Navigating life wasn’t always easy before – it's even harder now. It's time to deal with stress and build resilience and put optimism into action.

Stress! The solution to stress is resilience and optimism. There’s this little virus that changed everything and moved the needle from “I was already stressed out before” to the extreme of “I don’t have any hair left to pull out.”

Does that resonate?  You were all forced into dealing with the ever-evolving “new normal” and it’s been tough to navigate. Everything went online, your kids are home-schooling and you’re dealing with a world full of Zoom, digital this and virtual that. Ahhhhh!  

To navigate this new normal you need to stay focused. I am going to show you that you’re focused on the wrong thing.

Focused on what instead? You might ask.

Focused on the 40% of what really matters.  I call it Focus on the 40 and you and your team need to focus on what really matters more than ever right now. Happiness is the result of minimizing stress, building resilience and accessing optimism. For instance, optimism is a tool you can use in everyday life and we’ll show you how!

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Here’s the core elements of my Focus on the 40 programs ….


50% of our happiness is genetic. That leaves us with 50% as a focal point. Lasting happiness comes from simple everyday things and if you’re focused on the wrong “things” you’re chasing fleeting happiness. The “things” you need are all around you.


is about “you getting you” and using your unique leadership style. You don’t have to be supervisor to be a leader and accessing the leadership style forward is critical to high-functioning teams.


you have a unique mix of character strengths and using those strengths is natural, effortless and energizing. Knowing your strengths and how to put them in action more frequently is powerful and the results are infectious!


Want to deal with some stress right now? Get my fast-paced, funny and free workbook called “Get Happy Now: A Fast-Paced and Funny Action Guide for a Stressed World” and end your stress using simple tools to reduce anxiety and build resilience and bring more happiness into your life today and more happiness tomorrow and the day after…and the day after. Sound optimistic? It is, an optimism is more than a mindset, above all else it’s also a tool.

Focusing on yourself isn’t selfish and you need to lead yourself before leading others.   I’d like to help you on your own journey!

Anthony Poponi is a professional speaker and lives in Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado. As a professional speaker, author and coach he travels the Country to share his humor and actionable tools from his Focus on the 40 Program©. In other words improving your happiness can be fun.  Less stress, more resilience and optimism are just the start.

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