Talk Show Host References Mike Tomlin's Adages to Inspire Optimism

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Host Jackie Monroe unveils new show, "The Optimistic Beat," aimed at presenting positive aspects of everyday life in hopes of inspiring optimism and success.

Jackie Monroe loves optimism and positive thinking and her new show illustrates just that by highlighting adages of Mike Tomlin, coach of the Super Bowl winning Pittsburgh Steelers.

Monroe's show, The Optimistic Beat, targets the followers of her guest, Dr. Russ Buss, a Positive Psychologist. Dr. Buss blogs about moment to moment optimism, and focuses much of his content on ways to cultivate optimism and positive thinking in today's ever pessimistic world.

The "Beat" is a sometimes-satirical companion show to the blog, and helps find and present positive aspects of everyday life in an effort to help viewers and readers develop a more optimistic outlook.

In this episode, Monroe uses her refreshing, off-the-cuff humor to creatively illustrate the old saying, "Iron sharpens iron," which Dr. Buss mentions in his most recent blog, referencing many of Tomlin's motivational phrases.

"If we start thinking about dropping the pass, we will likely drop it," Buss writes. "If we think about grabbing the ball with both hands and tucking it away before we turn and run, we are more likely to make that catch." Thus in context of the blog, Dr. Buss is relating sports to everyday life--if we plan ahead and intentionally takes steps to succeed and look for the good around us, the optimism auto-pilot will take over, and life will be more fulfilling.

Dr. Russ Buss and Ms. Monroe hope that their enthusiasm for optimism and positive thinking will resonate with all those looks to increase self-worth, develop more self confidence, and generally live a more positive, balanced life.

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