April 27th 2007
Q. Okay, you wiggled out of making a pick in the NCAA Tournament – men’s or women’s – and you likely will try to wiggle your way out of making a pick in the NBA Playoffs since you were born and raised in Chicago and the Bulls are in the Playoffs, but you live in Utah, and the Jazz are also in the Playoffs. So, are you going to tell us who you have picked to win the NBA Championship, or are you going to dodge making a pick as you did in March during all the Madness? (more…)
October 27th 2006
Q. What is your favorite quote and why?
A. There are so many quotes I enjoy and I wouldn’t say there’s one that stands out among all the others. But I’m happy to share one of my many favorites as a thought for today:
“You see things that are and you say ‘Why?’ But you should dream things that never were and say ‘Why not?’”
April 18th 2006
Q. How are you doing with the 10-Day Challenge?
A. I’m doing much better than my first and second tries, which didn’t go so well!
It was much more challenging than I originally anticipated and I actually have posted a couple of times on our various blogs on how I believe this is a wonderful exercise and I believe anyone who hasn’t tried it should give it a shot.
Whether you think you’re a positive thinker or not, the 10-Day Challenge will likely improve your positive thinking and assist you with being even more consistent with your positive thoughts.
It’s definitely helped me, and I’m someone who thought I was a positive thinker! I’m an improved positive thinker thanks to the 10-Day Challenge, which I’m still in the midst of achieving.
April 17th 2006
Q. You’ve communicated your thoughts on “positive thinking” in The Telios Group blog and the Telios Tips blog. Have you read a book or has someone been influential in your life that helped you develop a positive attitude?
A. First, thank you for keeping up with the blogs. I have been posting a lot about positive thinking and how we choose our attitude, and it’s likely because I’m learning that keeping a positive attitude towards running (I’m training to run in my first marathon) makes a big difference in my daily runs.
I’ve heard and read a lot of things about why we should have a positive attitude, and how it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile, and how it’s good for the heart when we think positive thoughts. But as I once heard someone say, just because we’ve heard it doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve learned it.
One of the most influential books I’ve ever read on positive thinking was written many years ago by James Allen and it’s called “As a Man Thinketh.” It’s a wonderful book. It’s a short read; around 50 pages, but one that had a big impact on my attitude and understanding the power of my thoughts.
If you’ve never read “As a Man Thinketh,” I encourage you to read it today. It won’t take very long, but if you enjoy it as I did, you likely will read a second time and refer to it often.
Your turn to take a swing!
What book or books have you read that have positively impacted your thoughts and attitude?