This week on Winning In Life, Angus Pryor the #1 Google-ranked dental marketer in Australia will be sharing with you sound advice from the Australian national anthem.
Australians all let us rejoice, sound advice from the Australian anthem. Now, I’m not going to sing you the whole national anthem here. But the fact is at the time of recording, there’s quite a lot of football finals on and one thing about football finals is they tend to play the national anthem beforehand and are sitting there listening to the anthem I actually quite enjoy seeing along for whatever reason.
And I was like, you know, there’s some really good advice right at the start of the Australian National Anthem. I mean, if you look at the opening line, and just a teeny piece of trivia, when I was in primary school back in the 70s, and 80s, we sang Australian’s son. And of course, they changed that to Australians all which is probably a good change.
Anyone, as Australians all let us rejoice, even if we stop there, that’s actually really good advice. You know, the truth is, at the time that I’m recording this, most of Australia is in lockdown. And we might feel like we don’t have a lot to rejoice about. Now, I actually looked up the definition of rejoice because it’s not a word we use very often is it to feel or show great delight in that rejoicing, and there really is very good psychology behind this opening line of the Australian National Anthem, you see, you’ve probably heard the expression seek unusual find, maybe you’ve heard about the part of the brain called the reticular activating system.
It’s basically a filter with which we can switch on. So that if we turn it to look for things to rejoice about to be grateful for, to feel or show great delight with, we will find them that’s the way the brain works. And so when it says Australians, oh, let us rejoice if we start looking for that, guess what we’ll find things to rejoice about and actually makes us feel happier in the midst of you know, some external circumstances where maybe we wouldn’t be feeling happy.
You know, there was I read a study recently to show that this is not just feel-good stuff. And they looked at people who influenced others, and they found that the number one positive factor, about people who influenced actor was actually gratitude, you know, Australians let us all rejoice.
So an interesting factor, isn’t it? Okay. So look, that’s my little thought. If you’re listening, you’re watching any other football, you’re listening to the national anthem, maybe the Olympics whatever the case may be Paralympics at the time recording, then what is it that we can rejoice about because if we turn our minds to look at that, we will find evidence of that. Ultimately, that will make us happier. Ultimately, that will make us more influential and more trusted.
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