Becky felt as though she lost her identity when she got divorced.  To get it back, she made a bucket list and started checking it off, but she still wasn’t happy.  It took a single photo at the Everest Base Camp to completely change the way she saw her life.

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Ricky Wade discusses the challenges he faced coming to America from Jamaica and imparts some of his life-changing lessons.

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What would I do today if I were brave?  Through speech and lyrics, Jana Stanfield encourages everyone to act on their ambitions now, before the imaginary time of “When I…”

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"If they can do it, why can’t I?" Lance Stranahan, son of golf legend, Frank Stranahan, spent a great deal of time seeking motivation from books and videos, not realizing that his greatest motivator was his own father, who, after losing his wife and two of his children, and experiencing a debilitating car crash, still had the guts to keep pursuing his passion in life.

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Actress and singer, Sherry Hursey, talks about her mother’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease, the challenges that presented, and the wonderful healing that came to both of them through music.

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It took a near-death experience for Emile Allen to change his beliefs about life, but he’s since found a less perilous way to reduce stress and increase your enjoyment of the world around you.

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Optimism drives dreamers to invent, shy guys to meet nice girls, and prisoners of war to keep going.  Mace Horoff recounts his own humorous experiences with unreasonable optimism and encourages you to try it yourself.

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David Martin lost everything during the stock market crash of 2000, or did he?  Find out how this seemingly catastrophic event actually turned his life around for the better.

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Dr. Joachim de Posada believes you are one applied idea way from something BIG happening in your life.  This fascinating talk discusses the benefits of delayed gratification, as illustrated through a famous psychological experiment with children and marshmallows.

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Classically trained musician, Janet Bales, serenades the Contagious Optimism Live audience with her soothing tunes about fond memories and gratitude.

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