Build Your Willpower to Think Positive

09 Jul
July 9, 2014

This is a guest blog submission by Eliud Lamboy, an entrepreneur and a  friend.

It’s a chilly morning at 5am during the month of April.  I’m standing in front of my apartment’s pool in nothing but trunks and a cheap pair of swimming goggles. Shivering from the cold, I stood there for what seemed an eternity while my mind pondered the action I was about to take. Swimming was not my strong suit. “Is this normal?” I said in a whisper to myself.  It was all irrelevant as I stood there.  What mattered was Read more →

Moving my life in a positive direction

25 Jun
June 25, 2014

I got the opportunity to speak to a gifted young group of kids at the Geroge Gervin Academy and was it an extremely rewarding experience. Although the classroom was small, I felt like I made a more sincere connection with them. I wanted to share with them some of the principals that I have learned and continue to learn in my adulthood. In my youth, I was never taught about the power of visualization, goal setting and developing a positive attitude. Reflecting back, I think I could have really benefited from those principals. So I am on a mission to help as many young kids as I can, develop some sound positive principals to living a more positive, happier, productive and successful life.

I have a few exercises that I like to use with the students I speak to, showing them the importance of setting goals and taking positive action to get the things they want in life. I also gave them all a small journal to take home, in order to stimulate goal setting and reflection on the things they want. It is my opinion that when we set a goal for ourselves, and we are constantly looking and the goal, we then begin to attract that goal from the action we take to attain it. I stress to them that they can’t simply write the goal down and expect it to happen, they need to take action steps to reach that goal. I also tell them that the real power is not always reaching the goal, but what they become on the way to getting what they want. There will be times that they ultimately change their goal when they are close to hitting it, but what they will not change is what they’ve learned on the way to it’s achievement. I shared with them some positive quotes and a positive poem that I wrote. Lastly I ended the speech by giving them all a Positive Pin™ to wear in the hopes that it will remind themselves to live a more positive life and go after their goals.

In the end I think they all took something positive away from the speech, and that was the most rewarding thing to me. They may not have realized it, but they are helping me live a dream!

 

If you are interested in having me speak to a group, please contact me via email at Jon@PositivePin.com.

Sincerely,

Jonathan de la Garza

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A wonderful find! Ms. Candice Sand.

04 Jun
June 4, 2014

The other day I was contacted by someone that stumbled upon my site, and I was asked to share her message and video. Her name is Candice Sand and her video Go On (featuring JRDN) is great. It’s imagery, melody, and message are certainly worth listening to. Thanks for reaching out to me Candice, this is the sort of positive message and unity that the internet needs more of. If there’s anything that I can do for you please let me know. I wish you continued success!

I asked her to let me know what sort of things keep her positive and this is what she has to say:

How do I stay positive?
I’ve read a lot perception and how we choose perception (“perception” can also be known as our “beliefs” in this context). Gratitude is a major perception shifter. You see things differently. It breaks you away from ego and inserts love into whatever situation you’re in. I practice gratitude, I meditate, and I read a lot about new ways of living and thinking… about finding your true self and living a fulfilling life from it.
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From the producers that brought you the Juno award winning multi-platinum selling R&B artist JRDN (and the hit singles ‘You Can Have It All’, ‘Like Magic’, & ‘Can’t Choose’ ft Kardinal Offishall), the Grammy/Juno nominated production team Kuya Productions Incintroduces their new Pop/R&B artist Candice Sand and her NEW single “GO ON” ft JRDN(a preview from her forthcoming album). Loaded with energy and lyrical conviction, this girl is prepared to charge audiences with a unique sound that touches the heart and moves the body.
 
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO for new indie artist: Candice Sand -  ‘Go On’ ft JRDN:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHoIsuE4T6U&list=UUeaQGUTkWT5yjBgIPBoQtng
Video Description:


A song about perseverance and strength. A video with an empowering message:
“Even in the darkest moments of our lives, beauty is all around us… we just have to be willing to look for it.”
Artist: Candice Sand
Song: Go On (ft JRDN)
Director: Andrew Ahmed
Links:
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Check out the OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO for the NEW SINGLE: ‘Go On feat. JRDN:
 
Download ‘Go On feat. JRDN’ on iTunes – available now!

Project Positivity – Think Positive™ with Luis Munoz

18 May
May 18, 2014

 

 

 

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In this interview I sit down with Mr. Luis Munoz, someone that I have a hard time labeling what he does. It’s because he pretty much does it all. He’a a producer, director, owns a bar and the list goes on but what I think he does best is keep a really level headed positive attitude. In this sit down we talk about what he does on a daily basis and how he starts his day, because I love hearing what people do to start the day off in a positive mood. Too often we get in a routine in our lives and that becomes a habit. Bad habits lead to bad results, just like good habits lead to good results. What we sometimes have to do is learn from others what works for them, and adopt those practices into our own lives and see if it works. That’s why I feel this blog is valuable, to learn what positive happy people do that I may not be doing or at the very least some tips on things that I can try that would improve my way of living. After all everyone should want to live a more positive and happy life, right? Although I love the sit down interview online, the really interesting conversation came when we turned the camera off. We talked about where Luis and his family came from, the future of mankind, a GREAT bar concept that he has brewing and beautiful women. We also exchanged a number of great quotes, one of my favorite being “if you want to lift people up, you need to be on higher ground” which I heard from Jim Rohn. Enjoy the video and if you’re in need of professional production work contact Luis a Bauhaus Media Group or grab a drink at The Local Bar, and tell him you saw him here on Project Positivity.

I’ve always liked the phrase “it’s simple, but not easy.”  That’s how I feel when it comes to keeping a positive outlook on life.  The principals are simple, but sometimes they are not easy to do.  We get lazy, or distracted.   When you surround yourself with positive people, you feel more positive about your life.  The same holds true for negativity, if you hang around negative people, you’ll become just like them.  So do your best to be around positive people, and if all of your friends are negative, then be alone.  It is better to be alone and in a positive spirit, than be with a group of people that are negative.  Seek out like minded positive people and your unlimited successful future is guaranteed!  Also read great positive books like The Power of Positive ThinkingThink and Grow RichThree Feet from Gold, and a number of other inspirational and motivating books.  Immersing yourself in ways to think positive thoughts and do positive things is the key to a happy life. Whatever you want to be or become, chances are high that someone that has already done it and become successful has written a book about it.  Read that book!  I love the saying “leaders are readers” because it reminds me that I need to continue to read more and more every day.

If you know of anyone that should be recognized for their positive attitude, please contact me so that we can keep this positive vibe spreading.  And get some Positive Pins™ to wear or share!

 

Project Positivity – Think Positive™ with Eliud Lamboy

08 May
May 8, 2014

In this interview I sit down with Mr. Eliud Lamboy of Techy Dogs. Eliud was referred to me from Yusuf Chowdhury, a person that I work with most of my SEO and online business strategies. Yusuf nominated Eliud for a Positive Pin™ because he is always upbeat, has an amazingly positive attitude and is always wanting to help anyone in need. Eliud has a natural positive vibe about him, do you know what I mean? He’s the kind of guy that when you see him out and about, you take note. There’s something about people that have natural positive energy that grabs your attention. You want to get to know them and find out why it is they “feel” different. As a matter of fact I just got back from a trip and there was a guy on the plane sitting behind me that had the similar energy. I overheard his conversation with the people he was sitting next to and I wanted to chat with him but I missed the opportunity. It’s funny how a thing like that can pass us by if we let it. Seize the day and talk to as many people as you can, you never know what that seed of conversation may bring. I have my normal rituals when I wake up in the morning to start my day off on a positive foot, and this morning I tried what Eliud recommended. It is to take long deep breaths and focus on this wonderful gift called life. It works! It has me feeling more centered and at peace. I am honestly thankful that I have been given another day of life. I believe that positivity germinates from being thankful and at peace with our lives. Thank you Eliud for agreeing to be part of this positivity movement. I wish you much success and happiness in your life.

I’ve always liked the phrase “it’s simple, but not easy.”  That’s how I feel when it comes to keeping a positive outlook on life.  The principals are simple, but sometimes they are not easy to do.  We get lazy, or distracted.   When you surround yourself with positive people, you feel more positive about your life.  The same holds true for negativity, if you hang around negative people, you’ll become just like them.  So do your best to be around positive people, and if all of your friends are negative, then be alone.  It is better to be alone and in a positive spirit, than be with a group of people that are negative.  Seek out like minded positive people and your unlimited successful future is guaranteed!  Also read great positive books like The Power of Positive ThinkingThink and Grow RichThree Feet from Gold, and a number of other inspirational and motivating books.  Whatever you want to be or become, chances are high that someone that has already done it and become successful has written a book about it.  Read that book!  I love the saying “leaders are readers” because it reminds me that I need to continue to read more and more every day.

If you know of anyone that should be recognized for their positive attitude, please contact me so that we can keep this positive vibe spreading.  And get some Positive Pins™ to wear or share!

 

 

Project Positivity – Think Positive™ with Eric DeWalt

09 Feb
February 9, 2014

In this  video I sit down with Eric DeWalt, an attorney, entrepreneur, candidate for judge, part time volunteer clown, and much more. Eric was a recommendation from Rico Riojas, a previous Project Positivity recipient. Rico had a lot of great things to say about Eric and when we sat down and chatted, I understood what Rico was talking about. Eric is really into giving back to the community, either by hosting events at his office for Central Catholic High School alumni, to raising fund for the Shriners by dressing up as a clown and bringing joy to many kids lives. It’s not surprise to me that he’s successful, because he shares a common trait with the most successful people out there.  He makes sure that he gives back to the community.  It’s like that old adage that Zig Ziglar used to say, “you can have everything in life that you want, if you just help enough people get what they want.” Eric, it was an honor to meet you and I wish you continued success.

I’ve always liked the phrase “it’s simple, but not easy.”  That’s how I feel when it comes to keeping a positive outlook on life.  The principals are simple, but sometimes they are not easy to do.  We get lazy, or distracted.   When you surround yourself with positive people, you feel more positive about your life.  The same holds true for negativity, if you hang around negative people, you’ll become just like them.  So do your best to be around positive people, and if all of your friends are negative, then be alone.  It is better to be alone and in a positive spirit, than be with a group of people that are negative.  Seek out like minded positive people and your unlimited successful future is guaranteed!  Also read great positive books like The Power of Positive ThinkingThink and Grow RichThree Feet from Gold, and a number of other inspirational and motivating books.  Whatever you want to be or become, chances are high that someone that has already done it and become successful has written a book about it.  Read that book!  I love the saying “leaders are readers” because it reminds me that I need to continue to read more and more every day.

If you know of anyone that should be recognized for their positive attitude, please contact me so that we can keep this positive vibe spreading.  And get some Positive Pins™ to wear or share!

 

Sincerely,

Jonathan de la Garza

Project Positivity 2014 – Think Positive™ with Angela

27 Jan
January 27, 2014

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In this  video I sit down with Angela Gomez, entrepreneur and part time talent herself, she runs a successful talent agency based out of San Antonio.  They contract talent out all over the country though.  When I met Angela, I noticed that she had this positive spark about her.  She has a great smile and a bubbly outgoing personality.  I love meeting people like Angela, who have drive, focus, and a positive vision for where they are going with their life.  The very first time I saw her, I thought she was unapproachable because she looked like she had her act together, but she was so friendly and made everyone feel like a dear friend, that I knew I had to find out her secret and share it with my friends.  In this video you’ll hear what she does to stay positive and get ahead in life.  For starters she gives herself a pep talk every morning when she wakes up, she reads positive books, and she surrounds herself with positive people.  I hope you enjoy our interview, and if you’re looking for some talent/modeling work, contact her at GES Talent.

I’ve always liked the phrase “it’s simple, but not easy.”  That’s how I feel when it comes to keeping a positive outlook on life.  The principals are simple, but sometimes they are not easy to do.  We get lazy, or distracted.   When you surround yourself with positive people, you feel more positive about your life.  The same holds true for negativity, if you hang around negative people, you’ll become just like them.  So do your best to be around positive people, and if all of your friends are negative, then be alone.  It is better to be alone and in a positive spirit, than be with a group of people that are negative.  Seek out like minded positive people and your unlimited successful future is guaranteed!  Also read great positive books like The Power of Positive ThinkingThink and Grow RichThree Feet from Gold, and a number of other inspirational and motivating books.  Whatever you want to be or become, chances are high that someone that has already done it and become successful has written a book about it.  Read that book!  I love the saying “leaders are readers” because it reminds me that I need to continue to read more and more every day.

If you know of anyone that should be recognized for their positive attitude, please contact me so that we can keep this positive vibe spreading.  And get some Positive Pins™ to wear or share!

 

Sincerely,

Jonathan de la Garza

Project Positivity 2014 – Think Positive™ with Edmund and Leela

27 Jan
January 27, 2014

In this  video I get to sit down with two very special people I was introduced to about a year ago.  My friend Bryan Hixon went to school with Edmond and thankfully stayed in touch with him since.  As you’ll see in this interview, Edmond and Leela are both genuine kind and giving people.  One of the first meetings with Edmond, he gave us a yoga class.  I can see him as a master Yogi, and that might be the journey that he is on.  His voice is soothing and his demeanor is kind, and I can’t imagine anyone not liking this sweet couple.  Some of the principals that they preach is being positive is a choice.  We have the choice to live a positive life or a negative one, and it will take some mental strength to get there.  Another tip they give is to be grateful, because we often overlook our blessings.  They both recommend meditation, and surrounding yourself with positive people.  It’s said that you are a product of your environment, and if you surround yourself with negative people, guess what kind of person you will likely become?  Leela also gave her family some gratitude books to help them realize on a daily basis the blessings that they have.  I was so happy to have them for my interview, and I won’t be surprised if they Positive Pins™ that I gave them are given away to someone in need in the next few days.  It’s just the kind of people they are.

It’s an interesting and simple thing being positive.  When you surround yourself with positive people, you feel more positive about your life.  The same holds true for negativity, if you hang around negative people, you’ll become just like them.  So do your best to be around positive people, and if all of your friends are negative, then be alone.  It is better to be alone and in a positive spirit, than be with a group of people that are negative.  Seek out like minded positive people and your unlimited successful future is guaranteed!  Also read great positive books like The Power of Positive Thinking, Think and Grow Rich, Three Feet from Gold, and a number of other inspirational and motivating books.  Whatever you want to be or become, chances are high that someone that has already done it and become successful has written a book about it.  Read that book!  I love the saying “leaders are readers” because it reminds me that I need to continue to read more and more every day.

If you know of anyone that should be recognized for their positive attitude, please contact me so that we can keep this positive vibe spreading.  And get some Positive Pins™ to wear or share!

 

Sincerely,

Jonathan de la Garza

Project Positivity 2014 – Think Positive™ with Bernadette

06 Jan
January 6, 2014

In this  video I get to sit down with my old schoolmate Bernadette Cole, and she explains what she does to think positive thoughts and run a successful business.  Bernadette is a franchise broker for several Exit Realty offices and knows the importance of keeping a positive state of mind for herself and her team.  She is certainly living the American dream, in fact, her husband used to fly Air Force Two and is an accomplished pilot.  She has supported me and my mission to spread the positive word around across the world, and for that, I am sincerely thankful.

It’s an interesting and simple thing being positive.  When you surround yourself with positive people, you feel more positive about your life.  The same holds true for negativity, if you hang around negative people, you’ll become just like them.  So do your best to be around positive people, and if all of your friends are negative, then be alone.  It is better to be alone and in a positive spirit, than be with a group of people that are negative.  Seek out like minded positive people and your unlimited successful future is guaranteed!  Also read great positive books like The Power of Positive Thinking, Think and Grow Rich, Three Feet from Gold, and a number of other inspirational and motivating books.  Whatever you want to be or become, chances are high that someone that has already done it and become successful has written a book about it.  Read that book!  I love the saying “leaders are readers” because it reminds me that I need to continue to read more and more every day.

If you know of anyone that should be recognized for their positive attitude, please contact me so that we can keep this positive vibe spreading.  And get some Positive Pins™ to wear or share!

 

Sincerely,

Jonathan de la Garza

Positive Thoughts through radio

20 Nov
November 20, 2013

On Tuesday I was asked if I’d like to participate in a radio broadcast called Inspiration 4 Life.  Inspiration 4 Life is the brainchild of CEO/Founder/Host (and everything else) Rita Hernandez.  Rita is a good friend of  Valerie Anne Chavira Luna and when we donated some Positive Pins™ to Valerie’s charity event, she asked me if I’d be interested in coming on their show and talking about my mission to spread positivity.  How could I turn that opportunity down?!

If you don’t know Valerie, she grew up in El Paso, is a former Ms. River City and all around wonderful woman.  She’s constantly giving her time to people in need and is putting on a toy drive this Thursday for SAMMinistries.  If you’re interested in attending the event click HERE.  You might even see her out giving her time to judge youth beauty pageants too!

Rita does so many things that if I were to type it all here, it’d be several pages long.  In a nutshell, she’s a massage therapist and certified faith and fat loss trainer.  She’s also a very wonderful mother, and before our interview we got to chat about some of the things that she and her family are doing.  I love hearing stories about parents that inspire and motivate their children and she has some great stories about what her kids are doing.  I’m looking forward to the positive impact they will make on our city.  If you’re interested in hearing some positive thoughts in our broadcast click HERE to find out how.

Here are a few photos from the radio interview.  Please don’t judge too harshly, it’s “No Shave November” for me and I am trying to raise awareness for prostate cancer, and we just came from the gym.  We’re pretty casually dressed.

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