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Howdy Everyone!

From Mandy and Jonathan Chew :)

Happy 2019! Can you believe January is over half-way done? Does anyone else feel like the year started with a flurry of unbridled activity? Well, don't forget to take a moment to pause and enjoy the world around you.

Through all the chaos of new starting new projects and the stress of finishing new goals, it's important to take some time and just breathe and say "Thank You!" for being alive today!

We live in an attention economy — oversupply of content, undersupply of time — so be sure to curate that time for recharging and rejuvenation. The secret to life is Energy Management. Where will you put your energy this year?


- M&J

P.S. - For those of you just joining, welcome to this week’s edition of our bi-weekly newsletter, The Positopian, where every few weeks, we share the most recently published positive news, fiction, resources, & insights to help you become the best version of yourself! 

A Positive Quote We're Pondering This Week—

"There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind -- you are the one who hears it."
- Michael Singer, The Untethered Soul

Positive Journal + Podcast —

The Freedom Journal

By John Lee Dumas

I decided to pick up a copy of this journal (because I'm obsessed with journals that build habits) because I had seen it referenced so many times. It builds upon the S.M.A.R.T. Goal philosophy and I have to say it's actually REALLY good at having you stick to your goal. It has you set a 100 Day goal and each day state what 3 things will you do that day to help you reach your goal. It's been a really motivating journal. It is a little on the pricey side, but I think that's part of the motivation to get you to actually use it :P

S - Specific 
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Relevant
T - Time-bound

Entrepreneurs On Fire

By John Lee Dumas

If you’re tired of spending 90% of your day doing things you don’t enjoy and only 10% doing things you love, then definitely listen to this guy's podcast. JLD's goal with Entrepreneurs On Fire is to deliver the inspiration and strategies you need to FIRE UP your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you’ve always dreamed of.

What's REALLY cool is that this guy actually releases income reports to help inspire others to achieve the same things he's achieved. His total income for December 2018 was $171,068 - crazy!
Positive News —

Little Caesars hangs sign on door after catching homeless people eating scraps from dumpster

By ViralTales.com

A Little Caesars restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota is capturing hearts and feeding the hungry with a new policy they posted with a sign in their window.

A new idea came to General Manager, 
Michelle Lussier, after she noticed an ongoing problem: people were eating leftovers from the store dumpster. Lussier decided to approach the situation with a surprising solution, offering free slices of pizza inside the store.

She recognized that the homeless are human beings the same as everybody else, and deserve dignity, respect, and compassion.

"The people who bring positivity to your life are the ones you should choose to invest your energy in." 
- Miki Agrawal

Positive Ways to Kick-off 2019 —

Five Simple Self-Help Steps To Succeed And Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever


By Jack Kelly, Forbes

Here is what you can do to keep moving forward to make 2019 the best year ever. Let’s dispense with the procrastination and start right now.

The holiday season is a whirlwind of activities leaving little time to relax and decompress. You’re more exhausted when you return to the office than before the holidays. Somehow, you need to summon up the strength to get back on track. It won’t be easy and you’ll have to push yourself.

Positive Sci-Fi Projects about HOPE —

The Verge’s ‘Better Worlds’ Sci Fi Series Launches Today

By Vanessa Bates Ramirez, Singularity Hub

This is the aim of a new multimedia series from The Verge called Better Worlds. Launched today, the series consists of 10 sci fi short stories along with audio and animated adaptations. In an interview with Singularity Hub, editor Laura Hudson shared details about the origin of Better Worlds, and the message she hopes it will communicate.

NASA May Decide This Year to Land a Drone on Saturn's Moon Titan

By Meghan Bartels, Space.com Senior Writer

The spacecraft that have peered through the yellowish haze surrounding Saturn's moon Titan discovered a strange, yet strangely familiar world where life could theoretically take root. Now, scientists want to return — this time buoyed by Earth's fascination with drone technology.
Hope your year is off to a great start!
If you want to see the past 20 issues of The Positopian, click here.

And if you know anyone else who wants more positivity in their life, invite them to join

Always Remember, "Chews" Joy :)
Mandy & Jonathan Chew


P.S. If you're like us, always wanting to read even more positive articles, you can check out our publication on Medium!
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