In 2010 I published my first book called It Just Happened the Other Day: A Trie Story. It's a long title, but a meaningful one. Check out this blog for a little insight into that story. In short, suffice to say that the process of writing the book proved cathartic for myself while also serving to help those going through their own similar situation.
Since then I've published 8 additional books, including The Positivity Papers: Volume 1. This book was written over the course of 2018, when I began a habit of writing a new article every month. The concept is simple:
Positive thinking is often viewed as the practice of wearing so-called “rose-colored glasses,” pretending that everything is fine and dandy even when everything isn’t fine and dandy. But can choosing to overlook reality really be considered “positive thinking?” Can the experience of a good lie really be a good thing? And can what we don’t know—via genuine ignorance or willful blindness—actually hurt us?
These articles aimed to propose a proactive approach to positivity to help readers step out of frustration and step into fascination. What was most unique about my particular approach was that I didn't decide on the content of each individual article. Rather, I let my clients decide.
Every time I was invited to deliver a keynote presentation at a conference, facilitate a workshop at a professional development day, deliver a talk at a college or high school assembly, or coach a private client, I wrote an article about the material discussed. Then, in January 2019, I published a compilation of these writing in an edited and expanded format with a book called The Positivity Papers: Volume 1.
You can check out the book on my website and on Amazon where you can find it in both paperback and digital format.
In the meantime, I've continued the habit of writing a new article every month—though it's more of an article every week or so. These articles have moved to another website which you can find here.
Moving forward this particular page will be dedicated to a more personal approach to writing—which may or may not include similar themes related to the Positivity Papers—and which for sure will include details of my various travels and adventures.
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Jonas Cain is a Facilitator of Fascination, Purveyor of Positivity, and founder of Positivity Magic, LLC.