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Positivity makes the world go round! You draw in what you put out, and being positive flows into every aspect of life, from work to personal and even just your standard every day interactions with complete strangers. I love how you point out that positivity isn't fixed. There's not just one level of positivity, one base line, one positive spot to reach. There's always room for more positivity and growth.
3 months ago on The Top 5 Ways Positivity Changes Your Organization for the Better
@DrLynnKJones @Calla Gold It does work out well. I'm positive and the people around me are too. We encourage each other.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on 9 Simple Actions to Change Your Life
Hi Dr. Lynn,
I thought I'd comment on one of the points, "use your strengths." Over the last few years I've tried going to various gyms to get regular workouts. Even though I am an organized person, I wasn't finding my strength in getting there and doing what needed to be done.
I realized I didn't enjoy it at all and needed to find more community and enjoyment. So I'd keep trying. So using your "exercise and move" and "have fun" points I found a local CrossFit. It seemed like a terrible idea with the weight lifting and whatnot, but I tried it anyway. It was fun, I found community and now I use my strength in being organized to get myself there, have fun, get exercise and feel better.
Your points are quite good.
@DrLynnKJones @Calla Gold
It so does Dr. Lynn!
9 months, 1 week ago on 20 Appreciative Questions to Jumpstart Your Team Meeting
What a great way to promote a positive and open meeting! Meetings can be so droll, or even worse, depressing, when the boss prattles on about all the things that need fixing. This is a great way to get people talking, and to get the positivity ball rolling.
What an excellent gift to give! Not only is it an investment in someone's future, but it's a thoughtful and caring way to nudge someone in a better direction. You're amazing, Dr. Lynn, for offering such great deals this holiday season!
1 year ago on The Power of Giving and The Gift of Coaching (Holiday Gift Idea)
@DrLynnKJones @Calla Gold
Best advice I've had all week. Thank you Doctor Lynn!
1 year, 1 month ago on How Successful People Think (Part 2): Creativity and Focus Working Together
I know I feel infinitely more creative after a good, long hike. A beautiful hike puts me in my happy place, and I definitely feel those creative juices flowing. And the effects stick with me throughout the work week. Life is full of possibilities, and I gotta say, those possibilities are a lot more pleasant when you're in a positive mood.
The "Yes, but..." phrase is just death to real productivity, happiness, and forward mobility. The way we think about things, the way we frame our thoughts, make a huge impact on what we actually accomplish, and the "Yes, but..." phrase is one of the worst. It immediately puts you in a no-win mind frame, firmly shutting the door on the "Yes," while a "Yes, and..." opens not just the door, but all the windows.
1 year, 2 months ago on How Successful People Think (Part 1): The Secret Reframe that Creates Results in Life
It's amazing how far a little positivity can take you, let alone a lot! Not everyone is naturally a positive person, but taking hold of your thoughts and using a tangible goal, like making yourself have three positive thoughts for every negative one, is a great start to letting in more positivity and flourishing from it.
1 year, 2 months ago on How Positivity Causes You to Flourish: The 2 Minute Positivity Test
I liked the information. I loved Ms. Ross' example of someone going into a store and they say , "buy this, buy that!" Funny and yet so true!
1 year, 3 months ago on Why Social Media Isn’t Paying Off for Your Business
I would definitely say I am a lark. I wake with the sun, and I fade shortly after it does.
1 year, 3 months ago on Manage Your Energy Using Nature’s Intelligence
These are great ways to help prepare for the unexpected valleys of life. It's true that big things happen to all of us, but it's almost always a big old surprise. Laughter is the best medicine, and having a support group of some kind definitely helps!
1 year, 4 months ago on Career Coaching 3-Part Series (Part 2): Bouncing Back From Major Life Changes
@DrLynnKJones I am blessed to be in a wonderful career. That of jewelry designer specializing in wedding jewelry. This is a very happy place to be. I get to help, be kind, offer advice and solve problems. It is a blessing to be given the opportunity to live happily like this. Your post makes me appreciate the life and career I have.
1 year, 4 months ago on Career Coaching 3-Part Series (Part 3): Bouncing Back From Major Life Changes
I love the idea of "kindsight!" Hindsight is 20/20, but it doesn't do us much good if we fail to learn from it. Major life changes aren't always easy to deal with, but you've definitely given us some great tools to make it through!
@cliffwalters That is an astonishing story. You must be so proud of your lovely daughter.
1 year, 5 months ago on Career Coaching 3-Part Series (Part 1): Bouncing Back From Major Life Changes
@DrLynnKJones @Calla Gold You're right when you focus on your values and beliefs and listen to yourself and consider them in any internal dialog you'll have a better chance of getting "yourself" back.
Resilience is a handy trait, thank you for sharing some tips on how to develop and nurture this vital, life altering trait. Life is anything but problem-free, so learning how to best navigate your way through those problems is key to being happy with life.
What a great article! I love how it really focuses on changing the thought processes we have and taking a more positive stance. It's easy to be negative and focus on the bad, but that just pulls more of it in. These action steps empower one to turn that around and focus on the good, the desired, instead of the negative and unwanted. Thanks for sharing!
1 year, 5 months ago on The 7-Steps to Changing Anything in Your Life
I agree with Linda that focusing on our mistakes and the negative is very counterproductive, but it's also the environment in a lot of work places. Your strengths can often be overlooked while your mistakes or weaknesses are pointed out, even if they pale in comparison to your strengths. Even so, your own focus on your strengths plays a huge role in your own happiness in the word place, and in life!
1 year, 6 months ago on Using Your Strengths at Work to Reach Goals and Increase Well-Being
@lkjonesdsw @Calla Gold I like being reminded that pro-actively being positive makes us happier and more productive.
1 year, 7 months ago on 2 Minute Coaching Tool to Increase Optimism and Success
What a great journal! It's amazing how what we focus on becomes what we see. Completely makes sense that acknowledging the good things in life leads the brain to search for, and find, more good things. Happiness doesn't always come easy, and the brain is a muscle like any other and might need a lot of reconditioning, but it's possible to be happier every day, and appreciation plays a big role in that! Thanks for sharing.
Its very human to get comfortable with old routines, even when those routines (relationships, jobs, habits) are no longer doing it for you, or even quite possibly hurting you. Great blog and excellent advise on forgiving, releasing, and moving forward.
1 year, 7 months ago on Coaching, Forgiveness and The Art of Letting Go
@DrLynnKJones @Calla Gold That just makes my day Dr. Lynn! You have more of my admiration to so bravely being appreciative like you do.
1 year, 8 months ago on Increase Your Happiness by Choosing the Right Relationships
Great post! The old adage "You are who you hang out with" is pretty accurate. Expanding that to where you live, who your friends' friends' friends hang out with, and your own internal relationship makes sense.
@DrLynnKJones I love the concept of being proud of things you said no to. Just counter intuitive. That's cool.
1 year, 8 months ago on Executive Coaching Secrets for Productivity
What a great post! Saying no is not always easy, and it was an unexpected Number One Thing. I love the idea of becoming great a couple of things, rather than trying to do it all. Multitasking is rarely a great approach to anything.
Sounds like a great book, and a great life tool!
1 year, 9 months ago on Food for Thought: Appreciative Inquiry Journal
I love the process of writing with pen and paper. It's so much more satisfying than typing on a screen, it's more tangible and enjoyable. Great tips, and I couldn't agree more!
1 year, 9 months ago on How to Journal for Success
@DrLynnKJones That is awesome research! I love that the giver is the beneficiary of happiness by research. I've always felt the truth of that.
1 year, 11 months ago on Random Acts of Kindness
Random acts of kindness are a great thing, for the giver, the receiver, and everyone in between. Thanks for sharing this, especially this time of the year when this kind of thing is at the forefront of everyone's mind!