A new direction for the blog!!!

Good Morning every one of my followers –

I appreciate you!

Well, it seems that my life has changed yet once again. Before I began as a motivational speaker, I was a high school teacher.

I’m a natural born teacher, and that’s just what I do…educate.  That’s really what Motivating For Positive Change was suppose to be as well, a new way of educating more people to help them change the world. Unfortunetly, there is a thin line between starting a business and being unemployed. Suddenly, I was evicted out of my house and basicly evicted out of my comfy life, so I had to make changes very quickly!  As is the normal Chad way of doing things; I reinvented myself (or in this case, went back to what I know and really where I belong) and I have now started over.

So what are the new changes and the new directions for the blog?

Great Question…

I’m going to keep the poitivity flowing. I’ll keep the amazing stuff that I post on this blog as is per usual. However, there are some other endeavors that I will be posting here.

I have a few books that are in the works:

1. One Human Family: A book showing that all of us are more alike than different.

– A book of about 300 interviews of the same 8 questions. These 8 questions are questions that all people share, questions that all people have thought about have formed opinions about. I figure that once 300 are gathered, we will see a lot of the same answers as well as a lot of the same ideas. Maybe if we can all see the same answers to the same questions, we could all see that we are all alike.

Note: If you’d like to answer these 8 questions, please ask!!  Please, I’d love for you to be part of this book!

 

2. A book about positivity. {Title unknown}

– A collection of blog posts, original essays, and ideas of positivity and hppiness. A pseudo “how to” book to be positive and happy. It’s very similar to this blog and a whole lot better.

 

3. Group of short stories {Title Unknown}

– These are a group of short stories on multiple subjects and ideas. I guarantee, if you like, or kinda like, my writing…you will LOVE these stories. Some of them will be published on this blog. Some will be put on here in short form, and the rest will be up for order.

4. Poetry

So far there are 3 books of poetry by me that are on Amazon.com that you can now purchase if you’d like.

If you like poetry – You’ll truly like the books!

I hope you like the new direction, and please share this blog with others. I look forward to hearing your comments.

If you really want to be part of the 8 QUESTIONS book, please message me or comment I will send you the questions.

 

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Check out Chad Herman and Motivating For Positive Change

Chad Herman and his company Motivating for Positive change

 

Chad Herman’s entire goal is to motivate and inspire people to change the world!

Chad Herman (visionary and Motivational Speaker) favorite quote: “If you don’t think you can change the world, then you need to change your mind.”

The Blog: You’re already on the blog….so check out the other stories that have been written on this blog. There is a lot of information and awesome ways YOU can create positive change! Chad Herman writes the blog in order to inspire and motivate people to take up a cause or create positive change in some way!!

The Website: Motivatingforpositivechange.com  :    Check out the website. Remember, Chad Herman can be hired by anyone, any group or organization, and any company to come speak to them.  Chad Herman can show, inspire, and motivate anyone to get out there do something to change this world for the better and truly believe they are someone who can do just that! He can motivate people to believe in themselves and the power they have inside to do great things that will create positive change…even if it’s just believing in yourself and being more happy.

Through humor, personal experiences, and a high energy dynamic personality; Chad can show anyone how they can do more than just be upset about the state of the world and their community – They can Change the World! When they are done listening to him, they not only know they can Change the World…but they are motivated to get up and go do it!

You’ll find Chad’s pricing is reasonable and will work for all budgets.

What does the price include:

  • 1-2 hr Presentation tailor made to your group or audience
  • Leadership/motivational/inspirational class if requested
  • travel (and lodging depending on location)to and from venue
  • multimedia presentation including video, music(guaranteed), and high energy powerpoints (if needed)
  • Showcase of your group on the blog and facebook about the awesome things your group is doing
  • Continued posts about your group as you send it to him.
  • Emcee and motivational promotions while at the venue

 

The Facebook page: Motivating For Positive Change – Go like the The motivating for positive change facebook page. The facebook page is another way to motivate and inspire peopel to change the world, and is an extension of his speeches, books, and events. This is a venue where you can connect direct with Chad and his vision of a less violent, happier, and more positive world!

The book store: Chad’s books: Buy them or download them today: Chad’s multiple books are another extension of his goal of motivating and inspiring peopel to change the world. This book store is also a venue to showcase Chad’s writing: poetry, prose, short stories, blog compilations, and Motivational Books. Chad is a prolific writer and has been earning awards for his writing since he was 10. Chad’s writing graces the internet is various places, Voyager II spacecraft, the Indianapolis Airport, Literary magazines, webzines, and multiple blogs and websites.  When you buy Chad’s books you not only get a great book with great and inspiring writing, but you also help Chad achieve his vision of a more awesome, positive, and nonviolent world!

The Youtube Channel: Experience Chad Herman’s presentations like you were in the audience.  Chad’s youtube channel is a channel unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Just like being in front of Chad at a presentation is an experience in itself, watching chad on youtube is just the same. As one viewer said, “it’s the most motivational 3 minutes that I’ve ever seen. In fact, even my 4 year old stopped long enough to watch you [Chad].” The channel is always being updated and always being added to. Check out the past videos, and watch for the new ones.

Chad gives you so many ways to become motivated and inspired to change the world….check them out and begin today!

 

 

 

Would you like to continue or cancel?

Cancel or continue?

Cancel or continue?

Whenever you’re about to do something on a phone or a computer you are always asked whether you want to continue you or not. It’s almost as if they are saying “are you sure you really want to do that?” They are giving you a second change. A chance to change your mind. This program is of the belief that this very might well might not have been what you meant to do. So, it’s asking if you are sure. If you really want to continue doing what you are doing. It’s actually asking you if this action is a good idea. Most of the time we see these little boxes and press continue without even thinking about it. However, this is also what we do in life…

You’re sitting having a wonderful day and someone comes up to you and does something to upset you. We all have our own triggers…all of us! This thing is one fo those things that always pisses you off and these people are ruining your “happy moment”. At this moment, wouldn’t it be great if you had a little box?

Here's your little box!

Here’s your little box!

Do you realize how simple this would be. Do you know how often people would be less violent. You’re about to say something horrible…the box pops up. It gives you that 1 second moment to decide if this is really the right thing to do. An actual moment to decide if this is a good idea and if this will help things in the future. Violence, abuse, and negativity never help thing and definitely never help things in the future. Violence, abuse, and negativity will always lead to more violence, abuse, and negativity!

Wouldn’t it be great if we had this little box? Can you imagine how many bad moments could be erased. Imagine how many mis-spoken words could be retreated. Imagine how many wars could have been stopped. Imagine how many families could still be together. If only for that little box.

But wait…..

continue1Remember what I said about us, the general population of the world, how we click through these boxes without even thinking. We see the box and click continue, because this is what we’re doing and this is what we wanted to do. However, how many of you have clicked on a box that popped up and found that you continued yourself right into a problem you didn’t want?  I see those hands slowly raising, I’m not the only one who has done that. It’s because we aren’t paying attention to the boxes. If we’re not paying attention to them, we’re allowing them to pass right by. This is what we do in the living world all the time.

What if I told you we already have that box in our daily lives?

You would tell me I’m insane. OR You already see where this is going and would believe me. But it’s true. That box is called in our world – your breath. Your breath?  Yes, your breath. The in and out motion of your diaphragm bringing in fresh air and breathing out used air to give to all the foliage around us. Meditation and mindfulness practitioners and teachers have been using the breath for years as a tool to be more mindful of the world, the now.  You can use the breath too. Before you answer a question, before you make a statement, and before you use any kind of violence and abuse – BREATHE!

This will give you that 1 second. The one moment to decide whether this course of action  is a  good idea. This is your “are you sure box”.  This is how it works and how to do it…but it takes a lot of practice.

continue 2Number 1 – Pay attention to your triggers.  These are things that always upset you. No matter what’s going on, these things just upset you. This is very important! If you know what your triggers are, you will be able to prepare yourself when those things, people, or situations come into your life. Yes, there are some of us who have them around us all the time. You have to be the most careful and the most mindful.

Number 2 – Pat attention to your body. Your body will tell you everything…it’s good like that. The first alert that anger is coming is a thought of annoyance. Second, you will get a tightness in your chest. At this moment, you are in the middle of anger. Third, You will then have an overwhelming feeling of action. This action will either be physical or verbal.

DO NOT LET YOUR ANGER GET TO THE THIRD STAGE

Number 3 – Breathe. When you feel the anger, literally step back. Take a step back. Sit back. Anyway of moving yourself back from the situation. Now, once you are back and relaxed. Take a deep breath into your nose and then out through your mouth. Repeat this 3 times. You have now created the “are you sure box”. You now have a moment to decide if your actions are needed or not. Most of the time they are not needed. This also gives you a moment to take in your surroundings. Are you in public? Do you really want to bring other people into your problems? Are there kids around?  Who will your actions hurt including yourself?

This well needed moment will give you that time to control yourself and stop you acting without thinking. But you’re not going to master this right away. Try on this on smaller moments like a minor disappointment or something ridiculous that is bothering you. Work on this technique everyday. Try it at stop lights. Try it in traffic jams. Try it when you visit your parents. The more you work at it, the better you will become at it.

Check out Chad Herman and Motivating For Positive Change

Chad Herman and his company Motivating for Positive change

 

Chad Herman’s entire goal is to motivate and inspire people to change the world!

Chad Herman (visionary and Motivational Speaker) favorite quote: “If you don’t think you can change the world, then you need to change your mind.”

The Blog: You’re already on the blog….so check out the other stories that have been written on this blog. There is a lot of information and awesome ways YOU can create positive change! Chad Herman writes the blog in order to inspire and motivate people to take up a cause or create positive change in some way!!

The Website: Motivatingforpositivechange.com  :    Check out the website. Remember, Chad Herman can be hired by anyone, any group or organization, and any company to come speak to them.  Chad Herman can show, inspire, and motivate anyone to get out there do something to change this world for the better and truly believe they are someone who can do just that! He can motivate people to believe in themselves and the power they have inside to do great things that will create positive change…even if it’s just believing in yourself and being more happy.

Through humor, personal experiences, and a high energy dynamic personality; Chad can show anyone how they can do more than just be upset about the state of the world and their community – They can Change the World! When they are done listening to him, they not only know they can Change the World…but they are motivated to get up and go do it!

You’ll find Chad’s pricing is reasonable and will work for all budgets.

What does the price include:

  • 1-2 hr Presentation tailor made to your group or audience
  • Leadership/motivational/inspirational class if requested
  • travel (and lodging depending on location)to and from venue
  • multimedia presentation including video, music(guaranteed), and high energy powerpoints (if needed)
  • Showcase of your group on the blog and facebook about the awesome things your group is doing
  • Continued posts about your group as you send it to him.
  • Emcee and motivational promotions while at the venue

 

The Facebook page: Motivating For Positive Change – Go like the The motivating for positive change facebook page. The facebook page is another way to motivate and inspire peopel to change the world, and is an extension of his speeches, books, and events. This is a venue where you can connect direct with Chad and his vision of a less violent, happier, and more positive world!

The book store: Chad’s books: Buy them or download them today: Chad’s multiple books are another extension of his goal of motivating and inspiring peopel to change the world. This book store is also a venue to showcase Chad’s writing: poetry, prose, short stories, blog compilations, and Motivational Books. Chad is a prolific writer and has been earning awards for his writing since he was 10. Chad’s writing graces the internet is various places, Voyager II spacecraft, the Indianapolis Airport, Literary magazines, webzines, and multiple blogs and websites.  When you buy Chad’s books you not only get a great book with great and inspiring writing, but you also help Chad achieve his vision of a more awesome, positive, and nonviolent world!

The Youtube Channel: Experience Chad Herman’s presentations like you were in the audience.  Chad’s youtube channel is a channel unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Just like being in front of Chad at a presentation is an experience in itself, watching chad on youtube is just the same. As one viewer said, “it’s the most motivational 3 minutes that I’ve ever seen. In fact, even my 4 year old stopped long enough to watch you [Chad].” The channel is always being updated and always being added to. Check out the past videos, and watch for the new ones.

Chad gives you so many ways to become motivated and inspired to change the world….check them out and begin today!

 

 

 

Viral video spawns sad response

I was sitting with a group of friends watching internet videos…because there are a lot of good stuff being created on youtube right now. In the middle of this, a new addition to the group suggested we watch a new viral video that was “all the rage! “Everyone is tweeting about it”. Here’s the premise of the viral video (I’m not going to post on here):

I hope she si ok!

I hope she is ok!

Girl stands in living room and begins dancing. She steps back so that her whole body can be seen. She is standing in front of as door on one side and a glass living room table with lit candles on it. She begins “twerking”. She twerks around the room. Thens he gets the idea she’s going to twerk upside down leaning on the door. Her friend opens the door causing her to fall on the glass table and her pants catch on fire amidst screams of terror.

Story 1:

Flashback to me and my friends…a group of people aging 30+ who do a variety of different jobs. At the end of the video, everyone erupted in laughter. Some tried to act concerned, but everyone (except me) begin laughing and falling out of their chair. A few of the comments were: “that was great”  “omg, that  was hilarious” and “wow, it gives new meaning to hot pants”. The roar of laughing continued and continued for many minutes.

Story 2 :

I watching a youtube video of a group of people watching this same video. They all sat watching intently at the computer screen. You hear the crash emitting from the computer speakers. Then every person erupts with a roar of laughter!  They begin to fall out of their seat, and continue to laugh on the floor till someone fumbles over in half cackle to end the video.

Story 3:

I was watching a very popular talk show in the afternoon where a group of famous woman conversate about the events of the day and the world. They decided to showcase this video that went viral. They showed an abbreviated version of this video to their millions and millions of audience and viewers. At the end of the viewing, the entire live audience begin laugh uncontrollably. The ladies couldn’t control themselves either and were lying on the table laughing and crying. After they wiped the tears of laughter away, they focused on talking about it. Most of them laughed and laughed as they spoke.

 

I hope she is ok!

I hope she is ok!

A few years back there was a video of a woman who accidentally ran as fast as she could into a bathroom stall door. It was a very very hard hit, and you can hear the crunching on the tape. It went viral and many people laugh about it to this day.  I knew this woman. She didn’t realize the stall was open and cracked open her skull. She had to have stitches, and was in a lot of pain for many many months. Then when the video went viral she became the but of all the jokes and all of the chats. Imagine seeing your image of a mistake that scard you for life passed around everywhere including the nightly news. To this day, this haunting memory follows her.

When did we stop seeing people as human beings with feelings and emotions?  When did we lose all feelings for our fellow human beings? Now we watch people get hurt and laugh and laugh. Besides Gangman style, the videos that go viral are usually of a person hurting themselves or injuring themselves to the point of needed emergency medical help.  EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELP PEOPLE!!!!! Is it because there is distance between us and the people on the screen?  Is it because we don’t know them so we have no emotional tie to it?  Is it because, as scientist speculate, that we as a human race are becoming less empathetic and more numb of other people’s pain?  Is it because the media constantly mixes humor and violence together so that we are taught from a very young age that violence is funny?

We need to regrow our empathy!

We need to regrow our empathy!

Whatever is the reason that we have been taught and we are now mainstreaming this type of misery of others on a national level into millions of peoples’ homes it is a starteling and precarious situation we’re in. Here’s a scenario….a very real scenario….

Your mother……She is an older woman (senior citizen age) and she is walking onto a stage . Her glaucoma and orthopedic shoes make it hard to see and hard to walk. She carries a cane to help her walking but her glaucoma has almost made her completely blind. The doctors are working on getting a surgery date but it hasn’t happened yet because of some problems with medicare. She is walking onto this stage to receive a very prestige award for all the people she had helped and the volunteering she has done for the community.  As she walks across the stage to receive her award, she looses sight of where she’s walking and FALLS!!!!  She falls sideways, as one would who didn’t expect to fall, but there is a cafeteria table there to break her fall, but she falls through it in a shower of splinters.        THAT’S FUNNY RIGHT?  hahahaHAHAH

NO! It’s not funny…it’s gruesome. It’s heart stopping. It has the possibility to be a detrimental fall that paralyzes her for life or possibly puts her on a machine if she doesn’t die first. It’s shocking! It’s sad. It’s a picture of our own mortality and our own road as we get holder. It’s disrespectful to be filmed. It’s horrific.

We need to be more compassionate!

We need to be more compassionate!

Beside the part about it’s “your mom”…it was a viral video that was shown on every news channel in the nation, as well as various other “funny video” shows. it received millions of views and it was re-enacted by various groups and digital artists.  This is where we have arrived….

This is a call to action. A call for change. We can’t be this crass, this heartless, this disrespectful, this sad, this unsympathetic, this amazingly cruel!  We, as a society and a culture, are not sociopaths who feel nothing. We still have empathy for those who are hurt and maimed. We still feel fro those who are in pain and are suffering. This empathy is what makes us humans. This empathy for our fellow human, animal, friend is the natural state. All animals regardless of the class or species, all are concerned with the pain and hurt of another of their kind as well as those who aren’t their kind. Crows actually have a funeral for their fallen friends. Dogs gather around a pack member is hurt till they fiinally pass.  Big Cats stop hunting for a time when one of their pride dies. Dolphins band together to help a fallen or hurt animal.

Seeing other people get hurt and laughing or “a lack of empathy” is a psychological key to multiple brain problems and psychological damage.

WE ARE NOT THE THESE PEOPLE (without a diagnosis)

We have to do something to change the horrific laughing at people getting horribly hurt.

We have to do something to change the horrific laughing at people getting horribly hurt.

Now is the time for change!!!!!

The ability is in your hands…so what should we do?

1. Stop watching and viewing these kinds of shows and videos. (Lack of views…lack of posting)

2. Comment on these videos no matter where they are posted and explain how they aren’t funny they are sad and these people are seriously injured.

3.Tell others!

it’s time for us to start treating others like our fellow brothers and sisters rather than the disrespect we treat them with now!