These days many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship along with economic and political uncertainty worldwide. Mezzapelle believes that we all have stories that can inspire and motivate others. "We all have the capacity to make optimism contagious," says Mezzapelle. "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Contagious optimism includes more than one hundred stories of amazing life turnarounds and insight from real people around the globe, as well as advice and guidance from business leaders, visionaries, and professionals.A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and various other international publications, Mezzapelle has been a frequent guest on radio and television. He is also the founder of several companies, including Goliath Technology and JobsOver50. He lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife, Courtney.
Eileen Keller is a single mom of two children and lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She is a graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in psychology. She is a lead for a team of project managers at AT&T. Her story, "Life Is What Happens When You're Busy Making Plans," shares the strength and courage of being a single mother.
Janet Bales has been a musician all her life and worked for nearly 30 years in church settings. Soon after she retired, she was diagnosed with colon cancer. The following year was spent in chemo until she successfully beat the disease. Janet is now serving as the director of Tychicus Ministries, Inc., an organization she formed with her husband, Peter. They travel extensively supporting the health and effectiveness of missionaries in the field.
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