How to turn a bad situation into a good one.

Ok, I admit it:

I’m a weirdo!

Because I like rain.

And no, I’m not THAT weird that I’m dancing in the rain:

DGA Quarterly Magazine | Fall 2009 | Shot to Remember - Singin' in the Rain

But here’s the deal:

When I was living in Germany, I didn’t like rain – at all!

Because in Germany, it’s that “never-ending” kind of rain. It’s the kind of rain that makes you depressed because the whole day is gloomy.

And it’s usually cold.

But now that I live in Texas, it’s a different story:

It doesn’t rain very often, and when it does, it usually “cleans the air”.

Right now, it’s pollen season here in Texas. The trees are literally “sneezing” pollen:

Climate change worsening pollen season | KXAN Austin

And everything looks super dusty.

The rain cleans everything…. well, kinda.

But here’s what I really love about rain at this time of year is this:

It means that the wildflowers are going to bloom – especially the bluebonnets!

And that’s a beautiful sight!

So, yes, even though I don’t like getting wet, I have to admit that I enjoy the rain in Texas.

It’s all about “reframing”, isn’t it?

I first heard about “reframing” when I read “Awaken The Giant Within” from Tony Robbins, back in 1999.

And my son Julius is a genius in reframing:

He ALWAYS sees something positive in every situation. Very admirable.

I’m trying to do the same thing:

This morning, I saw that the IRS took a BIG chunk out of my account.

And I mean BIIIIIIIG.

The “I-could-buy-a-nice-house-AND-a-Rolls-Royce” kind of big!

Anyhow… I could either focus on the “loss” and get all upset about it:

“Why do I have to pay so much in taxes?”

Or… I could reframe it and see it as a “blessing”:

“Hey, just think about it: If you didn’t make any money, you wouldn’t have to pay any taxes.”

Don’t get me wrong: I’m NOT the kind of guy who’s smiling big when writing a big check to the IRS.

But I’m doing my best to reframe it so that it doesn’t ruin my day.

Yes, I know: you probably roll your eyes and think:

I’m a weirdo.

And you’re right! (Told you so!)

In fact, I’m THAT weird that I thought about something that I think is very cool.

You might think differently but hear me out.

You know that Mark and I are using the PowerX Optimizer every day in our trading.

In fact, I don’t think I could make as much money as I do without this tool!

So here’s an idea that I have:

If you choose to invest in PowerX Optimizer by Sunday, April 24th, I will send you a $100 gift certificate to your favorite steak house.

This way you can have a nice steak (or lobster if you prefer seafood), a nice glass of wine or whatever you choose to have with your dinner.

This way, you can celebrate that you just invested in yourself.

What do you think?

Weird? – Well, you can’t say I didn’t warn you!



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