On This podcast from The Dr. Perry Radio Show, Dr. Perry discusses our Politically Correct Society, is it healthy? Or are we a bit too sensitive and it’s about time we stopped taking things so personally? An excellent discussion with in-studio guests and callers too. Dr. Perry addresses the Mary J Blige Burger King commercial, McDonald’s Happy Meal lawsuits along with a look at What’s the News What’s The Lesson”. Plus Dr. Perry’s “Applied Sense of Humor. All in this enlightening and provocative podcast.
When you change your language, you will change your life. Tell it like it is!
Dr. Mitchell Perry
Speak in Inclusion: The Road to Optimism
If you could live the rest of your life more optimistically or pessimistically, which would you choose? I’ve asked that question of thousands of people in a dozen countries around the world and they always say the same thing – OPTIMISTICALLY. Why? Because most everyone suspects that living optimistically is better all around. The research shows that people who are more optimistic live longer, are healthier, recover faster from setbacks, lead happier lives, and are up to 50% more productive.
So, if all that is true, and most of us would prefer to be optimistic, how can we learn to do it?
I have found a method that works: Speak in the Language of Inclusion!
Consider this: most children up to age 12 are generally much more optimistic than adults. Then consider how they speak. They talk about what everything IS… “It’s great, it’s neat, it’s awesome, it’s stupid, it’s boring, it’s awful, it’s the bomb.” Kids speak this way all the time. They say what it IS, even when they are speaking about something they dislike.
Grownups on the other hand speak in Exclusion 90% of the time. They talk about what everything is NOT… “It’s not bad, it’s not a problem, it’s not as bad as it looks, I have no argument, if nothing gets in our way, no problem, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t want to, I don’t see any reason why you can’t, why don’t you…“
If you start noticing your speech, you will notice your language is in EXCLUSION most of the time. Is it possible that this exclusionary language is also affecting your outlook?
If you are always talking about what is NOT there (what is missing) then it’s quite difficult to be optimistic. Could it be that your habit of language is actually keeping you pessimistic?
So, what to do? Learn a lesson from children and CHANGE YOUR LANGUAGE TO INCLUSION. Simply look for the word “not” in your language and replace it with something inclusive. Instead of “no problem,” say “it’s a pleasure.”
Instead of “why don’t we,” say “how about we.” Instead of “I don’t disagree,” say “I agree.” Instead of “not only that,” say “in addition to that.”
You will be amazed over time to see how this small change in your language will have a powerful effect on you and your outlook on life. Simply say what it IS instead of what it is NOT.
So, if you want to be more optimistic, change your language and change your life… Tell it like it is!
My romantic Couples’ Cruise sets sail from Seattle Washington on September 7th. After a first day to get-to-know each other at sea we arrive at our first port, Ketchikan. Known as “The Salmon Capital of the World” Scenery includes hundreds of eagles, the world’s largest collection of totem poles and the land the Tlingit Tribe refers to as “spread wings of a thundering eagle. A beautiful port where romance is well underway. Cruise Alaska with me and learn more about each other. Cabins are booking now. Go to http://jmperrylearning.blogspot.com/2012/02/couples-cruise-to-alaska.html for more information. Call 805-650-6999. Cheers!
My show from The Eve Of April Fools. Lots of fun and listener participation. Get a few ideas for next year’s April Fools prank. Enjoy!
That’s right, The Travel Show is tonight at The Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura. Join me with 25 of the world’s leading travel companies to talk about the romance of cruising and the many adventures that are available at tonight’s show. Find out about my incredible Couples’ Cruise where you and your partner will cruise beautiful Alaska while you learn how to make your relationship stronger and stronger with each day. It is happening tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 at The Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Road in Ventura. Check out the brochure by following this link: http://jmperrylearning.blogspot.com/2012/02/couples-cruise-to-alaska.html
Tomorrow night is the travel event of the year! Join me at The Santa Barbara Travel Bureau Travel Show from 5:30 to 7:30. Located in Ventura at the beautiful Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill road. 25 of the world’s leading travel and cruise experts are joining me for a fantastic night of cruising information. I’ll be there to tell you all about my Couples’ Cruise to Alaska that includes a romantic adventure aboard Celebrity’s Infinity setting sail September 7th. Follow this link to learn more! I’ll see you tomorrow night, call 805 650 6999 for more information. http://jmperrylearning.blogspot.com/2012/02/couples-cruise-to-alaska.html J.M. Perry Learning: Couples’ Cruise to Alaska jmperrylearning.blogspot.com
In this podcast of Dr. Perry’s Weekly Radio program, the Dr. discusses how change is the only thing that is a guarantee in life and guides listeners in both accepting change and looking forward to it in their lives.
PROSPERING THROUGH CHANGE! Common sense tells you that the only thing you can count on is CHANGE. However, notice how much you catastrophize, awfulize, resist and thrash when things CHANGE right on schedule! That and more this Saturday March 24 -Tune in to “THE DR. MITCHELL PERRY SHOW – APPLIED COMMON SENSE” – 9:00-11:00am (PST)- KVTA AM 1520 on the radio or log on to www.kvta.com and click on “Listen Live” -write me here now with your thoughts or call me on the air! toll free 855 DR PERRY (377-3779) – at your service, Dr. P
Join me Thursday, March 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 for an incredible Travel Show hosted by the experts in travel, Santa Barbara Travel. Located at the beautiful Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road in Ventura this show features over 25 of the worlds’ leading cruise and travel companies. The highlight of the show is my exclusive Couples Cruise to Alaska aboard Celebrity’s Infinity which sets sail on September 7th from Seattle Washington, for more on my Couples cruise follow this link, http://jmperrylearning.blogspot.com/2012/02/couples-cruise-to-alaska.html I would love to meet you in person at the Travel Show too! Cheers! J.M. Perry Learning: Couples’ Cruise to Alaska jmperrylearning.blogspot.com
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