Month: February 2016

How Important is a Positive Attitude in the Workplace?

Having a positive attitude in the work place couldn’t be more important. Your attitude says everything about you and your commitment and enjoyment in the workplace and shows employers and coworkers that you have got what it takes to be successful. A good attitude facilitates productivity, helps you deal with issues and stress, and it allows you to get along with and be well perceived by your coworkers. Studies show that positive thinking and an optimistic attitude improves your quality of work and your ability to communicate with others all together. Having an appreciative, enthusiastic, patient, and energetic attitude toward work assignments and projects with coworkers is something employers and managers look for, not only when hiring a new employee but when promoting one as well. When yo...

David Nekava – Positive Attitude Fitness Trainer & Coach

About David Nekava: NASM Certified Fitness Professional & CES TLS Weight Loss Solutions Coach David’s passion for cultivating healthy bodies & minds began when he launched his career as a fitness trainer at the Equinox Fitness clubs in Great Neck, NY in 2006. Hundreds of clients & several years of experience have helped him refine his skills in the areas of fat loss, nutrition, injury prevention, pain reduction, disease prevention, & cardiovascular health. As of late, David is most excited about sharing his knowledge to improve the lives of thousands of individuals on a national & global scale. In particular, virtual weight & fat loss coaching as well as implementing science-based & revenue-generating wellness solutions in healthcare facilities are his pri...

6 Celebrity Rejection Letters to Remind You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Rejection can be devastating.  You work your heart out, you follow your dreams, you fall flat on your face.   Someone in an a higher position may make a huge judgement on you based on a small amount of information.   The truth is, they don’t know you.  They don’t know what you are capable of.  And they don’t know the will and determination you have to succeed.  They make a simple judgement or decision that may halt you in your tracks… but don’t despair!   Pick your self back up, regroup, work harder, keep moving forward.  Climb, jump, run, or fly over that wall, because at the end of the day, it’s only one opinion.  One opinion out of billions.  For that one person who tells you that you can’t, there may be 100 people who believe that you can.  And you n...

No More Sugar, Please!

  The average American eats about 82 grams of sugar a day.   Thats about 20 teaspoons.  Too much sugar has been linked to weight gain, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, memory loss and even cancer, among other health issues.  Here are 5 easy ways to help you cut sugar and stay healthier on a daily basis. 1. Keep a food diary. This is a great way to watch what you eat.  By making a list your sugar (and calorie) consumption becomes apparent and it will be very easy to tell when you’ve had to much, when it’s time to switch to a healthier option and when its just time to say “no.”  By identifying your biggest sources of sugar, soda or other beverages, candy or desserts, or even some cereals… you’ll be able to cut back easier. 2. Understand the difference between good and bad sugars and make the swit...

Postive Attitude Increases Exercise

Attitude is everything, at least for people with heart disease, a new study suggests. The research, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, shows that having a positive attitude is tied to a longer life and greater likelihood of exercising among coronary artery disease patients. “We should focus not only on increasing positive attitude in cardiac rehabilitation, but also make sure that patients perform exercise on a regular basis, as exercise is associated with both increased levels of optimism and better health,” study researcher Susanne S. Pedersen, Ph.D., professor of cardiac psychology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, said in a statement. Pederson is also an adjunct professor of cardiac psychology at the University of Southern Den...

Benefits of Positive Thinking

You have probably had someone tell you to “look on the bright side” or to “see the cup as half full.” Chances are good that the people who make these comments are positive thinkers. Researchers are finding more and more evidence pointing to the many benefits of optimism and positive thinking. Such findings suggest that not only are positive thinkers healthier and less stressed, they also have greater overall well-being. According to positive psychology researcher Suzanne Segerstrom, “Setbacks are inherent to almost every worthwhile human activity, and a number of studies show that optimists are in general both psychologically and physiologically healthier.” Even if positive thinking does not come naturally to you, there are plenty of great reasons to sta...

Reducing Stress with Positive Thinking

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic — and it may even affect your health. Indeed, some studies show that personality traits like optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your health and well-being. The positive thinking that typically comes with optimism is a key part of effective stress management. And effective stress management is associated with many health benefits. If you tend to be pessimistic, don’t despair — you can learn positive thinking skills. Here’s how. Understanding positive thinking and self-talk Positive thinking doesn’t mean that you keep your head in the sand and ignor...

A Positive Attitude: More than just happy thoughts

The glass is half full.  When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.  There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.  When one door closes, another one opens.   We say these quotes to remind ourselves to stay positive.   Having a positive attitude is an important tool to getting through the hardest times in life.  Believing there is a bright side, believing that you can overcome adversity, believing that you can be the best, and believing simply that you can make the impossible possible is most often the difference between those who dream, those who try and fail and those who achieve. Having a positive attitude is more than just thinking happy thoughts.  If that was the case, we’d only just need a little fairy dust and we would be flying on our way.   A positive attitude is a mental ...

It Only Takes Two Steps to Save A Life: The Facts You Never Knew About CPR

A hero can come form anywhere, and may be needed at any time to come to the rescue of an unsuspecting victim.  Many “heroes” save lives because simply because they are prepared, have training, and the confidence to act quickly, and this is how they were able to save the life of Steven Levitt.  Pay careful attention to his story, as told in the first person… and think to yourself if you would have had the ability to react, act, or be a hero for a loved one, a friend, a family member or even a stranger.  And then keep reading,  if you haven’t learned it already, by the end of this article, you will have learned the two simple steps you need to learn to save a life.   It’s about 9:30 am on June 21, 2014 at The Village Club. I remember the score was 2-5 and we were just ...

13 Things That Mentally Strong People Avoid

With all the time people spend with physical health and strength, sometimes mental health can be even more beneficial, especially in business. Forbes Magazine published a list compiled by psychotherapist and social worker Amy Morin that they felt would be extremely beneficial for entrepreneurs. We found it to be inspirational and would love to share it with you! Mentally Strong People DONT: 1. Waste time feeling sorry for themselves. They take responsibility for their actions, and move forward in a more positive direction. They don’t complain and dwell and drag themselves down feeling as if life is unfair. They do the best with the hand they’ve been dealt. 2. Give away their power. Mentally strong people avoid giving others the upper hand to make them feel inferior or bad. They...

The Science of Positive Thoughts

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that is easy to dismiss. In the real world, it rarely carries the same weight as words like “work ethic” or “persistence.” But those views may be changing. Research is beginning to reveal that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying an upbeat attitude. Positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that last much longer than a smile. The impact of positive thinking on your work, your health, and your life is being studied by people who are much smarter than me. One of these people is Barbara Fredrickson. Fredrickson is...

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