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Brad Beck: The Optimist Creed poem

We all know that person. That person, who, no matter what you do, they just will not stop smiling!

Brad Beck is one of those people. He's a career salesman, and he's made a mantra out of optimism. In fact he changed his title from "National Sales Manager" to Director of YES! And that really speaks to the soul of Brad Beck.

Brad and I are not psychologists any more than we are literature experts. We're salesmen. We may not have all the theory, but Brad has spent a great career as a full time salesman, and he'll tell you that no character trait is more important to a salesperson than optimism.

In fact, he believes it's the most important traits in humans. This is where we have a great conversation about optimism, what it is, how to use it, but most importantly, when you should be negative. We discussed the value of negative emotions and the danger of being overly optimistic.

This was a fun one for me and I hope you enjoy it too!

The Optimist Creed Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence