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The Dark Side to Constant Positivity

The positive thinking movement that permeates our culture has consequences, and has cultivated this thought that we can’t ever be negative. On today’s show we talk about the very real dark side to constant positivity.


Key Insights

  • Key Insight #1 - Maslow and the Positive Psychology
  • Key Insight #2 - The Downfalls of Positivity
  • Key Insight #3 - The “Happy-ish” Middle


  • [00:33] - Introduction
  • [04:00] - The Positive Psychology
  • [08:00] - There's no just one way to solve things.
  • [11:53] - Not feeling happy is totally okay, keep away the guilt
  • [16:30] - What's living a Trauma
  • [17:30] - Downfalls of Positivity
  • [21:12] - The "Happy-ish" Middle
  • [25:22] - Nobody has it together / Thinking the worst scenario
  • [29:46] - You need to find what works for you
  • [33:20] - Are you in the victom mode? Or are you in the victor mode?
  • [37:00] - The emotional Rollercoaster
  • [39:09] - Actions to Take!
  • [41:18] - The relevance of the Book

Resources Mentioned

Actions to Take

Tom Sylvester
  • Tom's Action - Do something to to get connected to your thoughts and how you're feeling
Ariana Sylvester
  • Ariana's Key Action - I challenge you to go out and find someone that you can share your feelings and emotions with and help get some help processing through those things

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Tom & Ariana Sylvester

Tom and Ariana have built 3 business and quit both of their jobs, all while raising 2 amazing kids.  Together they share their philosophies and guidance for entrepreneurs on their Lifestyle Builders™ podcast, their upcoming book Lifestyle Builders™: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job, & Create Your Ideal Life, as well as through their coaching and consulting programs.

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