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  • Hi, my name is William Walczak, and I'm the CEO of Hiilite, and this is Tina.

  • I'm the Chief Design Officer of Hiilite.

  • We want to talk to you about something that's near and dear to our hearts and that is: How we can overcome negative thoughts and how we can overcome adversity.

  • In this past week, we've had a couple of difficult things happen to us.

  • We've had a death, and we've had that one of our clients tell us that they have cancer and they're actually shutting down their business.

  • So, what we wanted to do is let you guys know what we do when something difficult happens.

  • So, what do you do?

  • Well, typically we follow three steps, and we have a short little acronym for you to help you remember this.

  • So, it's "MAL" and what that stands for is having a positive mindset, having positive actions and having positive language.

  • So positive mindset is actually just practicing and making sure that you think positively about things, reminding yourself about the good things.

  • So, journaling for example works really well.

  • Tina listens to podcasts every single morning that help her.

  • It's purely inspirational and it's actually something that that really helps me too.

  • So, last Friday I was feeling like very lazy; I made a hundred excuses why I shouldn't work out.

  • But instead forced myself to go to the gym, and by the time I was there, I was totally reenergized.

  • Rather than just waiting for myself to feel ready to do something I actually did it, and then while I was doing the positive behavior I started to feel better.

  • So that's a good example.

  • And you'll actually pull people in, I knew that she was going so I went too.

  • -Yeah, and thank you for coming; it meant a lot. -So...

  • No, thank you so much for pushing.

  • So your health is extremely important and that's one of those reminders this past week.

  • It's... you can be as successful as you want, but if you don't have your health it doesn't really matter.

  • So, schedule your health, schedule meals, schedule workouts.

  • So that's positive actions, and the last one was language.

  • When you're feeling negative, it's easy to talk about how hard everything is.

  • Will always says this, rather than phrasing it, "I'm having a hard time," saying "there's an opportunity for growth." "There's an opportunity to learn something here." "I'm excited for..."

  • So just by changing your language a little bit can really help shift the other thingsthe mindset the actions.

  • And if you have any other ways of overcoming negative thoughts please write them in the comments below as well.

  • The more we share and the more we talk about these things, the better we can do.

  • -We look forward to seeing any other suggestions you have in the comments. -Thank you, bye!

Hi, my name is William Walczak, and I'm the CEO of Hiilite, and this is Tina.

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