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3 Inspiring Writers Who Will Make You Laugh, Become Smarter, and More Emotionally Intelligent

3 Inspiring Writers Who Will Make You Laugh, Become Smarter, and More Emotionally Intelligent

Some people are blessed with a gift that allows them to engage and influence the masses to become better people. That gift is writing.

Anyone can write words. However, there are only a small group of writers who can pair words together that will inspire readers and have them returning for more.

Do you know of such a writer? You probably have a favorite or two- although, many people relate better to writers who bear a close resemblance to themselves. Here are three inspiring writers that will make you smarter, more emotionally intelligent, and bring more laughter to your life.

1. Kimanzi Constable

Kimanzi Constable is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post. He is also the bestselling author of Are You Living Or Existing? He always had a love for writing- although, it took some time for him to embrace it and create a living from it.

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He dropped out of high school and was homeless for a period. He caught a few breaks but his challenges got the best of him. After years of mismanaging his life, he was 170 pounds overweight and $180,000 in debt. Every part of his life was falling apart.

It was at that time when he rediscovered his love for writing. He published his first book, Tales of The Everyday Working Man. With the lackluster sales of his book, he soon realized that he needed to learn much more about publishing. A year and a half later, he released his second book, Are You Living Or Existing?, which was much more successful.

To this day, Kimanzi has sold over 100,000 books. He teaches writers by explaining specific strategies. He has said, “There’s a wealth of general teachings that sound great in theory but have no practical application. My goal is to always get specific and give the audience what can help them.”

He recognizes that being a successful entrepreneur is no easy feat. In many of his articles, he teaches his readers how to control their emotions, instead of letting their emotions control them.

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Moreover, Kimanzi likes to encourage his readers to have fun with it. Many of his readers enjoys his rants about his loyalty to Taylor Swift. Kimanzi is an example of what everyone should do as they travel the road to success.

What is that?

… Be yourself!

2. Isabelle Rizo

Isabelle Rizo is the owner of the international boutique marketing company, The BellaVie. Her love for educating others abroad led to her to also co-found the non-profit organization, The Global Education Partnership.

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As a female nomad, Isabelle works with brands and entrepreneurs to discover their soul purpose in order to authentically market themselves with efficiency and effectiveness.

She infuses her work with neuroscience and graphics to get her readers to think differently and take action. In her periscopes and blog posts, she shares with her audience about the fear of success, as well as the fear of failure.

Isabelle is not afraid to be vulnerable in front of her audience. She is a strong advocate of being authentic. No one likes a faker. Isabelle will inspire you to find yourself and discover your core essence, in order to build a passion-based business.

3. Kenneth Eade

Kenneth Eade is an award-winning filmmaker and bestselling author of six novels that impart knowledge on important issues like GMOs, police brutality, and cyber stalking. His work has been featured on The Huffington Post.

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He practiced law for 30 years before becoming an author. His novels are unique because they are based on solid research and current events that affect our lives. They are entertaining, but also educate readers about their civil liberties. Kenneth always creates a cast of interesting and unique characters that you grow to like as they interact with each other in a politically humorous way.

Featured photo credit: Thomas Leuthard via flickr.com

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Last Updated on January 3, 2020

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

 I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

 2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

7. Positive people smile a lot!

When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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8. People who are positive are great communicators.

They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

Featured photo credit: Janaína Castelo Branco via flickr.com

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