Create a Positivity Arsenal to Fight Negativity

Positive thinking

💡Positivity tip—Create a positivity archive or arsenal to utilize on your worst days.

Negativity on social media is everywhere. It’s easy to get sucked into the storm.

🔷 Reading comments of a gossipy thread.

🔶 Trolls posting hurtful things about you.

🔷 Falling victim to comparing yourself to others.

The list goes on and on.

Because negativity sticks in our mind longer we need to battle it with more positive things.Our Enemy enjoys bringing us down with negativity. It is important to know you can fight back. Kindness kills cruelty.

Here are a few ways I collect things for my positivity email folder 📁 archive/arsenal:

🔆 Save thank you emails from clients, customers, friends, or family.

🔆 Screenshot positive comments where a person compliments you & email to yourself.

🔆 Keep inspirational quotes—authors such as Maya Angelou, Simon Sinek, & C.S. Lewis provide me keen insights.

🔆 Copy/paste an uplifting DM you received.

🔆 Include humor—send yourself funny and witty memes, pictures, gifs, or videos.

My wife always sends me memes from our favorite television show—The Office—to get me to laugh during a tough day.

❓Do you have a positivity archive?

❓Why or why not?

❓If so, what you do think of my list?

❓What would you add?

Comment ⤵️

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New Catholic Content Coming Soon!

Based on feedback from my followers on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn I am going to redouble my efforts on topics I suspected were more popular and relevant to my audience.

New Content

In no particular order here are the topics I look to write more about for the remainder of 2020:

  • The Sacrament of the Eucharist
  • Mental prayer
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Purgatory
  • Last Things (Heaven, Hell, Death, and Judgment)
  • Ten Commandments

Stayed tuned for updates.

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4 Secrets to Guarantee a Successful Life

💡The secret to success is not really a secret. That is if you pay attention to the best people in life. Jesus. MLKJ. St. Francis of Assisi.

❤️ The people of unparalleled and unparalleled virtue.

My observations and experiences has helped me learn how to be successful.

🧡 I define success as experiencing daily joy in your life, developing strong & genuine relationships, and the ability to create opportunities for yourself.

Here is my list of how to be successful:

1️⃣ Humility—this is foundational for everything.

Humble people accept feedback and recognize (and can hire) people with more talent.

2️⃣Gratitude—enhances and stabilizes humility.

Being thankful helps you remember your beginnings and your priorities.

3️⃣ Action-oriented

Without this third attribute a humility, grateful person would be well-respected, but standing still—not reaching their full potential.

Action leads to growth—both personally and professionally.

4️⃣ Active listener/feedback consumer

Combined with character (humility + gratitude) and diligence (action) taking feedback seriously and implementing it as soon as possible puts you on the surefire track to success.

Add in consistency this makes the best recipe for lasting success.

Agree?

Would you add anything or reorder my list?

Let me know in the comments ⤵️

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Muffingate 2020—New Miscreant or Adorable Accomplice?

🌐 January is the best time for starting a healthy lifestyle. Exercise more. Eat less.

🌐 It gets challenging if you are surrounded by the leftover sweets from Christmastime. Chocolate. Flavored popcorn. Biscotti. Peppermint. Muffins.

Muffins? That doesn’t sound like a holiday treat.

You’re right. It’s not! But I had to see if you were paying attention. Muffins cause mayhem.

This is a continuation of the story dubbed “Muffingate”—a level 7 shenanigan event!

🚨 🚨 🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨🚨🚨

📍The trial for the accused Muffin Miscreant was set for this month. The evidence against the spry one-year old Avila Catherine Geraldine is overwhelming.

Until now.

📍There is a new development in this shenanigan-laden event.

📍The Chicoineville police department suspect “ACGC” has an accomplice. While she was under house arrest, another muffin incident happened.

📍Video recordings show that the suspect never left her cell (crib) when the mayhem happened.

📍Is this a new miscreant or an orchestrated operation? Investigations will be taking place the rest of the month.

📍 Stay with PRNT TV 📺 to receive full coverage on this new scandal “sweeping” across this small town.

📍Text “antics” to 55555 to get text updates and exclusive interviews with the sheriff, eyewitnesses, and first-responders.

📍This has been I.M. Shocked with PRNT News reporting. Thank you for watching (reading)!

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A Snow Story to Keep Spirits High

Grey skies. Blustery winds blow over the landscape. There is no one else in sight.

Friends? Brothers? Fellow soldiers in this fight?

All gone home 🏡.

Only you. And the enemy.

A cold 🥶 formidable. One whose tenacious tactics demoralize the ordinary.

But you are not an ordinary fighter. You are extraordinary 💪.

You are motivated by honor and duty. Duty to the city and fellow citizens.

You will not rest until the battle is won.

Progress is slow going. But inch by inch you gain traction.

Has it been 10 minutes or 10 hours? Certainly not 10 days you hope!

Victory is on the horizon. You are almost done. One last effort. There!

You’re done.

Sweat mixed with ice to form a salty slush on your face. 😓 You’re exhausted, but proud.

The driveway has been shoveled.

What did you think I was talking about?!

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How to Pack Power into Your Writing with this Tip

Writing tip

💡Writing tip #8—Use short paragraphs, sentences, and words to pack punch to your copy.

Writing is analogous to the flow of a football game.

Think of the headline as the kickoff. It gets your the attention of your audience.

The first sentence leads to the second.

Keep your sentences short to keep your readers’ attention.

Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes you need to have a longer sentence—especially when you want to provide facts or evidence for a claim.

Use those short punchy sentences to your advantage.

🏈 Short punchy sentences are like tossing the touchdown. Immediate impact.

🏈 Longer sentences are similar to that sustained drive when a team goes the length of a field to score.

🏈 Both are required to keep the attention of your reader. Change the sentence length. Keep the pace moving for your readers.

Short. Short. Long.

Thoughts?

Let me know in the comments. 🙂


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How to Grow Your Business When You Lack Time— Hire a Social Media Manager!

Looking for help to grow your business

💡💡💡Fun fact: 81% of marketers found that increased traffic occurred with as little as 6 hours per week invested in social media marketing.
The average attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds, this year the average attention span is just 8 seconds. That is less than the 9 second attention span of your average goldfish.

❓How can you grab someone’s attention with so much other competing content?

✅ Invest in making relevant, consistent, and valuable content for your audience or customers.

🕒 Don’t have time or you don’t have the skills?

That’s okay! One option is to enlist the help of a social media manager—someone in charge of developing, curating, and sharing your message on your business page.

❓Do you know that I manage social media accounts for small businesses and entrepreneurs?

✅ Currently, I am managing and creating content for Biblical Principles for Growth’s social media pages and have updated websites for other small businesses.

Why Do I Love Helping  Small Businesses?

I enjoy and find fulfillment in this work because it satisfies my creative and intellectual sides.

  • But most of all I love being able to use my God given talent of writing to help build others up.
  • Owning a small business takes a lot of dedication. I know because my mom has her own cleaning business. I recall countless times my siblings and I helped her with her work.
  • If you know of any small business or entrepreneur who is interested in building their brand and attracting more leads and clients please pass my information on to them.

I am looking to acquire new clients and would appreciate any referrals. 😊

What’s next for your business?

If you are interested in growing your personal brand’s presence on social media email me at chicoine.matt@live.com for more information. I would love to discuss setting up a tailored plan to fit your business needs.

📊 I specialize in LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

🙏 Thank you for any help you can give and hope you have a blessed week! 🙂

 

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