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
Kimberly S. Reed, MEd, CDP, is an award-winning diversity and inclusion expert, international speaker and corporate trainer. The Corporatepreneur Chief Transformational Officer of the Reed Development Group (RDG), LLC, she has developed a distinguished reputation as having one of the most distinct and powerful voices on the lecture circuit, transforming the thinking of thousands. Her infectious energy, lioness tone and inspiring sincerity engages audiences on topics ranging from diversity and inclusion and talent innovation, organizational leadership, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership, personal and professional development. Kimberly also provides leadership in guiding some of the world’s most influential companies’ global diversity and inclusion strategies. Kimberly earned her B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and Public Administration from Westchester University. Kimberly also received her certification in Global Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Management, Fox School of Business. Kimberly also earned her Masters of Education, Adult Organizational Development and Public Policy, and received certifications in Training and Development and Communication and Conflict from Temple University.