Choose to be Positive

Maybe it’s because I’m a writer that words have such a profound effect on me. Whether sweet and affirming or mean and cutting, I internalize the words I hear and read. That’s why it is such a downer to notice all of the negativity in the world, coming from people who don’t realize the power of their words.

In this past week, I have experienced the loss of a friend’s teenager to suicide, an unhappy client, a negative networker, and a confrontational ex-husband. If you think about it, there are so many things that happen every day that can weigh us down and sour our disposition.

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Matthew O'Brien

With over 20 years of experience in the digital media world, Matthew has worked for and with Fortune 500 businesses and has built companies from the start-up stage to exit strategy. He recently helped develop a data insight engine to bridge the gap between search, social, and mobile marketing to maximize the visibility, relevancy, and predictive success of online businesses.

Matthew is the founder of MINT Social, an award-winning digital marketing company that accelerates online marketing results to help businesses get found and thrive online. 

Matthew has developed an educational curriculum for Universities on social media for businesses, is a founding board member of the Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA), a board member of HeroZona Foundation and on the advisory board (Vinnies) for St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix.  Matthew is a mentor with ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, a speaker on social media and digital marketing, and is a subject matter expert with many online portals.

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