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Jake Luhr
Friday, February 12, 2021

Happy Friday Everyone!  

It has been a while since we have heard from Jon Gordon.  I recently came across this message from him and it is more than worth sharing.  This message is a great reminder or reinforcer of how our attitudes and actions impact our culture.  Happy Friday!!

Positively Contagious
We are reminded every day that we are contagious in a negative way. Well, I want to remind you that your love is contagious. Your hope is contagious. Your kindness is contagious. Your attitude is contagious. Your smile is contagious. Your energy is contagious. Your optimism, belief and faith are positively contagious. The latest research demonstrates what we’ve known to be true; emotions are contagious. Researchers call them emotional contagions and they impact our work environments, teamwork, customer service and wellbeing as a society. While fear, discouragement and pessimism can sabotage the morale, performance and future of a team, organization, city and country... people who share hope, love, encouragement, and positive energy can impact everyone in a positive way. Emotional contagions are the reason why when I speak to businesses, schools and sports teams I say that everyone in the organization contributes to the culture of it. You are not just a creation of your culture but rather you are creating it every day through your thoughts, beliefs and actions. What you think matters. How you feel matters. And the energy you share with others, whether it’s positive or negative, really matters. What kind of energy are you sharing with those around you? Each day you have a choice of the kind of energy you are going to share. You can be a germ of a big dose of Vitamin C. I know we are going through a challenging time. I know it’s easy to buy the doom and gloom. But I want to encourage you to keep investing in faith, hope and love and sharing it with others. You are greater than your circumstances and more courageous than your fears. The struggle is real but you are strong. Life is tough but you are tougher. The positive power in you is greater than the forces against you. Just as stars shine the brightest in the darkness you and your positive energy will shine the most through adversity. Keep shining so you can be a light for others! -Jon