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Have you heard of PMA—Positive Mental Attitude? The basic premise is that positive thinking, or having a positive attitude, is the secret to how to staying positive in life and at work.

If you’re like most people, PMA can sound pretty hokey. It’s easy to have a positive mental attitude when things are going well, but how can you stay positive in the midst of challenging circumstances? Doesn’t it take more than positive thinking to be optimistic and hopeful when life throws you a curve ball?

Episode 012 of The Live It Forward Show is very different than past shows. Instead of breaking down specific success strategies, Kent Julian shares a personal story of a difficult experience his family faced. In the story, you will discover key choices Kent and his family made that allowed them to remain optimistic and joyful in the midst of circumstances that were anything but positive.

Wondering how to stay positive in the midst of your difficult circumstances? It takes more than a positive mental attitude. It takes choices! This episode will show you how to make those choices for yourself.

Show Notes

1. Welcome to the show.

2. Podcast Launch Contest—6 winners are announced.

3. Get Paid to Speak—Speak It Forward Boot Camp (Early-bird registration ends June 15).

4. Success Tip: “You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn

5. How to Stay Positive in the Midst of a Challenging Situation

  • June 2009—the week life threw the Julian’s a curve ball
  • 6 choices the Julian’s made to stay positive and hopeful in the midst of a difficult journey

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