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HIGH POINTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
IFAI Expo 2021 Keynote
Steve Rizzo
Steve Rizzo kicked off the 100th
in-person IFAI Expo Nov. 2 with a
keynote address focused on optimism
even in time of struggles.
R
izzo, a former stand-up comedian, focuses on
what he calls " Common Sense Strategies " for
tapping into the positive reserves people have to
rethink and reshape their lives and businesses.
The key is unleashing the power of your " humor
being " every day, Rizzo says, by focusing on
three principles:
1. You are the creator of your success and happiness.
2. You need to know without a doubt that you are
the only problem you will ever have. Somewhere
within you there is always a solution waiting to
be discovered-get out of your own way.
3. Whenever you're confronted with a challenge
of any kind it's never a matter of managing
the situation. It's always a matter of how you
manage your mind.
" Most people go their entire lives never knowing
they have this power, " Rizzo says. " Your humor being
can bring you peace of mind and emotional stability.
That's up to you on how to get that. "
The most successful people allow themselves
to take time out to laugh. It's important to laugh
at all the craziness of life, even as we manage the
challenges of family and business.
Successful people become what they think about
day in and day out, Rizzo says.
" Your thoughts create your beliefs. Your beliefs
write the story of your life, " he says. " Every once in
a while we have to ask ourselves what type of story
are we writing. "
IFAI's 2021 Outstanding Volunteer Awards
IFAI's Outstanding Volunteer Awards recognize members who
generously give of their time to serve on different boards, task
forces and committees, judge competitions and provide education
and leadership to others in the industry.
This year's winners: Tom Auer, president, Bearse USA.;
Charlene Clark, CEO, Signature CanvasMakers LLC; Keith Harris,
product manager, TenCate Geosynthetics; Paige Mullis, director
of concept development, Glen Raven Inc.
The Outstanding Volunteer Awards were created in 2012,
designed to recognize volunteers who have regularly gone above
and beyond to help, guide and advise. Since 2012, 41 people have
received this award.
That attitude is at the very core of your success
and happiness, he says, and feeling good is the fuel
that drives motivation and inspiration. " The No. 1
reason people consistently fail in business and in life
is not just because of the situation, the event and the
circumstances, it's because somewhere along the
way positive momentum ceases. "
With everything that bombards us throughout
the day, it's important to start your day with an
unstoppable attitude. Rizzo recommends doing that by
steering your thoughts from the moment you wake up.
Instead of thinking about and focusing on the problems
ahead, think about what is working in your life.
" You can choose to seize the day or you can let
the day seize you, " he says. " Create an attitude of
gratitude. Everyone can find that one thing that they
are profoundly grateful for. The attitude that you have
in the morning is the attitude you're going to have
throughout the day. "
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