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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

5 Ways To Manufacture Good News!

I found myself looking in the mirror this morning, monitoring my energy and creative juices, and I felt light, suddenly.

"I'm going to hear some good news about my book proposal!" I heard myself saying to myself.

And with that, I found there was bounce in my step, and I observed the morning sun, streaming as it was through the kitchen and dining windows, and it was beautifully yellow, and piercing.

In fact, all of my senses were suddenly sharpened, and the feeling of the gas heat rising like a cozy blanket from the floor grates, was very soothing and welcoming.

"What a nice morning!" I thought.

This is the power of good news to change our attitudes, to rouse us from that netherworld of miscellaneous, unnamed aches and pains, and half-emotions.

Good news can bring us back from the undead.

However, there's only one small problem: we don't seem to get good news as regularly or as consistently as we need it.

That's why we have to take special measures to MANUFACTURE it.

It is simply too important to our mental health to be allowed to occur merely by chance. And it is too powerful to place entirely into the hands of other people.

So, how can we create good news every day?

Here are some tips:

(1) Remember past successes. Get that sweet taste of what it has been like to achieve your goals. Savor these memories.

(2) Consider everything for which you can be grateful.

(3) Think of all of your current initiatives that can pay off. Imagine them, one by one, doing so.

(4) Think of at least one new initiative that you can inaugurate, today.

(5) Mentally see yourself harvesting seeds that you have planted long ago, that are dormant, from which you've seen no visible signs of growth. Sprinkle them with your attention, now. Select one or two to nurture with your current energy, knowledge and abilities. Imagine it blooming into something magnificent.

Good news wants to happen, and we want it and need it!

So, if you don't feel it's imminent, for any reason, manufacture it!

Dr. Gary S. Goodman, President of Customersatisfaction.com , is a popular keynote speaker, management consultant, and seminar leader and the best-selling author of 12 books, including Reach Out & Sell Someone®, You Can Sell Anything By Telephone! and Monitoring, Measuring & Managing Customer Service, and the audio program, "The Law of Large Numbers: How To Make Success Inevitable," published by Nightingale-Conant. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, worldwide. A Ph.D. from USC's Annenberg School, a Loyola lawyer, and an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University, Gary offers programs through UCLA Extension and numerous universities, trade associations, and other organizations in the United States and abroad. He holds the rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. He is headquartered in Glendale, California, and he can be reached at (818) 243-7338 or at: gary@customersatisfaction.com.

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