This site has never solicited, nor accepted, any guest posts. Why? Well, this is my place to riff on whatever topic suits me. I sell no advertising, I seek no monetary gain. Sometimes it’s just to have fun with something that perplexes me , and on the rare occasion, saying something that matters.

However, Dr. Joey Faucette, author of the #1 Amazon best-selling author of Work Positive in a Negative World, is a friend (soon to be positive business partner,) and someone I’ve had the pleasure to interview on the radio several times – is different. We’ve had a couple  conversations over the last two weeks that turned to the recent world events and tragedies.  Dr. Joey has some powerfully positive insights insights when dealing with a negative world.

I’ll let Dr. Joey take it from here.

Three Positive Ways to Deal With the Negative World

The Boston Marathon bombing fixated attention on the inhumanity of which we’re capable.

The West Texas plant explosion riveted attention on our helplessness in the midst of random violent forces.

Earthquakes in China and Mexico reminded us of how small we are on our own planet.

Such overwhelming negativity can spiral us downward, creating despairing attitudes and dismal spirits. These affect our work. We’re less productive. We miss our sales goals. We wander away from family and friends.

How do we get back on track?

Here are 3 Positive Ways to Deal with the Negative World:

Find the Positive

The typical news providers are in business to monetize negativity. Their mantra is, “If it bleeds, it leads.”

The New York Post, CNN, and FOX News betrayed our trust in their reliable reporting by not only inaccurately stating information as factual, but defending it. And yet we watch.

In the midst of every tragedy, there are positive acts of human kindness. The Good News Network reported from Watertown, MA that when everyone was ordered to stay indoors during the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, one family asked if they could go get milk for their 16 month-old son. A policeman said no, but returned to the home delivering two gallons of milk from the store.

Simply finding something, anything positive lifts your attitude from the negative.

Deal with the reality of the negative situation and find the positive displays of goodness.

Focus on the Positive

Once you find a positive act in the midst of the negative world, focus on it.

One of the best ways to focus on a positive act is to share it. Social media provides the best antidotes to the effects of negative news monetizers.

Post your positive find on Facebook and Twitter. By sharing it with others, you multiply the attitude improvement. Your friends “like” and share. Your followers “favorite” and retweet.

You see what they did which focuses you even more on the positive act. Focusing on the positive increases your productivity and improves your attitude.

Finish Positive

Once you find and focus on something positive, you’re ready to finish positive.

Give a donation to Boston Strong. Send a home improvement gift card to West, Texas. Act in a positive manner to relieve suffering.

That’s something you can do that’s positive. The reward you receive from giving is to get you back on track to achieving your Work Positive lifestyle which includes serving others.

Find, focus, and finish positive even in a negative world.


How do we get back on a positive track after last week’s events? Here are 3 Positive Ways to Deal with the Negative World from Dr. Joey Faucette, #1 Amazon best-selling author of “Work Positive in a Negative World.”


Dr. Joey Faucette is the #1 Amazon best-selling author of Work Positive in a Negative World (Entrepreneur Press), Work Positive coach, & speaker who helps business professionals increase sales with greater productivity so they leave the office earlier to do what they love with those they love. Discover more at



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