Quick Happiness Workshop for Increasing Profits at Times of Seeming Uncertainty

Quickie Happiness Workshop:

Think as much, if not MORE, about growing your income as you do of trimming your expenses.

And for extra credit, focus on:

Customers more than vendors

Smiles more than frowns

Possibilities more than risks

Options more than commitments

Vacations more than overtime

Detours more than setbacks

Opportunities more than obstacles

And Goldilocks more than the bears

End of Workshop πŸ™‚

  • Your style is really unique compared tto other folks I have read stuff from.
    I appreciate you for posting when you’ve got the
    opportunity, Guess I’ll just boook mark this page.

  • Hi Mel
    Now that did make me smile.

    Best happiness workshop I ever attended.

    • Elated my workshop provided you with a smile today, Keith …

      … and you didn’t even have to opt in or mark your calendar to attend!

      Nothing like a “quickie”, I always say. πŸ˜‰

      • Behave yourself Mel
        Behave yourself.

        • I get that advice a lot, Keith. LOL

          • I bet you never listen.
            Actually… I hope you never listen. LOL

            BTW – are you sitting down?
            Just been taking a look at signing up for Twitter.
            The bad news is that username of easyP is already taken – can you believe it?

            Thinking cap on Mel – what username can I use?
            How about…

            KDD@easyP or perhaps Peasy.
            My turn to be naughty. LOL

          • Oh, my goodness!

            Is it really true? You’re looking into Twitter? Or are you just trying to get me all excited? LOL

            I’d love to suggest the username “speakeasy” but it may send the wrong kind of message.

            speakΒ·easΒ·y
            n. pl. speakΒ·easΒ·ies
            A place for the illegal sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks, as during Prohibition in the United States.

            I do like it, though. πŸ™‚

            I also like KDD@easyP — but let me keep my thinking cap on for a bit and see what else I can come up with.

            Is “Keith Davis” already taken? If so, you can always just add your middle initial. It’s actually a whole lot easier for people to remember your Twitter ID if you use your birth name.

          • Mel
            Speakeasy is a great name but as you say, might send out the wrong signals.
            I’ll check out Keith Davis with or without middle initial.

            Won’t sign up until you’ve had time to think a little.

          • Hey Keith,

            The more I think about it, the more I feel it’s best to stick with your name.

            Off the top of my head, you could always go with usernames like …

            speakup

            fromthepodium

            easyspeeches

            speakwithease

            But, ultimately, using your name is the best way to fly.

            Hugs,
            Mel

          • Thanks Mel
            I’ll take your advice.

            Might be tomorrow before I sign up, and then…. Geronimo!

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  • Cute!!

    • Thanks, Jeannette!

      So happy you attended my teeny weeny workshop. πŸ˜‰

  • Hi Melanie,

    I loved this! So simple but so positive and full of good energy. Right now I am on overvacation hahaha. Just got back from a long weekend as it was a holiday here in Italy. Loving it right now πŸ™‚

    • Hey Diana,

      I think every vacation should be “extended”. πŸ˜‰

      Glad you enjoyed my quickie workshop and I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend!

      Everyone is really enjoying your interview with Adrienne Smith — nicely done!

  • You Rock, Kissell!!!! Short, sweet and oh so inspirational!

    • Then let’s rock together, Chris!!

      You have never attended one of my workshops before. I’m so happy you opted to attend this one. πŸ™‚

      Hugs,
      Melanie

  • Laser focus there Melanie. Might have used a few different words but the effect seems to have been achieved from the comments so who am I to get picky. HAPPY HAPPY πŸ™‚

    • You can get as picky as you want to, Roberta!

      Lay some different words on us! We’re all ears. I mean … eyes. πŸ™‚

      Or better yet …

      Post a quickie happiness workshop on your blog and we’ll swing by so we can all get a little happier. The happier, the better. πŸ™‚

  • Love the thinking around focusing on building income as much or more than cutting expenses…MUCH more energizing to be playing in that box. Of course, there is a part of the financial equation that requires consciously choosing priority costs. However, it can be easy to turn this into a lack mentality and also forget so many of the simple but way important elements you highlighted in your workshop. Great post! (Especially for the time challenged.)

    • Tambre — I absolutely love the way your wheels turn! πŸ™‚

      It’s so easy to fall into a trap of “lack mentality”, especially when someone has been thrown more devastating curve balls in life than their fair share.

      Depression can pay a visit to your doorstep and over-warm its welcome. When things start looking very bleak, particularly regarding finances and relationships, it’s hard to push yourself to take a peek over the fence to see that the grass really is a little greener over there.

      Thank you for coming by to attend my workshop and it was definitely and exclusively designed for the “time-starved”! πŸ˜‰

      Hugs,
      Melanie

  • I really enjoyed this short post, Melanie. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference!

    • Truer words were never spoken, Janette!

      I love that you shared this …

      “Attitude is a LITTLE thing that makes a BIG difference.”

      Thank You!
      Melanie πŸ™‚

  • Hi Melanie

    That was the best workshop I have been to in awhile. Makes my unemployment woes seem silly. πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for my Saturday morning laughs to help me get through the day.

    Cindy

    • You’re welcome, Cindy, and I’m so happy this helped!

      I figure life is going to get gentler and easier and a whole lot more fulfilling the more we work on a shift in our thinking.

      “Mindset” alone won’t pay the bills (believe me, I know!). But it gets our engines revved up to come up with creative and effective resolves to problems — like finding a doggone job!

      Thanks for attending my quickie workshop,
      Melanie

  • Love this! Smiling takes less energy than frowning. Smiling may lead to laughter, if one is not careful Laughter is a good way to reduce stress and release endorphins.

    • You’re a gal after my own heart, Pam!

      Smiling and laughter both cause the release of endorphins. And we all know they’re great little mood enhancers, stress busters, and pain relievers. πŸ˜‰

      Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for attending my super quickie happiness workshop!

      Cheers,
      Melanie

  • Love the ‘quickie workshop’ Melanie! Get to the point is key for me. Staying positive is a must and sharing your inspiration like you do Melanie, well, its priceless.

    • Appreciate your thoughts, Lynn — “Quickie” workshops are my favorite! πŸ™‚

      Thanks for attending!
      Melanie

  • oh wow..best workshop ever! Any workshop that makes you smile and feel lighter that fast should be marketed big time!
    Unless…is there a test after? lol

    Thanks for the reminders and smiles Melanie!

    • They’ll be no test afterward, Bonnie. πŸ™‚

      If this little workshop made you feel lighter and put a smile on your face, then I’m happy!

  • What a great, quick perspective shift! Thanks, Melanie. πŸ™‚

    • So pleased to read your comment, Michelle. You’re very welcome!

      I like hosting workshops everyone has time to attend. πŸ˜‰

  • Best workshop ever! And I love Goldilocks and the bear reference! Can you get any cuter! πŸ™‚

    • I love Goldilocks, too. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for attending my workshop, Hajra, and I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Have an amazing weekend,
      Melanie

  • Wow! That was the quickest, most uplifting few seconds I’ve had in a while! please invite me to all your workshops! xoxo

    • If I have managed to uplift your spirits today, Martha …

      Then you have placed a song in my heart. Thank you!

      I promise to invite you to all my workshops. πŸ˜‰

      Cheers,
      Melanie
      xoxo

  • I feel happier already! You know how I love workshops and this must be one of my favorites (and shortest).

    I love how you always focus on the positive. It is a great quality and one all entrepreneurs MUST have!

    • If you’re feeling happy, Daphne …

      Then so am I. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for attending my workshop!
      Melanie