5 Steps On How To Avoid Fatigue

I found a FANTASTIC excerpt in Dale Carnegie’s ‘How To Stop Worrying & Start Living’ book that I promised my podcast listeners I would deliver in writing.  So, here are 5 steps on how to avoid fatigue and continue looking young!

Keep a notebook or scrapbook for “inspirational” reading.  Into this book you can paste all the poems, quotations and other things that appeal to you personally and give you a lift.

When a raining day comes, and it will, you’ll be able to pull this out and use it as a “spiritual shot” in the arm.  Even having that video, like when Wyclef Jean or Preston Smiles spoke on Tom Bilyeau’s Impact theory, would help me.  Have that video, that book, that “something” which will help you snap out of “it.”

Don’t dwell too long on the shortcomings of others! One woman at the class who found herself developing into a scolding, nagging, and haggard-faced wife, was brought up short with the question: “What would you do if you husband die?”  She was so shocked by the idea that she immediately drew up a list of all her husband’s good points.

Things happen in life, and because they do, we’re either too hard on ourselves, or we just sit in a puddle of sorrow, complaining about why THAT person did you wrong.  Snap out of it and write down on a piece of paper why you’re so grateful for it taking place to begin with.

Get interested in people! Develop a friendly, healthy interest in the people who share your life.

Remember I had a recent podcast (I’ll post it below this entry) about how to get over depression in fourteen days?  The biggest key with depressed souls is that they’re too focused on their personal wants; rather than the wants of other people.

Make up a schedule for tomorrow’s work before you go to bed tonight.  The class found that many people feel driven and harassed by the unending round of work and things they must do.

I wake up every morning banging out to-do-lists, but this is a list of things that I absolutely love to do.  If we move forward to let’s say a disgruntled colleague, the best thing to do is to email whoever you have to an hour before you go to sleep and detox your mind immediately following that.  It’s best doing that than losing a full night of sleep.

Avoid tension and fatigue by RELAXING!

Do This & You’ll Be Welcomed Anywhere – Part II

A show of interest, as with every other principle of human relations, must be sincere. It must pay off not only for the person showing the interest, but for the person receiving the attention. It is a two-way street—both parties benefit.

In the beginning of March of 2013, I was planning a trip to Sedona, Arizona with one of my best friends.  Now, leading up to the trip was a series of conversations that could’ve posed a threat on our potential trip – given the fact that an apparent storm was heading our way.

Push came to shove….the day of the flight, I was at the airport and the woman asked me, “would you like to leave now? We have an available slot.”  Because my friend was coming in from a different county, I didn’t want to camp out at Sky Harbour International Airport for an extra two hours – so I declined.

MISTAKE!

At McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, there’s a terminal that has glass floor-to-ceiling windows 360 degrees.  When the storm came, about 1.5 hours later, everyone looked in awe and I started hyperventilating.  Just before that, my friend called me shouting saying, “ice cubes are falling from the sky, Arsenio!”  I was terrified.  There was a hailstorm in Phoenix and a rain storm in Las Vegas.  While I was sitting there, I saw a group of people joking with green, glittery hats and a green suit.  I realized it was St. Patricks Day (or at least around the day) and these people were going back home after one of those “vegas” trips.

We finally boarded the plane and I was getting even more scared because of the anticipated turbulence.  Oh, did I mention I mention the window seat? FML!

Then, an African American woman sat down next to me and with a country accent said, “how you doing today?”  That worry began to dissipate and she saw that I was under distress.  She calmed me down, allowed me to talk for an hour, and anytime I brought up the turbulence, she literally shot it down.

Her words were, “hey, you’re going to get to Phoenix and go to Sedona, Arizona.  You’re going to have a wonderful time!”

We ended up making it and it was one of the best trips of my life.

She had a genuine, heart-felt interest in me because she cared.  That was one of the most remarkable moments of my life.

If you want others to like you, if you want to develop real friendships, if you want to help others at the same time as you help yourself, keep this principle in mind: