The Crooked Road of Success – Part II

Dr. Success Challenge: Get fired and remain optimist.

Some challenges don’t need much explanation, but since it is my blog, I will elaborate. Everyone knows someone who has been fired, or maybe you have even been fired yourself.

In early June, I had the opportunity to be fired from a gig I was not even getting compensated for creating! Now that takes getting fired to an all new level. Actually, the level it took me to immediately was getting into action setting an intention to attract a bigger and better opportunities for myself in the same medium. I know you are thinking that kind of response takes years of training and an economic safety net –and I don’t downplay either one of those things. However, what the science of positive psychology has shown is that anyone at anytime can choose the response they play out in a situation.

If you want to take a check where you are in your optimism at the moment, go to and take the free optimism survey.

Then listen to 24 year old Branden Collinsworth and 74 year old Richard Goeglein discuss how they used their strengths to traverse life’s crooked road of success. Their conversation highlights the reality that no matter how many potholes you encounter on the road, life success is a journey worth taking. The opening song on the show is one of many from Pato Benton. You can hear more of his work at

With appreciation, Andrea

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Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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