Positivity on Fire

Positivity on Fire

We all can work on leading a more positive and intentional life -- you, me, your family, your best friend, your neighbor down the street, even that stranger passing by right now. Host Jason Ramsden, a personal and executive coach, is on a positivity quest. Positivity on Fire details his journey as he explores the intersection of ordinary people and extraordinary positivity. Sharing his learning, stories, and conversations with guests, this show is an effort to help you, and him, lead a more intentional life focused on being the best you possible. Subscribe today to start your own #positivityquest.

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October 16, 2021 19 min

You feel it, don’t you. Your mind is restless, unsettled, and you might be a bit confused and lost in your thoughts. This is common, friends, and is what is known as your monkey mind. The good news is there are ways you can quiet your mind.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden shares what it  means to have a Monkey Mind and how a mindfulness practice, including meditation, can help you loosen the grip your mind has on your life. 

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How often have you thought to yourself, “I am probably the most unconfident person I know.” You are not alone as issues with self-confidence and having bouts of negative thoughts are pervasive in our lives as we are genetically predisposed to focus on the negative rather than being focused on confidence.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden shares 8 tips for building your self-confidence as well as shares several stories of his ow...

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October 2, 2021 35 min

How often have you thought to yourself, I am the only one struggling with this in my life? Never forget, we are all on our own journeys toward recovery and improvement and it is important to be who we are and to own it. 

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden has a conversation with Denise Gillispie, a special education teacher in Maryland, a mother of two and someone who has struggled with addiction to alcohol and food. Denise shar...

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September 25, 2021 30 min

In a world where everything appears to be out of control, one thing we can always focus on is controlling that which we can and then putting all other things out of our head. In focusing on what we can control rather than what we can not, we learn to be the masters of our own destiny in all areas of our lives.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden has a conversation with Laura Tierney, Founder and CEO of The Social Institute, whose...

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September 18, 2021 32 min

We’ve become accustomed to using a GPS when we get lost on America’s roads and highways but what if we start using GPS as a way to guide our daily lives? What if we started to offer grace, positivity, and support in all our daily interactions? What if it became our mantra like it is for today’s guest, Mike Cobb.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden has a conversation with Mike Cobb, Head of School at All Saints Episcopal School in...

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If I had one wish for today, and truthfully every day, it would be for everyone to be a little more aware of our fellow humans, to exhibit more kindness, and to be mindful of what folks might be experiencing -- not just today but everyday. We never know what burdens others carry.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden takes a few moments to remember the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

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September 4, 2021 30 min

How do you know when to pivot? Do you listen to other people or trust your gut? For many we allow outside influences to affect our lives to the point where it affects us in a negative way. Instead, why not focus on what you can do each and every day -- consistently doing all the little things in life -- to “Win the Day.”

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden has a conversation with Laura Cariello -- an MS Warrior who is telling her...

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How do you set your intentions each day? Do you rise late, rush to get ready, head out the door and jump from task, to meeting, to phone call, to kids sports, to the grocery store with never a thought about caring for yourself? Where do you find time each day for you? When do you take a moment to just breathe? What will it take for you to realize that you, and only you, have the power to say: "I am important!"

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August 21, 2021 17 min

If you've been thinking about making a change in your life what's holding you back? Fear? Unsureness? Lack of vision? Everyday is a good day to start  fresh and today's show is just what you been looking for friends.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden shares insights into why any day, or actually any hour, is a good time to start again. He also offers 10 tips to help you with your own fresh start including experience...

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August 14, 2021 18 min

You’re in control right? You have a belief that you can control situations, control others, and have a well laid plan for your life -- does that resonate with you? If so and you are looking for ways to let go then this episode is for you. 

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden challenges your illusion of control, shares 5 tips for helping let go of control, as well as a fatherhood story about stopping to pressure his son academical...

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August 7, 2021 17 min

How do you build happiness in your life? What are the basic tenets of positive psychology and how can you use them to make an impact on your life? Using PERMA (Positive Emotion, Engagement, Positive Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment/Achievement) we can make permanent change in our lives.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden dives into the basic tenets of positive psychology and shares self-coaching questions you can use when ...

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June 26, 2021 1 min

Jay's moving and spending the month of July getting him and his family settled into their new home and their new town.

Positivity on Fire will be on hiatus from July 3rd to July 31st with a brand new season of shows dropping on Saturday, August 7th.

If you have missed previous episodes, now's a good time to get your listen binge on in preparation for the new season starting in August!

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June 25, 2021 14 min

Humility is that key ingredient to being open to what others have to share, contribute, and give to us. By being more humble, we often find ourselves more readily learning from others which in turn makes us better at being us.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden talks about the power of humility, tips that you can use to become more humble in your life, and examines how humility can actually make us a better person.

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June 18, 2021 17 min

Vulnerability -- definitely a word that makes people cringe with fear. And yet, vulnerability is the single most important way for you to grow as a person.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden shares insights on what he needs to do to be more vulnerable and how that might help you be more vulnerable in your own life. 

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When was the last time you took a look in the mirror and said to yourself, “I am amazing and am capable of doing amazing things!”? Perhaps not recently? Perhaps you are feeling less than confident in your ability to believe in yourself?

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden shares a recent coaching session with his own coach, Kimberly DuBrul, around the words confidence and faith as well as insights into how you can improve your ow...

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When we are faced with a challenge or change in our life we are often told to just leap -- take a chance. This can be harder than it sounds because of fear and anxiety. What if we looked at LEAP as leveraging emotions actively through positivity.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden shares why positive thinking is important, how you can use positive thinking to overcome negative thoughts and emotions and shares from his own life h...

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May 29, 2021 21 min

With 70% of adults feeling either anxiety or depression about body image and others not willing to share their stories about pain, growth, and moving forward, today’s episode is one you do not want to miss.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden talks about his own struggle with body image, the journey he has been on to try and move forward with a more positive mindset about body image while peeling back layers of himself from his c...

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May 22, 2021 22 min

The first step of any journey is difficult and it can also be the most powerful. Sometimes, though, the journey of a thousand miles begins with the COURAGE to take the first step. Change is hard, regardless if the choice is about something easy or difficult, and change takes courage.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden talks about 15 strategies for finding courage. Whether you need the courage to move forward, the courage to chan...

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May 15, 2021 18 min

We all struggle with doubt especially when interacting with others. What was their intention? Did they really mean what they said? Why did they act that way today? Can I trust them?

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden explores how giving others the benefit of the doubt can improve relationships and also help you become a better person in the process. In sharing a story from his own life, some tips for confronting doubt of others,...

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May 7, 2021 20 min

We all struggle with knowing whether or not it is time to let go and move on from a relationship. Whether that relationship is work related, a friendship or a romantic one, the anxiety, fear and doubt about how to move forward can often be crippling because we often do not recognize the signs.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden explores the behaviors and signs in our lives that signal it is time to let go and move on and also sh...

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