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Nov 27, 2018

Sometimes cleaning is not enough and you need to apply a fresh coat of paint. The same applies to our lives. Once in a while, we need to apply a fresh coat of paint. Women are good at this, men not so much.

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♫ Trenches by Pop Evil ♫

*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, and here we go again, and it's time for yet another Morning Mindset podcast, and I want to take a moment right now to thank all of you out there in the Morning Mindset listening audience. That's right, every one of you who have written us a letter or letter like, you know what I mean. No one actually sends paper letters anymore, but an email or to the Facebook page or what have you, thanking us or acknowledging us telling us that you're listening.
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I truly appreciate that. Sometimes when I'm sitting here alone in my studio because yes, I am alone in the studio talking into the microphone. I think "Is there anyone out there actually listening?" I hope that there are people listening and I assume that there are other people listening, but when you're in the studio, you're all by yourself talking into the black carbon steel microphone, you don't know.
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So for those of you that have reached back to us to say "Yes, I have been listening and I have been paying attention. Thank you, thank you very much, and for those of you who have left a review on your favorite podcast application. Whether it's iTunes or iHeartRadio, I just realized recently iHeartRadio is a little bit different than iTunes and some of the others. You have to have so many, you have to have X number of episodes in the can and pre-produced before iHeart Radio will accept you and you have to have been running for so long.
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It's a certain amount of time before iHeartRadio picks you up. So if you're listening on iHeartRadio, thank you very much, and I hope that you will leave a review to let those folks now. Well, wherever it is iTunes or in Stitcher, Podcast Gallery, there are a thousand podcast players. But leave a review and let those people know that you're paying attention and you're listening because it does matter iTunes pays very close attention to recent and 5★ reviews.
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The same thing with iHeartRadio and you may not know this and I know I'm going a little longer with just the talky-talk, but that's okay. But when it comes to internal promotion Amazon is the same way in order for Amazon to promote a book internally to their other customers, it has to have a minimum of five 5★ reviews. Until a book has at least five 5★ reviews that have been guaranteed or verified or whatever.
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They won't promote it internally, that's why when people do these podcasts and write books. That's why they reach out to you and they say "Hello, if you liked the product, please let other people know." You said is the only way that the because I don't talk to people at Amazon on a daily basis. I don't talk to people at iTunes or you know, Stitcher, Podcast Republic or iHeart Radio. I don't have conversations with them.
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The only way that they know that this is a valuable product and that they should promote it to other people is based upon your reviews. So it does matter. Alright, it is a holiday season and what do most people, or the majority of people do during the holidays? Many of you have family and friends over to your house right for visits and dinners and this is an ATS, and what does that mean? Well, generally it means that you do house cleaning, but you do more than you normally do. I mean most people sweep the kitchen floor and they vacuum and they take out the trash and stuff like that. But when you have friends coming over or relatives coming over, that's when you do the things that you don't do all the time.
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That's when you dust the heat vents, that's when you pull up the the the rug in the entryway and you mop the entryway floor and you dust the banisters or the railings or what have you, and we're no different. So recently we did the like top-to-bottom thorough detailed cleaning because we anticipated people come on over and like most people, we have a two-story home, and when you enter the front of the house, you have to go up some stairs to get to the main kitchen living room area. Which means that you go upstairs that if there's a banister a handrail there's a handrail there and the handrail it's painted white like the wall.
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It's the same color as the wall, and what do we all know about white handrails or white handrails get dirty, because people put their dirty paws on them all the time, and so I had the task of scrubbing the handrail, and I did it and what I realized after I cleaned it thoroughly top to bottom was that, even though it was clean, a lot of the paint had started to rub off on the edges on then you know on the ends the top than the bottoms and in certain places in the middle, it had started to rub off, and so what do I need to do now?
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Well, I realize now I have to actually go through the process of taking the handrail off the wall, unscrewing it all and imma take it out in the garage. I'm going to repaint it because the cleaning is no longer going to cut it, just cleaning it. Now often when you clean things, like for instance you clean the toilets or your bathrooms or whatever, and after a fresh cleaning, it looks all "Wow looks great. It looks brand-new", but with something like a handrail or what have you, eventually you have to break down and you have to put on a fresh coat of paint. Just touching it up, just cleaning. It just wiping it down isn't going to do it anymore. It's not going to cut it, you're going to have to go the extra mile.
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You can have to put in the extra effort and apply a fresh coat of paint. Now when you do, how many times have you done that? How many times have you said "Well, it's time to paint the porch railings or it's time to paint the fence or it's time to paint the trim on the house or what have you and it's kind of a pain in the butt and you have to go through all the rigmarole of the putting down the tarps and the taping things off and what have you but then once you've done it.
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When it's over with and you take away the tape and the tarps in the paper and what have you and you examine what you've done you think wow. Looks like new right looks brand-new. It's like a new thing a new whatever new house new porch new this whatever we can apply that same exact thing to our own lives. Every once in a while we examine ourselves. We examine Our Lives. We look in the mirror and we realize that we have to do a little bit of something extra.
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If you want to feel new again reinvigorated how many times have you found yourself? Whether it's in a work position or just as in life in general that? It's getting its kind of dull. That you're not excited. You're not invigorated. It doesn't you don't your life doesn't seem new or fresh anymore, and how can we calculate we bring that excitement that freshness that newness a little bit more back into our lives? Put a Fresh coat of paint on your life.
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Now women are really good at this. When women are feeling this way, what did they do, and when women are feeling I don't know that they need something new or be invigorated or what have you? What do they do? They go and they get a brand new haircut, right? They go in they get a brand new haircut or they get new clothes or new shoes or a new coat or new something or other. They go and they do that and that's like putting a new coat of paint on their lives, it makes a change.
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It's an improvement. Men, not so much. Men, we really get stuck in our ways, don't we? Yeah, we do. I do, I don't know about you, but I do we really get stuck in our ways and often men because we're we're male animals where we put our heads down and we just press-, we're like a bull in a corral and we just put our heads down and we push against the fence and it doesn't give but we keep pushing and pushing and pushing hoping that eventually it'll give and it doesn't. But we just do it because we're men. How can you put a new coat of paint on your life men?
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Now, men, I'm not telling you that you have to go to the hair salon and get a brand new haircut because it's probably not going to happen. I haven't had a new haircut in 40 years. Well, okay 35 years, maybe a little bit less than that. But 30 years, at least I've had the same haircut and I'm not going to get a new haircut now, but what can you do? What can you do to put a Fresh coat of paint on your life? Well, you could explore a new skill.
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Is there something you've always wanted to do but you just out but you talked yourself out of it. You're like, well, I always wanted to learn how to blank fill in the blank, whatever. Play the guitar, play the piano, I always wanted to learn how to snow ski, water ski. I mean, it's just I don't know who you are fill in the blank. But first, whatever reason you always put it off and you made her an excuse you like. Well, I'm too old or I'm to this or I'm too busy or what have you maybe now's the time maybe now is the time to decide.
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You know what? I'm all done waiting, I'm all done making excuses. I'm going to go for it. I'm going to try this new thing. Whatever happens to be. Every once in a while, you have to take out take the time out and put on some new paint and make things fresh. Again. Dave Thomas knew it and those of you who read Dave's Way by Dave Thomas, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Alright, ladies and gentlemen that is it for today. Thank you. Once again for being a part of the Morning Mindset audience. I am your host Paul Markel, I'll talk to you again real soon.


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*Alex*

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