A grandmother writes to Dear Abby complaining that her family never comes to visit her. She says to her children and grandchildren: “When I die I’m sure you’ll take the time to order flowers for my funeral. You may even take the day off to attend. So why can’t you find the time, while I’m still here to visit or call?” And Abby answers: “There is also the question of whether you are an enjoyable person to be around.” Interesting question: “Are you a fun person to be around?”… “Are you an awesome person”?
Are you just starting out in life and want to be sure that people enjoy your friendship? Or have you been married quite a while and there seems to be too much winter in your relationships now and not enough spring and summer? Or maybe…
…. you’re beginning to exude too much negative energy and people don’t feel uplifted around you?
I can hear it now: “Uh oh! Another program trying to tell us how to live our lives!” Let me put your apprehensions to rest.
Most colleges and universities offer a course entitled “Interpersonal Relationships”. I took one offered at the University of Maine at Farmington. It was a 30 hour course. It was held every morning for two weeks. It ended with a cookout at a lake. I’ll tell you how good the course was: At the cookout I had gained the courage to jump into the lake from 20 feet high. It was a very good course.
This workshop I am presenting, with a team of couples and young people, is a condensed version of a course like that but from a unique point of view. Plus it has some insights that you won’t find anyplace else. And it’s fun. (And hey, $24 vs. $200!)
So, no, I’m not going to be so stupid as to tell you what to do; I’m smart enough not to do that. Read on.
Hi. I’m Father Joe McKenna. From 50 years of dealing with families (three generational families) I have amazed myself by becoming an expert in negativity or negative energy.
But what is more important is the opposite of negativity. I won’t tell you what it is here because I want to surprise you. (Hint: it is not being positive.) This is what makes this DVD exciting and I don’t want to spoil it for you. Let’s put it this way: One of the songs you will hear on the DVD is Billy Joel’s “She’s Got a Way”. “She’s got a way of pleasin’ … She’s got a smile that heals me… She’s got a way of talkin’… it lifts me up when we are walkin’…” And especially “A million dreams of love surround her…”
This special quality which, if you have it, people feel uplifted around you is the opposite of negativity. It will change your life. You will be fun to be around.
And we will be discussing lots of other helps to our relationships: How we can confront people who annoy us without everybody having a meltdown. (Very important.)
And it doesn’t mean we have to change ourselves very much (we wouldn’t be ourselves if we changed TOO much.) But by learning how to deal less toxically with people we can delete a lot of negative energy and actually end up laughing.
Now I desperately want to share these…and many other insights…with as many people as possible. So I have recorded onto a DVD a workshop that I entitle “How to be a Fun Person to be Around”…
in the workplace,
in all social situations.
I wish I could offer this workshop for free. I would like to spread its good news as wide as possible… but I have to pay for its production, which is not cheap because it’s well done and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
The dvd is $24., postage free, tax included.
Makes an excellent gift for weddings, anniversaries, graduations…
The DVD will be available after October 1, 2016. Be sure to come back! In the meantime if you have discovered this site why don’t you give me a holler. My Email is: email@example.com. Be glad to hear from you.
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