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The media's constant 24 hour chaos coverage is destroying the hopes and dreams of mankind and is THE reason you find your people not motivated enough to get their jobs done. I fear the media's perpetual sensationalizing of bad news more than I do the threat of pandemic flu's, wars and a faltering economy combined. I know they say they want to present all sides and that the public has a right to know everything but notice that 95% of all their coverage is negative, and the more negative and sensational the story the more they cover it! The media knows that murder, sex, conspiracies, company failures, fear, and scandals sell papers and advertising. They further fuel the fires of chaos and hopelessness as they continue to disseminate the negative with no regard for the effect their reporting has on the public's emotional and mental state. Your people are being trained to be apathetic, to give up and quit and that nothing can be done to make their lives better.

The media thrives on and depends on bad news for its survival, like a parasite eating away at its organism, sucking hope from entire populations of the people they call viewers. It rotates its coverage from one sensational event to the next until the story wears out, and then it searches for the next fear-provoking story. It's coverage includes terrorism to conspiracy, bank failures to bankruptcy, and then exploits unemployment and foreclosures. When all that tires, it moves to the pandemic flu's calling 1000 infected a pandemic. And if you don't pay attention then they promote the possibility that the viewers are becoming complacent, setting us all up for a major disaster in the future. It is non-stop, endless and competitive reporting of chaos with no end and no solution.

They justify their reporting by calling it freedom of speech and public awareness but the real goal is to create as much fear as possible in order to sell their newspapers and advertising. It is interesting that the pharmaceutical companies that sell pills for all your fears, irrational thoughts, behaviors and problems are the media's biggest source of income. Negativity, bad news, and attention on problems kill more dreams than all the crime and wars combined kill people. All you have to do is walk the streets of any medium-sized city in the world and you will see mass numbers of people walking with their heads down, shoulders slumped, fearful, hopeless and apathetic. This was not the emotional condition of mankind fifty years ago before 800 TV channels, the internet and newspapers.

YOU MUST COUNTER THE NEGATIVE NEWS YOUR PEOPLE RECEIVE WITH POSITIVE, PLANNED, INSTRUCTIONAL SOLUTIONS ON A DAILY BASIS USING VIDEO TO OFFSET THE MEDIAS NEGATIVE ONSLAUGHT. Meetings once or twice a week are not enough to counter the media's constant and relentless bombarding of of your people.

This attack is not limited to the media but should include anyone that is fixated on perpetuating bad news and negativity; like family, friends, relatives, neighbors, employees, management and co-workers. The constant commitment and dissemination of negativity, fear and hype should be banned from your work environment with people being sent home for being negative. You don't want people at work that are sick spreading a virus so why would you tolerate them spreading bad news.

Now is the time for each of us to focus on solutions not problems, hope not fear, and the positive not the negative. Life is difficult enough you don't need anyone making it more difficult. Write your local paper and your favorite TV channel and tell them you are sick of their constant coverage of chaos. Then inform those around you that you will no longer tolerate them spreading bad news, gossip and chaos. And immediately put in place daily meetings in the workplace that focus on the positive and provide people with solutions of how they can survive, succeed and prosper. Call 800-368-5771 if you want your people on a daily program that will get them focused on how to get your people motivated daily.

Grant Cardone, Author and International Motivational Speaker on Rules of Success

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Comment by Ken Nix on June 18, 2009 at 2:32pm
Great article Grant, I walked into a local VW dealership yesterday and one of the salespeople came up to the tower whining about how bad the economy is, that no one has any money and a whole monologue of why he hasn't sold a car all month long. After he walked out, I asked the normal top salesperson there how he was doing for the month and he said he was have a great month. Of course, my next question was.... How can everyone else have such a bad month and you do so well? He looked at me with a devilish grin and said:

"Ken, when everyone else is down, I take advantage of the situation. Most customers are dealing with negative salespeople with a hundred reasons why they can't buy a car. I make sure I have a hundred reasons why they can. Every customer consistently hears nothing but positive input from me. I've been making some of the easiest and largest sales of my career. "
Comment by Joe Webb on June 18, 2009 at 1:43pm
I completely agree with this. Every media company is turning into its own twisted form of fear-mongering, sensationalized journalism. Keeping people in the dark about the real issues and controlling the public's fear through chaotic news reporting may desensitize some from the true horrors, but it will create sheltered, frightened hermits that will never leave the home to accomplish goals and add to the economy. Youtube may be dumbing down America slightly with its countless, unecessary videos of personal life, but they are often the only platform not wrapped in branded messages attempting to control the buying, spending, and living habits of its viewers.
Great article, Grant.

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