I believe everyone has a spirit animal, good luck animal, an animal that speaks wisdom to them or simply one they see all the time. If you have not guessed already my spirit good luck animal is the black squirrel or the Black Melanistic Grey Squirrel. That is a mouth full so I just say black squirrel.
Still living in Illinois I was trying out a marketing job with my departure from Graphic Design. By that I mean pushing products at one of those booths at Sam’s Club. Over all it was a good job and a beneficial experience to my new found strengths in Ultra Positivism. It was tough long days, of fake it till you make it and selling as much as you can so you can get paid. I happen to be very good at it but the payoff did not come to a year out when you advance up to a managing position to make more money. Being in my 30’s with many bills I just could not make it work. However, during my time there, I saw my very first black squirrel. It blew my mind. I told people about it and they doubted me but that day I saw the black squirrel was the best day I had ever had in that job! I was promoted early in just 2 and sent to Dallas Texas to attend their big booster convention for top people. Also to mention I did very well on sales that day.
I saw a black squirrel one more time while up in Illinois and had another great day! Then I moved down here to Florida and almost immediately saw another black squirrel. This has to be important to me some how! I went on a search for a stuffed animal black squirrel, just what any “normal” person would do right? Ha, I just felt like I needed to have it! My friend Chris found one for me as a School Mascot to Haverford College! Needless to say I now own it!
I have my own black squirrel now but the story continues! I started volunteering at Give Kids The World, low and behold I see a black squirrel my first day there. Did not think to ask about it, I was just telling myself that it was going to be another great day which it was. I went back to volunteer and saw another black squirrel, so this time I asked about it. The employees said that there was black, white and brown squirrels here. Now that was really cool to hear. I feel like I was draw to this wonderful place, Give Kids The World by my new spirit animal and good luck charm. Maybe it’s the squirrels, maybe it’s the kids, or maybe just the opportunity to help out but every time I am here it’s always amazing and I do see my black squirrel friends every time.
Fast forward to only a few days ago I saw a black squirrel on my way to work. Right then I was so thankful that I was going to be looking into a great day. A well needed great day. I was confronted with concern as to how I was doing. At least 5 people were wondering what was going on. Mr. Positive was not there. They were right. I was really struggling with a lot of things and this new school year has been very tough to get acclimated to. A great person bringing it up to me was all I needed to flip this attitude of mine around. When I got home that day I read an article from a friends Facebook page and it was about melanistic squirrels and how they were native to right here in Osceola County, specifically where I live! Now how awesome is that? It is like I coincidentally moved my whole life around to be by these cute like rare black squirrels.
You can certainly take away a good message from my story of black squirrels. I strongly believe everything happens for a reason. In the last few years the reasons for events in my life have been very clear. You also can not benefit in something you don’t believe in. I believe in these black squirrels; I believe in messages from the ocean. I believe no matter how hard life is for me right now, I am meant to be living and working were I am. You take life one day at a time and if there should ever be a bad one you can always count on tomorrow being a fresh start to a better day!
Smiling is one of the easiest most positively encouraging things you can do. Smile as much as possible. Smile at everything. Sure we all smile when things make us happy or we laugh at something, b…
Single at 6’2″ and 200 and alot of pounds, Im not a small guy. I get really nervous about what people think of me around kids. There are so many negative stereotypes out there, I would hate to be judged into any of them around kids. Many people keep telling me to stop worrying and that is exactly what I need to do. I love kids, and they love me and thats just a gift I need inspire with. I have no intentions of doing anything inappropriate so why should I be worried about it? If am to be a great speaker to children; interacting with them, getting down on their level, getting to know their thinking is exactly what I need to do. I want to inspire them, I want to encourage what makes them a positive individual. The funny thing is most people know me and trust me around their kids but still I am nervous of what they are thinking. You can only imagine how nervous I get when kids I don’t even know are interacting with me. It is something I need to get used to; not interacting with strangers but knowing that I am great with kids and to stop letting society make me nervous about it.
Obviously I take caution with kids I don’t know but otherwise I will try to free myself from my own self doubt. I know I am a great person. I know I am great with kids. I know I will be a great motivator for kids also.
Do away with OK’s and get FREE Ultra Positive feelings in return!
Today I am taking another big step on my journey to becoming a motivational speaker. I figured it was time for me to jump right in and start getting my voice out there. I recorded a similar version of one of the first post that I had written. I just recorded it straight off of my computer. I’m not real confident with the sound of my voice but I think the more I practice speaking and the more passionate I get about positivism, the better my voice will become. I’m going to be putting all of my recordings on YouTube as well. Right now it will be a very simple recording with a very simple message and as I progress I would imagine my recordings will get better and I will start including more in the recordings and the video as well.
Well here it is. I would appreciate any…
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It is very inspiring what we can discover through hard times. We just have to be open to receive the messages within the challenges of change in our lives. Positivism, gratitude, empathy and progress should be our main focus to figuring out each of our lives.
When everything in your life seems to have died there is still plenty of good worth fighting for. Sometimes it is a challenge to stay positive, but I say it is worth that challenge.
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