Positivity is often misunderstood to mean putting on a pair of rose-colored glasses, pretending that everything is fine and dandy, even when everything isn’t fine and dandy. But Jonas Cain holds that this understanding of positivity is flawed, arguing that true positivity cannot ignore reality but instead has to reflect an honest assessment of the truth.
Are Your P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E.? Rethinking Positive Thinking will take you on an 8-step journey that will encourage you to “rethink positive thinking,” opening you to a life of engagement and empowerment!
Magic Words is a collection of principles for producing personal and professional growth that’s taken over two decades to compile. Each word is fully outlined to help you effectively implement their power into your daily life.
Read it straight through cover-to-cover, or keep it on your nightstand for daily encouragement—either way, Magic Words is a valuable resource empowering and encouraging you to Boldly Step Forward Perform!
What Does it Mean to Be Happy? Is it a physical sensation of pleasure, or is it more of an attitude? Is it resiliency won by virtuous living, or is it satisfaction with the state of affairs? Can you be happy even if you don't feel happy?
And the Pursuit of Happiness examines these questions by exploring various theories of happiness from philosophical and practical perspectives, while also exploring the author's own earnest attempts at applying these theories. If approached with an open heart and mind, this concise guide will help you rediscover happiness again for the first time.
Are You Ready to Be Happy?
One day, best friends Jonas and Stephanie decided they would write a book together, and before a word was even written they already had a title for it: It Just Happened the Other Day: A True Story.
Whenever Stephanie told a story, she would begin by saying, "It just happened the other day," even if what she was about to say happened months or even years before. And whenever Jonas told a story, he would begin by saying, "It's a true story," even when he was just telling a joke.
Due to unforeseen events, the pair never got to write their book. Until now.
Positive thinking is often viewed as the practice of wearing so-called “rose-colored glasses,” pretending that everything is fine and dandy even when everything isn’t fine and dandy. But can choosing to overlook reality really be considered “positive thinking?” Can the experience of a good lie really be a good thing? And can what we don’t know—via genuine ignorance or willful blindness—actually hurt us?
The Positivity Papers: Volume 1 is Jonas Cain’s work to confront these issues by curating scientific research on the effects of positivity and negativity on our work, relationships, and health. Along the way he shares practical principles and practices to employ this research into our everyday lives, and discusses his own personal experiences in applying these stratagems, which readers will find both informative and at times even entertaining.
The Positivity Papers: Volume 2 is the continuation of Jonas Cain’s ongoing research into the science of positivity. As the second book in the series, this work continues the tradition of curating principles and practices for making the world a little bit brighter in a way that’s accurate, accessible, and actionable. Along the way the author shares a few of his own adventures (and misadventures) in applying these strategies, which readers will find both informative and at times entertaining.
The topics found here will challenge you to step up and make new decisions to help you level up your psychological capital and emotional intelligence.
The Positivity Papers: Volume 3 began as a typical continuation of Jonas Cain’s ongoing research on effective principles and practices for facilitating positive change for individual, team, and organizational growth, but as the global pandemic hit and social justice issues came to a head, the focus of these articles shifted to how to use the principles and practices to address these global issues.
As the third book in the series, this volume contains perhaps the most important of all Jonas’ work due to its cultural significance. Presented in the authors signature style of being equally accurate, accessible, and actionable, this book is sure to find a welcome place in your library to serve as a valuable reference for years to come.
The Positivity Papers: Volume 4 is the continuation of Jonas Cain’s ongoing work to share accurate, accessible, and actionable principles and practices for initiating and managing positive change.
Each essay was inspired to meet the needs of Hashtag Positivity clients, offering meaningful and relevant strategies that—if approached with open eyes, mind, and heart—can likewise help you and the people you influence experience joy at home, work, the community, and beyond.
The Positivity Papers: Volume 5 is Jonas Cain's continued good faith best effort for sharing ideas and reflections for being well by living well.
Each story has a common throughline in response to the events around us: How can we use this as a force for good? If approached with open eyes, mind, and heart, these reflections may offer insight to help you experience abiding joy.