We all feel a bit blue at times and need a bit of cheering up. Here are some things you can do to quickly put a smile back on your face.
Every day we are greeted with more headlines about how horrible the economy is and how we are just minutes away from another Great Depression. Well, I said it when they tried to talk us into recession and I will say it again now: Have your economic crisis. I choose not to participate.
There are some bad things happening in the financial markets right now. And things may get worse before they get better. Especially if the government gets involved, as they always want to do. But we are not all using our last dime to fuel up our SUVs so we can drive over to the soup kitchen. [Read more…]
Losing weight is simple: Eat less and exercise more. Simple, right? But not easy, as you can attest if you have ever tried to drop those stubborn pounds. Keeping the commitment to make healthy eating choices and hit the gym regularly is hard.
That is the way it is in much of life, including business. We know what we should do—that’s simple. But doing it, consistently and for the long term, is anything but easy.
How can you stay on the right track, doing the simple things that will make you successful? Here are some tips for doing the right thing, even when it isn’t easy. [Read more…]
Do you dwell on the bad side of life, believing that you are just being realistic by accepting negative thoughts and feelings? Do you hear yourself saying things such as, “Well, isn’t that just my luck,” or, “I can’t do anything right,” without even thinking about them?
Allowing your mind to dwell on the negative definitely affects how you feel, and may even affect what happens. After all, if you always expect bad things to happen, will you take the actions necessary to make good things happen? Probably not, because you have internalized the idea that good things do not happen to you.
You may believe that how you think can not change, but that is not at all true. You can make a conscious choice to think positive thoughts and change how you feel. [Read more…]