Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story




      Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story
One flicker of hope That s all it takes to catapult yourself into the life you ve always imagined.Success is not born out of skill, school, where we re from, who we know, or what we scored on the SAT None of us were born ready None of us started life knowing how to fly a plane or launch a company or knit a sweater for our dog.But we are born with something important than skills We re born with optimism the initial seed for success Optimism fuels the belief that you can be the one to create the good the world needs But you ve got to hone it And practice it And determine to live from it.In Chasing the Bright Side, Jess Ekstrom shares her own inspirational story of how optimism helped her overcome multiple challenges, and the dynamic ways her mind set propelled her as a young entrepreneur, international speaker, and philanthropist Do you have dreams for yourself and the world that are tucked away in your box of somedays What would happen if today was the day you opened the box And what if that box was the key to a better tomorrow Jess s journey will inspire you embrace the power of optimism in your own life, and help you reimagine your purpose so you create good in the world while fulfilling your own dreams right where you are. Download Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story by Jess Ekstrom – bluevapours.co.uk

Jess is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012 For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer The company has been featured on the TODAY Show, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Good Morning America andButimportantly, they ve donated over half a million headbands to every children s hospital in the United States and 15 countries Jess is also a professional speaker and author of Chasing the Bright Side She s currently living and traveling in an Airstream with her husband, Jake, and standard poodle, Ollie.


      Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story
 By Jess Ekstrom IBN : 0785229329 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story
  • Jess Ekstrom
  • 16 January 2018
  • 0785229329

10 thoughts on “ Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story

  1. Shelly says:

    From the creator of Headbands of Hope for children with cancer comes this delightful book on optimism Chasing The Bright Side isthan an ode to bright sided mantras Optimism is, in the author s words, about understanding that we can t control all of our experiences, but we can control what they mean to us and the story they write for us Optimism and the stories we write for ourselves are inextricable linked Optimism is powerful It can form our beliefs, guide our behaviors and change From the creator of Headband...

  2. Jenny Kruschke says:

    This book is encouraging without being cheesy Jess writes in a conversational style, sharing her real life experiences in a way that helps us connect with her message and not feel as if we are being lectured to Jess lets us in on her biggest failures, most embarrassing moments, and major fears Showing us how optimism can help fuel the fire and keep us going in the worst of times, Jess encourages us not just to dream, but to put those dreams into action and never stop seeing the possibilities This book is encouraging without being cheesy Jess writes in a conversational style, sharing her real life experiences in a way that helps us connect with her message and not feel as if we are being lectured to Jess lets us in on her biggest failures, most embarrassing moments, and major fears Showing us how optimism can help fuel the fire and keep us going in the worst of times, Jess encourages us not just to dream, but to put those dreams into action and never stop seeing the possibilities that lay before us She encourages us to see failures not as dead ends, but simply as an opportunity to learn and grow There are a lot of books in this genre recently, a...

  3. Addie Yoder says:

    I have read a ton of books about women who struggled, built a business, over came hard times and wanted to share their tips and stories This one is a little special I went into it expecting the same thing I have read over and over Don t get me wrong, those stories are all great, but the are pretty similar Jess put her story in perspective of optimism and the ways that we can control our mindset and perspective and actions in a totally new way She recognizes the challenges She doesn t I have read a ton of books about women who struggled, built a business, over came hard times and wanted to share their tips and stories This one is a little special I went into it expecting the same thing I have read over and over Don t get me wrong, thos...

  4. Kat Fitzpatrick says:

    Chasing the Brightside is optimism made fun This book is well paced and easy to read the author s storytelling style is so seamless you don t even realize that you re learning lessons along the way There are many quotes that just stick with you, such asOptimism is the initial seed that has to be planted for any great movement, startup, change or revolution to begin,Just begin where you are, andOut of your 70,000 daily thoughts, which ones don t support your story If you re looking Chasing the Brightside is optimism made fun This book is well paced and easy to read the author s storytelling style is so seamless you don t even realize that you re learning lessons alo...

  5. Kelli Panique says:

    If you could change the voice in your head to a different voice like you do on an app on your phone, I would highly suggest changing it to Jess Ekstorm s voice Her positivity is contagious and empowering Chasing the Bright Side is, of course, about optimism, but not a put on the rose colored glasses and everything will be okay optimism This is optimism in the face of struggle, disappointments, and naysayers It s about trying to figure out life business relationships as you go and choosing to If you could change the voice in your head to a different voice like you do on an app on your phone, I would highly suggest changing it to Jess Ekstorm s voice Her positivity is contagious and empowering Chasing the Bright Side is, of course, about optimism, but not a put on the rose colored glasses and everything will be okay optimism This is optimism in the face of struggle, disappointments, and naysayers It s about trying to figure out life ...

  6. Shannon Leigh says:

    Personal development books are my JAM, and I can t wait for this one I just listened to a sneak preview of the first chapter of the audiobook and I can t wait to hear read the rest.

  7. Laura says:

    This lovely, optimistic book really got under my pessimistic skin and in all the right ways.As someone who quite literally sees the bad in everything I m working on it a small part of me wants to instantly check out at the mention of bright sides and unyielding optimism I d just as soon go back to the next book on my to read list that undoubtedly involves an unsolved murder But, like I said, I m working on it And, with Chasing the Bright Side, it was easy to get lost in Jess Ekstrom s This lovely, optimistic book really got under my pessimistic skin and in all the right ways.As someone who quite literally sees the bad in everything I m working on it a small part of me wants to instantly check out at the mention of bright sides and unyielding optimism I d just as soon go back to the next book on my to read list that undoubtedly involves an unsolved murder But, like I said, I m working on it And, with Chasing the Bright Side, it was easy to get lost in Jess Ekstrom s world The pages just kept turning, and I wasn t rolling my eyes because it wasn t preachy or belittling, instead it was inspiring and hopeful and funny, like genuinely laugh out loud funny Chasing the Bright Sid...

  8. Jillian Totman says:

    Settled in for a cozy Saturday night with this good book Jess Ekstrom s insights on how embracing optimism and activating your purpose can help you write your own story was inspiring Chapter 8 of Chasing the Bright Side, is by far my favorite We will never be able to walk into a new experience being totally prepared and knowing everything there is to know, so we need to feel tall enough even when we don t have all the answers The ...

  9. Lesa Wilson says:

    I m a big Jess Eckstrom fan She has a powerful message of optimism and hope Chasing the Bright Side is a fun read that takes you on the adventure of Jess life It s inspiring I love how she finds the positive spin on eve...

  10. Hannah says:

    I started this book and I was hooked immediately Jess conversational style of writing feels like she s there with you She is real and honest and FUNNY, and tells you the things you need to hear in a way that makes you excited to hear them Highly recommended

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