When we learn how to drive a car, we are taught the "three-second rule," a safe following distance guide to ensure that we leave enough space between our car and the one in front of us to avoid a collision. Or perhaps you know it as the "two-second rule," which is considered a minimum separation for defensive driving.
It's all about reaction time. If you are tailgating someone, leaving little margin for error, then you are much more likely to get into a fender-bender or suffer other consequences.
This cause-and-effect principle applies to all areas of life. Amway Double Diamond and business author Terry Felber has taught this principle in many arenas, including his highly-regarded book, The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant. At times, the effect happens a longer period of time after the cause than at other times, Felber has taught.
Business growth follows activity, but the lag time between those two events can be weeks, months or even years--and will be an eternity if you keep stopping, scratching your head and trying to get seeds to bloom overnight into full-fledged crops.
The same reaction-time principle is at play in media relations this time of year. Here on the first day of October, have you noticed that Halloween is in the air already? Whether it's eye-catching decorations on display on a neighbor's porch or boxes of candy piled up and tantalizing us in grocery stores and drugstores, the anticipation has begun.
Parlay those cues into identifying how you can tie in the festive fall holiday with a promotion of your business or organization. In the case of St. Charles-based NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life, I just began media outreach with an Open House that was conceived in late August.
Because the counseling and therapy practice treats people with a variety of needs and life issues, the idea of having a "trick or treatment" theme for the event just fell into place.
Read the news release below or as it appears in TribLocal.com, "On Oct. 28th, “Trick or Treatment” at NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life."
With a twist on a decidedly child-centric holiday, a St. Charles counseling and therapy practice is holding an open house for the community on Monday, October 28th.
Dubbed “Trick or Treatment,” the event at NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life, 104 S. Second Ave., is from 3 to 7 p.m. Geared toward adults, Trick or Treatment is an opportunity for anyone to learn more about the variety of services available at the practice.
In keeping with the event’s Halloween theme, NOVO will be providing wine and cheese, as well as sharing traditional candy treats and snacks, throughout the office. NOVO’s office is a converted residence that has welcomed plenty of trick-or-treaters over the years.
In addition, a variety of NOVO professionals will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. There will be some demonstrations and exercises for those who are interested in a more in-depth look at treatments like neurofeedback, psychotherapy, Jin Shin Tara and life coaching, said Dr. Vicki Alden, NOVO’s founder.
Neurofeedback is designed to help people attain optimal brain functioning.
On one end of the spectrum, neurofeedback frequently addresses those suffering with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other psychological disorders or life transitions that interfere with usual coping skills. On the other end, neurofeedback is an exciting new way to help healthy brains function optimally, increasing your personal and professional success.
Jin Shin Tara is a “subtle energy medicine” with roots that predate Buddha and Moses and is an important component of NOVO’s psychotherapy and life coaching services. Its most common effect is deep relaxation, which targets stress that so often interferes with optimal health and well-being.
Also among NOVO’s offerings are psychotherapy or life coaching, in which practitioners teach techniques on how to help your brain incorporate new positive ways of thinking and develop strategies for success in all areas of life.
For more information about NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life or the “Trick or Treatment” event, please call 630-297-3617. NOVO is online at www.novocounsel.com.