POSITIVITY QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
>> Name: Chad Davis (section at end for you to do the same exercise – it is fun)
>> Occupation: Husband, Dad, Wellness Coach, Motivational Speaker, soon to be author and blogger at Primed for your Life
>> Location: Lives in Pasig with Primed clients worldwide
>> 1. What is positivity to you?
Positivity is how I live my life. It is ingrained in me to be positive, always look on the bright side of life and try to be a positive influence on those around me. I only found out that I was adopted when I was 30 years old. I was not worried or concerned at all. My wine glass is always half full and I always look on the bright side of life. ((I do not drink alcohol any more!)
>> 2. Can you identify facets in your life wherein it is important to be positive?
As a leader you must project a positive attitude. To my children in particular, but also to my clients and to my friends as well, it is important to remain positive. I want to be identified as a good guy: a positive, happy and fun person. Not a complainer or whinger.
>> 3. When the going gets tough, what is your mantra?
Well, it is easy to steer the ship when the seas are smooth right? It is when the shit hits the fan that you see what people’s true character is like. I love a challenge. I embrace it. It is my chance to shine, to show what I am made of and find a Win:Win outcome. I have been confronted with many drastic and challenging situations. I am pleased to say that I usually remain calm, keep my cool and try to work out a good solution for all involved.
It is also important to admit when you are wrong and to be strong enough to say “I’m sorry”.
>> 4. In a perfect world, describe your version of a positive culture.
A positive culture is where the leaders motivate, inspire and trust their employees: where their actions actually match their words. Too many people do not walk the talk. I am a stickler for manners and being considerate of the people around you. If more people were to be considerate, think of themselves less and more of others the world would be a better place.
>> 5. How important is it to spread this kind of positive attitude?
It is essential because people want to be happy, to get ahead and become successful. However, without a positive attitude they will not. Negative people suck big time. They drag others down. A good, healthy positive attitude is infectious. Smiling, laughter and helping others are all positive traits that will ensure good things will come your way.
I also believe that quality Primed nutrition is key so as to avoid the blood sugar (mood) peaks and crashes.
>> 6. At what point in your life did you realize that being positive or having a positive mindset is an advantage?
Having had a little bit of a challenging childhood I was a little insecure and unsure of myself. There was a definite lack of confidence and understanding of the world. However, I was surrounded by friends who were positive and outgoing. From working at a young age (around 15 or so) I realised that people like positive, happy people. I was determined to please my colleagues and garner their appreciation for my actions. This helped me realise the benefits of being positive and outgoing.
Cheers to my great childhood buddies Bill (Billy Bunter) Brummitt, Sean (Mel) Williams and Andrew (Bobo) Wallace.
>> 7. Knowing that you are an influential person, are you more conscious about sending positive changes to others through the things that you can do? How?
Definitely! An example would be my actions within places like Starbucks (always black coffee no sugar!). I always clear my area for the next person who takes my seat. I leave things better than how I found it. I feel good doing this, but realise that it also sets a good and positive example that others will hopefully follow.
I pride myself on having good manners and being considerate of other people.
I try to be positive at all times and act in a positive manner no matter what is happening around me.
>> 8. Who do you turn to for inspiration or motivation?
My bosses in Adelaide were inspirational. Their names are Greg and Judy Fahey and they always acted positively, with respect for others and with dignity.
In the Philippines, Jose Mari Chan is a friend and someone I respect a lot. He is such a talented individual but so kind and humble at the same time. My cool Primed clients like Juan and Bianca Elizalde rock big time. They really are inspirational in the way the act and treat people.
I am honored to meet great people in my job as a Wellness Coach and learn from cool people like Johan Raadsama, Jequi, Dondi Joseph, Jeroen De Haas and many others..
Other clients like Judith Staples, Darlene and Leo are wonderful too. I also learn a lot from them.
In the Primed world I am honored to count Washingon Dr. Ted Naiman, Canadian Dr. Jason Fung, Aussie Dr. Andrew Orr and best selling author Dr. William Davis as friends and people who are having an impact on my life daily.
>> 9. What activities contribute to your positivity and overall well-being?
As a marathon runner (not bad) and tri-athlete (just average) these sporting pursuits are good for my body and mind. They are relaxing and help clear the mind. I also love listening to Australian hip hop (the Hilltop Hoods, Joelistics and Briggs rock). I also listen to a lot of comedy. Laughter is the best medicine for sure. It is also the shortest distance between two people, so I try to entertain people and be a fun person to be around.
Aussie Hip Hop song called FOREVER YOUNG by Optamus & Daz (Downsyde) – Hunter Tribute.
Of course, getting excellent sleep, sunshine and optimal Primed nutrition are the building blocks of all other pursuits. My favorite podcasts include:
>> 10. Being blessed with many things in life, mention 5 things you are most grateful for.
I am most grateful for my family. I am blessed with a talented and beautiful wife called Natasha. My children are fabulous. Lauren and Christian bring me so much joy each and every day.
I am grateful for my good health. I treasure that I am happy and healthy of mind and body. I enjoy keeping active by walking/running to Primed meetings to help keep a healthy body. So glad I realized that exercise is but 10% or less of the health equation or I would still be over-training and wasting time. I also love reading good books, listening to positive podcasts, health podcasts and surrounding myself with wonderful friends to keep a healthy mind.
I keep a “Chad’s Glory File” highlighting all the nice things customers and my colleagues say about me. Hence, I am very thankful for my job as a wellness Coach and the fantastic people I work with.
I am grateful for my Dad. God rest his soul. He was the best. Even though he adopted me and divorced my Mum when I was just 5, he always showed his love for me. He was funny, positive, smart, talented and cool. He loved me and helped me grow into a good person. That is also what I want to help my two children with.
Am also very grateful for my fabulous Mum, Sonja. Like a good bottle of wine she keeps improving with age!
About 50 plus years apart here for my Mum. On the left with JC Parish from The Platters group and a recent one on the right. So proud my Mum reversed hypertension and type 2 diabetes at age 75 years young! Primed is the future for those who want optimal brain and body health.#onceyouknowbetteryoudobetter#livelongerlivebetter😍 #sunlight🌞#primednutritionfeedsyourbrain#primedreversestype2diabetes#primedreverseshypertension #theplatters#sonjaparker
> 11. Is there such a thing as being too positive? Why?
Positivity rocks! Too positive? I don’t think so. Positivity is being happy, smiley and looking at the bright side of life. Being super positive will never be a negative I think as long as it is balanced with a degree of caution as some people can take advantage if you are naïve.
Hence, be positive but always have your bullshit meter turned on. Especially for people who talk more than they listen!
>> 12. What kind of music gets you into a positive mood no fail? (You can be specific, top 5 songs if you like)
>> 13. What message would you give to your 16 year old self? (Begin with “Dear 16 year old me,…”)
Dear 16 year old Chad, You will be fine mate. Keep up your positive attitude and care for others. You will have a great life and any dramas along the way will make you stronger. Tell your Dad to get his heart checked when he is 68 so he does not die when he is 69! Ensure he goes Primed and never touches TOXIC vegetable oil.
Believe in yourself. Never stop learning, laughing and helping people and you will be happy (as well as good looking).
>> 14. What would you tell your future self 10 years from now?
Keep doing your eccentric gym routines outdoors, walking and running. Be healthy and continue with your passion to help others also make the rest of their lives the best of their lives. Laugh a lot and laugh often. Treasure your family and friends as they are what life is about.
>> 15. If you had a time capsule and you were given a chance to place something or leave one message there, what would it be and why?
Why these? As a reminder that without good health nothing else really matters. It is the foundation from which great things happen. For too long now we have outsourced our health and nutrition to big food, big pharma, docs and hospitals that have vested interests and will never care for us they way we deserve.
It is a wonderful exercise to write or type out the answers to the questions like I have. It puts things into perspective and helps you with your why and to appreciate yourself.
The greatest love of all is that you have for yourself. Affirm it daily and it is easier to love others.
POSITIVITY QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
1. What is positivity to you?
2. Can you identify facets in your life wherein it is important to be positive?
3. When the going gets tough, what is your mantra?
4. In a perfect world, describe your version of a positive culture.
5. How important is it to spread this kind of positive attitude?
6. At what point in your life did you realize that being positive or having a positive mindset is an advantage?
7. Knowing that you are an influential person, are you more conscious about sending positive changes to others through the things that you can do? How?
8. Who do you turn to for inspiration or motivation?
9. What activities contribute to your positivity and overall well-being?
10. Being blessed with many things in life, mention 5 things you are most grateful for.
11. Is there such a thing as being too positive? Why?
12. What kind of music gets you into a positive mood no fail? (You can be specific, top 5 songs if you like)
13. What message would you give to your 16 year old self? (Begin with “Dear 16 year old me,…”)
14. What would you tell your future self 10 years from now?
15. If you had a time capsule and you were given a chance to place something or leave one message there, what would it be and why?
Why not fill this in and share with your loved ones. Share with the people who matter most to you.