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Optimisticality

Optimisticality

By Sarah Jayne

Business, success creation, Philosophy, identity and the whole crazy buzz of being a human on planet Earth.

I'm an eclectic sort, formerly with the British military, and more latterly a self employed assessor, trainer, manager and online content creator. I love to talk with people, finding out what makes each of us tick. Subjects range from business to personal, anything from Gender, Philosophy and Books to Motivation, mindset and how to avoid that little gap between inspiration and application that 99% of us fall down.
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Ep #15 Language, linguistics and Lamp-shading: The mechanics of Storytelling.

OptimisticalityNov 18, 2018

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Episode #23 LGBT a visible conversation. (transgender Day of visibility)
Mar 31, 201941:29
Episode#22 The Gettier Problem .
Mar 20, 201920:51
Episode #21 What does it mean to be educated? - Apples and Oranges.
Mar 03, 201933:40
Episode #20: The paradox of depressed identity.

Episode #20: The paradox of depressed identity.

Hi,

Todays episode is a bit of an open window into that area many of us chose to keep firmly shut. Mental health care is a part of over all health. Yet still, it is a cinderella service, and social attitudes, whilst changing, remain sceptical of mental health validity, variance and volume amongst us humans.

So I invite you to climb through my open window, into the dusty and unseen parts of one mind, mine, so that you may better understand the thoughts behind the thoughts. Those wheels that are inside wheels, the turning of which forms this thing we call  "depression"

The Andrew soloman Ted talk I reference on the show can be found here
https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_solomon_depression_the_secret_we_share#t-62537

I also heartily recommend this video from philosophy tube, by Olly. Which covers some stuff that I didn't touch on myself. (CW - very poignant discussion of self harms)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQNw2FBdpyE

As ever you can email me your feedback and thoughts: Sarah@stubbornlyoptimistic.me

Jan 20, 201930:00
Ep #19 New Years Revolutions Part One.

Ep #19 New Years Revolutions Part One.

Ushering in the new calendar and celebrating the year past with some thoughts from myself and the loquacious linguist himself Ant Loughlin,  joining once again with hilarious effect. So have a listen as we each pin down three specific endeavours for 2019, and have a few giggles along the way.

Happy new year to all the stubborn optimists out there, and may your efforts allow you to reach the opportunities life places in your path.

Sarah.

Email: Sarah@stubbornlyoptimistic.me
Blog: http://stubbornlyoptimisitic.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-ooo-tree.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Acorn_2_oak

Jan 06, 201957:47
Episode 17 part 2. My Christmas top three

Episode 17 part 2. My Christmas top three

Ok, so you've had your turkey, you're full of Christmas pud. Grandma is asleep in the corner and you escaped the dishes. Why not grab a glass of something festive, fizzy or both and join me for the top three In my personal list of influencers?

Can you guess? we have three very distinct areas of thought represented, but if you want find out who then you're just gonna have to listen

Have great holiday season and I'll be back in the new year with the first episode of 2019 - "How not to do you New Years resolutions!"

Much love and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

xSarahx

Dec 25, 201824:51
Episode #17 Twelve gifts of Christmas.

Episode #17 Twelve gifts of Christmas.

Hi all.

Well its almost here. The 2018 festive season is upon us. So in honour of the "12 days of Christmas" and as something of a thanks for listening and sharing your time etc over the last few months, here are 12 Little gifts for you all. Some of my "go to" comments and thoughts from people well known and not.

I'll not write details of who is feature in the show here, since, like all presents this one comes wrapped. Wanna know who they are? You'll have to listen,.

Merry Christmas people!

XSarahx

Dec 23, 201827:18
Episode #16. A letter from Gender Dysphoria.- Living with the noise.
Dec 02, 201835:25
Ep #15 Language, linguistics and Lamp-shading: The mechanics of Storytelling.
Nov 18, 201801:04:01
Episode 14 - Exploring the independence mindset.
Nov 04, 201840:30
Episode 12: Life, Love Music and Marmaduke with Guest Max Harrison

Episode 12: Life, Love Music and Marmaduke with Guest Max Harrison

I spend a bit of time chatting over stuff with Max Harrison. Editor, proof reader, writer and Musician, Max shares some of his journey from "there" to "now"

Don't forget we are on a FORTNIGHTLY schedule from this episode so the next instalment of Optimisticality will be released on the 4th of Nov.
Oct 21, 201841:46
Episode 11.5 MIA for two weeks.....

Episode 11.5 MIA for two weeks.....

Hello!

Just a quick and light hearted attempt to both explain the absence of new episodes over the last 2 weeks and poke fun at myself in the process.

We moved house! So here are my top tips for relocation of house, office or whatever, and how not to end up missing two weeks of podcast episodes. ;-)
Oct 16, 201809:25
Episode #11 Risk, decision and direction.

Episode #11 Risk, decision and direction.

We welcome back Richard Jefferson this week to chat over some thoughts behind risk and how to view potentially difficult decisions.

Apologies for that late upload! Moving house has messed with my online access. More on that in a future episode.

have a great week guys
Oct 01, 201823:30
Episode #10 Gender 2020 - a quick look at Gender/sex in the 21st century

Episode #10 Gender 2020 - a quick look at Gender/sex in the 21st century

Hi gentlepeople.. heres a take on the conversation of trans gender "stuff" & how we have arrived at the conversation that is currently happening in various quarters about gender, sex and who/what view is more legitimate than others. The original videos can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SEllis_Thelemonadestore have a listen and if you have some comments questions or queries email me at Sarah@Stubbornlyoptimistic.me
Sep 23, 201821:30
Is 2000 year old wisdom still relevant? - thoughts on a stoic Mindset

Is 2000 year old wisdom still relevant? - thoughts on a stoic Mindset

Hi All! Episode 9 is here! This week is a thought bubble from yours truly on stoic teaching. Specifically a quote, and forms the first in a series of occasional musings on various "older" lessons from history that we might apply to our everyday lives. It's a quote from Seneca the younger: "luck is what happens when Opportunity meets Preparation" I ask the question - what does this mean in a very practical sense for us in 2018? There some references suggestions & further reading plus some research, look out for the blog on Optimisticality.works that will shortly go live to accompany this episode, with links to other bits of info and interest. Have a great week ahead people and remember to keep changing your viewpoint... cos the picture is just more interesting that way.
Sep 16, 201819:50
Episode #8 Reflective cycling with Polly Brennan from Adventurouscoaching.com

Episode #8 Reflective cycling with Polly Brennan from Adventurouscoaching.com

I was lucky enough to meet Polly some weeks ago and we got chatting (as you do) about all sorts of stuff.

As we are both cyclists, (although I'm kinda retired now due to injury) We connected straight away, so here is our first (of many I hope) podcast chat for you guys. Enjoy.
Sep 09, 201830:44
Ep. 7 part two of "learning mind the gap" with Richard Jefferson.

Ep. 7 part two of "learning mind the gap" with Richard Jefferson.

Hey everybubble. How's the world looking out there in your slice of life?

Welcome to part two of the chat between Richard and I where we delve a little more into the learning process and perhaps attempt to shed some light on what it is that bridges that gap between inspiration and application that so many of us fall into.

Have great day, and remember, when you change the way you look at things.... ;-)
Sep 02, 201842:30
Episode #6. Learning mind the gap - part one

Episode #6. Learning mind the gap - part one

In this shorter Episode Richard and I lay the foundations of conversation about how the initial process of learning the positivity mindset can occur and why it perhaps doesn't seem to have longevity in the minds of many people.
Aug 26, 201824:10
#5 Measuring the Managements in life.

#5 Measuring the Managements in life.

Hey people, this week I talk briefly about a Peter Drucker quote that I stumbled across some weeks back, and how it fits with my life and diary, and may fit with yours in a very practical way.

if you like what you hear the search the #stubbornlyoptimistic group on facebook and you can follow me on instagram at Optimisticality works for more.



Aug 19, 201813:42
"I am" a relentless Gardener, & the TMR mindset with Richard Jefferson.

"I am" a relentless Gardener, & the TMR mindset with Richard Jefferson.

In this weeks podcast from your truly, we chat once more with "the king of belief" Richard Jefferson (TMRmindset.com). Not one to let the "grass grow under his feet", Richard chats about the affirmations that he has collected and finds useful in life up to this point.
Aug 12, 201845:03
Episode 3 of the SO podcast. Quotes and Questions with Richard and Phil

Episode 3 of the SO podcast. Quotes and Questions with Richard and Phil

This is a longer conversation we recorded about the use and origin of "quotes". Those little nuggets of wisdom or thought that we often reference and how we chose to use them. The ending one might surprise you a little. ;-)
Aug 04, 201838:32
EP 2 #SO. Changing the world one cup at a time.

EP 2 #SO. Changing the world one cup at a time.

In this second episode we chat to Richard Jefferson (Jefferson Elite Marketing) About belief, dwarves, Thors Hammer and Plastic cups, have listen . ;-)
Jul 21, 201819:36
Hi world. Welcome to episode 1 of many. ;-)

Hi world. Welcome to episode 1 of many. ;-)

Welcome to the very first proper episode on Optimisticality, a channel all about what keeps us humans moving, motivated and mindful of our own actions. EP 1 is a quick intro from yours truly, and we have much more coming in future episodes as we delve into the play pen of human intention what i like to call "optimisticality".
Jul 14, 201812:36