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On a Positive Note

Author: Jonas Cain

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The world is full of negative news stories, so the goal of this podcast is to look to what’s right with the world first and then use that knowledge to make what’s wrong with the world a little bit better (or maybe even irrelevant). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/support
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Valuable Skills

Valuable Skills

2020-10-1904:17

Even the most seemingly mundane skills can be used to our advantage and may even be just the thing that sets us apart from others. Check out this episode of On a Positive Note to learn more. OFFER Become an official member of Hashtag Positivity and gain access to valuable resources for your growth and development, including the exclusive members only Hashtag Positivity Podcast! Join now at learn.hashtagpositivity.com/join CONNECT WITH THE SHOW Email: jonas@hashtagpositivty.com Website: onapositivenote.com TIMESTAMPS 00:16 Joke about a security guard 00:33 Insight about valuable skills 01:18 Positive news story about using valuable skills to help other 02:33 Insight about kindness 03:12 Reflection questions 03:29 Wrap up TRANSCRIPT The full transcript of this episode is available here: https://www.onapositivenote.com/episodes/valuable-skills LINKS & REFERENCES Corbley, M. (2020, July 7). Supermarket security guard is going viral for holding an umbrella over dog standing in the rain. Retrieved from https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/supermarket-security-guard-holds-umbrella-over-dog/ HOST Jonas Cain is a Learning Experience Designer and Facilitator of Fascination for Hashtag Positivity, an educational company that helps emerging leaders and their influencers initiate and manage positive change for personal and professional growth. MUSIC “Safety Net” by Riot “Lightning Bugs” by Geographer “A Quiet Thought” by Wayne Jones TAGS Positivity, Inspiration, Social-Emotional Skills, Mindset, Purpose, Relationships, Emotional Intelligence, Psychological Capital, Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Motivation, Empathy, SocialSkills, Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism, On a Positive Note, Positive News Stories, Some Good News --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/support
The world could use more people who remember the humanity that unites us rather than the differences that divide us. At the end of the day, we all want to be happy, so as different as we are, aren’t we all still the same? Check out this episode of One a Positive Note to learn more. OFFER Do you and the people you influence have a growth mindset, clarity of purpose, and high value relationships? If you’d like to level-up your psychological capital and emotional intelligence, then sign up for the interactive online course “The Power of Resilience” today at learn.hashtagpositivity.com/resilience CONNECT WITH THE SHOW Email: jonas@hashtagpositivty.com Website: onapositivenote.com TIMESTAMPS 00:18 Joke about forgiveness 01:17 Insight about forgiveness 01:54 Positive news story about forgiveness 02:41 Insight about forgiveness 04:47 Reflection questions 05:13 Wrap up LINKS & REFERENCES Hearst Television (2020, June 22). “I know the value of human life: Bystander helps save police officer following fiery crash.” Retrieved from https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/I-know-the-value-of-human-life-Bystander-helps-15356950.php Lauer, C. (2020, June 23). “Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car.” Retrieved from https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/man-wronged-in-past-by-police-saves-officer-from-burning-car/ar-BB15R2Fh O’Connell, O. (2020, July 11). “Man reunites with police officer he saved from burning vehicle despite past wrongful arrest.” Retrieved from https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/daylan-mclee-police-rescue-pennsylvania-jay-hanley-a9613931.html HOST Jonas Cain is a Learning Experience Designer and Facilitator of Fascination for Hashtag Positivity, a social entrepreneurship that supports emerging leaders and their influencers to develop resilience to overcome life's challenges. MUSIC “Safety Net” by Riot “Lightning Bugs” by Geographer “A Quiet Thought” by Wayne Jones TAGS Positivity, Inspiration, Emotional Intelligence, Psychological Capital, Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Motivation, Empathy, SocialSkills, Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism, On a Positive Note, Positive News Stories, Some Good News Listen to this episode on the official On a Positive note website: https://www.onapositivenote.com/episodes/forgive-remember-humanity --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/support
Sing in Harmony

Sing in Harmony

2020-06-2906:09

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we have to make the best of it, regardless of the cards that we’ve been dealt. We can choose to do nothing and resign ourselves to lasting dissonance, or we can take stock of our circumstances and with awareness make calculated changes to sing in harmony with one another, making the best of a challenging situation. OFFER Do you and the people you influence have a growth mindset, clarity of purpose, and high value relationships? If you’d like to level-up your psychological capital and emotional intelligence, then sign up for the interactive online course “The Power of Resilience” today at learn.hashtagpositivity.com/resilience For a limited time this course is being offered for FREE as an opportunity for you to take advantage of this challenging time as an opportunity for your personal growth and development. CONNECT WITH THE SHOW Email: jonas@hashtagpositivty.com Website: hashtagpositivity.com/podcast TIMESTAMPS 00:26 Joke about a jazz singer 01:17 Insight from a jazz pianist 01:54 A positive news story about a cellist 02:41 Insight from the cellist 04:47 Reflection questions 05:13 Wrap up 07:06 Featured song LINKS https://www.rd.com/jokes/music-puns/ https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/488232-bono-performs-new-song-dedicated-to-italy-amid-coronavirus https://www.facebook.com/u2/videos/215652839800978/ HOST Jonas Cain is an Instructional Designer, Facilitator of Fascination, and Purveyor of Positivity for Hashtag Positivity, a social entrepreneurship that supports emerging leaders and their influencers to develop resilience to overcome life's challenges. FEATURED ARTIST Bono, “Let Your Love Be Known” MUSIC “Safety Net” by Riot “Lightning Bugs” by Geographer “A Quiet Thought” by Wayne Jones “Happy Melody” by Jonas Cain “Let Your Love Be Known” by Bono --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/support
Choose Community

Choose Community

2020-02-2610:43

When you're down and out, you realize real quick that there’re more to life than business, competition, and “every man for himself.” There’s community, friendship, and love. Tune in to episode 4 of On a Positive Note to hear the touching true story of competing coffee houses in Portland, Oregon that learned just that. Enjoy! OFFER Do you and the people you influence have a growth mindset, clarity of purpose, and high value relationships? If you’d like to level-up your psychological capital and emotional intelligence, then sign up for the interactive online course “The Power of Resilience” today at learn.hashtagpositivity.com/resilience CONNECT WITH THE SHOW Email: jonas@hashtagpositivty.com Website: hashtagpositivity.com/podcast TIMESTAMPS 00:30 A joke about a man who finally gets his dream job. 01:22 Two truths mirrored by the joke. 03:17 A positive news story about two competing coffee shops in Portland, Oregon. 05:08 The importance of choosing community and friendship over competition and fear. 06:04 Reflection questions 06:25 Wrap up 07:06 Featured song, “Reciprocity,” by Opel LINKS https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/coffee-shop-owner-helps-competitor-stay-open-to-pay-medical-bills/ https://www.thelocalcoffeeco.com/ https://moonlightcoffeehouse.com/ https://opel.bandcamp.com/album/strange-encounters HOST Jonas Cain is the Facilitator of Fascination & Purveyor of Positivity of Hashtag Positivity, a social entrepreneurship that supports emerging leaders and their influencers to develop resilience to overcome life's challenges. FEATURED ARTIST Band: Opel Song: Reciprocity Album: Stranger Encounters (2008) Guitar & Vocals: James Fiore Bass: Bill Szafarowicz Saxophone: Jonas Toutant Keyboard: Josh Gunther Drums: Jason Dimitropolis MUSIC (Used by permission from Youtube’s Audio Library) Opening & Closing Tune: “Safety Net” by Riot Lightning Bugs by Geographer A Quiet Thought by Wayne Jones --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/support
Some people might view their job as something perhaps less than glamorous, but by taking into consideration your unique talents and skills you’ll be empowered to mindfully redefine the job description to one that best expresses your unique skills and talents, in a way that honors who you are and provides more value to those you serve.  OFFER  For a limited time we’re offering a free introductory course on positivity where you’ll learn the basics of fostering a positive growth mindset, gaining clarity of purpose, and developing high value relationships. Give it a try today at learn.hashtagpositivity.com  CONNECT WITH THE SHOW  Email: jonas@hashtagpositivty.com Website: hashtagpositivity.com/podcast  TIMESTAMPS  00:30 A joke about a man who finally gets his dream job.  01:00 How to turn any job a dream job.  02:00 Story about a school bus driver who makes the ride to and from school the best part of the day for students.  04:03 How to leverage your talents and skills to craft your own unique job description.  05:30 Reflection questions 05:59 Wrap up  LINKS  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/curtis-jenkins-lake-highlands-elementary-bus-driver-beloved-by-community-2019-05-24/ https://robertequinn.com/uncategorized/job-crafting/  HOST  Jonas Cain is the Facilitator of Fascination & Purveyor of Positivity of Hashtag Positivity, a social entrepreneurship that supports emerging leaders and their influencers to develop resilience to overcome life's challenges. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/support
Receive Gracefully

Receive Gracefully

2019-12-1107:38

The world is full of negative news stories, that’s why the On a Positive Note podcast looks to what’s right with the world first and then uses that knowledge to make what’s wrong with the world better a little bit better (or maybe even irrelevant). In this episode we share a joke, a quote from Mr. Rogers, a positive news story that went viral this week, and a related personal story…all in under eight minutes. Enjoy!  OFFER  Everyone has a reason to be negative, so let's make #positivity louder! See what it can do for you by taking the Positivity Self Assessment today HashtagPositivity.com.  CONNECT WITH THE SHOW  Email: jonas@hashtagpositivty.com Website: hashtagpositivity.com/podcast  TIMESTAMPS  00:35 A joke about an Amazon delivery drivers (and aspiring comedian) who needs to work on his delivery. 01:10 A reminder that no matter where you go, there you are.  01:30 Delivery also means receiving.  02:00 A quote from Mr. Rogers about receiving well.  02:22 A story about a woman who made the day of an Amazon delivery driver.  04:06 A personal story about being the receiving end of kindness.  06:24 Reflection quote from Mr. Rogers and a question.  06:50 Wrap up  LINKS  https://www.facebook.com/kathy.slater.330/posts/10157619021525967 https://www.popsugar.com/family/video-delivery-man-discovering-snacks-outside-house-46975776?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=post&utm_campaign=frontdoor&fbclid=IwAR2X_K7v7yaMXUoLfkaQTVowXunj8cL5QYSGOHgl4ngdXubOBnaCK9xl_h8  HOST  Jonas Cain is the Facilitator of Fascination & Purveyor of Positivity of Hashtag Positivity, a social entrepreneurship that supports emerging leaders and their influencers to develop resilience to overcome life's challenges. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/support
The world is full of negative news stories, that’s why the On a Positive Note podcast looks to what’s right with the world first and then uses that knowledge to make what’s wrong with the world better a little bit better (or maybe even irrelevant). In this inaugural episode we begin this series on a positive note by sharing four positive news stories from around the world, along with a penny whistle solo. Enjoy!  OFFER Everyone has a reason to be negative, so let's make #positivity louder! See what it can do for you by taking the Positivity Self Assessment today HashtagPositivity.com.  CONNECT WITH THE SHOW Email: jonas@hashtagpositivty.com Website: hashtagpositivity.com/podcast  TIMESTAMPS 00:38 A story about a New Hampshire woman who delivers hand written letters to service men and women overseas. 00:53 A story about a police department in Illinois that donates abandoned bicycles to children in need. 01:00 A story about a Denny’s waitress in Texas who received a car as a tip so she doesn’t have to walk 14 miles to work. 01:16 A story about a young woman who turned her grief into a 3-year cross-country mission of hope. 01:39 A story about a school in Ireland that replaced homework with acts of kindness. 01:51 A review of what this podcast is is about, why it’s important, and what to expect from this series. 03:04 A discussion on resolutions. 05:24 A rendition of Auld Lang Syne performed on a penny whistle.  LINKS https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/woman-to-send-160000-holiday-cards-to-us-service-members/ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/illinois-pd-to-donate-abandoned-bikes-to-those-in-need/ar-BBXJUIs https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3568/A-Couple-Surprised-Their-Waitress-Who-Walked-14-Miles-To-Work-With-A-New-Car https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/woman-who-spent-3-years-chronicling-kindness-across-us-heads-home https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3575/This-School-Is-Ditching-Homework-For-Acts-Of-Kindness HOST Jonas Cain is the Facilitator of Fascination & Purveyor of Positivity of Hashtag Positivity, a social entrepreneurship that supports emerging leaders and their influencers to develop resilience to overcome life's challenges. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onapositivenote/support
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