From the Desk of Meggin McIntosh
Dear fellow “I’m sort of freaked out right now” friends,
When I created the Staying Positive Society a few years ago, it was unimaginable (to me) that we would need it now more than ever. If at some point, the whole world calms down and everyone is peaceful, productive, positive, and pleasant, then I’ll discontinue this personal workshop series…but until then, I’m continuing to do my part to help.
As someone who is profoundly affected by negative energy, several years ago, it was clear how distressed and upset many people had become. I was talking with one of my coaching clients, sharing the idea with her, i.e., saying, “People are just freaked out and it’s harder to stay positive.” She said, “I think you should do something with that and that’s what to call it.” That’s when this project was named.
The Staying Positive in a Freaked-Out World Personal Workshop Series supports YOU. You need strategies to help yourself stay positive even if other people around you are kind of going berserk.
Ultimately, you may also decide that you want to help those around you who are freaked out, but first, you need to keep yourself upright and moving forward. You cannot change or positively affect those around you until you FIRST get yourself situated in a positive place.
Here’s what I know about the people who are natural members of the “Staying Positive in a Freaked-Out World Society:”
- You are a little freaked out (wigged out, crazed, scared, unsure, etc.) This could be due to something that is happening very close to you or it could be happening in the larger world. But either way, you can feel its impact.
- Also, very importantly, you know that these feelings are not your normal or preferred way of thinking and feeling – and that’s a bit of what is freaking you out. Maybe you are accustomed to feeling ‘in control’ and you are now feeling completely out of control. Or, maybe you know you are nearly always upbeat and positive and right now, you’re feeling something other than that…Regardless of what it is, you know you feel somewhat or totally ‘out of whack.’
For the last few years, many people have found that it is taking extra effort to stay in a ‘happy place.’ Our optimism is being tested a bit, possibly. And yet, it’s when our optimism is tested that it is most needed. It takes courage to be optimistic and positive. You can nurture that courage here. Thankfully, I hear this from people on a regular basis.
To make sure you know how the Staying Positive in a Freaked-Out World Society will work, here’s an overview:
Once a week for a year, you will receive an email from me, which includes at least two items:
- A download link to the recording of this week’s Staying Positive Personal Workshop Session. The recording will usually be 10 – 30 minutes.
- A download link to access the transcript and worksheets for your weekly Staying Positive Personal Workshop Session.
The idea is that you receive something once a week that will give you a boost, some redirection, a strategy for focus, or some other tool that will get you going and/or staying on a positive note. Many people tell me that they find solace and comfort in listening and re-listening to the recordings. Expect them to be fun, creative, and inspiring.
Each week, you’ll have your own personal workshop delivered to you for easy access. Use it to support yourself (and the people and work you most care about).
Each week, you and hundreds of others will focus on different topics with a learning structure that supports the focus and intent of the workshop. Having taught thousands and thousands of classes and workshops, I know these are set up in such a way that you will be affected – positively – each week or each time you review the materials.
More than anything else I’ve ever created, the Staying Positive in a Freaked-Out World Personal Workshops are written from my heart to your heart. Expect them to be personal and expect them to affect you in a personal and powerful way.
Because there is so much pain worldwide right now, you may want to partner up with someone as you work through this program. It’s helpful to have someone to process with and for that reason, I’d be happy to give you a second membership – at no additional charge – in the Staying Positive in a Freaked-Out World program when you buy yours.
Meggin McIntosh, PhD
The PhD of Productivity®
President/CEO (Chief Excellence Officer) of Emphasis on Excellence, Inc.