Woman Crush Wednesday#1: Katie McLaughlin

Woman Crush Wednesday
Katie McLaughlin

Hello people!!! Happy Hump Day!  So before the Positively James website launch, I was doing research on up and coming women who are making an impact on our world in a positive way.  Maybe I should back up a bit.  I am the son of a successful, passionate and charismatic woman.  She has always been my hero and has been a pillar of strength in my life. I am forever grateful to my mom for being such a strong, loving and caring role model.

Though I can never give her back what she has given me, it so happens to be that I am a single father of two girls.  That’s right, full circle baby!!!  I get to return the favor and raise two beautiful, little ladies into strong women. If I can give half of what my mom did, I know my girls will be amazing, strong, intelligent, passion driven women. In a nut shell,  I got love for women…PERIOD.


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You Make The Choice

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A Cherokee Parable
An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life…

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. 
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

“One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.

“The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. 

“This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, 
“Which wolf will win?”

The old chief simply replied, 
“The one you feed.”


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You Get What You Think About Whether You Like it or Not

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Don’t Worry Though, Be Happy

I remember back in 2006 when the movie, The Secret came out and how excited I was to find out that thoughts become things.  I wasted no time in trying to align my thoughts with what I desired most in life. I mean this was exciting stuff!!! All I had to do was just think of good things?  Sounds easy enough, right?! Well, let me tell you, it wasn’t.


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Why Not Take Life To The Next Level

 Ever feel like there has to be more to life? Ever feel like we are just going through the motions; like everyday is like the movie, Groundhog Day, filled with the same old predictable activities? Ever feel like there has to be more than just waking up, taking the kids to school, working and paying bills?

I’m not saying we can’t find joy in these activities, by all means, I do this almost everyday. And I do find joy in most of these activities. However, know that if you do feel and think like this at times, YOU are not alone!


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Accountability And Success Go Hand and Hand


From the moment we came into this world to the age we are now, almost every positive thing we’ve ever done came from the accountability provided for us by the adults in our lives.  That’s right, be thankful for your parents, grandparents, teachers, bosses, friends, etc.  My mom and dad made sure I ate my veggies, took a shower, brushed my teeth, finished my homework and got the appropriate rest.  My teachers made sure I turned in homework, big projects, applied to colleges and so on. My friends made sure I stayed out of trouble and showed up to the gym (Thanks Josh)!  (more…)

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