While searching around for a cartoon to illustrate an article on ‘turning bad situations into good ones’ I came across this cartoon I did in 1999. I started a series called ‘Manic Motivators’. Let me know what you think? Was it a good title for a motivational cartoons feature? Is it something worth resurrecting?
Here’s a piece I came across that inspired a cartoon.(Please excuse me as I have misplaced the site that I got it from – it was a couple of years ago!)
For instance, lets say your chip onto the green wasn’t at all what you had hoped for, and instead you have a very difficult long putt to make for par instead. Rather than rueing the bad chip shot which most people do, you instead project forward to the next shot, and mentally repeat an affirmation such as “perfect putt, perfect putt, perfect putt…” , over, and over, and over again in your mind while your partner is hitting his shot.
So whenever you hit a bad shot or feel a negative pattern developing, interrupt it with a string of positive affirmations, repeated over and over again until the negative thought has been vanquished forever. Ensure that you never allow negative thoughts to take a hold of your thinking on the course again
The second round the next day I made sure that I was focusing my energy in seeing the golf ball go into the hole. And sure enough, the next day I shot 71. I had 27 putts and missed six other ones. The funny thing about all this is that once I focused my energy on getting the ball in the hole it was amazing how my swing fell into place.
I dealt with bad ball striking by focusing my attention on getting the golf ball in the hole, no matter what.
I can do this.
I can achieve my goals.
I am completely in control of my game.
I will create positive energy around me.
Dare To Aim High…“Dare to Be…
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Dare to aim high when commissioning a cartoonist – and you’ll get the best by calling Richard on +44 1246 209034 or email email@example.com
“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘good morning’ at total strangers.” Maya Angelou Poet, Writer and Performer
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. ~ David Viscott
Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t lose weight, I give myself reasons why I can! ~ Wina
If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner. ~Henry Sambrooke Leigh
We never repent of having eaten too little. ~Thomas Jefferson
Take twice as long to eat half as much.
Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.
~ Arnold H. Glasgow
I was searching around for quotes on ‘discipline’ and liked these…
Discipline – the bridge between goals and accomplishment!
“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” – Buddha
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” – Zig Ziglar
Health And Safety Cartoons Get The Point Across
While the majority of people in a workplace understand that there is a need for health and safety, there is often an immediate turnoff when the term is brought up. There is now an almost blanking of the term, with many people equating to effectively banning the way that people used to work or carry out their activities. Things are not like the good old days but in many ways, they are for the better and the increase in health and safety is an important factor in improved working conditions.
The challenge for employers is to get the key points about health and safety across to their employees in the right manner. To engage with employees, the information can’t be boring or dull and yet, it has to get the relevant points across. This can be a tall order but if you need to ensure that your employees are on board for health and safety, there may be a way to do so effectively without breaking the bank.
To get a message across effectively, the message has to be delivered sharply, effectively and in a format that people will actually want to read. One of the best ways to deliver a health and safety message is through health and safety cartoons. Very few people are going to take the time to read pages of script telling them what they can and cannot do. However, if you provide employees with a few cartoon strips, either online or in paper format, you will find that the vast majority of employees will take the time to read it over.
Engagement is good but there needs to be more
This ensures that the first step in getting a positive health and safety message across to employees has been taken. Engagement is important but there is also a need to make sure that the message comes across. This is where it is of benefit to turn to a professional. Most workplaces will have someone with drawing talent but there is a need to be able to deliver a great or interesting illustration with a health and safety cartoon.
Health and safety cartoons needs to obvious, it needs to be immediate and it needs to be very clear in what it is saying.
This is why hiring the services of a cartoonist who has a great deal of experience in this area will be of benefit to any firm or business. With respect to value for money, the return that comes from using a professional in this field outstrips the value of using someone in-house who may not be able to get the right point across. This may create a funny cartoon or an illustration that is of high quality but with respect to the proper health and safety message, it will not be sufficient.
Companies need to work harder to get the message across…
Companies have legal and moral obligations to look after their employees and ensure that they have the knowledge and tools to work safely. Being able to provide tips and guidelines for working safely is a crucial element for all businesses. Anything which can help to reduce work based accidents or days off through injury are worth pursuing for a company.
This is why commissioning health and safety cartoons can pay for themselves.
Adding some light-hearted humour to the office or workplace is of benefit but it can also get the message across effectively. Sometimes when a firm comes on “heavy handed” with regards to information, people will deliberately turn away from the information. Providing a health and safety message that is funny but effective will keep the message light but will ensure it gets across.
Every business should have an interest in promoting health and safety. Commissioning health and safety cartoons or artwork should provide a value for money and effective way of getting your message across.
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“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever.”
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