07/15/15

DAY 5 TO POSITIVE

DAY 5 TO POSITIVE

Day 5 to positive

Day 5 to positive

In our series, 7 days to positive, we have now reached Day 5 to positive.  Since today is the fifth day I will offer 5 simple suggestions to greatly improve your attitude.

1.  Be very aware of the words that come out of your mouth.  Words carry weight in your mind as well as the mind of others.  If you are constantly moaning about something you are going to be a victim of your feelings.  Recently I injured my foot and complained as if I would never walk again.  It was a simple injury but I blew it way of proportion.  I started actually believing the negative words that I spoke.

2.  Associate with positive people and ditch the negative ones. I can’t remember who said that “you are the sum total of the five people you associate with.”  Have you ever been around a constantly negative personality.  It not only is draining but it rubs off on us.  Stay away from negative people.

3.  Listen, on a regular basis to podcasts that boost productivity or stress positive attitude.  Read books that build positive thoughts in your mind. The point here is to constantly fill your mind with things that are right, and noble, and true, and positive.  ONe of my favorites books is the Bible.  When I read the Word of God I can’t help but be positive.

4.  Commit to your commitments.  Make a pact with yourself that today, and forevermore you will do what you will say you will do.  There is nothing more demoralizing than committing to something only to realize you didn’t follow through.

5.  Do what you can with what you have and never stop dreaming.  So may people get bogged down with the woes of today.  You might be stuck in a draining job, but you must continue in it for a time.  After all you have to pay bills, right?  However never stop believing in your ability, with God’s help, to accomplish your dream. And remember, always set an action step.

Brad McCullouch

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07/12/15

Day 4 to positive

Day 4 to positive

Day 4 to positive

Day 4 to positive

So today I was revisiting this site and realized my delay post functionality on my 7 days to positive series was never set.   Obviously days 4-7 have never been read, except by me.

In any event, as you recall I previously mentioned that the 50 minute rule has the potential to change my life. It breaks up my day into 50 minute bursts of action. Which leads to the concept of massive action.

It has been my experience in life that goal setting, in and of itself is meaningless, unless massive action follows. I first heard of the phrase from Tony Robbins who has built an empire around getting people to create massive action in life.

For years I was a goal setting fool. I could write down all these great goals I wanted to see accomplished. However if I had no action step associated with the goal I noticed the goal was never achieved. That definitely leads to a bad attitude.

Now, I always attach an action step to each goal I write down. (Writing goals and action steps down will set you apart from most of the pack.) So this week I encourage you to look at your life. I encourage you to look back on your defeats and more importantly your accomplishments.

I would be willing to bet that the accomplishments didn’t come by luck. They came by massive amounts of action. Action in getting a new job, starting a new hobby, or simple lawn maintenance.

If you want to talk about a positive attitude- this definitely leads to a positive attitude. Remember, write your goals down, and write your action step towards accomplishing those dreams. And commit to your commitments.

Brad McCullouch

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05/25/15

DAY 3 TO POSITIVE

DAY 3 TO POSITIVE

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Day 3 to Positive

What a great day yesterday!  That could easily have been one of the most important days of my life.  I set out to be ALL IN, for 50 minutes.  I set out to have small victories, 50 minutes a time.  If you look at yesterday’s post you know that I used Iphone timer.  Turns out that was very important.

Yesterday my allergies were still killing me.  My head was so stuffed up I felt like I had taken some kind of sedative.  But here’s what happened.

The first 50 minutes I committed myself to have be ALL IN my work.  At the end of 50 minutes it was incredible the amount of work I had accomplished.  Small victory.  I took my break and started again.  Another 50 minutes of productivity followed by a break.  Small victory.

In fact, I felt so good about myself, by lunch time I decided I would go for a jog.  Small victory.

All day long, despite my allergies, my headache, my fatigue I was feeling better and better and better.  In fact, the more small victories I had the less time I had to think about my allergies.  Don’t research the pollen count Brad, go old-school, take some Benadryl and be ALL IN.

Huge, huge day for me.  Why?  All these small victories builds momentum in life.  When you are producing you are happy and positive.  It makes you feel good about yourself.

The take away?  Use your iphone timer to be ALL IN- fifty minutes at a time.

Your welcome

www.bradmccullouchonline.com

Brad McCullouch

 

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05/21/15

DAY 2 TO POSITIVE

DAY 2 TO POSITIVE

number-2-clipart-22099-number-2-button-designSo how did my day of being ALL IN  go yesterday?  Well, by 10 am, my sinuses were exploding and I was ALL OUT.  I’ve decided to start chunking my day into small victories.

For example, yesterday I was ALL IN to be perfect, basically, in every way all day.  As soon as 10 a.m. hit and I felt bad I wanted to go ahead and throw in the towel.

So today, I want to focus on small victories.   I’m not talking about huge, monumental victories. I’m speaking about small victories.  Today I will set my iPhone timer to ding every 50 minutes.  For those 50 minutes, no matter how I feel, I will be ALL IN.  I will also force myself to take a break after those 50 minutes.

IPHONE

YOUR TIMER

This should be very interesting, because I still feel physically unwell.  The sinus infection is still there, I am still nauseated, and I still have no energy.  So first I affirm that today is going to be a great day.  Today is going to be a transformational day.  I will concentrate on 50 minutes.  Just 50 minutes.  Surely I can do that?

I can have some small victories, 50 minutes at a time- that’s what I’m looking forward too today.  It’s blind faith, but I can do all things through He who strengths me.  I will have a cheerful spirit and good outlook.  It’s called adding up victories.  Your welcome.

These are victories that when added together can develop the resilient mind.  The small victories will breed confidence. Confidence will breed positivity.

DAY 2 TO POSITIVE.

Brad McCullouch

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05/12/15

1st Day to Positive

1st Day to Positive

ALL IN

Power of Positive Thinking

1st Day to Positive

I really do not feel like being positive today. How’s that for radical positivity?  I have a sinus infection that has stuck around for 6 weeks.  Today the pollen count is a 1 million out of a 0-10 scale. Rain is in the forecast.  Furthermore, I call the doctor to get some different medicine and they say I have to come back in.

So what do you do in a situation like this?  You handle yourself.  You commit to being ALL IN.

Today I will be ALL IN

ALL IN- MY WORK

ALL IN- MY DAUGHTER

ALL IN- MY RELATIONSHIPS

ALL IN- MY LIFE

In my next post I will report if mind conquered stuff.  I will report if I can fake my body out.  I’m not going to be tired.  I’m not going to feel sluggish.  I’m not going to half-way work.  Today- I’m concentrating on this day only, I AM ALL IN.

BRAD MCCULLOUCH

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05/10/15

7 Days to Positive

7 Days to Positive

This is a journal of my experiment with spending the next 7 days with radical positivity. I’m always looking at new ways to inject optimism and real positivity into my life and the lives of those around me. Some would disagree with my purely optimistic approach on life. These are the people I call negative.

Brad McCullouch

7 days to positive

So I’m at a time when I’m going through a lot of stuff. Stuff meaning challenging times at home, work, and life in general. Just to be clear it’s not terrible stuff like cancer, or death but it’s life and often life can be full of challenges.

Thus, the experiment begins. Starting now I will begin a journey into 7 Days of Positive. Believe it or not positivity is considered by some to be a set up for failure. Many will tell you to be realistic in your approach to life lest you fail. I would rather be unrealistic. Your welcome.

Brad McCullouch

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04/6/15

Talking to yourself

Talking to yourself

Talking to yourself

Talking to yourself

“We are what we believe we are.” Have you ever talked yourself into a bad mood? Conversely, have you ever talked yourself into a good mood?

When I was a kid I had huge dreams. I felt unstoppable. But then we listen to other people’s voices. We listen to the voices in our head that replay the failures in our lives.

Speaking of kids- tonight after my six-year-old went to bed I could steadily hear her talking to herself. I got up close to the door to see if I could hear but I could not. All I know is it sounded good. We need to breed positivity by sounding good- to ourselves.

So talk to yourself today and get a little bit more positive in what you say.

Brad McCullouch

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02/28/15

Resilient

Developing a resilient mind

Just a quick post for the day.  At some point in life all of us will have significant struggles.  So it’s not the struggles we will surely have that matter so much –its our ability to bounce back from the struggles.  Developing a resilient mind doesn’t happen overnight. Developing a resilient mind is like strength training in the gym. You work, work, work on it and then when life throws you a curve ball you can draw upon the strength. 

I’ll share 11 sayings I repeat every single morning  and a brief video I watch every single day.  You might find one or two it’ll actually help. Good luck and have a great day. 

 This is winnable
 
I can I can I can
 
Not today- I will not quit today, I will not be lazy today
 
Perfect the day
 
The next 10 years will be the best 10 years
 
I’ll bounce back from anything today
 
All in- i’m all in today
 
 You can beat this from the inside out, from the inside out. 
 
No days off
 
I will outlast it
 
I can do all things through Him who gives me strength
 
 
 
 
 
 

http://youtu.be/26U_seo0a1g

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