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Jun 7, 2018

Do you have to be Mr. Rogers or Bob Ross to live a positive life? Sometimes a part of being positive and productive means holding people accountable for their actions. It is not positive to let yourself be a spineless push over.


Episode Transcription

[INTRO]

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*Alex*

Welcome to Morning Mindset. A daily dose of practical wit and wisdom with a professional educator & trainer, Amazon best selling author, United States Marine, Television and Radio host, Paul G. Markel. Each episode will focus on positive and productive ways to strengthen your mindset, and help you improve your relationships, career goals, and overall well-being. Please welcome your host; Paul G. Markel.


*Professor Paul*

Hello folks and welcome back to Morning Mindset. Thank you Once again for joining me today, and yes, today I promise that I have the phone on airplane mode. I don't have to worry about my kids trying to get a hold of me. So you won't hear any dinging and many of you probably were listening so intently to that previous episode that you may not have even noticed and I just busted myself out, but that's okay.

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I'll hold myself responsible for that mistake. I hope you enjoyed the episode anyway about who is your spotter, and also, thank you very much. We got a whole bunch of feedback from the Glass Half Empty episode more feedback than we've gotten in awhile.

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So thank you very much for everybody who's listening. Thank you very much for acknowledging that and well listening a little bit louder. Alright, today “Being Mr. Rogers”. Now, I'm taking a risk when I say Mr. Rogers, because many oh Millennial type people, young skulls full of mush when I say, Mr Rogers. They may not know who that is.

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Fred Rogers the one who had the TV show the children's TV show and Fred Rogers was known for being. Very calm and very stoic and the nicest guy you ever wanted to meet hello neighbor. That's what Fred Rogers would say and he would change his shoes from his outdoor shoes to his indoor shoes and he would put on a cardigan sweater because he was Mr. Rogers uh, many of you may know Bob Ross.

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Bob Ross super chill Bob Ross So, Mr. Rogers or Bob Ross. Whichever one you choose. Do you have to be a mr. Rogers or a Bob Ross to have a positive life or to live a positive life people like oh, you know if you get upset, let's say for instance that you have deliberately been trying to.

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Live a more positive and productive life. He said, you know what I'm going to do this. I'm going to make a collective effort. I can solid eight it effort to live a more positive life to be more positive and by extension that will make me more productive but something happens and you get frustrated or you get angry or you express your frustration and your anger and someone.

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Probably someone who's a smart-aleck or you're married to wi’ll say “Oh hey, Mr. Positivity is that positive is being angry or upset or frustrated is that positive?” It's not a positive way to live and they will try and hold you accountable. They'll say “Alright. Well you’re a hypocrite because you said you want to be positive but you got upset”, sometimes a part of being positive and productive.

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Means holding other people accountable for their actions. Yes. Most people would hold you accountable for your actions. Would you not say that is true. If you are an employee for an employer does your employer hold you responsible for your actions? Does the state hold you responsible for your actions?

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Does your family hold you responsible for your actions? Especially if it's your spouse do they hold you responsible? Yeah, they probably do they hold you accountable for your actions. It is not a positive thing or a productive thing to be a spineless pushover. And that's where I think a lot of people will.

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I guess missed the boat when it comes to Leading a positive or productive life. They think that I'm trying to turn you into a choir boy or a Boy Scout or mr. Rogers Bob Ross or what have you? Uh, mr. Rogers and Bob Ross. I don't think either one of them they spoke softly, but I don't believe that they were pushovers and it doesn't do you any good to attempt to leave a positive and productive life to lead one.

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If you are a Yes Man or spineless or you allow yourself to be pushed around or you allow yourself to be used or abused. If you allow other people to wrong you continuously that's not positive and that's not productive. And if you are, you know justifiably upset or frustrated by that situation. It doesn't mean that you're not being true to yourself.

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It doesn't mean that you're abandoning your principles. The fact that matter is is you should hold other people accountable for their actions. You would expect it of yourself and you expect it of others. So don't think that you have to be you know, we're doing this whole morning mindset thing and we're talkin about how to leave lead a positive and productive life and say well if I do that then I got to be, you know, I have to be Mt. Wishy-washy, you know, Charlie Brown spineless new.

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No, no, you don't you don't have to let Lucy pull the football out and embarrass you every single time. You don't need to be a pushover. You don't have to be mr. Rogers or Bob Ross to lead a positive life. Sometimes being a positive person means holding other people accountable for their actions, and if other people don't like it if they don't like it when you hold them accountable, that's a Tango Sierra. That's TS right there.

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All right Father's Day is rapidly approaching. If you would like to treat your father to a special unique gift. Well, I suggest that you go to Amazon and you pick up the book “Dad Rules; Wit and Wisdom from a Dad to Whom it May Concern” by an author called Paul Markel.

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If you go in order it today, you will probably have it in time for Father's Day. So get on it. If your dad is a cigar smoker or a an amateur Enthusiast go ahead and pick up the book cigar etiquette for barbarians. Give it to your dad for Father's Day. I think he'll appreciate it. All right, ladies and gentlemen, I am Paul Markel and I'll talk to you again real soon.


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*Alex*

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