This is the ultimate question that runs through someone’s mind when you tell them to ‘look on the bright side of things.’ I feel that there is a tremendous difference. I grew up in a household that was filled with negativity, when I say that, don’t take it the wrong way, I had a picture perfect childhood, a very loving one, it’s just that my mother was the most negative person on the planet. My mother was also the most giving and caring person I have ever met, but, if any kind of question came up, or a decision that had to be made, her initial reaction was purely negative. In her later years of life, when her health was very bad, I personally she could have added many years to her life by ‘thinking positive’ and/or having a certain ‘optimism’ about life.

I have to make a side note here, no matter how negative my mother was, I would give everything I have in my life today to spend 5 more minutes with her to let her know how much she means to me.

In my own life, I have used my mother’s negativity in life as a stepping stone to look at the positive side of everything, no matter how hard. I absolutely refuse to be a negative person. I think it has helped me throughout many situations, and I still rely on it every day that I have problems or roadblocks in my life.

For me, 2014 was a horrible year, every possible business decision I made was wrong, almost every client I took on ended up being a nightmare. But I have to look at the good side, my social media exposure exploded, and I have tons of potential business waiting for me in 2015. So while, my bank account is crying from 2014, my head is in the right place for 2015 (and beyond)!!

Mom and Me