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The Kraski Creator Rankings

Just Be Positive is Useless Advice

In this dynamic episode, hosts Keith and Nicole are joined by guest John Kraski, who has recently announced his Kraski Creator Rankings, a list highlighting nine outstanding creators on LinkedIn known for their original and authentic content, free from the influence of engagement pods.

Beyond discussing the criteria and individuals featured in Kraski's rankings, this episode delves into the significance of genuine content creation on LinkedIn, the real versus artificial online engagement, and the importance of building authentic community connections over transactional relationships.

The episode emphasizes celebrating real, impactful content creators while also providing insights into the hosts' daily lives and their perspectives on positivity, productivity, and personal branding.

  • 00:00 Kickoff and Introduction to Today's Big Show

  • 00:19 Celebrating Creators: John Kraski's Creator Rankings

  • 01:59 Unexpected Guest Cancellation and Daily Activities

  • 02:42 Nicole's Workout Journey and the Importance of Strength Training

  • 12:32 Exploring the Power of Brain Dumps and Gratitude Journals

  • 20:46 Diving Into Kraski's Creator Rankings and the Reality of Social Media Metrics

  • 28:12 Spotlight on LinkedIn Influencers: Darren McKee's Profile

  • 28:55 Exploring Personal Branding with Debra Prasamriti

  • 30:32 Thomas Woodhams: A Tech Recruiter with a Twist

  • 31:38 John Kraski's Early Morning Surprise and Creator Rankings Reveal

  • 32:56 Tackling the Pod Monster Phenomenon on LinkedIn

  • 34:31 Introducing the Anti-Pod Movement and Future Plans

  • 38:32 Creator Spotlights: From Darren McKee to Monroe Melvin

  • 49:59 Wrapping Up with Creator Highlights and Future Initiatives


“Just be positive” is useless advice.

Not only is it ineffective, it feels impossible.

Makes you feel inadequate.

Like you’re missing out on some big secret
because you’re just not feeling it.

You’re not missing anything.

Here's the truth: when you’re overwhelmed,

Your brain defaults to survival and defence mode — not positivity.

You need to disarm the overwhelm first.

Here’s how:

𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲.

Simple, deep breaths can reset your system.

𝗚𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹.

If you’re fixating on everything that’s going wrong, grab your journal.

Write 3 things you’re grateful for; anything you can think of.

This immediately shifts your focus and reduces the mental clutter.

These aren't one-off fixes. But with commitment and regular practice, you’ll

→ enhance your mental agility,
→ handle stress better,
→ and know how to overcome the overwhelm.

𝗕𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗼𝗺 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲: 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹, 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗯𝗶𝗴. 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀, 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀.

𝗣𝗦: What’s your opinion about “just be positive”?

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