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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January 22, 2022 18 min

You're not your thoughts & feelings. Sure, you get angry. You get sad. You get happy. You get mad. You get frustrated. 

You get..but you're not

You're not an angry person. You're not a sad person. You're not a happy person. You're not a mad person. You're not a frustrated person. 

You're a human.

In this episode, I dive into how self-awareness around our thoughts and emotions can help us change our t...

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You, my friend, are the only person in control of your thoughts and feelings - seriously, no one else can make you think something and they definitely can’t make you feel something despite you wanting to believe that about your circumstances.

You are the only one responsible for, in charge of, and in control of what you think and how you feel about your life. And the steps to changing that is working through your crap and what’s hol...

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January 8, 2022 20 min

Hey, hey Positivity Posse! It’s a new year, it’s 2022, and I’m excited to be back with you on Positivity on Fire after taking a nice break to end 2021.

In today’s show I dive into how you can regain your confidence in the year ahead and the best part is it takes just a tiny bit of effort on your part every day. Seriously, it’s a few simple tricks to help you have small wins each and every day.

Get after it my friends and we’ll see yo...

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If you’re a regular listener, well let me just say thank you for making 2021 a great year! Seriously, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Whether you know it or not, you’ve been an important part of my journey and I’m grateful for your support.

When I first began Positivity on Fire on New Year’s Eve 2020 – in the midst of a global pandemic no less – I had no clue where the show would go and what I would share. I just knew more po...

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Shamika Woodruff is a personal and executive coach who serves corporate career women and women entrepreneurs who want to build a legacy they are proud of without the overwhelm and self-doubt. Alongside her clients, she curates space to explore possibility with curiosity, without judgement and a genuine interest in client success.  Shamika decided to become a coach to be the person she needed when coming up through the ranks of her ...

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With a lot of determination, perseverance and some grit mixed in for good measure, Michelle Simms started her company in the middle of a recession. Against all odds, her business flourished: Just a decade later, that little company grew into an $85 million enterprise that was acquired by the largest publicly traded home building company in the industry. 

Today, Michelle blends her real-world experience into a unique coaching style t...

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A Navy Veteran, podcast host, and a social media influencer whose penchant for building community and sharing kindness are at the core of his motto living life to the fullest, Shane Leketa’s vision and mission are to inspire, motivate and encourage others to truly become their authentic and true selves. Believe in yourself, see your self-worth and then, at the end of the day, put the work in going for your goals and dreams.

In today...

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Dana Lawson is a marine biologist, educator, outdoorswoman, and Founder of Unbounded Horizons, an organization dedicated to using recreational therapy to guide adult survivors of domestic abuse towards a path to independence and ultimately, survival. Dana is continually pushing herself to rediscover the unbounded horizons of her own potential. 

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden chats with Dana about how she has overcome living ...

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November 20, 2021 17 min

‘Tis the season for gratitude and it is also the season for depression and mental health issues. So how can you use gratitude as a preventative measure and actually foster a positive daily routine to help you get through the end of 2022? That’s the purpose of today’s show.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden takes a look at gratitude, happiness, and mental health and shares some tips for improving gratitude in your life and how t...

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November 13, 2021 18 min

Are you struggling with finding your voice at work or in life? Do you think you have nothing to contribute to the greater good? Are you curious about your purpose in life and how you can make a difference in this world?

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden shares how he found his voice, what drives him to make the world a better place and 10 questions you can ask yourself to help you discover your own voice in this world.

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November 6, 2021 16 min

Are you stuck in your head about the value you bring to this world? What about your own self-worth? How much time do you spend doubting yourself and your contributions at work, at home, and in your relationships.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden shares more about his self-discovery journey specifically focused on his own struggles with value and self-worth as he embarks on a complete 180 degree from his former career and life....

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October 30, 2021 17 min

Do you know your purpose in life? Have you taken stock of what makes you come alive? Discovering your WHY, your innate strengths, and where you add value in this world will lead you toward being able to measure your life when it is said and done.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden takes a look at the process one undertakes to discover their purpose in life -- one’s WHY -- and explains how he recently found his and what that has ...

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October 23, 2021 20 min

You know that story in your head. The one you repeat to yourself over and over again to the point you actually believe in it as truth. The reality is your story, your narrative about yourself is just a dream you need to let go of so you can work to create a new narrative to your life.

In today’s episode, host Jason Ramsden dives into the stories we tell ourselves and the stories he tells himself along his own journey towards becomin...

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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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October 9, 2021 21 min

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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