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The Classic Pamela Positive: “Find the People Who Can Make You a Better Person.” – Ted Danson

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“My philosophy is, don’t hang on to whatever degree of success or celebrity you have,” he explains. “Find the smartest people you can and work with them, even if it means taking a smaller role. Get lost in something that inspires you. Find the people who can make you a better person. That’s how you stay fresh.\”

                                                                Ted Danson

“Sam Malone” from Cheers, CSI, and The Good Place

How true is this. You always want to find great people with whom to work! Then you excel, soar, float and can contribute to the world even more strongly.

Did you know that people who love what they do are 50% more likely to report being rated as meeting or exceeding expectations at work?¹ And it follows that people who work around likeminded people with similar values are more likely to stay. You have work you love, and people that you love. A great (and sometimes rare) combination!


Looking for it? Match up with a good-hearted, values-based team, doing something that you love. Then, identify organizations doing something you love. Or, you can donor vice versa! With both in mind, at some point, both will fall into place.


You\’ll learn, grow, and ascend. You will make the world better. Plus it\’s so much more fun!

Live With Great People Everyday,



Edward Bridge Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor and producer who played the lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers. During his career, Danson has been nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two; ten Golden Globe Awards nominations, winning three; one Screen Actors Guild Award; and one American Comedy Award and has been awarded a star on Hollywood\’s Walk of Fame. Danson has also been a longtime activist in ocean conservation. In March 2011, he published his first book, Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them, written with journalist Michael D\’Orso. Danson has been on a vegan diet multiple times, but he currently adheres to a pescetarian diet.

On October 7, 1995, Danson married actress Mary Steenburgen, whom he met on the set of the movie Pontiac Moon in 1993, and became the stepfather to Steenburgen\’s children, Lilly and Charlie, from her previous marriage to actor Malcolm McDowell. 

Bio Source: Wikipedia ¹Hagel, John; Seely Brown, John; Ranjan, Alok; and Byler, Daniel, “Passion at Work”, Deloitte Insights, October 7, 2014, ; Images: Fig¹.  Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash, Fig².  Photo by Rawpixel on Unsplash