Pointing Out The Good

 I absolutely love this quote from Zig Ziglar because it accurately represents a lot of people in the world.  They find a problem for every solution.  We all know people like that.   Be careful, though, before you criticize them too much.  We can all fall into this trap.  It’s easy, because our brains are pre-wired for it.  For thousands of years, our brains were required to constantly seek out things that might be “wrong” in order to keep us alive.  It was more important to see the saber toothed tiger that was there, than to misdiagnose the one that wasn’t.   It kept us from being eaten. This part of the brain doesn’t serve us as well today though.  When we are constantly looking for things that are wrong in the world, we will find them.  Better, I think, to train your brain to look for things that are good.  The brain is train-able.  So spend time each day looking for the good.  When you continually tell your subconscious brain that the “good” is what you want to see, you will find it.   So let me practice what I preach for a moment.  I am pre-disposed to speak positively about my hometown of Coshocton, Ohio.  I do actively look for it.  That doesn’t mean I don’t see the potholes.  I do.  What it means is that I don’t ONLY see the potholes.  So here are a couple of really cool things that warrant being pointed out. #1 Wine Destination:  When you think of the world’s best destinations for Wine, you might think of France or Napa Valley…and they are great!  But Coshocton County was recently named as one of the very top Wine Destinations in the country.  Seriously.  Check out the link here.   New Memorial Clock:  Our Town Coshocton recently installed a clock to remember Cheryl Triplitt and Cheryl Cooksey.  Both women worked hard to improve Coshocton and downtown.  Great stuff.  Oh, and thanks to Barb Karr and the people at Our Town Coshocton for making this happen. Bancroft Park:  The City of Coshocton recently installed new equipment at Bancroft Park where there was none.  It was a great day for the kids in that neighborhood…and I appreciate the city for making it happen.   The fact is, there are good things going on all around us (wherever we are).  We just need to look for them.  And frankly, it doesn’t hurt to point them out! If you want to make sure you never miss an update, please sign up for our VIP newsletter here.  We share content and special offers once a week.  Or if you just want to shop for great promotional campaigns now, you can do that here.   

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.