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Victim Thinking

Optimists avoid victim thinking and become survivors who find a way to thrive

USA World Cup Team Lives the Optimism Advantage

USA World Cup Team Lives the Optimism Advantage

As the recurring ad for the World Cup keeps saying, “It only takes a second!” Like all emerging and existing American soccer fans, I leaped for joy when Landon Donovan’s clutch goal settled into the net with just over...

Star in Your Own Positive Soap Opera!

Star in Your Own Positive Soap Opera!

When I wrote The Optimism Advantage, I observed how modern-day-living has a way of reinforcing how little you control, making it far too easy to become a victim. Victims feel that they can’t do anything to make a difference...

Grace of Galarraga & Joyce More Amazing than Perfect Game

Grace of Galarraga & Joyce More Amazing than Perfect Game

Another perfect game would have created a day’s headline, a brief celebration and become but an obscure footnote in a record book. But the truly amazing grace shown by both Detroit’s Armando Galarraga and umpire Jim Joyce will provide...

Dr. Paulson’s “The Optimism Advantage” to Be Published in French

John Wiley & Sons has announced a global rights deal with Canada’s Les Editions Transcontinental, Inc. to publish a French version of Dr. Terry Paulson’s The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results....

Optimistic Cancer Patients Need to Be Patient-Active

After emceeing the recent gala fundraising event for The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura in Westlake Village, CA, I was reminded of the importance of being patient active in facing any disease. The Wellness Community celebrates life and the power of...

What Small Business Idea Can Be Your American Dream?

What Small Business Idea Can Be Your American Dream?

You’ve probably said to yourself, “I had that idea, but they were the ones who made a business out of it!” Every day, optimistic entrepreneurs are inventing the future. They do it in the good and the bad economic...

Paulson’s Video Logs for March 18-24

This week’s collection of my daily video logs has quite a grab bag of events. I hope you enjoy this window into what a speaker and author actually does—there’s both mundane and the special moments. You’ll enjoy highlights from...

Optimists Trust Themselves More than Washington

Optimists Trust Themselves More than Washington

Two recent surveys indicate that many Americans are becoming less optimistic about our government and the strength of the economic recovery. While the stock market has performed well in the last year, small businesses, the major source of...

Turn Fears and Worries into Constructive Thoughts & Actions

Turn Fears and Worries into Constructive Thoughts & Actions

Worries and fears are a part of life, but optimists know the importance of fighting negative beliefs and in investing worry time in constructive action. Contrary to the myth that optimists tend to deny reality, research suggests that that...

Adversity Produces Strength

Adversity Produces Strength

One of my favorite quotes from The Optimism Advantage was one by Jim Loehr. He provides a valuable perspective, “Life is about storms. . . . Stress, in and of itself, is not the problem. Stress can be...

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