Positive, uplifting and happier news stories in 10 minutes or less as well as episodes with inspiring people.
This is a podcast for people who believe in the power of positivity and want to take inspired action to make the world a better place.
Host Deanne Goodman is a former tv news reporter and anchor who spent years reporting mostly bad news before having a life-changing experience that led her to her current mission.
Say THIS Instead of "Sorry I'm Late" - Quick Tip
Next time you are late to meet someone or late to a meeting, instead of "Sorry I'm late" say "thank you for waiting" instead. "Sorry" puts people in a defensive state and zaps the energy, while "thank you" puts people at ease with gratitude and brings a sense of positive energy.
Another tip is to contact the person you are meeting the second you know you will be late. Update him or her on the new ETA and say "I acknowledge I'm late and I'm committed to being on time." This shows responsibility and action being taken on your part.
Lastly, did you know optimistic people tend to run late? Studies show optimistic people think they can cram more into their schedule than actually fits, making them perpetually late! If that's you, just remember to say "thank you" instead of "I'm sorry" next time!
From Barely Scraping By to Making Millions - The Power of A Positive Mindset with Tracy Cousineau
Tracy Cousineau isn't your average success story. She moved out of her parents’ home when she was 16 and has been an entrepreneur ever since. After a difficult marriage and divorce, she wound up a single mom who had to hide financial difficulties from her children. Eventually, she changed her mindset and discovered her past did not define her future.
Now she is a powerhouse real estate entrepreneur and business coach. She is co-founder of the #1 real estate team in the Atlanta metro area, ranked as the #12 fastest growing company in Georgia by INC Magazine and a coach of real estate agents across the country.
Tracy shares her story of overcoming struggles as a child and adult, and how she has used mindset to not only do well but actually THRIVE during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tracy is also the author of "The Million Dollar Trap" which brings together the life lessons she's learned through her time in real estate and in life. She wants to help women who feel stuck and sometimes just need some hope and some support to get them back on their feet.
Positive News Roundup - September 1, 2020
If you are looking for good news stories, positivity, and inspiring content in ten minutes or less, you in are the right place! Here's a look at the headlines in this week's podcast:
10-Year-old Boy Using His Birthday Metal Detector for the first time Unearths Centuries-Old Sword
Gardener Breaks Record for Growing Britain’s Largest Tomato With Help of Pantyhose
Northern California Highway Repaved Using 150,000 Plastic Bottles
2000-Year-Old Redwoods Survive Devasting Fire (Contrary to Widespread Rumors)
Lesbian Penguins Welcome Their First Baby in Spain
88-year-old Holocaust Survivor Awarded Diploma She Always Dreamed Of
DMV Messes Up License and Sends Woman Picture of Empty Chair Instead of Her Face
Good News Stories from Around the World - July 13, 2020
If you are looking for uplifting, positive content, and good news stories, you in are the right place! Here's a look at the headlines in this week's podcast:
Woman Takes Dishwashing Job to See Her Husband in Nursing Home
Starbucks Barista Gets $100,000 in Tips after "Karen" Shamed him on Social Media
California Condors Coming back from Brink of Extinction
Students Urge School Bus Driver to Become History Teacher
First Woman Becomes Army Green Beret
Women African Safari Guides are Breaking Down Barries for other Women
Great Way to Workout Outside for Free with a Personal Trainer in Your Ear
Positive News Stories from Black Lives Matter Protests and the Coronavirus
Hi! I’m back after supporting the blackout last week and back with positive news coming out of a pretty intense time. It's the week of June 9th, 2020.
We need to start with the story of Antonio Gwynn Jr. He's a high school senior who spent 10 hours cleaning up after a BLM protest and was rewarded with a Mustang convertible and college scholarship!
Other headlines this week include:
A 97-year-old Auschwitz survivor showed up to support the Black Lives Matter protest
A tattooed White supremacist joins the Black Lives Matter protest in support
Zappos has a new hotline where you can ask them anything! Literally anything!
New Zealand eradicates the Coronavirus
Positive News in 7 Minutes - Week of May 22, 2020
Hi! Welcome to this week’s episode of all the good, happy, and inspiring stories.
The Afghan Dreamers, an all-girls high school robotics team in Afghanistan is using MIT's open-source ventilator design to make ventilators that could cost only a couple hundred dollars. There are 200 ventilators in all of Afghanistan. The girls are using car parts from Toyota Corolla's found at marketplaces because they can't order the needed parts online or find them in stores. This team is resourceful and amazing!
In Santa Cruz, CA, a hospital received a generous donation of $1 million from an anonymous donor who asked for the money to be split between all hospital employees. People who work there full-time will get $800 per month and part-time staff $600. This includes doctors, nurses and staff who clean the floors, deliver supplies, fix machines, and everything in between.
Cutest story of the week - IKEA has published a set of how-to guides for the perfect family activity: building blanket forts. Like every other set of IKEA furniture, there is some assembly required—but the Swedish company made sure to include illustrated instructions for each of their designs which are made using household items like a pillow, chair, standing lamps, laundry pins and blankets. You can learn how to make a tent, a castle, a fortress and three other designs.
Here’s a fun story - a peacock found roaming the streets in Boston was able to be safely returned to the zoo it left when a police officer downloaded a mating call app on his phone to lure it to safety.
In product news, Crayola is releasing Colors of the World crayons to advance inclusion within creativity and impact how kids express themselves. The crayons reflect 32 different skin tones are the packs get released in July.
Lastly I want to highlight a really cool product that is made by a non-profit in Uganda. Bead For Life is providing thousands of women the opportunity to start businesses, put food on the table, send their children to school and lift themselves and their families out of poverty by empowering them to make necklaces out of recycled paper.
I hope you enjoyed the dose of positivity! Feel free to rate, review and share this episode with anyone who would enjoy it!
A bright light!
In the time of 2020 when we’re constantly surrounded by negative news and being forced with uncertainty of the future, this podcast brings me hope by highlighting the positives that are going on, that we may not hear about in the noise of the news. Thanks, Deanne, for bringing this bright light into the world!
Reductive and minimising language surrounding ADHD
I stumbled upon this podcast when my Alexa device misheard me when I asked her to play Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast. I loved the first episode that came up. Then it went into an interview with a woman who has ADHD. I loved that, too. Until the host said, “I think I have a bit of ADHD, too. I think we all have a bit of that.” I hope, two years later, she can recognise how incredibly reductive and repulsive that is to say about a medical condition that makes living functionally incredibly difficult. You don’t have ADHD because you get distracted from time to time, no more than you have a brain tumour because you get headaches. Please recognise what an absurd and offensive thing that is to say. The guest who was speaking on her experience was far more polite than you deserved. Minimising language is harmful. I realise this podcast never exists and it’s a great concept, but you really failed here. Please be better.
Thank you Deanne! Your podcast shines a bright light on exactly what we all need to be focusing on!