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Alamo PMI Annual Membership Meeting 2022 – Virtual



6:30pm Business Meeting Starts

7:00pm Speaker Presentation Starts

Head First! A Crash Course in Positivity

Presentation Description

The science behind the effect of a positive mindset, our ability to improve it along with practical ways to improve your mindset and the mindset of a team. I also share how my attitude literally saved my life from a near fatal skiing accident.

Presentation Objectives

Learning several practical tactics to improve your mindset and instill a positive mindset in a team working through challenges.

Through his unique experiences, Lawton has molded his messages and insights about how to create a positive mindset, lead with positivity and achieve better outcomes for individuals and organizations. He uses his 27 years of business experience in roles from an engineer in the astronaut office at NASA to an executive at Dell to help leaders to perform better and companies to achieve better results. The lessons apply in personal situations as well, no matter what kind of challenges we face. “Allowing negative experiences to teach us something will actually set us up for the successes, victory, and laughter that will come in the future. Experiencing a setback is painful when it happens, but when we overcome it, we become better versions of ourselves,” Lawton says. “Your attitude plays an important role in overcoming challenges.”

Head First! recounts Lawton’s powerful story and outlines tips to help readers improve their own “attitude fitness” and overcome the rough patches in their lives to achieve success and happiness.

These eight proven and practical tools include:

1. Remember: Everything happens for a reason

2. Focus on what you can control

3. Learn to laugh in the midst of your pain

4. Take smaller steps to work to a larger goal

5. Know when and where to push yourself

6. Invest positivity into your network

7. Create a personal positivity practice

8. Embrace growing pains and learn from your struggles



Steve H. Lawton holds a BS and MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, as well as an MBA from St. Edward’s University. He has 30 years of business experience in roles ranging from an engineer in the Astronaut office at NASA to an executive at Dell. Steve has been with Dell for 22 years and served in a variety of roles from manufacturing engineering, operations, procurement, M&A, and IT.

In addition to his full life in Dell, Steve is the author of “Head First! A Crash Course in Positivity,” an inspirational story about how his attitude literally saved his life from a near fatal skiing accident in 2014. Intertwined in the story is the science behind the power of mindset along with practical takeaways that you can use to improve your attitude and achieve your personal goals. He is a TEDx speaker and has helped thousands of people with his inspirational speaking at Dell, Accenture, Starbucks, National Electrical Contractors Association, Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association and others. He has been featured on multiple media outlets and podcasts such as LittleThingsUSA, Eternal Leadership, BizJournals.com and as a guest lecturer at Texas A&M University and the University of Texas.

Steve and his wife of 31 years, Deanna are quite fond of their two grown children, Ryan and Katie.

Steve's book Head First! A Crash Course in Positivity is available on Amazon (here is a link: Link to Purchase)

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Type of category: Monthly Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Leadership

Start Date: January 26th, 2022

Hours/Session (CST): 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Early bird deadline:: 26 January 2022 to 12:00AM



Early bird member: $5.00

Early bird non member: $10.00

Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00

Students: $5.00


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