Posts Tagged ‘Elon Musk’


June 17, 2015

The title jumped out at me. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but over the years, I had become a negative person. Someone you didn’t want to be around because they find a way to bring you down too. And negativity is infectious. If you consider yourself in this boat, and even if you don’t, read The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work.

If you are looking for new non-fiction books, there are some good ones out there to read…Becoming Steve Jobs, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, and The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business are all great examples. Yet The No Complaining Rule is a quick read that has the ability to make you happier…almost instantly.  You don’t even have to read the book, just give one exercise a try.

For one week, try not to complain…about anything to anyone. At first it takes a little effort, especially if complaining has become habit, but don’t give up, you will see positive effects in just a day. Get your family, friends, and co-workers to give it a try with you. Just as being negative is infectious, so is being positive!

And speaking of positive tools worth sharing, have you watched this TED Talk from Amy Cuddy on body language Nearly 27 million have. If you haven’t, watch it now…and share it, a smile, and have a Coke (for those old enough to remember “Have a Coke and a Smile”).

P.s. Did you know that good friend and Aspen Live family member Greg Schmale is now the VP of Industry Relations at SongKick? Greg puts it this way…”With the recently announced merger between Songkick and CrowdSurge (, I’m reinvigorated by the opportunities that lie ahead for the industry and consumers.” You can reach Greg at Make sure you say congrats!