For over 20 years, David Boufford, aka “Mr. Positive” has been on a mission to share his positive message with the world. Through his unique coaching and consulting approach, David has empowered over 400 businesses to increase their sales while also inspiring millions of people around the world.
David has spent over 30,000 hours working with individuals, entrepreneurs and small business owners who want more from their life. During the “Great Recession” in the worst economy in history, his clients earned well over $100 million dollars using his strategic advice and coaching.
David is one of the first coaches in the world to become an “Extreme Focus Certified Coach” and coaches a very diverse group of clients; young athletes, artist, authors entrepreneurs, professional speakers and even a Grammy Award winning singer, on the best strategies for success in every area of life and business.
What really makes him different is he’s not interested in only helping you make more money, David seeks to make a positive impact in your life and the world around you. Extreme Focus is one of his most powerful, transformation tools to help you live your dreams…NOW.
To experience what it’s like to work with David, he invites you to book a free strategy session: http://www.MrPositive.com/meet
David is also an author, publisher, business strategist and a Professional Encourager, but he is proudest of being a mentor and best buddy to Cris, an autistic young man he’s known for 29 years.
Frequently asked questions
Here are some of the most common ones that you may be asking right now!
Why are you the best person to support me in my life?
Many people who are in the “helping professions” do great, great work and honestly I may or may not be the right fit for you but until we have a conversation and spend a little time together we will never know that for sure. As someone who has had a huge amount of life experience, both positive and negative, I understand many of the situations that you may find yourself in – because I’ve lived through them myself!
The work that I do is also backed up through thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of personal investment in seminars, workshops, therapy, books, courses, and audio learning, etc, it is this combination of my life experience, and my personal study that gives me the knowledge and experience to support you.
I have goals in my life I don’t think I can achieve- can you help?
NO!!! Unless you are willing to change your mind about what you believe no one can help you! You must start by replacing your lack of belief in yourself with a firm belief you can do it and I am an expert at helping people gain clarity and building belief in themselves.
I believe that any desire you have right now came with your ability to have it! Inside of you is all the ability, strength and courage that you need to achieve your ambitions and dreams.And your belief is the magic key that opens the door to all that is possible for you!
If you lack confidence, I will lend you my own belief in you, to give you the gentle push you need to live the life you’ve always dreamed of and be the person you are meant to be!
How will you work with me to help me change my life for the better?
The first step is to make sure that your goals are really in alignment with what you really, really want, and the right areas for you to focus on at this time in your life. From there, we’ll work together to develop a plan of action that will move you in the right direction, until you achieve your aspirations. If I can do it, anyone can!
We’ll start out by having a conversation over the phone or Skype, for up to an hour, to discover what you really want and what really drives you. I want to know exactly what it is that makes you feel alive, at your most motivated and powerful. Some people may want more money, more love, or a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Others may simply feel that there is something stopping them from achieving the success they deserve.
My role is to work with you to find the answers to some of your questions, even if you aren’t quite sure what those questions are right now.
Often a simple exercise or conversation can reveal fundamental truths about who you are, and what direction you would like to move in. This is a time when there are no restrictions in your life, and everything is possible.
Then we’ll put together a workable action plan mapping out the steps you need to take to achieve your goals. We’ll schedule a series of conversations over a few weeks. I’ll provide you with feedback about your actions plan, evaluate your current situation and help you decide on your best way forward. I take a holistic view of your current life situation, and together we plan the actions you can take to move forward.
How do I know if I am ready for change?
Well, a great first step is that you are here reading this page. I see that as a sign that you’re ready for more in your life. Honestly, readiness for change is different for everyone. However, the usual indication is that you are so fed up with your current situation that you have a real willingness and readiness to trust and transform. You need to take real action if you’re going to transform your circumstances – just thinking about it won’t achieve anything at all.
Hey it’s never easy to commit to change, and it takes a lot of commitment and hard work, but it is always worth it and I’ll be by your side cheering you on! We’ll work together to remove your self-doubts and barriers, working through issues that block your progress. As Michael Jordan once said – “If you can’t go over it, go under it. If you can’t go under it, go around it!” Nothing will stop you from achieving your dreams, when you really commit to them.
Who is the most inspirational person you’ve worked with?
All of my clients are brilliant, inspirational and awe-inspiring in their own way. However, I worked with one particular client who will stay with me for the rest of my days. She was based in Sweden, and was suffering from a terminal illness. I worked with her briefly and she went on to form a support group for people suffering from terminal illnesses like herself. All while she was losing her own battle with her illness, she gave all she had to help other people. Knowing that I inspired her to do this despite her own struggle….well that touches me in a way that few things ever have…
Who has been your main mentor and source of inspiration?
I have several sources of inspiration but here are three who made a huge, huge impact on me! The first one is Richard Bach, who wrote the amazing book ‘Jonathan Livingstone Seagull’. That book taught me that it is possible to achieve anything, no matter who you are, and what experiences you have had. It showed me that it is possible to beat to my own drummer and that being an outsider can be a truly great gift and opportunity!
Another person I really appreciate is Wayne Dyer, who in his first book taught me that all my emotions and feelings are completely within my control. This was a very new concept to me when I was a young man. No-one has the power to make us feel sad, or low, or anxious – it is only ourselves who can make those feelings happen, which means we have the power to make them stop.
A third eternal source of inspiration for me is Dr. Leo Buscaglia, who taught me so much about being human, about relationships, life and love through his wonderful books, lectures and life (look him up on YouTube for some really amazing lectures and PBS specials he presented).
What do you charge?
My fees depend on many circumstances and they range from free to several thousands of dollars per month when I am working with a business or organization. Regardless, I generally require my clients commit to a three-month period of working with me, as without your complete commitment we won’t realize the results you are looking to achieve. I appreciate that many people do not have the resources to work with me personally 1-on-1, so I do offer free group coaching calls, newsletters and my blog to assist you too.
I’m not based in the US – can you still work with me?
Yes! I have worked internationally for the last twenty years. With today’s communications capabilities being so strong, your being in a different country is no barrier to working together. Time zones can sometimes be challenging though so keep in mind I am based in Los Angeles, California and operate on Pacific Standard Time.
I want help with my personal life, not just business. Can you still help?
Absolutely. For a person to achieve happiness and fulfillment, it’s important to consider all aspects of their current situation holistically. If you have a great personal life but your business affairs are not going well, you won’t achieve happiness. In the same way, you could be a multi-millionaire entrepreneur, but still have huge areas of your life that could be improved. My philosophy is that the principles of happiness are the same, regardless of what aspect of life you are exploring, at that moment.
Could you sum up what you do in your work?
First and foremost I listen to you and your needs. If you can tell me what you want, I can tell you how to get it. If you don’t know than I will ask you clarifying questions and help you discover it. I rely heavily on listen to my own inner guidance for how I can help you. I am known as a ‘Professional Encourager’, this means that I become your personal cheerleader, your coach, a mentor and a friend who walks with you on your journey.
What can you teach me?
There are three key ingredients needed to make positive change. Besides your willingness and desire to take action, you need to shift your mindset, discover your heartset and create a compelling vision for your life. You must have these keys aligned to achieve what you want from your life.
Mindset is the belief in yourself and your own ability to achieve what you set out to achieve and the attitude with which you greet the world each day.
Heartset is your ability to enter in to everything you do with an open heart and the willingness to serve others with the gifts that you have to share with the world.
Vision is your clear, compelling picture of your life as you want it to be.
I aspire to inspire, uplift and encourage you in the alignment of these three keys, to enable and empower you to achieve your dreams.
My partner and I want to see you as a couple – is this possible?
Yes. I usually support people on a one-to-one basis, but if you are seeking support as a partnership I am more than happy to explore working with you as a couple. I also work well with small groups and teams.
Is there any upper or lower age limit for people wanting your support?
No, if you are breathing and able to have a conversation, I am willing to support you in your life.
I’m scared that if I ask you for support, you may make me give up the things I depend on to cope with my life at the moment?
Look -I cannot make you do anything, you are in total control of whatever actions you do or do not take based on our time together. I’m not here to tell you how to live your life, I am here to support you in making the changes you wish to make. I am willing to help you write a new script for your life – one that is more fulfilling, empowering and fantastic than the one you are currently using.
We’ll work together to plot out a new way of living that is in total alignment with the life you truly want to live. Warning!: During this process you could find that there are things and people who will fall out of your life but that happens most naturally as you advance forward in designing your new life .
Please know from the depths of my soul that I wish you the the best of life, the best of love….the VERY BEST OF EVERYTHING! Life is GOOD…Believe it and you will see it!
David ” Mr. Positive!” Boufford
Your Professional Encourager™