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Gennaro Speaks with Belmont Students

Sandy Gennaro, touring drummer for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and studio drummer for Blackjack, visited Belmont’s Columbia Studio A on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Gerraro spent time answering questions from students and highlighted the importance of creating positive flow in everyday life.

To create a life of positivity, Gennaro said it starts in the mind. An individual must take control of their lives before the “river of positivity” could flow. He described it as a “metaphorical river that is created by our actions within life.”  The river can be improved by serving others, but it can also be emptied through selfish acts, addiction or greed.

Gennaro suggested students take control of their lives by using their cognitive abilities. The first step is to find their “why” and once it is found, create a plan to put positivity into action. Once a solid plan is in place, then BEATS comes into play.

The acronym stands for belief, enthusiasm, attitude, tenacity and service. When all of these factors blend together, Gennaro stated that BEATS becomes the critical ingredient that helps individuals add to and create personal positivity streams.


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