The Value of a Positive Perspective
  • Do you get tired of hearing all the negative news, the fear stories and exploitation of negative attitudes people have? 

  • Are you tired of the constant reminders of how inadequate you are compared to others? How many bills you have and how many things the kids want?  

  • Are you tired of your work teams focusing on problems and issues instead of trying to be solution-focused?

These situations tend to make us feel stressed, feel like we’re not good enough, that we haven’t made enough progress in our life or that we are “behind where we should be”. Not to mention the negative feelings toward other human beings that are continually in our faces through all media outlets, really affect people in our work environments, local community, city, state, country, and our world. 


If we continue to live this way we will be stressed out as kindergartners. Oh, we already are. Not to mention that our society has a constant fear and mistrust of everyone, everything and we no longer communicate with each other civilly or face to face. 


The effects of negativity in our lives is already prevalent in our health. There are many people on anti-stress/anti-inflammatory medicines due to stress, and mental health issues are at a tremendously high level. Not to mention the local news stations constantly report hate crimes, murders, political mistrust, and misgivings. 


But what if this trend can be reversed? What if we could communicate peacefully with people we don’t know and find out who they are, what they do, what they like? How would you feel if you were not forgotten, that your looks are great, that you are in the right place for you and that you don’t have to fear everything? That you could enjoy the moments you are in now, smile and not worry about later. That you don’t need stress medication or don’t have health issues. That your positive attitude and positive actions help you every day to achieve and show your greatness. Try smiling at someone.


Use manners - say "please" and "thank you".


As an Encouragement Engineer, that is what I help individuals and groups with. I help people combat the negativity that inundates our daily lives with positive encouragement. Showing the value of taking positive action toward our goals. To help people see the positive value that we all have within us. I encourage the value of learning and growing and the great effects knowledge has on our lives as well as those we share our knowledge with.


Now I wasn’t fed from any silver spoon. I have had many trials and tribulations in my life. When I was 6 years old, I lost my mother to cancer. Two months later my grandmother passed and on Christmas day that year my grandfather, on my father's side, passed away. As the year's progressed, I experienced more of this part of life called death. I realized early in life that my purpose on this earth was not to sink into my sorrow but to learn, grow and gain light from these situations and help others see the positive instances in our lives and build on those. From some of these “life lessons”,

I learned to be determined, to work hard and to be honest.


To get to know people and not pass judgment. After all, if we don’t know the full story how can we assume anything. I learned that too, don’t assume anything. I learned early in life how to do good work that people valued which would allow me to get pay raises and build trust. Keeping a positive perspective in life helped me get through many tribulations and helped me to create seven books, become an award-winning speaker and be a guest on local and national media outlets. 


Losing loved ones is not easy. Failing licensing exams is not fun. Getting your heart hurt in relationships sucks. Not having a clear vision of your life path by the time your 18 is NOT a crime or wrong. We are better than these snapshots in our life. We are created with greatness within us but we have to choose a positive path to come away from these events with a good outlook. We have to choose to see the positive possibilities of work-related items and not focus on the problems but on possible solutions.


Therefore, I believe what we put into our minds, bodies, and souls is very important to combat the viral negativity in our world. That world can be your home, work, car or the friends you hang out with.


We need to put good ideas into our minds constantly. We need to listen to positive, encouraging stories in our car instead of the negative news. Garbage In – Garbage Out. Greatness In – Greatness out. If we are not encouraged in our environments, we can take steps to encourage ourselves. Listening to great sermons, speeches, podcasts and reading inspirational material changes our mindset. The more positive thoughts and ideas we put in our minds, the more positive ideas we give out. 

Good Reads to Grow By

Each month, Bob likes to be inspired by at least one good book.  Here,  he wants to share some good reading to grow by.  Check back again, for a new month of recommended reading.  Don't forget to browse the Shop for some of Bob's books.

This is not about having a vision or creating a dream board. It's a tool kit and a set of steps that, if consistently enacted, take you where you want to be. 

"Branching In" is a journey of self-discovery, which is facilitated through the question helps at the end of each chapter.

The rules seem quite obvious but a little reminder never hurt anyone.  If you looking for a quick read this is a great pick me up.

The good news is, everyone has the ability to build mental strength. But to do so, you need to develop self-awareness about the self-destructive thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that prevent you from reaching your full potential. Once you recognize areas that need work, committing to mental strength exercises will help you create healthier habits and build mental muscle.

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