2022 International Book Awards — Finalist Spirituality: Inspirational Category
Our brain’s default setting is negativity. Ask anyone who has ever tried to lose weight, achieve a new skill, or incorporate a new habit and they can tell you that our natural tendency is to levitate toward mediocrity. However, optimism overpowers that negativity or tendency to be mediocre. International speaker and diversity/inclusion strategist Kimberly Reed’s book Optimists Always Win!: Unlocking the Power to Reach Life’s C-Suite isn’t merely motivational mumbo jumbo. It is designed to help readers develop a process to stay optimistic all the time. Reaching life’s C-Suite means obtaining a level of happiness, peace, wisdom and growth in all areas of our lives. It’s choosing optimism instead of anger, bitterness, or revenge.
The life events that unfold for Reed in Optimists Always Win! will do just that—challenge anyone facing what seems to be an impossible situation and show that victory is absolutely possible. Her heroic battle with her mother’s terminal illness and sudden loss as well as her subsequent battle with cancer will encourage others that one doesn’t have to face adversity with pessimism or hopelessness. Relying heavily on her faith in God and the optimism that she learned to cultivate, Kimberly Reed teaches her readers the ten discouragement eliminators she used, which helped her succeed not just in her fight against cancer but as she lives each day as her best self. The message of this book is simple: difficulties and struggles are unavoidable in life, but a person has complete control over one’s personal response to the situation.
Readers of this book will discover the following ten tools to eliminate discouragement, grow their faith, and engage an optimistic attitude for their own battles with the wisdom Kimberly was taught and subsequently put into practice during her own diagnosis and ultimate victory. They include:
· Discouragement Eliminator #1: Staying Away from Kryptonite
· Discouragement Eliminator #2: Defining Your Life’s C-Suite
· Discouragement Eliminator #3: Quieting the Soul
· Discouragement Eliminator #4: Gratitude
· Discouragement Eliminator #5: Faith at the Speed of Light
· Discouragement Eliminator #6: Unlocking Your Y.E.S. (You Empower Self) Factor.
· Discouragement Eliminator #7: Be Willing to Give What You Require
· Discouragement Eliminator #8: The Art of Becoming a Chameleon
· Discouragement Eliminator #9: The Power of Your Rearview Mirror
· Discouragement Eliminator #10: Taking the Elevator to Life’s C-Suite
These tools will help develop the fortitude to face every area of life with faith and optimism.
All Book Royalties Are Being Donated to a Premier Academic Research Institution for Integrated Breast Cancer Fund and Patient Care, and American Cancer Society AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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About the Author
Kimberly has developed a distinguished reputation as having one of the most distinct and powerful voices on the lecture circuit transforming the thinking of thousands. Kimberly’s infectious energy, lioness tone and inspiring sincerity engages audiences on topics ranging from the innovation and evolution of diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging, personal, professional and leadership development, entrepreneurship to teaching us Optimists Always Win!
Table of Contents
Foreword Dahlia M. Sataloff, MD, FACS ix
A Note from the Author xii
1 Discouragement Eliminator 1: Embrace a Kryptonite-Free Life 11
2 Discouragement Eliminator 2: Define Your Life's C-Suite 23
3 Discouragement Eliminator 3: Quiet the Soul 39
4. Discouragement Eliminator 4: Have Gratitude 55
5 Discouragement Eliminator 5: Have Faith at the Speed of Light 65
6 Discouragement Eliminator 6: Unlock Your Y.E.S 81
7 Discouragement Eliminator 7: Give What You Require 101
8 Discouragement Eliminator 8: Maser the Art of Becoming a Chameleon 117
9 Discouragement Eliminator 9: Use the Power of Your Rearview 131
10 Discouragement Eliminator 10: Take the Elevator to the "Executive" Level 141
About the Author 155