by DW Green — May 15, 2019As a kid, I remember The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. I never read his book, but the notion of positive thinking seemed to make sense. I’m not sure how aware we are of our own thinking processes but witnessing negative thinking by others can be annoying/challenging! The power of awareness shows up again. For me, self-awareness is a big deal!I read an interesting article, entitled The Power of Staying Positive, by Madisyn Taylor. Here’s a portion of her article…“The words and ideas that we think can shape our lives and drive us toward success and happiness or failure and distress. How you think and feel can have a profound effect on your ability to recognize opportunity, how well you perform, and the outcome of the goals that you’ve set for yourself. When you maintain an optimistic outlook and make an effort to harbor only positive thoughts, you begin to create the circumstances conducive to you achieving what you desire. You feel in control and few of life’s challenges seem truly overwhelming because it is in your nature to expect a positive conclusion. An optimistic mind is also an honest one. Staying positive does not mean that you ignore difficulties or disregard...read more
by DW Green — May 8, 2019I received a Hot email blast from Dorothy Lane Market last week. “Hot Sauce Hurrah”, 20% Off all hot sauces! Plus, they told a brief story on eight different hot sauces on their website, two of which are manufactured in Ohio. Sure, last Sunday was Cinco de Mayo, but Dorothy Lane had the marketing chops to highlight a smoking category while promoting their fantastic product variety! I think it’s wise to promote product categories. Consumers have many product choices. It’s great when retailers present them in a single event. Categories like mustard, BBQ sauce, salsa, soup, olive oil, salad dressing, root beer, even oatmeal and more! Variety is a competitive advantage. Show what you got and tell their story! Well done Dorothy Lane Market!read more
by DW Green — May 1, 2019Pay attention to the greatness you observe in as many people as possible, and if you don’t see it at first, then spend some mental energy looking for it. The more you’re inclined to think in genius terms, the more natural it becomes for you to apply the same standards to yourself. Tell others about their genius. Be as complimentary and authentic as you can. In doing so, you’ll radiate loving, kind, abundant, creative energy. In a universe that operates on energy and attraction, you’ll find these same qualities returning to you.
It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.—Henry David Thoreauread more