Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Daily Dose of Positive Anyone?

Hello, hello, hello...

Are you one of the people who've asked me, "Kelvin... how much would you charge for a Daily Dose of Positive!? or, "Hey, why don't you give us something daily..."  I received three such requests in the past two of weeks!!

Well... Good news! 
Because, beginning on October 16th,2010, we're introducing our "Daily Dose of  Positive!" It might not be called that exactly, but it'll be close.

No heavy reading, just short, positive, motivational thoughts, phrases or ideas -- maybe a picture or poem or link to something awesome. But, whatever it is, it will be PUMU -- positive, upbeat, motivational and uplifting (PUMU)!  Monday through Friday of each week...
Your Once-a-Day Vitamin "K" :-), to lift, encourage or brighten your day!

TWO cools things:

1.  Everyone who is
currently enrolled with me (as of 9/22/2010) through Ramblings (  or through, is considered a Charter Subscriber to Daily Dose of Positive, and will automatically receive them at no charge.  Being a Charter Subscriber will also entitle you to other benefits down the road -- I call them loyalty bonuses -- because YOU are the long time loyal friends who've watched me grow, stumble, fall and BOUNCE! You even suffered through my 3-in-the-morning typos and other g-g-g-oofs, and cheered me on anyhow.  You rock!

2.  I'd really like to have a larger subscriber base, so to help me with that goal,
everyone who enrolls with me between now and midnight on October 15th, 2010  via either site, will also receive our Daily Dose of Positive free... forever (***or at least as long as I'm living and producing them).  You'll be PRE_LAUNCH subscribers and your bonus for believing in me early... is a free, lifetime subscription to Daily Dose of Positive -- provided you don't unsubscribe, of course.

So that's it. WE'RE GOING DAILY, and I'm excited !!  Every morning, Monday through Friday, a positive, upbeat, motivating, uplifting thought in your e-mailbox from me...  I bet you're feeling better already !!

So, to confirm, you
will receive Daily Dose of Positive FREE... FOREVER*** if:

Thank you for your faith and encouragement.  I look forward to serving you.

Have an awesome day!

Kelvin P. Ringold
, Sr.
Prince of Positive (Twitter)
Really Nice Guy In Liverpool, NY

Notes from the Universe

I subscribe to "Notes from the Universe" from Tut.Com, owned by Mike Dooley (of The Secret video).  Very good notes, addressed to me by name. I lliked this mornings so I'm sharing it, in large part.  Feel free to substitute your name, for mine, and think about what this is saying.  If you like them, check them out at Tut.Com

"What  if, Kelvin, loneliness was simply a feeling of impatience,  telepathically sent to you by friends you've yet to meet, urging you to  go out more, do more, and get involved, so that life's serendipities  could bring you together... Would you still feel alone?

What if illness was just the signal a healthy body sent to urge  clarification of your thoughts, feelings, and dreams... Would you still,  at times, think of yours as diseased?

What if feelings of uncertainty and confusion were only reminders that  you have options, that there's no hurry, and that everything is as it  should be... Would you still feel disadvantaged?

What if mistakes and failures only ever happened when your life was  about to get better than it's ever been before... Would you still call  them mistakes and failures?

And what if poverty and lack were simply demonstrations of your  manifesting prowess, as "difficult" to acquire as wealth and  abundance... Would they still cause you to feel powerless?"
What if?

Have an awesome day.


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Did You Hear What You Said?

A few days ago, I overhead a conversation between a young man and someone who would be a fan.  The young man had just completed what he considered to be a substantial project, and wanted to know if his friend wanted to check it out. His friend was very enthusiastic about listening, and she said, "I'd love to; I love your work."

The young man responded with, "Oh, you're very sweet -- delirious, but sweet..." indicating albeit jokingly that his friend's adulation was misplaced, and that his work wasn't worthy of her considerable regard, but he gave it to her anyway.

A little later, I reflected on that conversation and thought it sad, because the man had a product he was obviously proud of, but at the same time felt a need to denigrate it and put himself down, under the guise of a joke. Simultaneously -- if you really look at it -- he also insulted his friend (you're delirious) because if she liked his work she was obviously unaware.

Now, you might think it was just a cute joke and that he didn't really mean it; or perhaps that he was just being humble. But, for me, it was a perfect example of the kind of negative self talk we feed ourselves that reflects some inner fear or insecurity and the joking manner makes it almost unnoticeable. When I coach people, I catch such instances of negative self talk and point it out, and people are generally amazed to realize how they just trashed themselves. I just help develop an awareness of the pattern so they can intercept and break it.

We tend to think of self talk as the inaudible conversations have inside our heads, but often self talk isn't silent at all, and the audible words are even more damaging than the silent ones; and left unchecked, will continue to work against us and help sabotage our efforts. Many times -- in that way -- we are absolutely our own worst enemy... and we don't even notice it.

In this case, the gentleman... was me, and I dare say that even the strongest among us has an occasional slip of the tongue and "innocently" bash ourselves.  However, it's not innocent and with careful attention to our audible and inaudible self talk, we can detect it and break these patterns.

In this case, when I realized what I'd done, I sent an immediate email to my friend apologizing for my inadvertent disrespect, and told her that I did indeed value my work -- and her appreciation appreciate of my work -- and thanked her for taking an interest. She thought the apology was unnecessary, and she wasn't offended -- at least not for long. But I felt much better having noticed and made amends -- to her AND myself -- and in the process made THAT negative habit a bit weaker.

Habits -- the ties that bind.  Listen to your self talk -- all of it. Make an intent to notice what you say to yourself, or about yourself to others, and if you notice yourself saying something negative, reverse immediately, audibly, and break that habit. Yes... it really is important.

Have a awesome day.


Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Trouble Tree

Here's a nice little story that was passed to me.  I do not know who the original author is, but I like what it has to say. Enjoy it.

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse. After he finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.

While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches
with both hands.  When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.' 'Funny thing is,' he smiled,' when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before'.

We should all have our own Trouble Tree. Sometimes, just laying our troubles down to tend to themselves for a while, or just putting some distance and breathing room between us and them, they'll seem lighter when we  go pick the up next time. Sometimes our perspective changes, sometimes -- after a good night's sleep -- we just start to realize that mountain wasn't as high as we thought it was.

However you practice it... every now and then... just hang your troubles up and forget them. Pick them back up in the morning.

Have an awesome day.