Posts Tagged ‘enthusiasm

14
Nov
12

TremendoCare: Health care for your head

Recent studies claim that one in four Americans suffers from depression.  Don’t let your body catch a disease of the mind! It’s a well-known fact that as a man thinketh, so he is. If you are addicted to complacency and suffer from delusions of non-accountability, we have the inoculation, vaccination and preventive care that you can’t afford to be without!

Read! Read life-transforming books as if your life depends on it, because it literally does. There are multitudes of example where a positive mindset conquered all, even physical and mental illness.

Coverage is ten dollars per person per month. You can never lose coverage and we encourage, even specialize, in pre-existing conditions!! We even have a cure for cancerous attitudes, thumbsuckitis, and failure-phobia.

Forget marijuana, let’s legalize LSD: Leadership, Service and Dedication! Take a trip you’ll never forget! Users experience bouts of euphoria, a rapid succession of epiphanies, and a chronic need to make the world a better place. Negative side effects include possible paper cuts as a result of rapid page turning.

We are pro-life—a tremendous one; AND pro-choice—wise ones.  Parental consent not required. They’ve been waiting for you to enroll your entire life!

This will not raise your taxes; however, it will most likely put you in a higher tax bracket. One-hundred-percent guarantee that in five years you will be a completely different person or your money back!

A book a day keeps the doctor away. The Bookmaster General recommends spending a minimum of 15 minutes a day reading material that will induce prolonged periods of thought to stave off hardening of the heart and moral decay.

Contact us to enroll in TremendoCare today!

29
Aug
12

no more mr. nice guy

I recently went to a riverside baptism service held by one of the megachurches in our area. It was a gorgeous summer afternoon and I definitely felt the spirit movin’ over the water as I pulled into the parking lot. What I didn’t feel movin’ was the love. As I strolled through the crowd to find my family members, I was quite surprised by the pronounced lack of interaction from anyone to me. No one attempted to make eye contact, let alone a salutation, which I thought was very strange, especially from church folk!

I might have thought it was my imagination until I unfolded my lawn chair and asked the lady next to me if she minded that I plop down right beside her. “My goodness”, she exclaimed, “of course you can! I was beginning to think that I was invisible!!”

It was then that I realized that I was not the only one who felt this way. One by one, the newly baptized got up and shared their stories of love and acceptance. Some of the speakers were the very same people who had silently brushed past me less than an hour before. Now I’m not trying to be judgmental, but we all need to be aware of the basic rules of society. And we especially need to be aware of these rules if we claim any affiliation with Jesus.

Pay attention. Look at people who come your way. Open your mouth and smile and say words that form a greeting. Now I know this may be difficult for introverts, but I promise the more you do it the easier it becomes. Parents, teach your children how to greet other children and adults. I am amazed by how many kids say absolutely nothing when I greet them and their parents make no attempt to guide them through the process.

I learned how to meet people by watching my father. It comes as naturally to me as breathing. I could NOT walk by someone and not smile and say hello. It’d be like walking past a Major General without saluting. The art of salutation is becoming lost; the most basic human interaction of giving someone a smile and looking them in the eye. This is a darn shame on many different levels.

If only people understood the transformational power of a smile. I once got selected for a key position for which I was underqualified because of my ability to enthusiastically interact with people. No matter how healthy, wealthy or wise you become, if you don’t have the skills of common courtesy, the only thing people will remember is that you’re a horse’s arse. After all, people don’t care what you know until they know you care, and the only thing they’ll ever remember about you is how you made them feel.

12
Oct
11

well read is well fed

Growing up, I had the pleasure of traveling with my father to many of his speaking engagements. He was one of the most animated, pragmatic and energetic individuals ever. I would interact with the crowds after his speeches and would repeatedly get asked the same question: “Is he always like that?” We seem to disbelieve that anyone can be that up ALL the time. Life is tough at times so how can anyone be that consistently happy?

The answer was “yes”. His stage presence was not an act. Thank God he had that outlet so he could vent some of his enthusiasm into the atmosphere. There was only so much positivity we could take at home! The source of this unbridled enthusiasm was a healthy diet of reading great books and interacting with great people. It also was the direct result of his constant pouring out. When you pour it out, you will be replenished. The more he gave, the more he got. He would shovel out books, smiles, hugs and witticisms like it was his last day on Earth.

Do you look at “upbeat” people who seem to “have it all together” and think, “I wish I could be more like them!” You can. Want to exude more positivity and energy? Ingest more of it. Be sure you make healthy choices about what and who you watch, read, hear and say. What comes out of you is a direct reflection of what’s going in. If you want to be confident in whatever life throws your way, you’ve got to be in a constant state of learning. If you want to be calm when great losses happen to you, you’ve got to feed your heart and soul. Just like the old 60’s song, “what goes up, must come down”, never forget that what goes in, must come out. What’s coming out of you and are you always like that?




Tremendous Tracey


CEO Tremendous Life Books. Book Evangelist

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