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To avoid any confusion I thought it appropriate to list the names (cyber) I go by.
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Mel Kaye-(my real name), MondayMorningPower,
MMP, Killeris-(Technorati name), Powerkis-(Wordpress name), SiFiBiBi-(Original Blogger name)
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Why read Monday Morning Power?

You will find a consistency and a focus in all of my content that can change your attitude which can fuel a positive change in your life, if you want it to. If you are happy with your attitude and your life and see no reason for changing, then you either already have a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), or you are a victim and want to hold onto your misery. These postings will then serve to fortify the person with PMA, or, hopefully, convince the "victim" that there is a better way. This site will contain essays, poems, stories, humor and links, all with the same goal: The pursuit, capture, care and feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude. I have had readers tell me that they have spent hours on my site and feel great about themselves both during and after. I log onto my own site frequently to help fuel my attitude; I hope you will as well.

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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: Website: Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362

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This Site is dedicated to the development of your ATTITUDE, which is your ULTIMATE POWER. The content includes: Essays, Articles, Poems, Links, Inspirational stories, Quotes, Research, Music, an original series called the "Process" and Laughter....all focused on the
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Attitude is Everything

Is your glass half empty or is your glass half full?

I had to reprint this article. The title says it all and is the whole concept of my blog; "Attitude is Everything."

Attitude is Everything
By: Andrew Cocks

Bill's sitting in traffic, his attitude stinks, so he feels angry at the other drivers for being in the way. He wishes they'd disappear, they're not even human to him anymore, and he doesn't remember that they've got lives, destinations, concerns, joys, and dreams. He just wants them gone. He knows he did this to himself, by leaving too late to account for traffic. He hates being late, but he's finding himself late more and more often. But, right before he left, he grouched at his family, couldn't find his socks, and then decided he had to take a quick peek at email. So he left no room to spare in his drive time. And now he's looking at a sea of brake lights, waiting through several turns of the traffic light. Fuming. He can feel his pulse on his forehead, a ticking bomb. Finally, he sees the hold-up, an accident. He feels awful because of his selfish impatience, for a moment.


Tracy's sitting in the same traffic jam, even though she left early. But she's listening to an audio book, reading when she's at a standstill, or taking the time to breathe deeply and meditate. She's counting her blessings, taking time to be grateful for all that she is, has, and hopes for. She wonders about the other drivers around her, and notices some really grouchy guy in the car to the right. Looks like he might explode, is that his pulse beating on his forehead? She says a prayer for him and all the other drivers, too. She knows that when she finally gets where she's got to go, she'll be able to cope with any effects of being late from the traffic.

There is a world of difference between these two commutes. And it's all because of attitude. No big surprise, your attitude affects your success in every area of your life, from your relationships to your finances, from your physical health to your appearance, from how long you'll live to how effective you'll be in your business.

An attitude is made of our thoughts, feeling, and ultimately, our actions. It's formed in that order too. Our thoughts create our feelings which direct our actions.

Notice that thoughts come first. It might seem strange, because it certainly seems like our feelings hijack our thoughts and propel us into actions, not the other way around. But you'll see, as we look at how your mind works, that your thoughts are the real powerhouse, the boss, the launch pad that sets everything else in motion. Each thought is powerful, for your good or your harm.

Feelings can be overwhelming, seemingly uncontrollable, driving you toward inevitable actions. It's critical to learn how to control your feelings and actions before anything is set in motion. Either way, for good or for bad results, our thinking and feeling determine how things work out in our lives. Our results are just that, the effects of what's going on inside us.

Before you can really get going on the direction of change, you've got to do an attitude check first. You can read until your eyeballs fall out and your fingers get calloused from turning pages, but without the right attitude in place, you're wasting your time. With a poor attitude, there's no information on Earth that can help you change your life. Take a look at your attitude about yourself, your life, the people in your life, your finances, your health, and your place in the universe. How does it look? There are lots of things in life you really don't have much of a choice about, but your attitude is not one of them. Your attitude is completely up to you. We can tell you right away, that a positive, grateful attitude is the best way to go. Gratitude, for what you've already got, for where you live, who you know, all that you are, and all that you're not, is the place to start. How can you ever expect to receive more in life, to be more in life, without appreciating how far you've already come?

Your attitude is a choice. Success is all about making great choices, and this is the first one you need to tackle. It might take practice. It might take reminding yourself. It might even take a "fake it 'til you make it" stance, but you've got to do it.

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Steven said...

Man this post could not have come at a better time!! It's so true when I change my attitude inside everything change on the outside!! I really need to work on this!!

Great post!!!

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Karen said...

So true. Have been recently having headaches trying to deal with people who insist on seeing things only from their point of view - and negatively at that. That's what happens when neighbours try to sell everyone else's homes for profit.

Incidentally, I've cheered up after Max gave me an award too and decided I will no longer see myself as a "failed internet marketer" !!

74WIXYgrad said...

Bill is serving time.

Traci is letting time serve her.

Traci is also enrolled in automobile university.

Jayne :) said...

This certainly rings true with me as well as a myriad of others I'm sure! In fact, I wrote a piece titled 'Be Careful Little Mind What you think" and it's on my blog under 'My Prose' if you care to indulge in a short, but thought provoking read.

Great post!!


lilifxt said...

hi wonderful post father always ask me that question
Is your glass half empty or is your glass half full?

thats why im trying to improve my mind,souland heart by learning more and changing my attitude step by step to see clearly the half full
thank u ...regards

Monday Morning Power said...

As long as you keep trying and never give up you do not fail; you just have learning experiences.

Monday Morning Power said...

Continue improving yourself. Life is a journey not a destination.

Monday Morning Power said...

Very funny addition. Thanks,

Monday Morning Power said...

Jayne (Ambre),
This is true with most. We should all ask ourselves that question.

74WIXYgrad said...

All three lines, I got from Zig Ziglar. As someone who drives 46 miles one way to work, I am a firm believer in Automobile University, where I listen to recordings that can educate me or otherwise build me up.

But I do enjoy putting a smile on people's faces.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Mel - I'm the gal who is appreciating all the wonderful things in life. This is an excellent post. Thanks for the powerful reminder. Loved the graphic too. Have a great day. :)

Faith said...

Wow. Truly inspiring. The perfect recipe for a bad day. Haha. Thank you :)

Monday Morning Power said...

You are very welcome. My site is focused on making people feel good about themselves.