Matt Curtis on Making the Shift From Negative to Positive Thinking

In Chapter 14 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Matt Curtis answers "What Does It Mean to Be Living More Positively in Your Life?" Curtis recognizes the bad things that happen when he is negative and shifts his behavior to overcome negativity issues in his life and not be a downer. He focuses on positive thinking and positive behavior and finds that negative thinking attracts negative people and positive thinking attracts positive people.

Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was deputy to Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. He has represented the City of Austin at the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities. In 2011, Curtis joined the Harvard Kennedy School Urban Policy Advisory Board to work on national best practices facing American cities. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.