Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

"People are Good"

If you could peel away all the outside stuff like behavior and pretending, do you think human beings are basically good?

I know there are some individuals in the world who think that people are essentially bad, and that goodness has to be pounded into us, more or less against our will. I don't buy it. I believe that people are basically good. Why, just look at a baby - any baby in the world - if you want to test the idea.

Babies aren't evil or resistant or fearful. Babies, given basic care and affection, are by nature happy little beings. This means that nearly all of us started out living in love and joy.

If you are not still living that way, it doesn't mean you are bad. It means that somewhere along the way you were taught to expect less. You behaved accordingly, and less is what you got stuck with. But you don't have to stay stuck. I have spent nearly 40 years helping people change, so I know it is possible. And those people are no smarter or better or capable than you.

Today and every day you have a choice to make: Do you want to be happy? Do you want to live a satisfying, productive, adventurous life?

If so, you can do it! Visualize it, affirm it in everything you do and say, and behave as if you already were! Start today, and get ready for a great tomorrow!

Lou Tice
The Pacific Institute

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Adapting to Change"
Are you ready?
Are there significant differences between older adults and their younger counterparts? The latest research says there is. If you are in business, you need to know exactly who it is you sell to. And, if you sell to older adults, you will be especially interested in what I have to say today.

You see, according to David Wolfe, author of "Serving the Ageless Market," there is a big difference in thought patterns and values between older adults and their younger counterparts. For example, in middle age, quality begins to gain over quantity in importance. This leads many middle-aged and older folks to spend more on goods for the sake of quality. With a growing baby-boom population, this is of significance.

People who have a middle-aged perspective look for deeper psychological and metaphorical meanings, and grasp the relationship between concepts more quickly. They value self-sufficiency, social connection, altruism, personal growth, and personal revitalization. Once these values are understood, a business' next step is to find advertising and sales cues that will invoke them.

This may mean changing sales and advertising strategies, but "change" was the watchword of the 1990's. And here in the "new" century, change is still the watchword. In this information age, and the speed with which we are bombarded with information, those companies who are able to adapt, indeed, embrace change are the ones that will capture the future.

How good is your business at adapting to change? How good are you?

Lou Tice
The Pacific Institute

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Message from Lou Tice - "Need for Approval"

We all like to feel approval from others. However, when our desire for approval becomes too strong, we are in trouble.

Everyone likes to feel accepted and approved of. But for some of us, especially folks who didn't get much as children, the desire for approval becomes a need, even an addiction. When that happens, we are in big trouble. To meet our own desperate need, we behave in ways that may have nothing at all to do with how we really think and feel. We are almost never happy, because we are trying to use those around us to get something that can only be obtained from within.

You see, whenever we need something, it implies to our mind that we do not already have it. We go around in a state of "not OK-ness," feeling inadequate, stressed out and tense, blaming ourselves for what we think we are missing. Then, when approval does come to us, we are likely to deny or deflect it.

Now here is the paradox: when we give up wanting approval, we almost automatically experience more of it. We become more relaxed, centered, and confident. We begin to internalize the support we need, and naturally it shows in our body language and behavior. People notice the difference and respond accordingly.

So if you are an approval addict, kick the habit and watch the positive way your life will change!

Lou Tice
The Pacific Institute

Thursday, March 4, 2010

'Soul Purpose Carnival Collection... Bold, Look at Me Color!'

'Soul Purpose Carnival Collection... Bold, Look at Me Color!'
Let's forget the snow and dreary cold weather for a moment. We all know that alot of spring is in your attitude; so to celebrate your festive spirit Soul Purpose and Youngevity have put together a pretty collection of mineral makeup that will lift your spirit in a few brush strokes.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Enjoy a sneak preview of our March issue of the Soul Purpose Magazine. Enjoy!!!!!
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