My name is Ian Tyson, and I have been a professional motivational speaker since 1989. I perform for high schools, colleges, universities and business clients.
I am big believer in positive attitude and the effect it can have on our lives and the lives of others. In my main show "Hero Inside", I use the mantra, "Pain is Inevitable, Misery is a Choice" to reinforce this point. One of my favorite expressions, and the driving force behind this blog, my new show, and my upcoming book is "Hooray for Everything".
"Hooray For Everything" is not optimism for optimism's sake. It is the firm belief that things can and will be better, no matter the circumstance. We cannot carry around all of the negative things that have happened to us in life, it will only weigh us down. But optimism is not about being oblivious with blinders on, and happiness is not an illusion. I believe that happiness can be act of sheer will, and that we sometimes have to seek out and surround ourselves with those things which make us happy, in order order to change our state of mind.
For all of these reasons, I am finally getting back to blogging. Sometimes with words, sometimes with pictures, videos, links, all in order to finish the sentence, "Hooray for __________" whatever that may be that day. I want to share what makes me happy, so that you will share what makes you happy.