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October 23, 2007
Power Tips newsletter, October Issue
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One Minute Tip:
How to learn from your mistakes:
The next time you make a mistake, in order to make sure you learn something positive from the experience, ask yourself these seven questions (from Rob Woollard of StartupNation.com):
Don’t flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
Of all our human resources, the most precious is the desire to improve
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
Tips for your Happiness:
7 Surprising Keys to Happiness
Have you ever had one of those days where you just wish you were in a better mood? Perhaps you tried to shift your state of mind to something better but struggled to achieve it.
Sometimes we get stuck in our own ‘stinking thinking’ and forget how easy it is to feel happier, so here are seven simple ways to lift your mood that many people have found useful and some of them may surprise you!
1. Go for a walk.
2. Listen to some quality music.
3. Think of others less fortunate.
What if you were to imagine being in space looking down on the amazing beautiful earth, noticing all the oceans and lands with the clouds above… And then thinking about the fact that there are many human beings that are starving, homeless and in lots of pain… Allow your compassion for them to grow.
4. Read something radical!
Why not buy a magazine you wouldn’t normally buy. You never know you may discover something wonderful!
5. Laughing at laughter.
Try grinning at yourself insanely in the mirror and notice how difficult it becomes to control your giggle muscles!
6. Simple breathing meditation.
Now close your eyes and become aware of the flow of air into and out of your nostrils. That’s it! Do this for 10/15 minutes and you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised how you feel afterward.
7. Doodling just for fun!
So get some pens, pencils, crayons or whatever you have and just draw – doodle away until your state of mind shifts.
You might agree that these are all pretty simple and that’s what’s so good about them.
Making changes, mundane or profoundly life-changing, are easily and quickly achieved by putting into action simple ideas, methods, tools and techniques.
Colin G Smith is a licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro- Linguistic Programming (NLP) and author of ‘The NLP ToolBox’, a personal development book that enables the reader to master any area of their life with amazing speed. Complete information on Colin G Smith’s books are available at his website, including a FREE personal development eBook. www.NLPToolBox.com
Tips for your Health:
Breath test detects cause of ulcers
If indigestion is your problem, a new study may spell relief at the doctor’s office: A simple breath test that identifies the bacterium Helicobacter pylori may be all you need to get to the bottom of that bloated feeling medically known as dyspepsia.
That’s the word from a new study appearing recently in the British Medical Journal. Scottish researchers say that the breath test for H. pylori (the same organism found to cause ulcers) is as effective as the more invasive internal exam for detecting H. pylori.
FUN COMMANDMENT TEN:
Perhaps youve heard the story of the optimistic little boy who, when confronted with a room full of horse manure, dove right in, exclaiming, With all this manure, theres got to be a pony in here somewhere! Although I dont think I want to hug him right now, I think the little fellows got it right.
No matter how big a pile of manure life dumps in your path, looking for the pony is the best response. Even if there is no pony, digging in with enthusiasm is better for us than being burdened with reluctance and resentment. Between you and me, there usually is a pony, but we miss it because were not looking for it.
When you opened your eyes this morning, you were already breathing. If not, I dont think you should be reading this.
If you went on to check the obituaries and didnt find your name, youre apparently alive. Thats a miracle. Celebrate it.
Celebration is made up of two elements gratitude and joy. Remember, joy is the most natural state for us humor beings. If you want more joy in your life, begin each moment with gratitude.
Gratitude is the essence of celebration. It doesnt have to be noisy or raucous. A quiet thank you to a special person in your life can be an effective form of celebration.
If you have not been celebrating everything, try this exercise:
Get in the habit of listening for the sounds of laughter constantly going on all around you. I call these sounds the Symphony of Laughter.
Whenever you are out in a public place, such as the mall, an airport, or a theater lobby, you can hear laughter, because thats the way we communicate when we have no imposed agenda. Whether its a giggle right beside you or a guffaw from across the room, the sound will lift your spirits and bring a smile to your face.
Soon one more laugh will be heardyours.
There you have my Ten Commandments of Fun, each a practical strategy for bringing forth your humor nature in all its strength and glory. Notice that all of them are focused on you, rather than the things going on around you. Thats because, if youre aiming to focus on fun, you must look to yourself first. As selfish as that may sound, its simply the way it is.
The roots of fun do not lie in the circumstances or things that surround you. They are deeply embedded within your being.
If you catch yourself thinking thoughts like, I could have more fun, if I had more money or My job would be more fun if the boss would get off my back, youre focusing in the wrong direction.
Fun starts inside you and works its way out. It doesnt happen the other way.
The best way to remember how fun works is to take my Ha Ha Ha Prescription. Whereas most doctors say, Open wide and say AH, I say, Open wide and say HA HA HA.
The first HA is Humor Attitude. This is where fun begins.
Attitude is a 100 percent inside job. Our attitude may be the only thing in life over which we have total control. If we cultivate an attitude of willingness to be light and playful, to appreciate all the absurdities swirling around us all the time and to laugh whenever we can, we have done our part.
The next step happens automatically, without any effort
from us. Our Humor Attitude creates a Humor Atmosphere around us. That is the second HA. It just oozes from us. Others may not know what to call it, but they know its there. They can feel it. They are drawn into it. Its irresistible. They want to be near us and hear what we have to say. They are eager to share their positive thoughts with us. They want to play with us.
Once this is accomplished, what follows is a no-brainer.
The very next thing we do will be fun. Thats the last HAa Humor Action. Humor Action does not require anyone to be witty or funny.
There is no pressure to perform or to make anything happen. It is merely a trustworthy natural outcome.
Because we have the tendency to mistakenly think that success produces fun instead of the other way around, we often find ourselves trying to apply the HA HA HA Prescription backwards.
We attempt to say or do something funny (Humor Action) hoping that our performance will stimulate laughter (Humor Atmosphere) and thus lighten the mood of everyone present (Humor Attitude).
It doesnt work that way. Even when it seems to, its only a transient phenomenon, hardly a dependable basis for lasting success.
Sustained excellence comes only from having fun first, and that begins, not ends, with attitude.
With the HA HA HA Prescription and the Ten Commandments of Fun under our belts, we are now ready to consider how to build the Fun Factor back into our lives. Lets begin by looking at the most basic social structure we encounter in life our family.
© The Laugh Doctor, Clifford Kuhn M.D.
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1) You walka pasta da bakery.
2) You walka pasta da candy store.
3) You walka pasta da Ice Cream shop.
4) You walka pasta da table and fridge.
Tips for your Prosperity:
Sometimes you notice that one of your people is left out of conversations, eats lunch alone, or doesn’t seem to have a friend in the department. Is that any of your business? Consider this:
Psychologists at Case Western Reserve University say interpersonal rejection can dramatically reduce the capacity for intelligent thought. It is so apparent to researchers that they wonder if reasoning skills evolved to help us navigate the complexities of social life rather than help us solve technical problems.
After taking a personality test in one study, one group of subjects was told they would die alone. The other group was told to expect lasting friendships. Subjects who thought they would have a solitary life were significantly impaired in performing complex reasoning tasks. They were also slower and less accurate in their responses to a timed IQ test.
The doctors’ report, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, said the effect was similar to the cognitive impairment caused by head injuries. In a related study, rejected people took greater risks and made more unhealthy choices rather than taking better care of themselves.
Study leaders conclude that excluded individuals are so busy trying to suppress emotional distress that they are unable to engage in controlled thinking.
If you can arrange to include a socially rejected employee in more socialized activities, you could be rewarded with one who thinks better and works better.
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I’ve learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we
sings “Silent Night”.
I’ve learned that our dog doesn’t want to eat my broccoli
I’ve learned that when I wave to people in the country, they
stop what they are doing and wave back.
I’ve learned that just when I get my room the way I like it,
Mom makes me clean it up again.
I’ve learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should
try cheering someone else up.
I’ve learned that although it’s hard to admit it, I’m secretly
glad my parents are strict with me.
I’ve learned that silent company is often more healing than
words of advice.
I’ve learned that brushing my child’s hair is one of life’s
I’ve learned that wherever I go, the world’s worst drivers
have followed me there.
I’ve learned that if someone says something unkind about me,
I must live so that no one will believe it.
I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly but
just don’t know how to show it.
I’ve learned that you can make some one’s day by simply
sending them a little note.
I’ve learned that the greater a person’s sense of guilt, the
greater his or her need to cast blame on others.
I’ve learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.
I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems
today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I’ve learned that singing “Amazing Grace” can lift my spirits
I’ve learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away
from the phone.
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he
handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and
tangled Christmas tree lights.
I’ve learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a
medicine cabinet full of pills.
I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your
parents, you miss them terribly after they die.
I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as
making a life.
I’ve learned that if you want to do something positive for
your children, work to improve your marriage.
I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers
mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you.
But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your
work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can,
happiness will find you.
I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with kindness,
I usually make the right decision.
I’ve learned that everyone can use a prayer.
I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be
I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch
someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm
hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
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