Chronically positive

Available on Amazon!
To be ‘chronically positive’ is to spend more time focusing on the positives, while keeping negative thoughts and actions to a bare minimum. My son, Tyler (16), has been enduring a 14+ year battle with a rare kidney illness, which on many occasions results in hospital stays, countless medications and an exhausting physical toll. Through it all he has maintained a positive outlook on life that betrays his youth. He is a decade long student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a perennial straight A student and an accomplished jazz guitarist with his own band, Tyler Ransom and the Handsomes! I asked him about his process, how he approaches and deals with adversity and stays focused on his steps to accomplish goals. He shared his simple, yet profoundly insightful ‘5 step system.’ I apply it to my life both personally and professionally with results of equal measure. Learning from my teen son has not only humbled me, it has empowered me. Read this book and put his system to use. Who will benefit from this book?*Self-improvement and enlightenment seekers*People facing health and medical challenges*Achievers and believers *Anyone with emotional or financial stress.*Everyone



Isobe January 8, 2018
4 Stars
Format: Kindle Edition   |      Verified Purchase
Chronically Positive is a roller coaster journey of struggle from the view of both Father and son. Marlon & Tyler share their inner struggles and victories from the moment Marlon recalls that something is wrong with his baby boy. The pumped-up bodybuilder feels suddenly helpless and cannot control his destiny The message contains 5 simple lessons in life with honest examples from each person’s points of view. Chapters gives personal examples of Setting expiration dates, Gaining Knowledge, Family & friends, Passion, and Giving back. Tyler has Nephrotic Syndrome (kidney disease) and explains how this affects how people see him, how he has learned to monitor and control his environment in search of becoming an expert and key player in his own health care, and how he is trying to share his experience with others. In chapter 6 Marlon shares some of his mistakes, walking the path to maturity (facing his EGO), and gives some personal examples of his own struggles as he reflects back on life. Chapter 7 is a list of acknowledgements thanking friends who have helped them and been there along the way. The book is a quick read and would make a great gift book as it is short and to the point.


January 3, 2018
Format: Paperback  |Verified Purchase
5 Stars
A beautifully written book depicting the thoughts, actions and inner growth experiences of a Son and his Father who demonstrate the power of courage , self discipline, positivity and a winning spirit while living with chronic kidney disease. This inspirational story is for anyone looking for ideas to overcome life challenges and make self improvement to the quality of life while learning what its like to live with chronic illness. A must read and great gratitude gift to give others

Sharlane Bailey
January 7, 2018
Format: Paperback  |Verified Purchase
5 Stars
I loved the book. I learned so much about the authors too. What I gained the most was the last chapter on TBD. It’s so true to be thankful and to show thanks and appreciation to those that made an impact in our lives. I will do it now and set an expiration date…no reason to wait until it’s too late. Thank you Marlon and Tyler for opening up and sharing some of your most troublesome moments. I can’t wait to share the five steps with the rest of my family.


January 1, 2018
Format: Paperback  |Verified Purchase
5 Stars
WOW. This book grabbed me from the introduction and did not let go. I really loved the back and forth, father & son writing. Their stories were very heartwarming – I had tears in my eyes a few times imagining their experiences. Sometimes their stories were laugh out loud funny. And always they gave real, memorable tips on staying positive and living life to the fullest. Crazy that I felt I had nothing in common with them, and afterward I realized I learned some serious life lessons that I will be putting to use daily.


Monica Martinez
December 29, 2017
Format: Paperback
5 Stars
Told from the point of view of Tyler (the son) and Marlon (the father), this is a heart warming and endearing book with life lessons applicable to all ages. Both Tyler and Marlon bring their own distinctive approaches that informs their unique perspectives, making it highly relatable to just about everyone. After reading this book, you can’t help but be left with a sense of compassion, joy and an overall new sense of appreciation. This is a great book for yourself, or for someone who needs a positive boost in the right direction.


To be present is to magnify your ability to focus on the NOW, not what happened previously or what is yet to happen. To Live passionately is to truly understand when you wake up, when you have the ability to think you are blessed. Enjoy each day, each triumph, each challenge and do it with passion and joy.

To give back to those who are less fortunate in any capacity is one of if not the best feelings one can experience. Give of your time, your knowledge and your available resources, then sit back and watch positivity grow before your eyes.

Contact Me

Los Angeles, Ca