Sickness: Positive Thinking isn’t making me feel better?

I reckon Positive Thinkers like being stuck with big Syringes.  Visualize that one!

I reckon Positive Thinkers like being stuck with big Syringes. Visualize that one!

I know I should take it easy, but if you know me – I can sometimes push myself just that bit too hard and get myself sick. I am fine now, but I crashed a bit yesterday and should be full health and nice and ready for work by tomorrow.

A running joke has been lately that if you visualize positive stuff, your mortgage pays itself.  So far that hasn’t manifested and as I am sick right now – I was reflecting on some stupid and real “lame” positive thinking stuff I have seen about ones health.

I have seen totally BS and extreme claims that if you are “positive” about your health, it will be perfect and you will never get sick.  This is the whole “visualization” thing.  Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate visualization, but it’s made out to be the bees knees and is totally over-rated.

If positive thinking is so great, then if I visualize now me sickness will completely recharge? Of course it won’t, but then positive thinking pushers will say “Ah Ha Ed – I got you, because you don’t truly believe it, it won’t happen”.

What I am finding is working for me is actually “negative thinking” right now.  That is, yes I am sick – I need to take it easy, I need to rest otherwise IF I DON’T I will get worse.  So there you go, negative thinking is good for my health.  Hope you enjoyed my rant! I better get back to bed now and recover.

Perhaps I will get delirious and do some positive thinking!

The Positively Negative Gym: Ripping me off no more!

OMG - She is not in makeup, be mean to her quick! Then pretend to be Positive so we look better than her!

OMG – She is not in makeup, be mean to her quick! Then pretend to be Positive so we look better than her!

If you know me or have read my blog in more detail, you have probably figured out I am actually quite a positive thinker.  I don’t mean in a “visualize $2000 and my mortgage pays itself” in 30 seconds type of delusional thinker, but in a more:

– “Bad stuff happens, What do we do with it?” type of mentality.

Most of the fantastic people I work with agree with me and we all don’t like negative people! Does me attacking me make me negative? Probably! 🙂

I had a very interesting one today and recently.  I was (well still am until my notice clears out) a member of a very large gym which has outlets all across Australia.  When I first joined them, they were always “slightly snooty / snobby” but there was some nice staff that made the difference.

Over my 4 years of being with them – they seem to get worse and worse (talking all outlets across Sydney).  They would have “less time” for me, treat me poorly, never say goodbye to me when I left (even when I would initiate), charge me like a wounded-bull and then they closed my local gym! (Surprise, Surprise they were going broke).

Compared to some other gyms around town, I have noticed the morale of their gym’s to be down.  The staff were not happy (in defense of the staff, I read online they are treated like crap – so can you blame them?), the people there don’t seem happy at all – and no one is talking or interacting.  It’s actually quite a lonely place.

In a strict contrast, I have visited JB Hi-Fi stores or even Telstra stores which are happier environments that I feel good when I leave (whether I purchase or not).

In the context of this blog, what really got me about them was their amount of advertising and it’s all “so happy”.  That is, everyone is walking around miserable (including yours truly), they have mean messages on the walls saying things like “you must do this”, “you must do that”- and the personal trainers there at times were mean and wouldn’t even say hello back to me after saying hello first (expect for a couple which were really nice).

This got me thinking about the whole purpose behind me writing this blog, my fatigue of people who are really negative and in it for themselves (quite often money) pretending to be positive and it not working!

As of this morning I cancelled my membership at their location and I feel great.  Even though they have probably tens of thousands of paying members, they at least don’t have my $22 a week anymore! I would rather donate it to the Salvation Army and do push up’s at home than know it’s going to mean people like them.

My advice to you! It’s not always possible, but only do business with people who you love and love you back.  Life is too short to waste in mean people, especially those who are negative but pose as “positive thinkers!”

The Fat Life Coach Telling me to Lose Weight – Part I

Do I get a piece of Positive Thinking?

Do I get a piece of Positive Thinking?

If you read one of my earlier posts, it was a strange “Awkward” moment for me.

I was out and about promoting my business at Networking Events and I met the “Fat Life Coach” who was telling me how to lose weight.  What spooked me more, is that this person exhibited such extreme conviction and just “Knew Everything”.

Well, I bumped into this person again and I was like “Oh No”.  After a discussion with them, I tried to keep it as “Friendly” as possible and before long they were trying to play “Expert” and telling me why I suck, and unless I sign up with them – I won’t ever be cool.

I started giggling to myself in that I knew I would be writing a post about this – but on a serious note, this lack of credibility makes me really wonder.

This character is a complete “Positive Thinker”.  They are right into “The Secret”, visualization and all that lame type of “Inaction” based thinking.  The results show! They physically aren’t up to scratch with the advice they are giving and their business results don’t show for it either!

Is there anything wrong with being fat? Of course not! But you got to practice what you preach!

Still, I will give this poor Life Coach the benefit of the doubt.  I think in their own way they are really trying to help! But of course, if I am wrong and they try and rip me off – I promise to write you all a nice blog post!