Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Around the Corner

The other day someone asked me, “What were the best days of your life?” I answered, “I’m hoping they haven’t come yet.” So many folks believe—though they may not admit it—that the best days of their lives are behind them. If that’s the case then whatever happens going forward is a downhill slide to the end. What a sad way to live! Instead, what if you have the attitude that a wonderful experience is just waiting for you to walk around the corner? The key, though, is that you have to be willing to make the walk; to offer the effort it takes to turn the corner and meet the extraordinary future. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Don't Look At This!!

See, you looked anyway!

It's the middle of summer and, whether we admit it or not, we're all looking for ways to simply chill. I probably spend more time on youtube.com than I should but, I'm tellin' ya, if you want to raise your spirits here are three suggestions that work for me:

1. Go to youtube.com and search "Fails"...these are videos of people doing outrageously crazy things and, to be honest, sometimes banging themselves up. This is the kind of humor where you crack up when someone falls down. If you are squeamish about this sort of thing Fails is not your glass of sweet iced tea.

The next two are wonderfully positive!

2. On youtube.com search, "People are Awesome" and you'll see folks doing all sorts of extraordinary and, to be honest, stunningly amazing things. It's all physical stuff that you'll look at and wonder, "How did they do that?"

3. On youtube.com search "Like a Boss" and you'll see much the same thing as on People are Awesome.

Bonus: There is one series on youtube.com that combines Fails and Like a Boss...it's kinda cool...folks are doing the same things (like skimming a railing on a skateboard) the Fails folks are...well...failing, while the Like a Boss folks are killin' it!

Try'em and see what you think! Have a great summer!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Toss It!

What have you thrown away lately? No, not whatever might have been on your plate last night at the end of the meal. I mean STUFF you don’t really need. I just put a Planet Fitness t-shirt in the donation box; tossed a bunch of business cards; trashed a stack of magazines and put some old stereo equipment that didn’t work out beside the street. All of that took about 5 minutes. Try it. In the next 5 minutes see how much can you throw away. And, if you hear that voice in your head saying, “But, I MIGHT need this!” don’t listen to it. Now, try 5 minutes a day for the next week. You’ll be amazed!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday the 13th...a new one

The blog below was written exactly 4 1/2 years ago, December 13, 2013...seems like the thoughts still work: 

Today is Friday the 13th and I’m presenting my last seminar for 2013 and believe me, the irony that the program is titled “Positivity” has not escaped me.

The key to positivity is to increase the quantity of small, positive experiences. Doing so raises our level of positive feeling.

Raising our level of positive feeling has been shown to improve health, make us more confident and improve our quality of life.

A wonderful example of positivity is the simple fact that I get to present a program like Positivity.

What 3 things will you do today that are positive? If you do’em I promise you’ll get a little bump in positive feeling. Do that enough and that little bump starts turning into a general feeling that things aren’t as tough as you might think.

Science is showing that the old talk about “think positive” really does has a therapeutic effect...it may even be able to offset Friday the 13th.

Have a great weekend and see you Monday.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Reach Out to New Vibe Folks

It’s often said that each of us—our vibration/rhythm/attitude/success—is the average of the five people with whom we spend most of our time. 

Stop for a few seconds and think about who, in your life, those people might be. Tick, Tick, Tick. 

Now, here’s the tip: If you were going to change some of those folks in order to raise your average who would it be? And, yes, I get the fact that some of them may be family members who are challenges, but with whom you have to spend a significant amount of time. 

So, what if you found some new contacts whose vibration/rhythm/attitude/success was high enough that it offset the lower vibe folks? 

Look around for some people who would be positive, new contacts and create a simple plan that puts you in touch with them.

And, have a great July 4th Week!!