Living Deliberately, Actively, Positively™

wednesdays with wayne Nov 18, 2020

My recent TEDx talk focused on how we each not only get a chance to make a difference in others’ lives, but that we really NEED to. You get the opportunity to do so every single day.


It takes conscious thought to engage.


That’s what being deliberate is. When you deliberately seek to connect with another human, just one other, you become conscious of the connection that you make. 


And that’s not a passive practice.  It’s Active!

At the grocery store, people still look down. It’s almost as if to say, “If I look down, you can’t see me. And if you can’t see me, I can’t get COVID cooties on me.” The truth is that now, more than ever, it’s important to connect. 


On your next video conference, instead of staring at the screen, stare into the camera when you speak.  When you’re at the grocery store, look people in the eye. And at home – the people you pass in the hallway – spend a second or two to hold eye contact.


That’s deliberate.

That’s active.


And engage positively. The purpose of connecting with another human is to lift them. Doing so creates a ripple effect, the results of which you may never see.  


Lifting someone, engaging with them Deliberately, Actively, Positively™ is at the core of the #StartsWithOne movement. You can make a difference, one person at a time. And that person affects another and another and another.


It #StartsWithOne.


If you’d like a challenge – it’s a free 21-day challenge – I invite you to visit

It’s fun and it’s free.



Whatever you do, do it Deliberately, Actively, Positively™.


~ Dr P ~


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