Are You Fine or Fantastic?

Written by Martin Avis

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What do 'fine', 'okay', 'not too bad', 'all right', 'pretty good' and allrepparttar other non-responses really mean? Absolutely nothing. They mean nothing becauserepparttar 123951 question that they answer usually means less than nothing.

'How are you', 'how're you doing', 'how'srepparttar 123952 family' are meaningless punctuation. Most oftenrepparttar 123953 person asking is not even looking at you - and rarely are they listening to your equally meaningless answer.

Yet, by hijacking that automatic question and giving a completely unexpected - and exciting answer - we can take control of a conversation. And more, forcerepparttar 123954 other person to think positively of us.

I could have said 'marvellous' or 'first-class' or 'absolutely splendid' or any number of positive, energizing statements. But I liked Charlotte's choice.

It is certainly true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Let your first impression in any meeting, be brilliant!

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Turn The Light On and Darkness Flees

Written by Lisa van dne Berg

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She said she’d honestly never thought of it like that. She’d only seen it fromrepparttar point of view that her andrepparttar 123950 kids never got to see him and felt neglected. She told him this and they ended up talking untilrepparttar 123951 small hours ofrepparttar 123952 morning, getting everything off their chests.

Nowrepparttar 123953 four principles that she employed in this situation were:

1-When you turn onrepparttar 123954 light, darkness cannot survive. She responded with love when presented with animosity, andrepparttar 123955 love won.

2-Someone gives you a gift of an emotion (hate, fear, animosity). You haverepparttar 123956 choice of accepting or rejectingrepparttar 123957 emotion. If you choose to reject it, then it remains theirs and doesn’t transfer to you. She chose not to get upset by his remark, but to take control ofrepparttar 123958 situation and point it in repparttar 123959 direction she wanted to go.

3-Why would you ever willingly accept someone else’s negative energy as your own? Never allow anyone to contaminate your energy field with their negative energy. Imagine that you have a field of positive around you and that nothing you don’t want, can get through.

4-Choose to keep yourself plugged into God and Love instead ofrepparttar 123960 material world and fear. Repeatrepparttar 123961 phrase “I can choose Peace instead of this turmoil” Decide to switch from being a victim ofrepparttar 123962 negativity to a master of positivity.

If you keep yourself focused on God then you automatically know Peace. If you concentrate on giving Love, you will have it returned many times and in a multitude of ways.

The greatest gift you can give to your children is to love their Mother/Father.

Lisa van den Berg is the author of ‘Alleviate Stress – How To Wake Up Happy Every Day!’ Take the free online Stress Test at to see how much stress you’re under and why you need to do something about it right now!

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