Behold The Power of Positivity

–lifting spirits in good times and bad

I saw a video clip last year on LinkedIn and then couldn’t find it. So I searched Google and found the entire video that shows you the complete phone call of when Derek Rose got traded from his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks. This call literally came out of nowhere to Derek, He grew up in Chicago and worked harder than anyone else his entire life in Chicago.

So it came to Derek’s complete surprise that he was being traded from his hometown team to the New York Knicks. I will encourage you to listen to what his sports agent says to Derek. His agent says that this is an opportunity of a lifetime and showed Derek the positive side to this day on what could be a negative impact on Derek.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I can’t stress enough the power of having great positive and uplifting people in our lives! This was a hard phone call to take, but Derek’s agent was in Derek’s corner the whole way.

His agent knew that this situation was going to be hard to understand, but the agent knew that Derek needed to have a positive attitude and outlook on this situation.

I am so blessed to have some great people who have been a great positive influence on me in my journey to Bring Humanity Into Business And Beyond, including Evans Duren Luke Williams Darrel Frater Toni Abraira Maurice Green, the members of my Bringing Humanity Together LinkedIn Group, and so many more great people to shape me into a better person that will make me into a better entrepreneur !!

Who are your positive influencers and great supporters of you? Let’s discuss this and more to truly change ourselves and truly change others.


Chris Berryman
Chris Berryman
Chris Berryman, Passionate Coalition Builder, CEO/Founder of Bringing Humanity Together, is always eager to share first hand, the story that inspired his powerful vision to humanely transform today’s workplace for the better. During his 35 years of experience spanning many different industries, Chris has seen the best and the worst of treatment from the leadership of companies for which he has worked, and has also noticed the effect poor treatment had on others. His unique vision to help positively shift the workplace paradigm led to the creation of Bringing Humanity Together: Bringing Humanity Into Business & Beyond, a powerful grassroots movement now also a business created through talking to other professionals and sharing his passion on the LinkedIn platform. Bringing Humanity Together seeks to be the voice and solution provider for employees who suffer from unfulfilling and derogatory treatment at the hands of their employers and for employers who recognize that a healthy company culture is key to their success. Chris believes the way to be an effective change agent is by offering support, advice, and empowerment to businesses who seek to shift their company culture for the better and to provide the same assistance to employees who need help navigating their unique situations as part of today’s workforce. Chris’s gift of expressing his passion and ability to build a coalition of professionals who embody the ‘service to others first’ mantra of living, has allowed him to assemble a powerful LinkedIn community of socially conscious entrepreneurs and business leaders who are on this journey with him and willing to support him in this endeavor.

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  1. Welcome, Chris! There have been many people who have lifted me up and positively inspired my life including the BizCatalyst360 community! When others around me flourish, I flourish. What joy there is in getting a phone call from colleagues or beloved ones that their deepest dreams are coming true, that they are living fulfilling lives in the nuance, that they are creating a life worth living with few regrets, that they live utterly grateful for being alive and in love and service.

    Thank you for this reminder that our lives touch others lives-and may these “touches” be uplifting for the highest and best of all involved.

  2. Thank you all for giving me this great platform and opportunity to help inspire, motivate, impact others on a human connective level. I want to Bring Humanity Together with heart, hope, kindness, empathy and compassion.

    We all can be a part of something bigger than ourselves if we just allow ourselves to do it.

    I am so humbled and honored to have this great opportunity. Thank you Dennis Pitocco for giving me this opportunity.

    Thank You,
    Chris Berryman

  3. Chris, WELCOME! I concur with you 100% that positivity is so important. When a person is ill maintaining a positive attitude is a crucial element to recovery. In terms of my own influencers, there have been many with all of them being from different sources. By the way Chris, I live in New York City and have been a huge Knicks fan for many years now. Derek Rose is now playing in the mecca of basketball. The Chicago Bulls had that Michael Jordan fellow who was the best there ever was. Thank you for writing and sharing your article.

  4. Chris – Welcome to the BC family. If you are looking for encouragement, you have come to the right place. In addition, you will find the engagement here to be respectful and helpful. Finally, slowly, you will build regular followers who will soon become your on-line friends – people you will learn that you can count on. Great article to get you started.

  5. Thanks, Chris.
    I was doing a session on critical thinking, focusing on scale. I found a series of slides that show a human relative to Earth, Earth relative to the planets in our solar system, to the sun, our sun compared to a red giant like Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse compared to the Hubble telescope’s broadest view of millions of galaxies. So all I need is the sky to help me settle down.
    I guess the other thing comes from humor. Somebody said that humor is tragedy + time. I can wait and laugh, or I can laugh now.
    stay well,

  6. Welcome Chris! Thank you for this message! I, too, believe in seeking out the positive as well as promoting it. In my book, it is perennial. You will find this community to be remarkable as probably have already concluded.💖