“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill

It can be tough to maintain a positive mindset in the face of negativity, whether it’s at home or in the office. Best-selling author and “positivity expert,” Jon Gordon, has made a career of helping teams – both in business and in sports – embrace positivity and develop more positive mindsets.

In this episode, Brian and Jon delve into tips and strategies for cultivating positivity. You’ll learn the four questions to ask as you reflect on the events of your day, the right way to handle a negative person or situation, and how to coach people through negative or defensive feelings.

Whether you’re a natural optimist or a recovering pessimist, this episode is sure to help you maintain a positive mindset and help those around you do the same.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Make sure you invest in you first.”—Jon Gordon

“When you create a culture and say, ‘this is how we do things here,’ that begins the process of letting everyone know how we will deal with negativity.”—Jon Gordon

“Deliver truth with grace.”—Brian Buffini

“Great families fight. It’s not the fighting that hurts the family; it’s lack of love, trust or respect that affects the team.”—Jon Gordon

“The more you have the difficult conversations, the better you’ll be as a team.”—Jon Gordon

“Grace must arrive before truth.”—Jon Gordon

“Positivity can only be tested in the fire of negativity.”—Brian Buffini

“It’s not okay to be moody. You have to show up every day to be your best for yourself and your team.”—Jon Gordon

“Your team can’t trust you if they don’t know what to expect from you.”—Jon Gordon

“We as leaders have to take care of ourselves so we can help others.”—Jon Gordon

“Not all the broken wings will fly during your tenure. But when the broken wing flies, it becomes … a homing pigeon. They’ll walk around with gratitude every day.”—Brian Buffini

“Commitments are greater than goals.”—Jon Gordon

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”—Winston Churchill


Learn more about Jon Gordon:

Mentioned in the episode:
No Complaining Rule by Jon Gordon
The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon


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