[Reading] ➿ Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story ➶ Jess Ekstrom – Pocket-bikes.us

Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own StoryOne Flicker Of Hope That S All It Takes To Catapult Yourself Into The Life You Ve Always ImaginedSuccess Is Not Born Out Of Skill, School, Where We Re From, Who We Know, Or What We Scored On The SAT None Of Us Were Born Ready None Of Us Started Life Knowing How To Fly A Plane Or Launch A Company Or Knit A Sweater For Our DogBut We Are Born With Something Important Than Skills We Re Born With Optimism The Initial Seed For Success Optimism Fuels The Belief That You Can Be The One To Create The Good The World Needs But You Ve Got To Hone It And Practice It And Determine To Live From ItIn Chasing The Bright Side, Jess Ekstrom Shares Her Own Inspirational Story Of How Optimism Helped Her Overcome Multiple Challenges, And The Dynamic Ways Her Mind Set Propelled Her As A Young Entrepreneur, International Speaker, And Philanthropist Do You Have Dreams For Yourself And The World That Are Tucked Away In Your Box Of Somedays What Would Happen If Today Was The Day You Opened The Box And What If That Box Was The Key To A Better Tomorrow Jess S Journey Will Inspire You Embrace The Power Of Optimism In Your Own Life, And Help You Reimagine Your Purpose So You Create Good In The World While Fulfilling Your Own Dreams Right Where You Are

[Reading] ➿ Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story ➶ Jess Ekstrom – Pocket-bikes.us
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story
  • Jess Ekstrom
  • 26 February 2018
  • 0785229329

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➿ Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story ➶ Jess Ekstrom – Pocket-bikes.us


  1. says:

    From the creator of Headbands of Hope for children with cancer comes this delightful book on optimism Chasing The Bright Side isthan an ode to bright sided mantras Optimism is, in the author s words, about understanding that we can t control all of our experiences, but we can control what they mean to us and the story they write for us Optimism and the stories we write for ourselves are inextricable linked Optimism is powerful It can form our beliefs, guide our behaviors and change o From the creator of Headbands of Hope for children with cancer comes this delightful book on optimism Chasing The Bright Side isthan an ode to bright sided mantras Optimism is, in the author s words, about understanding that we can t control all of our experiences, but we can control what they mean to us and the story they write for us Optimism and the stories we write for ourselves are inextricable linked Optimism is powerful It can form our beliefs, guide our behaviors and change our stories And when we change our stories, we create opportunity opportunity to develop, to grow, to dare, to become We create the opportunity to reject stagnancy and anxiety Written in an engaging, satirical yet informative manner, Chasing The Bright Side is insightful and refreshing Young adults will especially enjoy this book


  2. says:

    This book is encouraging without being cheesy Jess writes in a conversational style, sharing her real life experiences in a way that helps us connect with her message and not feel as if we are being lectured to Jess lets us in on her biggest failures, most embarrassing moments, and major fears Showing us how optimism can help fuel the fire and keep us going in the worst of times, Jess encourages us not just to dream, but to put those dreams into action and never stop seeing the possibilities This book is encouraging without being cheesy Jess writes in a conversational style, sharing her real life experiences in a way that helps us connect with her message and not feel as if we are being lectured to Jess lets us in on her biggest failures, most embarrassing moments, and major fears Showing us how optimism can help fuel the fire and keep us going in the worst of times, Jess encourages us not just to dream, but to put those dreams into action and never stop seeing the possibilities that lay before us She encourages us to see failures not as dead ends, but simply as an opportunity to learn and grow There are a lot of books in this genre recently, and while it wasn t my favorite I ve read along this same vein, it was pleasant and encouraging, and definitely aenjoyable reading experience than others that have tried to be encouraging and failed at it Jess is honest and resilient, and I enjoyed hearing her story Thank you to Thomas Nelson publishing for sending me an advanced copy of this book


  3. says:

    Settled in for a cozy Saturday night with this good book Jess Ekstrom s insights on how embracing optimism and activating your purpose can help you write your own story was inspiring Chapter 8 of Chasing the Bright Side, is by far my favorite We will never be able to walk into a new experience being totally prepared and knowing everything there is to know, so we need to feel tall enough even when we don t have all the answers The struggle is real You know how to tread water but you re sti Settled in for a cozy Saturday night with this good book Jess Ekstrom s insights on how embracing optimism and activating your purpose can help you write your own story was inspiring Chapter 8 of Chasing the Bright Side, is by far my favorite We will never be able to walk into a new experience being totally prepared and knowing everything there is to know, so we need to feel tall enough even when we don t have all the answers The struggle is real You know how to tread water but you re still too afraid to jump off the diving board because you can t clearly see all the way to the bottom But as the author says, sometimes the main difference between the people who make it and the ones who don t is just the courage to begin where you are Begin today and read Chasing the Bright Side


  4. says:

    I m a big Jess Eckstrom fan She has a powerful message of optimism and hope Chasing the Bright Side is a fun read that takes you on the adventure of Jess life It s inspiring I love how she finds the positive spin on every tough situation she s walked through and is able to articulate the lessons and how one thing led to the other It s a great read that will uplift you and challenge you to find the bright side in everything.


  5. says:

    I started this book and I was hooked immediately Jess conversational style of writing feels like she s there with you She is real and honest and FUNNY, and tells you the things you need to hear in a way that makes you excited to hear them Highly recommended


  6. says:

    This book covers a lot of the same ground that many positive thinking self help books do, but the author has some interesting stories to share In particular, the relative she called Uncle Bernie became infamous when he stole away the wealth of many high profile victims as well as Jess s family Bernie Madoff Her family was forced to rebuild their lives, and Jess took a path that involved working at Disney, getting involved with the Make A Wish foundation, and eventually starting her own char This book covers a lot of the same ground that many positive thinking self help books do, but the author has some interesting stories to share In particular, the relative she called Uncle Bernie became infamous when he stole away the wealth of many high profile victims as well as Jess s family Bernie Madoff Her family was forced to rebuild their lives, and Jess took a path that involved working at Disney, getting involved with the Make A Wish foundation, and eventually starting her own charitable venture, Headbands of Hope


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I loved this book And while I knew of Jess Ekstrom and already thought she s amazing, I ll admit I felt dubious at the start Mostly because I haven t had a burrito in awhile and I m not a huge sports fan two big loves that she immediately reveals about herself in the introduction Luckily I didn t let that deter me because this book is an absolute gem It is so full with relatable stories, lessons, and learnings Jess voice is so engaging, funny, and real I sped through the book and highli I loved this book And while I knew of Jess Ekstrom and already thought she s amazing, I ll admit I felt dubious at the start Mostly because I haven t had a burrito in awhile and I m not a huge sports fan two big loves that she immediately reveals about herself in the introduction Luckily I didn t let that deter me because this book is an absolute gem It is so full with relatable stories, lessons, and learnings Jess voice is so engaging, funny, and real I sped through the book and highlighted a third of it because I really wanted to impress it all directly into my subconscious I was recently asked what I found to be the most valuable takeaway from the book and after some reflection because there were so many to choose from , the one I ve settled on for an answer is that the journey towards success is, indeed, a journey There isn t one thing or one event or one moment that will suddenly and absolutely define you as a success because you weren t one before To achieve anything great, one must persist day by day by day by day it is imperative to not let an experience of temporary defeat define you but to instead allow for that experience to teach, change, and grow you I m probably a decade orolder than Jess and so probably not wholly in her target demographic but she is clearly an old soul with a highly valuable and entertaining message that I believe everyone could benefit from receiving


  8. says:

    This book has been a game changer for me Six years ago I thought I lost everything due to a debilitating illness Currently I suffer from this chronic illness that has reduced my mobility and stricken me with severe chronic pain I m not going to lie, I was having a pity party for oneoften than not lately One day I saw my mentor reading this book and I thought the cover was so pretty I am a book junkie and it drew me inside the pages What a beautiful journey reading it has been Jess h This book has been a game changer for me Six years ago I thought I lost everything due to a debilitating illness Currently I suffer from this chronic illness that has reduced my mobility and stricken me with severe chronic pain I m not going to lie, I was having a pity party for oneoften than not lately One day I saw my mentor reading this book and I thought the cover was so pretty I am a book junkie and it drew me inside the pages What a beautiful journey reading it has been Jess has this way of reframing your thoughts about the experiences in your life without the Pollyanna positivity spin I realized that my situation is what I decide it is As I read I discovered my tendency to say yes, but instead of yes, and which was limiting me muchthan my chronic illness Her blend of storytelling along with thoughtful writing prompts pull the book together in an insightful way I sincerely believe that every person will experience their own revelations and takeaways from Jess literary genius If you are looking for a great personal development book that doesn t require you to join the Cult of Positivity, then Chasing the Bright Side is for you


  9. says:

    This lovely, optimistic book really got under my pessimistic skin and in all the right ways.As someone who quite literally sees the bad in everything I m working on it a small part of me wants to instantly check out at the mention of bright sides and unyielding optimism I d just as soon go back to the next book on my to read list that undoubtedly involves an unsolved murder But, like I said, I m working on it And, with Chasing the Bright Side, it was easy to get lost in Jess Ekstrom s worl This lovely, optimistic book really got under my pessimistic skin and in all the right ways.As someone who quite literally sees the bad in everything I m working on it a small part of me wants to instantly check out at the mention of bright sides and unyielding optimism I d just as soon go back to the next book on my to read list that undoubtedly involves an unsolved murder But, like I said, I m working on it And, with Chasing the Bright Side, it was easy to get lost in Jess Ekstrom s world The pages just kept turning, and I wasn t rolling my eyes because it wasn t preachy or belittling, instead it was inspiring and hopeful and funny, like genuinely laugh out loud funny Chasing the Bright Side is like taking a peak behind the curtain, but instead of seeing a disappointing little man from Oz, you find a resilient, resourceful woman happy to give you some tips on how to write your own story and really be the good For yourself, your family, the world And there s not a single bad thing this pessimist can think to say about that


  10. says:

    Jess Ekstrom is the founder of Headbands of Hope HOH , an organization that aims to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer In doing this, one headband is donated to a child with cancer for every headband that s sold through the organization I began volunteering as a Headband Hero with HOH one year ago, and have been following Jess ever since Inspired from the start, I was excited to hear she was releasing a book Let me tell you, it did not disappoint I was hooked as so Jess Ekstrom is the founder of Headbands of Hope HOH , an organization that aims to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer In doing this, one headband is donated to a child with cancer for every headband that s sold through the organization I began volunteering as a Headband Hero with HOH one year ago, and have been following Jess ever since Inspired from the start, I was excited to hear she was releasing a book Let me tell you, it did not disappoint I was hooked as soon as I began reading The pages are filled with real, honest personal stories that are written with a comedic flare This book is for anyone looking to embrace optimism and activate their purpose, and for anyone who needs some inspiration to chase their dreams I will definitely be gifting this book to others I found many words of wisdom while reading this book, but here is one of my favorite quotes, Everything wonderful that has been created or achieved had to start with someone who believed there could be better

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