I have not talked to Peter Levine for 19 years (last name changed for confidentiality). I can't even say I was his closest friend, but perhaps he thought of me as a buddy. I marveled at Peter Levine. I watched him, learned from him and admired him. Peter was one of the most attractive people in high school. He had magnetism like none other. Pete was an "A" student, an amazing athlete, his girlfriend was stunning and he came from an extremely prosperous family.

Here's what I learned from Peter by observing him and listening to him: He expected things to go his way. Now, I must clarify that he never came off as overly arrogant or ungrateful; rather, he was simply raised to lead life with what I call "positive expectation." If the ball was going to bounce, Pete expected to receive a favorable bounce, and you know; the ball usually bounced his way. Peter didn't pretend to be perfect. I didn't idolize him or give my power away to him. I simply enjoyed and admired his glow. He had that "it" factor: That special something as a mentor of ours likes to call it. He had the Pete vibe, the mojo, the smooth way, the flow, the juice and the answers: The momentum.

It took me years to figure out why Peter's life worked so well. Part of it was the fact that his family raised him that way and he took to their path of success. Surely, many would have rebelled. Not Pete. He soaked it in. Peter had "positive expectations" and I am so thankful I knew this fellow at a young age.

So, just why exactly am I telling you the Peter Levine story? I share this with you because this is how a positive mentor and health advocate can approach your health, your life and your journey.

It is so empowering to spend time with friends and mentors who "envision you as well."

Empowered friends and mentors expect good things for you. Great things actually, and they wouldn't have it any other way. Consider this principle the next time you confide in a friend or seek advice from a colleague or mentor. We invite you to surround yourself with positive expectation people and we are confident life will take on new meaning for you.

Dr. Jason Kolber is a licensed doctor of chiropractic and a certified life coach. Contact him at (480) 704-2787 or www.livinginline.com.


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