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Heroic Stories

Optimists live out and are inspired by heroic stories

Resilience After Defeat Is Critical for Best NFL Pros

As fans settle in to watch their favorite NFL teams vie to reach the Super Bowl, there are lessons to be learned in victory and in defeat. As a speaker and author on optimism, one such lesson on resilience...

MITRE’s Nano Kids Have a Real-World Impact

MITRE’s Nano Kids Have a Real-World Impact

Sometimes, you find best practices in action that give you hope for the future in the midst of the negative economic and political realities we face daily in the mainstream media. One such best practice comes to us from...

MaryEllen Salamone Focuses on Unity of 9/12 Not Terror of 9/11

MaryEllen Salamone Focuses on Unity of 9/12 Not Terror of 9/11

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, so much was covered on the deadly terrorist attacks and in remembering the loss of so many lives on that horrific day. MaryEllen Salamone lost her husband John on that day in 2001....

“Pocket Paulson” Podcast Provides Motivation On Demand

“Pocket Paulson” Podcast Provides Motivation On Demand

Want to enjoy a few minutes with a high content, motivator who will help you leverage optimism to make change work no matter what your age or role, try subscribing to my new podcast, the Pocket Paulson! You’ll enjoy...

Green Bay Packer Clay Matthews Lives the Optimism Advantage

Watching this year’s Super Bowl was not too difficult for me; I have been a fan of both teams at times in my life. Although I knew it would be a close game, I had picked the Green Bay...

Ted Williams Turns Faith and Optimism into a Second Chance

Ted Williams Turns Faith and Optimism into a Second Chance

Watching the prodigal return of Ted Williams to his mother on Good Morning America today was a great way to start the day. The rags-to-riches story of Ted Williams, the down-and-out homeless man and ex-con with the golden voice,...

Inspiring Optimism of Holocaust Survivor Alice Summer

To many North London where she lives, Alice Summer is known as the lady in number apartment six. Here attitude and her music have blessed all who know her. Alice is the oldest Holocaust survivor in the world. This...

Faith, Hope and Rescues

This week in Chile, hope became resolve, and resolve led to success. After 68 days beneath the earth, the last of the 33 miners trapped were brought to the surface. Buried after a collapse of the San Jose gold...

Luther and Beck Inspire by Taking a Stand for Faith

Luther and Beck Inspire by Taking a Stand for Faith

As I write in The Optimism Advantage, “One of the best ways to inspire others is to share heroic stories from the past and the present. Stories turn experiences into narratives, people into heroes and earned successes into renewed...

Get Busy Focusing on YOUR Economy!

Get Busy Focusing on YOUR Economy!

The media seems obsessed with talking about when THE economy will improve. As a result, too many people are watching instead of actively making the best of their own opportunities. They forget that free enterprise all but ensures expansion...

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