Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story

Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story

One flicker of hope. That’s all it takes to catapult yourself into the life you’ve always imagined.

Success is not born out of skill, school, where we’re from, who we know, or what we scored on the SAT. None of us were born ready. None of us started life knowing how to fly a plane or launch a company or knit a sweater for our dog.

But we are born with something more important than skills. We’re born with optimism—the initial seed for success. Optimism fuels the belief that you can be the one to create the good the world needs. But you’ve got to hone it. And practice it. And determine to live from it.

In Chasing the Bright Side, Jess Ekstrom shares her own inspirational story of how optimism helped her overcome multiple challenges, and the dynamic ways her mind-set propelled her as a young entrepreneur, international speaker, and philanthropist.  

Do you have dreams for yourself and the world that are tucked away in your box of somedays? What would happen if today was the day you opened the box? And what if that box was the key to a better tomorrow?

Jess’s journey will inspire you embrace the power of optimism in your own life, and help you reimagine your purpose so you create good in the world while fulfilling your own dreams—right where you are.  

Title:Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story
ISBN:9780785229322
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    Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story Reviews

  • Ell

    From the creator of Headbands of Hope for children with cancer comes this delightful book on optimism. Chasing The Bright Side is more than an ode to bright-sided mantras. Optimism is, in the author...

  • Donna

    I loved listening to this audio. I didn't know who the author was or anything about her business before picking this up. I'm not sure how this ended up in my audio library, but I'm so glad it did. Wha...

  • Jenny

    This book is encouraging without being cheesy. Jess writes in a conversational style, sharing her real life experiences in a way that helps us connect with her message and not feel as if we are being ...

  • Anneke Alnatour

    Sooo, I am a picky self help/motivational book reader. Or better said: I love Brene Brown, who does some real break through work.I did not really hate this one, unlike Rachel Hollis' work, but once ag...

  • June

    This book covers a lot of the same ground that many positive-thinking self-help books do, but the author has some interesting stories to share. In particular, the relative she called "Uncle Bernie" be...

  • Addie Yoder

    I have read a ton of books about women who struggled, built a business, over came hard times and wanted to share their tips and stories. This one is a little special. I went into it expecting the same...

  • Dollie

    I entered a Goodreads giveaway for this book and one day it appeared on my doorstep. What a gift! I’m not starting a business or any kind of movement, but there was so much good advice from Jess in ...

  • Laura

    This lovely, optimistic book really got under my pessimistic skin--and in all the right ways.As someone who quite literally sees the bad in everything (I’m working on it) a small part of me wants to...

  • Jillian Totman

    Settled in for a cozy Saturday night with this good book. Jess Ekstrom’s insights on how embracing optimism and activating your purpose can help you write your own story was inspiring. Chapter 8 of ...

  • Kelli Panique

    If you could change the voice in your head to a different voice like you do on an app on your phone, I would highly suggest changing it to Jess Ekstorm's voice. Her positivity is contagious and empowe...