We’ve all heard of positivity and optimism, but the truth is, there are days where being negative or being an energy vampire can almost seem natural. Sometimes it’s hard to be optimistic when life just isn’t the way it’s supposed to be and our fiery furnace moments in life seem like they are too much to bear. There may even be some people reading this today who had a tough 2022 and are feeling discouraged and maybe even afraid of what’s to come in the new year. Thankfully though, our Built Different Guest today, Jon Gordon, is here to remind you what it truly means to embrace the power of positivity. For those that may not be aware, Jon is a New York Times best-selling author having written well known books such as the Energy Bus, The Power of Positive Leadership, Training Camp, The Carpenter, and so many more. He is also one of the greatest motivational speakers of our day having poured into countless individuals, Fortune 500 companies, high schools, as well as collegiate and professional athletic teams across the world. In understanding that pain is inevitable, Jon comes with an inspirational message reminding us that positivity is not about pretending like challenge doesn’t exist in life, but rather it’s all about choosing optimism, joy, and a positive perspective despite the adversity you may be up against. And remember, God gives us Friends for the Fire. There is Power in finding community that will help you Row the Boat! With God and those He has hand selected to place by your side, you will never have to suffer alone!