Life on Purpose returns with Episode #87, the second of several informal chats in a new series I’m calling Seeing The Light In Uncertain Times.

My guest for this episode is entrepreneur, speaker, and eternal optimist Elizabeth Shaw, author of The Optimist’s Manifesto and CEO of Davine.

Taped in March 2020 as people around the world were dealing with the ramifications and massive uncertainty with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Elizabeth joined me for a great conversation on Seeing The Light In Uncertain Times.

We discussed maintaining or cultivating optimism in challenging situations; optimism as a superpower; the importance of honoring where we’re at right now; being open to possibility; obstacles as opportunities; building your uncertainty muscle; and our own beliefs and faith.

As a fellow flag-waving optimist, it was a joy to have this conversation with Elizabeth and I think you’ll all enjoy it as well!

About  Elizabeth Shaw:

Elizabeth Shaw is an eternal optimist, entrepreneur, and speaker. She founded Davine Inc., a strategic consulting firm dedicated to using individual and organizational experiences, events, and engagement to build a world of optimism.

Elizabeth inspires everyone around her to believe in the best for themselves, in each other, and in the unlimited possibilities of the world. She divides her time between Boston and California, but also considers Bologna, Italy and Paris home.

Elizabeth believes that life is best lived with your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground. Optimism is her superpower.

About  The Optimist’s Manifesto:

Optimism can seem like an elusive, intangible concept that is challenging to apply in our day-to-day lives. The Optimist’s Manifesto is a guide book for practical optimism.

Practical optimism is the ability to see the possibility of the most favorable outcomes, and act in a way that moves toward the most favorable outcomes becoming a reality.

Divided into 5 categories with several section topics each (examples included below) , this book provides tips and tools to be more optimistic in all aspects of life:

  • Optimism & Work
    Collaborate, Don’t Compete
  • Optimism & Relationships
    See the Light in Others
  • Optimism & Community
    Leave the World a Bit Better
  • Optimism & Self
    Build Your Life Around What Matters Most
  • Living Optimistically
    What You Do With the Glass is More Important than How You See it