If you are having trouble viewing this email, click the link below:

http://www.jongordon.com/positive-tip-11-benefits.html

 

Jon Gordon's Weekly Newsletter

Jon Gordon Home
Speaking
Press
Tools for Success
Blog
About Jon

Like ThisFollow Jon on:

Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Blog

 

The Positive DogTHE POSITIVE DOG: A Story about the Power of Positivity

For anyone looking to overcome negativity and challenges to become more positive, The Positive Dog provides the inspiration and action plan to feed yourself and your team with positivity.

Learn more at www.FeedThePositiveDog.com

 

11 BENEFITS OF BEING POSITIVE

Over the years I've done a lot of research on the positive effects of being positive and the negative affects of being negative. The research is clear. It really does pay to be positive and the benefits include enhanced health and longevity, happiness, career advancement, athletic performance, team building and financial success. Being positive is not just a nice way to live. It’s the way to live. In this spirit here are 11 benefits of being positive.

1. Positive People Live Longer - In a study of nuns, those that regularly expressed positive emotions lived on average 10 years longer. (The Nun Study)

2. Positive work environments outperform negative work environments. (Daniel Goleman)

3. Positive, optimistic sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people. (Martin Seligman)

4. Positive leaders are able to make better decisions under pressure. (Heartmath.org)

5. Marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to negative interactions whereas when the ratio approaches 1 to 1, marriages are more likely to end in divorce. (John Gottman)

6. Positive people who regularly express positive emotions are more resilient when facing stress, challenges and adversity. (Several Studies)

7. Positive people are able to maintain a broader perspective and see the big picture which helps them identify solutions where as negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems. (Barbara Fredrickson)

8. Positive thoughts and emotions counter the negative effects of stress. For example, you can't be thankful and stressed at the same time. (Several Studies)

9. Positive emotions such as gratitude and appreciation help athletes perform at a higher level. (Heartmath.org)

10. Positive people have more friends which is a key factor of happiness and longevity. (Robert D. Putnam)

11. Positive and popular leaders are more likely to garner the support of others and receive pay raises and promotions and achieve greater success in the workplace. (Several Studies)

Download a PDF Poster of these 11 Benefits of Being Positive. Download, print and share.

Stay Positive,

-Jon

 

How has staying positive helped you and your team/family? Share your thoughts on my blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

 

Share This Newsletter Via

STAY POSITIVE

A Positive Message for You and Your Team

It's only 4 minutes but it will feed you with positivity for the rest of the day!

Watch Here

Stay Positive - Jon Gordon

Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign Up to receive Jon's newsletter here.

Quick Links: Speaking | Books

Newsletter / Article Reprint Permission:

We grant you permission to post and reprint this newsletter in your publication, on your blog or in your company newsletter with the stipulation that you credit Jon Gordon as the author and you provide a link to www.JonGordon.com.

The Jon Gordon Companies, Inc.

This is a post only email. Please do not reply to this email directly.

To contact Jon, email info@jongordon.com

© The Jon Gordon Companies, Inc - www.JonGordon.com | 904.285.6842 | Info@JonGordon.com