In this interview I sit down with Manuel “Manny” Diotte, local hero to so many families affected with cancer. Manny is also an accomplished writer, speaker, coach, and trainer to companies wanting to inspire their employees to live a better life. I became aware of Manny through a non-profit event that he started called The Ferrari Kid, where Manny arranges for children fighting cancer the chance to spend a part of the day riding around in a Ferrari. I was drawn to his think positive attitude and how he always seemed to have a smile on his face. In the video he will tell you how he came up with the idea of The Ferrari Kid, which came from his own battle with cancer. I wasn’t expecting it, but Manny even gave me some free coaching and advice about how to advance my speaking career, and he gave me a copy of his best selling book Happiness is a Pair of Shorts. Although I have not started it yet, I am certain that I will finish it before the month is over, and from the sleeve it looks like it’s going to be fantastic. Not to mention he got none other than Zig Ziglar to do the Foreword! Now that’s a guy after my own heart. If you’re looking for someone to come speak to your organization about overcoming adversity with a great attitude, I can’t think of anyone better than Manny and you can contact him HERE. Thank you Manny, I truly am honored that you are a part of my mission to make San Antonio a more positive city.
Fill your mind with good things rather than toxic garbage, and remember to think positive thoughts as often as possible. I suggest reading as many good positive things that you can, in the way of quotes and books. Books like The Power of Positive Thinking, Think and Grow Rich, Three 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!
Jonathan, I enjoyed this report on your interview with Manny and his devotion to serving cancer patients. My family had been dramatically affected by cancer and we know the importance of keeping a positive attitude as often as possible.
Your comment “Fill your mind with good things rather than toxic garbage…” is so true. It is sad that so many people don’t guard their thoughts, and as a result miss out on the benefits of remaining positive. Being positive is a choice; being negative is a choice, too. I choose to be positive.
Thanks again for your words and for maintaining this site!
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Jay thank you for taking the time to comment, that means a lot to me and validates that people are actually seeing my mission. If there’s anything that I can do for you please let me know.
Manny is most certainly a positive role model for many and a positive instrument for change. It is quite amazing what wonderful things people accomplish based off of dealing with and/or resolving immense challenges in their lives. We are all blessed to have people like Manny in the world.
Thank you for your comment Joseph and I couldn’t agree with you more. Manny is an inspiration to me and others as well. I am honored to know him. He’s a generous and kind soul.