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Heroic Stories

Optimists live out and are inspired by heroic stories

Tiger Woods Will Earn Trust By His Behavior Not His Words

Tiger Woods Will Earn Trust By His Behavior Not His Words

Tiger Woods is back playing golf, and he’s doing well at the Masters. He’s had a largely warm welcome, and the last time I looked, he was 5 under late in the second round. Those who love him are...

Jaime Escalante Inspired Optimism to Change Young Lives

Jaime Escalante Inspired Optimism to Change Young Lives

One of my favorite inspirational movies remains Stand and Deliver. Edward James Olmos played Jaime Escalante, a man some have called “the best teacher in America.” From humble origins in Bolivia, Jaime came to America to pursue a dream....

Never Lose Hope that You Will Prevail in the End

Here are two powerful quotes from a thoughtful post by Rhondalynn Korolak, author of On The Shoulders of Giants and Financial Foreplay on her Australian Anthill blog: “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change;...

Bill Bradley’s Mission to Mexico Proves Serving Serves

Bill Bradley’s Mission to Mexico Proves Serving Serves

We all have friends, but sometimes you get to brag about friends who truly make a difference and, in doing so, end up bringing meaning, joy and optimism to their own life. Bill Bradley has a ready smile, a...

Sound-FX Gives Mile-High Serenade on Southwest Airlines

If music is one of the simple pleasures that lifts one’s spirit, you would have loved the mile-high serenade we received on Southwest Flight 1589 from Los Angeles to Nashville on March 25th. The Los Alamitos High’s Sound-FX choir...

Paulson’s Video Logs for February 18-24 with Comments on Tiger Woods and the Olympics

Hope you are enjoying my daily video logs as much as I enjoy doing them. You’re certainly getting a daily window into what a speaker and author actually does with his time. Here’s my eighth YouTube post of my...

Amazing “Grace” Turns $180 into Funding a $7 Million Dream

Amazing “Grace” Turns $180 into Funding a $7 Million Dream

Grace Groner was like many who lived through the Great Depression. She knew the value of money; waste not, want not. She would get many of her clothes at garage sales. She’d walk everywhere instead of buy a car....

America’s Optimism Is Based on Our People not Politicians

According to USA Today’s survey reported February 15th, (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-02-16-optimistic-decade-americans_N.htm), what makes Americans optimistic about our country’s long-term history is our belief in the strength and will of our people. That belief outweighs our confidence in President Obama, 35% to...

Nido Qubein Personifies Optimism in Action

Nido Qubein has a powerful ability to focus others on missions that matter. He makes a difference by highlighting the “why” on the way to getting people excited about delivering the “how.”

Daily Video Log Highlights Value of Every Day

But it was his mention of a daily video log that caught my fancy! I carry my handy Flip Video with me on the road and had it with me that day. You never know when you are...

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