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The BEST version of YOU!

A wellness talk on keeping a positive mindset

gina poblete

on 6 August 2018

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Transcript of The BEST version of YOU!

Women's Interactive Network (WIN) Event
Cleveland Clinic, Avon
March 8, 2016
TO DO list:
Happiness is...
Can be shared
Resonates, radiates, can fill others
Emanates from within
Triggered by positive thoughts
Q1: What is your high point of the week?

Introduce yourself to the seatmate on your right and share a
high moment
that occured just recently. Please take about (3) minutes.
Hint: Something that made you smile, felt right, uplifting, fulfilling...
Q2: What would you consider your
"pain point"
for the week?

Depending on your comfort level, share a low point, a struggle, a moment of distress or anxiety, the "pinch" or a "crunch" in your week.
Q3: What did you observe?
Positive Mindset
Personal goals
Dr. David Cooperrider
Dr. David Cooperrider
YOU at your BEST!
The Professional Life of
On happiness, a positive mindset and gratitude in and out of the workplace
What does this tell us about happiness?
Reframe, redirect the negative conversation
Positive stories trigger positive energy
B. Friedrisckson, Psychological Science Journal
Positive emotions trigger upward spirals toward emotional well being
The Power of The QUESTION!
There is great response & impact in a positive question!
Appreciative Inquiry

- Valuing the act of recognizing the best in people or the world around us; affirming past & present strengths, successes & potentials (valuing, prizing, esteeming and honoring)
Appreciative Inquiry
Where exactly is it? Who is the contact person for a happy place?
Happy Place
Am I happy?

Could I be happier?

How do I stay happiest?



The act of exploration & discovery; To be open to seeing new potentials and possibilities (discovery, search, study, explore)

Happy Helpers:-)
Physical Exercise (endorphins)
Journaling thoughts
Random acts of kindness; service
Powerful Pause: "Agenda-less" BE STILL, Quiet your mind, meditation, breathe deeply
Embrace a new goal (triggers dopamine, energy is increased)
Survive then Thrive instead of Fight vs. Flight
Laugh, stretch, relax!
Build new habits (Brain Retrain)
Positive Intelligence - "Happy folks are more creative, productive, better at problem solving vs. unhappy peers" - HBR Jan 2012
Happiness precedes SUCCESS!
"I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. " Oprah Winfrey
"We must believe we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained." Marie Curie
Mindfulness: BE INTENTIONAL!
Positive mindset: "What worked well instead of "What went wrong?"
Face to Face versus Facebook
Relational vs. transactional
Compliment more, criticize less
Light exposure - Nature Energy
Cultivate relationships not race for the most "likes"
Define your purpose, craft a personal vision

An experiential exercise - -
Love yourself!
Social oblgations
I am grateful to be here, to have shared the same space with each of YOU!
A final quote for today:
"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic."
Rosalind Russell
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