Today You Can Be Happy

 

PRO U » Blog Archive » Want to Get More Done? Don't Worry – Be Happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fantastic article by my friend Steve Clark of New School Selling.

The world is full of pessimists…I choose to limit my exposure to people with negative outlooks. I know I have invested to much time with them if I feel my energy leeching away and and I want to do a exit spin. Your life can be whatever you design it to be. Design a masterpiece with you as the painter.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is fair, whatever is pure, whatever is acceptable, whatever is commendable, if there is anything of excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy-keep thinking about these things. Philippians 4:8

You Have a Choice

Is your glass half full or is it half empty? Are you optimistic and hopeful about the future or are you fearful and full or doom and gloom?

If you believe the news media the world is going to hell in a hand basket. Not true. Yes things are difficult but we have been here before. In the late 70’s and early 80’s there was double digit interest rates, unemployment and runaway inflation but personal income, as adjusted for inflation is up 20% since the 1960s.

Why All the Pessimism?

In order to understand what is going on you have to take a really hard look at who the purveyors of negativity are and then drill down to understand their agenda. Without a doubt the purveyors of negativity are the media – both electronic and print. The volume of their message and the size of their audience make it easy for them to influence, persuade and downright “brainwash” the uneducated, intellectually lazy, mass of humanity.

When one drills down on the stories that appear on the nightly news and the front pages of morning newspapers there is an unmistakable trend and it is all negative. Why the negative you might ask.

Good question.

The simple answer is that negative news sells newspapers and network airtime. And newspapers and networks make their money from advertising. The more viewers or readers the more the cost of the advertising space. The media knows all too well that the best way to drawn a crowd is to promote negative by showing natural disasters of epic proportion, gruesome murders, rapes, kidnappings, celebrity misfortunes, etc.

Politicians of all stripes know, just as well, that when people are stirred up and fearful they are more easily manipulated and controlled. For an example of this, I refer you to the hysteria surrounding TARP 1 and the ensuing rush to action by Congress. Paulson and Bush succeeded in hoodwinking Congress that 700 billion dollars needed to be given to the banks immediately even though there was no plan or accountability in place about how they would spend it. The politicians got out politicked.

Promoting fear allows politicians to capitalize by promoting themselves as some sort of hero with a magic solution to a multitude of societal ills – can you say Obama. It is the oldest psychological trick in the book and yet people still fall for it. All of this is very carefully controlled and orchestrated. If you think otherwise you are indeed naïve.

You can choose fear or you can choose hope.

Warren Buffett chooses hope.

“Fear is very contagious. You can get fearful in 5 minutes, but you don’t get confident in 5 minutes.” – Warren Buffett said on CNBC, Monday, March 9, 2009

CNBC: “We’ve been getting thousands and thousands of emails from our viewers. Warren, we’d like to start with one that echoes a theme we heard again and again. This one comes from Terry in San Antonio, Texas, who asks, ‘Will everything be all right?'”

BUFFETT: “Everything will be all right. We do have the greatest economic machine that man has ever created. We started with 4 million people back in 1790 and look where we’ve come. And it wasn’t because we were smarter than other people. It wasn’t because our land was more fertile or we had more minerals or our climate was more favorable. We had a system that worked. It unleashed the human potential. It didn’t work every year. We had 6 ‘panics’ in the 19th century. In the 20th century we had the Great Depression, World Wars, all kinds of things. But we have a system – largely free market, rule of law, equality of opportunity – all of those things that cause the potential of humans to get unleashed. And we’re far from done. Your kids will live better than mine. Your grandchildren will live better than your kids. There’s no question about that. But the machine gets gummed up from time to time. If you take the bulk of those centuries, probably 15 years were bad years. But we go forward.”

Buffett spoke with Becky Quick of CNBC for 3-hours. Instead of focusing on the affirming, positive statements (such as the one above) the editors and directors of CNBC choose to go with, “Warren Buffett Says ‘The Economy Fell Off a Cliff.” Why?

There is an old saying in the newspaper business that says, “If it bleeds it leads”. Now you know why.

Wishing you all the success you have the guts to grab!

Steve Clark
“The Sales Psychologist”
Author of Profitable Persuasion 
Co-Author of Secrets of Peak Performers
Fax:    850-710-3209

 

Getting Happier: Three Books on Happiness
lareviewofbooks, on Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:15:28 -0700

WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE YOUNG, my wife and I focused our child-rearing efforts on nurturing intellectual enthusiasm, self-discipline, kindness, empathy, honesty, and ambition. I don’t think we spent 10 minutes worrying about whether our kids were

How to Be ‘Happy’
Observer Online, on Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:21:10 -0700

“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” –Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin’s noble words perfectly begin the documentary “Happy,” a film that pursues happiness all across

Don’t work, be happy – economist
3News NZ, on Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:54:20 -0700

A Massey University economist is questioning our quixotic obsession with economic growth, saying it doesn’t make us happier and is environmentally unsustainable. Professor Christoph Schumacher is holding a public lecture on Wednesday called ‘Why

 

About elysse

246 Responses to “Today You Can Be Happy”

  1. see page

    Howdy here, just started to be aware about your article through Google, and found that it’s truly beneficial. I will take pleasure in should you decide continue these.

  2. health & Fitness

    I just couldn’t depart your website prior to suggesting that I extremely loved the usual info a person provide to your visitors? Is gonna be again frequently to investigate cross-check new posts

  3. House & home improvement

    Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossips and net and this is really frustrating. A good site with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thanks for keeping this web-site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can not find it.

  4. House & home improvement

    Thanks a lot for sharing this with all folks you really recognise what you are talking approximately! Bookmarked. Please additionally visit my web site =). We could have a hyperlink change agreement among us!

  5. Law & Legal

    Hello there, You’ve done a fantastic job. I will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this web site.

  6. health & Fitness

    I keep listening to the news broadcast lecture about receiving free online grant applications so I have been looking around for the best site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i acquire some?

  7. visit

    Hi to all, it’s in fact a pleasant for me to go to see this web site, it contains useful Information.|

  8. Web Design

    What i don’t realize is in reality how you’re now not actually a lot more neatly-preferred than you might be right now. You’re so intelligent. You know therefore considerably on the subject of this subject, produced me individually believe it from so many numerous angles. Its like women and men are not interested unless it is one thing to do with Girl gaga! Your individual stuffs outstanding. All the time take care of it up!

  9. find more info

    It’s actually near unattainable to see well-informed parties on this area, then again you look like you be aware of whatever you’re covering! Thanks A Lot

  10. straight from the source

    I simply need to reveal to you that I am new to writing a blog and utterly adored your site. More than likely I am going to remember your blog post . You literally have stunning article material. Truly Appreciate it for swapping with us your main internet document

  11. Education

    Somebody essentially lend a hand to make critically posts I’d state. This is the first time I frequented your website page and to this point? I amazed with the analysis you made to make this particular put up amazing. Excellent process!

  12. Travel & leisure

    Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is wonderful, as well as the content!

  13. this

    Howdy here, just started to be conscious of your blog site through Bing and yahoo, and realized that it is pretty educational. I’ll appreciate in the event you carry on this informative article.

  14. Travel & leisure

    You can definitely see your expertise within the work you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

  15. Travel & leisure

    wonderful points altogether, you simply won a logo new reader. What might you recommend in regards to your post that you just made some days ago? Any positive?

  16. Travel & leisure

    Helpful info. Lucky me I found your website by accident, and I’m surprised why this twist of fate did not came about earlier! I bookmarked it.

  17. Travel & leisure

    wonderful points altogether, you simply gained a brand new reader. What may you recommend about your post that you just made some days ago? Any positive?

  18. Travel & leisure

    I have been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

  19. Travel & leisure

    Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the net the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  20. csgo skins free giveaway

    First of all I want to say superb blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to
    ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find
    out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before
    writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing my mind in getting
    my thoughts out. I truly do take pleasure in writing but it
    just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips?
    Appreciate it!

  21. silk lash extensions perth

    An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment.
    I do think that you need to write more about this
    subject matter, it might not be a taboo matter but generally folks don’t talk about such topics.
    To the next! Many thanks!!

  22. Travel & leisure

    I simply had to appreciate you again. I do not know the things I would have sorted out without the actual thoughts shared by you concerning my area of interest. This has been an absolute hard difficulty in my view, however , observing this well-written style you solved that made me to weep for joy. Now i am happy for your work and even hope that you comprehend what a great job you were accomplishing teaching men and women by way of your blog. I am sure you have never come across all of us.

  23. Travel & leisure

    It¡¦s actually a nice and useful piece of information. I¡¦m glad that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Autos

    I haven’t checked in here for some time because I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  25. Travel & leisure

    I have been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  26. Travel & leisure

    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one these days..

  27. Travel & leisure

    You made some good points there. I looked on the internet for the subject matter and found most people will consent with your blog.

  28. Travel & leisure

    You actually make it appear really easy with your presentation however I in finding this matter to be actually something which I feel I would never understand. It sort of feels too complex and very vast for me. I’m having a look ahead for your next post, I¡¦ll try to get the grasp of it!

  29. Travel & leisure

    Thank you a lot for giving everyone such a pleasant opportunity to read articles and blog posts from this site. It is often very great and also jam-packed with a lot of fun for me and my office friends to search the blog the equivalent of three times per week to find out the fresh items you will have. And lastly, I am always fulfilled concerning the wonderful creative ideas you give. Some 4 ideas on this page are completely the best I’ve ever had.

  30. Travel & leisure

    Thanks for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research about this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I am very glad to see such wonderful info being shared freely out there.

  31. Travel & leisure

    Excellent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  32. Travel & leisure

    Thank you for sharing superb informations. Your website is very cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this website. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the information I already searched everywhere and just could not come across. What a great web site.

  33. SEO experts for the austin

    The best Austin seo is here. Their Austin seo expert, consultant, experts and consultants are the best from all the Austin seo companies. Check out their SEO Austin today. Both Austin SEO and SEO Austin is available.

  34. las vegas local seo

    The best las vegas seo is here. Their las vegas seo expert, consultant, experts and consultants are the best from all the las vegas seo companies. Check out their SEO Las Vegas today.

  35. Travel Advisor

    You are my breathing in, I have few web logs and very sporadically run out from post :). “Follow your inclinations with due regard to the policeman round the corner.” by W. Somerset Maugham.

  36. check that

    I simply intend to share it with you that I am new to putting up a blog and really valued your work. More than likely I am going to remember your blog post . You absolutely have memorable article information. Truly Appreciate it for giving out with us the best internet post

  37. austin get seo experts

    The best Austin seo is here. Their Austin seo expert, consultant, experts and consultants are the best from all the Austin seo companies. Check out their SEO Austin today. Both Austin SEO and SEO Austin is available.

  38. Dating After Divorce

    Nice blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  39. oceanside ca

    Plenty have been of responses about Sandiego on here, so I only imagined because I am
    considering shifting from California I Might discuss too.

  40. las vegas a seo expert

    The best las vegas seo is here. Their las vegas seo expert, consultant, experts and consultants are the best from all the las vegas seo companies. Check out their SEO Las Vegas today.

  41. additional hints

    It really is appropriate opportunity to construct some schedules for the forthcoming future. I’ve go through this blog entry and if I have the ability to, I want to propose you handful unique recommendation.

  42. rent a limo

    While many companies declare to be Boston Limo in order to
    try as well as appreciate our wonderful track record
    and nearly best solution document, we are the one true Boston Limousine.

Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)