic. This is an essential part of your personal brand and how you are perceived. Are you an “I can’t or, I can” person?
Finding the silver linings, good news and positivity is contagious, magnetic and powerful. Feel the challenges but live in the solutions.
Here are 10 things that I use to power my positivity.
- Work-life balance
- Volunteering and giving back
- Radical acceptance
- Family and friendship
- Changing bad habits
- Willingness to do new things
- Building a diverse support system
- Acting as if
- Defying toxic people
- Random acts of kindness
“Make positivity intersect with possibility daily and watch the brandpower happen!”
What are the things you do to power your positivity?
Deborah Shane is an author, entrepreneur, radio host and expert. She is the heart and soul of her business education and professional development company, Train with Shane and is in her third year of hosting a weekly business radio show on blogtalkradio.com. She writes for several national business, career and marketing blogs, and websites including smallbiztrends.com, careerealism.com, Internationalbusinesstimes.com, Smartbrief.com and blogher.com Her new book Career Transition-make the shift-the 5 steps to successful career reinvention is available now on amazon.com. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Blogtalkradio @Deborah Shane, or visit www.deborahshane.com.