Beyond Optimism & Resilience with Janice Perkins

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“Authentic optimism is a deep-seated mindset and a daily practice that, over time, means that I face things looking for something good to come from it, even when it’s a setback or a trauma. And I think all of those things come from that deep well of hope.”

Janice Perkins

Today, Janice joins me to talk about optimism versus hope. She talks about what authentic optimism really means, noting that it needs to be founded in a deep well of hope. She notes that hope can coexist with trauma and sadness, and she shares her BRIGHT acronym.

Janice explores what makes a good support system, observes the importance of stubbornness, and points out that your legacy will be the impact you leave on people. We discuss the difference between “critical” and “urgent”, and she notes the importance of figuring out how you personally define “important”.

This Week on The Mindset Zone:

  • Optimism vs hope
  • Why hope can coexist with trauma
  • The BRIGHT acronym
  • What makes a good support system
  • Building authentic positivity and hope
  • The importance of stubbornness
  • Letting go of dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows
  • Critical vs urgent

The Guest:

Janice Perkins, MBA is an international speaker, trainer, and leadership coach. She is known as the Leadership Warrior who liberates hope-inspired capacity for individuals, teams, and organizations. Janice is the founder of Capacity Communications where she helps people get out of their own way for larger impact and higher innovation. She also hosts the Methods of Leaders webinar series with Marshall Goldsmith and the MG 100 Coaches program. Janice is very active in her local community, being a board member of Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W), on the advisory board for the NXTUS organization which helps connect startups to investors and pilot partners from around the globe, a board member of the Wichita Independent Business Association (WIBA) and a member of Women of Wichita which unites the power and donations of women back into our community.

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