PositiveVibesOnly - PVO4K

Life is too short to not be Positive

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Eligibility: Are you employed by T-Mobile or related to an employee of T-Mobile?

  • No

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https://www.instagram.com/phil_positive/ https://www.ciy.com/kwhub/text/move-fires-up-high-schooler-ignites-positive-vibes-only https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHBfEHeabWtf9awlY3HWF7w?view_as=subscriber

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Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Growth (have moved past the very first activities; working towards the next level of expansion)

1. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project? NOTE: All applications must include a 1 minute video that answers: “I am stepping up to make change because..."

I started PVO4K to show that there is a brighter side to any situation no matter what the circumstance. PVO4K started as PostiveVibesOnly which began as quotes being posted over social media to help spread a positive attitude. After seeing the impact on others I realized that I truly was helping others that were looking for a positive vibe. We all are fighting these internal battles looking for positivity and PVO4K and PositiveVibesOnly is my way of making a positive impact. PVO4K is PositiveVibesOnly in the clearest quality possible. 4K is such a clear quality so why not make it a positive one. This is positive attitude so clear that you can step into it. PVO4K changes your PERSPECTIVE to show a positive side to any situation and to embrace the flaws people “have”. I am stepping up to help others by spreading a positive mindset with self-motivation to help them grow to empower others.

2. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

People face daily struggles and with spreading positive vibes people can overcome all of that. This movement is to help others going through things that I deal with like: Tourette’s, Depression, Anxiety, Loss, and struggle. These battles take over people’s minds and lead to a negative POV. People are thrown into these categories and restrains them from their full potential. PVO4K puts a positive spin to any flaws by adding a positive perspective.

3. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

PVO4K is to show the world with a positive attitude you can overcome anything. I plan to start a daily affirmation app. This will have different positive vibes each day as a reminder to face the day with a positive attitude. PVO4K will be starting a group called Flawless. This group is to show no matter what background, situation or flaw, that you are flawless and can make a positive impact. This will be support to help make a positive impact in any community and on an individual level to help with any type of mentoring they need. PVO4K will spread positive thinking to kids who strive to reach their version of success. PVO4K would provide school supplies, books, devices, and anything to help a positive impact so they can step into their potential along with start a scholarship that would give to kids who excel the positive mindset. I want to invest in their future and show that you don’t need to sit back but can step into positive potential. After the growth of hundreds of people that have made an impact I will add events like: summer camps, community clean ups, various ways to volunteer. With these events we can train and teach others to motivate and spread positivity to others.

4. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.

People that get involved with PVO4K will be motivated and learn to change their perspective to a more positive attitude. Once involved you will be part of the PositiveVibesOnly “family” or even part of “Flawless”. These “family” members not only support one another but also gives them the tools on how to motivate and spread positivity. By helping with PVO4K we will help communities and find any way to help and make a positive impact. PVO4K acts as a source of guidance to others going through any struggle and helps to give a more positive perspective to their situation.

5. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

I have struggled and have continued to grow through my own personal experiences. I have Tourette’s, deal with anxiety and depression disorders. Through these I am able to speak about my experiences with the positive outcome that I have and have had. I feel that others show you how to change your perspective but PVO4K gives you the ability to step into a more positive reality.

6. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

I have begun to help others by spreading positivity by posting “positive vibes” on Instagram through #PositiveVibesOnly and #PVO4K. I have created a motivation minute that I post once a week online for others to view and hear a positive message to share with others through my own personal struggles by helping relate to them. I have #PositiveVibesOnly bracelets that I pass out to people as a challenge to help them in a struggle they may be going through. I am also working on bringing PVO4K off social media and am starting a group called “Flawless” to help motive others to embrace their flaws and struggles.

7. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

As a next step I plan to help others through a more personal way. I hope to get in touch with people and continue my group “Flawless” to spread the message that YOU are flawless no matter what background, difference, or struggle. I plan to grow larger and larger to spread a loving positive message to get in touch with as many people as possible. I plan to start a daily affirmation app with the help of T-Mobile for guidance on growing a lager online platform and help to reach more people. I hope to start summer events such as 5k’s, summer camps, community clean ups, volunteering, and anyway to get out and spread a positive message such as PositiveVibesOnly.

8. Future Support: What are the resources needed to make your vision a reality?

To make this a reality I would like guidance in creating a plan with support on the specific platforms mentioned above. I ask for resources to help guide me in the right direction with knowledge on the specific areas of need. An example would be guidance on how to create the app and streamline the process. I would ask for brainstorming sessions with guidance on how to reach more people that are in need with the population/database that T-Mobile has.

9. Finances: If applicable, have you mobilized any of the following resources so far?

  • Friend support
  • Family support
  • Mentors/advisors

10. Ripple Effect: Please share some ideas of how you could partner with other changemakers or involve other young people as leaders in making a difference.

I have struggled and have continued to grow through my own personal experiences. I have Tourette’s, along with dealing with anxiety and depression disorders. Through these I am able to speak about my experiences with the positive outcome that I have. I feel that this provides and gives others an opportunity to be themselves along with providing them the confidence that they have the ability to step into their full potential of any situation.

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 1 [optional] Which of the following categories do you identify with?

  • White (for example: German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish, French) (6)

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 2 [optional] Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities?

  • Disability community

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • Social media

Evaluation results

69 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 49.3%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 15.9%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 26.1%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 5.8%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. - 2.9%

2. Changemaker Quality

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 61.8%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 14.7%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 19.1%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 4.4%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Creativity

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 47.8%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 13%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 23.2%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 8.7%

1 - This entry is weak here - 7.2%

No Answer - 0%

4. Commitment

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 100%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 43.9%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 14.6%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 9.8%

1 - This entry is weak here - 4.9%

No Answer - 0%

5. Connection

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 65.2%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 17.4%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 8.7%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 4.3%

1 - This entry is weak here - 4.3%

No Answer or No Connection - 0%


Join the conversation:

Photo of monika robinson

this is a really cool idea! I like that you want to go beyond just sending out affirmations but also giving back to the community through scholarships and school supplies. I think another thing that would be cool to do is provide workshops where people can get help finding resources for depression and anxiety as well as ways they can receive funding to get help.

Photo of Kim Hickey Belyea

Your positive outlook motivates me to be a better person, Mom, wife, friend. Love the vibes you give out. Keep it up!

Photo of Martha Walker

Go Phil Positive! Love your passion to help others.

Photo of Mallori Hunt

You are an inspiration to all ages! Don’t stop, the world need you!

Photo of Sierra RyanWallick

I LOVE your positive outlook on life! My friend started a project called The Inspiring Project that you might want to check out as well because he is doing similar things to what you want to do and you two might be able to partner up on some projects together! Keep it up and let me know if there is ever anything I can help you with! :)

Photo of Danielle Snyder Potter

What a wonderful idea. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t understand anxiety and depression and therefore don’t know how to help those who suffer. I wish you the best of luck and believe this idea will go far.

Photo of Anna Steenbakkers

As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety, I can confidently say that mindset is everything. Sometimes I would be so in my head that I needed someone else to help me get out of my thoughts. I was fortunate enough to have my roommate's support, but for people out there that struggle to find the right support group, this would make a huge difference. A lot of people don't understand depression and anxiety and will just tell a person to "snap out of it" or "be happy". Therefore, I think a movement like this one needs an strong person that can relate to others. I believe you have the passion necessary to guide the youth through their struggles. I wish you the best of luck and I can't wait to see where this movement will go.

Photo of Richard

This is a great idea, I too have suffered depression and anxiety and this type of program is great in helping those going through so many difficulties. With the latest celebrities with depression and committing suicide and young people all over the country doing the same it is wonderful to see a young man step up and give birth to a great idea is promising. This is the type of program needed in our country and I hope it will impact the suicide epidemic.

Photo of Olivia Hardinnieri

This is a super cool idea! I could see how much something like this could change your day. (:

Photo of Sebastian Ibarraran

Excited to see how you will use modern technology to take a new approach toward spreading positivity! Feel free to check out my entry Breaking Barriers to see if we can somehow collaborate in the future

Photo of Haley Miller

What an amazing idea! I feel like we could work very well together and I can't wait to further explore that!

Photo of Sam Babichenko

I believe Phil will go do many great things through this

Photo of Rachel Belshaw

I think this movement will go a long way because Phil is so passionate. #positivevibesonly

Photo of Jamie Halstead

This is definitely something that reaches a whole new generation with encouragement!

Photo of Vivian Tran

I love how this concept is applicable on a worldwide scale and believe this idea will go really far! I watched some of your videos on Youtube and they instantly made me smile. Thanks for making my day! :)

Photo of Nooruddin Ahmad

Phil, I think this is an AWESOME initiative you have going on here! Can't wait to collab, let's talk about it more at the Change Maker Lab ;)

Photo of Phil Positive

Thank you very much! Yess we will definitely have to collaborate at the change maker lab! I'll see you there!!

Photo of Nanaefua Eshun

I commend you for bringing awareness to people who face tremulous issues in life causes depression which lead to health issues. I agree the key to avoiding health issues start with our own perspective to how we handle the issue . Keeping a positive attitude in spite of life challenges lead to better health.

Photo of Phil Positive

Thank You! Yes I hope showing people the is another side to their situation can change their perspective to a more positive life style! #PositiveVibesOnly

Photo of Chad

#StingrayNation is behind you Phil.

Photo of Phil Positive

The BEST nation to support PositiveVibesOnly! #StingryNation!!!

Photo of Chelsea Jaye

You’re such an inspiration! You will be reaching many people & going to do GREAT things!! I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you & Positive Vibes!

Photo of Phil Positive

Thank You! I hope to continue spreading this message and showing people the more positive side to their situation. God has lots of plans and a lot in store as I'm only 17 years old I hope to continue on this journey and spread #PositiveVIbesOnly

Photo of Rosemarie Mullen

Phillip is very inspirational. He will go a long way. Good luck to you .

Photo of Phil Positive

Thank You! I hope to continue spreading a loving positive message and hope to grow through this challenge thank you for the support! #PositiveVibesOnly

Photo of Heidi

Keep inspiring others and spreading Positive Vibes. I can't wait to see where this movement takes you!!

Photo of Phil Positive

Thank You! Remember #PositiveVibesOnly