1. There is really no point in being embarrassed... ever. We use the phrases "I'm embarrassed," or "That was so embarrassing" to justify a behavior when it's outside our norm. What we're really doing, is saying that we're not confident enough in ourselves to admit that mistakes do happen to everyone. It's how we handle it that sets us apart. It separates the confident from the afraid.
2. Want to live a happier life? Try this: don't hate. Just don't do it. I know, I know, easier said than done, but hear me out. The two strongest, most powerful and passionate feelings are Love and Hate. When you Love someone, that person consumes you. You spend so much time and energy on them. With any of your actions, you consider their reactions. The same is true when you hate. It's so much time, so much energy, so much conscious thought put towards something that leaves you feeling depressed and heavy. When you love someone you feel brighter, not depressed. Your life is uplifted, not heavy. Do you see what I'm getting at? The time and energy you would put towards hating someone, put it towards something that makes you happy instead.
3. Want to help small business boom in America? Stop at every lemonade stand. The emphasis was on small business. It usually takes less than a minute and less than a dollar to teach a child that they can succeed. This was an idea that was taught to me, by example, since I was really little. My Dad has always made a point of stopping at every lemonade stand and every bake sale. In a world of drive-thru's, online shopping, and ATMs, it's crucial that we stress the importance of face-to-face contact. The traditional salesperson is out there, they're just seven years-old.
PART 2 WILL BE COMING SHORTLY