A while ago, I posted an ad on Craigslist (CL) to find a professional illustrator for my book. Yes, I got a good response, but I also got a very annoying email from a resentful person. He (I’m assuming that this person was a man) was insulting me because I used positive words in my ad.
Guys like to be flattered so it might do you good to boost his ego a bit. You also might to clue him in and let him know that you’re interested in him. Pay attention to what he’s saying and don’t forget to make eye contact. Give him your sweet smile and put him at ease. Remember that he may be just as nervous as you and if you’re pleasant and happy then you’re sending off good We’re all in this together.
It’s easy to agree that summer flies by more quickly than the other seasons. Yet time good vibes really isn’t the villain. There are just as many occasions when we urge time to pass more quickly – like a lingering Friday afternoon before the weekend or that last long day before vacation.
So I trot over to my neighbor who was working on his car and ask if he has an air compressor, which he does and we inflate both tires and do a makeshift patch so I can get to a tire store and buy new ones. It plugs into the car lighter thingy so he has me take it along so I can inflate the tires again if need be. Good thing because there was a ‘need be’ about halfway there. Luckily I soon found a tire dealer open on Sunday. When the guy removed the front tires, it was discovered that my brakes were worn down to the near nubbin danger level. He showed me. Yikes.
Just like when you feel positive vibes about a friend or a family member and they get in touch with you, when you feel positive vibes about anything at all, you’re going to be attracting things that you associate with being good.
You’re going to run into artists that have a lot of attitude. It’s inevitable and just a matter of time. A couple of buddies of mine were doing a gig with Kenny G and they walked into the rehearsal and there’s Kenny standing there with his saxophone playing away doing his circular breathing thing while he’s meeting all the players! Circular breathing technique allows you to continuously play without stopping. So he’s standing there blasting away on his horn while shaking hands with these guys. And apparently that was just the beginning of the attitude! At one point he yells at the drummer, “Drummer here’s your tempo!” So there are times when you have to steel yourself against the negative vibes. You truly put on your game face in these moments.
You really can make your own luck in life if you choose to. You really do have the power to create a life that you love. So I hope that you’ll take these tips and start to apply them in your life. And pretty soon your friends will be talking about how “lucky” you are.