Positivity Pays!

Positivity Pays! The way you greet and interact with the people who come to view your home – however minimal – could make or break the possibility of an offer. If your prospective buyer is a hesitant or indecisive person, your approach could be critical. That is because attitude is powerful! Optimism is catching! Have you ever gone out in a great frame of mind, and come back feeling awful? That is probably because you met someone who was inundated with problems, who regaled you with their complaints, who told you that your solutions were ‘hopeless’ and who completely sucked all your positive energy out of you! When your prospective buyer comes, you want him to enter your home with …

Why Advice Giving Is Not Advisable

Often in our interactions with family and friends, problems being encountered would inevitably be brought up. Inevitably too, in trying to be helpful, we often react by giving advice on how to solve the problem. However, this is generally not recommended, for the following reasons: We assume we know what the problem is and forget to be a listener, to find out enough details about the problem and the other person’s point of view. We forget to extend empathy to the woes of the other person. We get ‘credit’ for being the one to give the advice since the advice is likely to be something that the adviser has done or others have done that was successful. So if the …

Child Behaviour – Dealing With Positivity!

Child Behaviour – Dealing With Positivity! Bad behaviour is often an effective way to attract attention of parents. The conflicting time will probably start at the stage during her third year: tears and tantrums often go hand in hand with being two years old. Phrasing limits in a positive way focuses on what to do, rather than what not to do. When parents and caregivers offer these positive statements, they reinforce for children what is appropriate, serve as desirable models of communication for children to imitate, and decrease the likelihood for children to respond with defensiveness or resistance. When children understand the reasons or rationale for limits, they are more likely to comply and abide by them. Furthermore, teaching children …

Work Life Balance And The Power of Positive Thinking

Work Life Balance And The Power of Positive Thinking It’s important to get a handle on mood swings or energy shifts if you want to maintain your work life balance and be successful in business. According to psychologist and researcher Martin Seligman, some folks appear to be hardwired to respond optimistically and hopefully to work life balance upset and life’s ups and downs. Others are wired for opposite responses. Fortunately, you do not have to settle for the wiring you were born with. With practice you can improve your resilience and your hopefulness by acquiring solid positive thinking skills. I like to think of the process of building hopefulness, resilience and positive thinking skills as an analogue to building physical …