Breaking The Cycle Of Stink


Breaking the cycle of “stink” do you have it?


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One of the most challenging behaviors to change in life is how you think. “Stink’n think’n” as Zig Ziglar called it.

The past few posts have been about affiliate marketing, how to do it, and the hype that goes along with it. It overwhelmed me and actually bummed me out because I wasn’t seeing the results. But this was a good thing and here’s why …

I started to spiral into “oh, this isn’t working .. “, “what am I doing this for …”, bla bla bla … then it got worse. I started to focus on all that was wrong with me personally (you can always find something, right?). I just started to go on a depressing journey of what all was wrong and not going right.

Now, I know you most likely have experienced this yourself. And sooner or later something snaps you out of it, right?

But here’s what I wondered … and now believe.

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It’s not that “thing” you want that brings happiness into your life, it’s what you think and how you think that does. Things, experiences, and opportunities ARE the results of what and how you think.

If you follow “Attraction” marketing, or believe that “like attracts like”, focusing on the negative will only bring more negative experiences into your life because that’s what you think and “see”.


The power of any life change is in your thoughts…


When you catch what your thinking, you can immediately shift it to positive. It’s like turning on an on/off switch. It takes practice, but can be done.

Like anything else in life you do – how and what you think will always influence what you actually experience. And this is a very powerful fact to know because you can change the outcome.

The disappointment I experienced with Affiliate Marketing was good because of what I learned and what I didn’t like about it. But it also woke me up to what I was thinking – my negative thoughts and what an impact they have on how I view myself.

I’m still doing Affiliate Marketing because I like it and I’ll do it my way. Not only that, but I’ll also share what I’m also “Affiliated” with that may benefit you.

Negative thinking is easy to do. We live in very negative times. And how can you switch to a positive frame of mind when there’s so much negativity. You have to see above the turmoil .


Here’s what I recommend if this is , has been, or will be at some time in your life – “Stink’n Think’n”


Breaking the cycle of stink … 


I created this list to follow on a daily basis to literally keep me in a positive frame of mind .


  • Honor yourself – make a list of what is AWESOME about you
  • Read positive books that will lift your spirits
  • Become aware of the struggle then shift your thoughts to positive ones
  • Find people who think positive and will support you
  • Take small steps towards changing your thinking/thoughts
  • Accept thoughts are “things” and can impact your life
  • Use meditation for self guidance and insights
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Do daily positive actions


Do this list daily and your thoughts, outlook on life, what you’re doing, and reality outcomes will change …

Creatively yours,

Lesly Federici





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Lesly Federici

Lesly Federici is a Registered Nurse turned Community and Affiliate Marketer. She is the CEO of the Power Affiliate Club, and known as the "Artistic Affiliate". She enjoys helping people learn, create, and manage the blogging experience. She's also an Artist and Author. Lesly believes the best opportunities in life are those self generated. Be sure to reach out to Lesly as she would love to hear from you ...

22 Responses

  1. Hi Jenni,
    Wonderful to see you visiting … glad you enjoyed the post and the video! It got me inspired as well … 🙂

  2. Hi Sarah,
    Thank you for visiting … I will create a list of books that are good for a pick-me-up… 🙂

  3. Jenni Ryan says:

    Great post Lesly! We all fall into that negative thinking from time to time. As we grow we get ourselves out of their quicker. Thanks for sharing that inspirational video from Eric Worre. Loved it!

  4. Sarah Arrow says:

    Love this Lesly, do you have a recommended reading list of upbeat and positive books? I find music has a great way of lifting your spirits when things get tough, but sometimes music isn’t appropriate and nothing beats a cool book in the bath x

  5. Hi Kathryn,
    Glad you liked the list and the video … always great to see you visiting 🙂

  6. Thanks for the list I copied all 8 items and saved them to look at daily. Have to say I am very impressed with that video. I am a huge fan of both of these marketers . Seeing them together was really something. I had no idea they knew each other. I saved the video from youtube as well. Thanks for the list and the video!

  7. Hi William ..
    Great to see you visiting … I’m thinking deeper for sure .. 🙂

  8. Hi Lawrence,
    Wonderful to see you visiting … glad you enjoyed the post and the list! Yea, this was a good interview with Robert Hollis … he teaches great things from experience …

  9. Hey Donna,
    Wonderful to see you again… yep that’s exactly what you do … shifting the thoughts. Thoughts are so powerful and can be controlled. When one realizes this it can really make a difference 🙂

  10. Hi Chery,
    Yea, there is so much negativity in the world, so we have to keep ourselves in a positive state to be successful at /in the goals we set for ourselves .. important … always great to see you visiting 🙂

  11. Hi Sue,
    I agree with you .. I feel good about life in general, but I have fallen pray to down moments which I am working on. It makes such a difference in my outlook of me… so glad the list was helpful … Always great to see you visiting 🙂

  12. Sue Bride says:

    The actions you recommend to stop that Stinkin Thinkin worked incredibly well for me. It’s not that I didn’t have a reasonably positive outlook on life, it’s me I was negative about. I can still slip back into that thinking, although nowhere near the extent, so need this sort of reminder. Thanks for inspiring me, again, Lesly.

  13. Hello Lesly Great article my friend as well as your list that you created for us to follow to keep me in a positive frame of mind .
    Yikes there is so much negativity in this world HUH?

    One does need to work on that positive mindset that is for sure, it is so easy to slip so to say.

    Love You Girl! Thanks for sharing.
    Chery :))

  14. Hi Lesly,

    Oh boy have I been there and done that. It was so bad at one point in my life that I was depressed so much so that I didn’t even get out of bed. But this old gal rolled up her sleeves and went out for some help.

    Now, when my “critic” in my mind goes to that negative place, I catch it and replace the thought with a positive one. If I think something like “I can’t make enough money” I replace that thought with “I have all the abundance flowing in” Something like that and repeat it over and over until the negative turns into a positive.

    It is amazing what we can do to control our minds.


  15. Love your article Lesly. Your list for getting rid of stinking thinking is awesome. This is perfect for anyone, it doesn’t matter if your in marketing or not. Stinking thinking can kill you quite literally. One reason I am involved in spreading positive thinking.
    This interview is great with Robert Hollis I don’t think I have heard it yet. I had herd lots of things he had said before except for the guy from the stage story. How powerful is that.

  16. WOW! I love this post Lesly!

    You sure are opening your mind to possibilities and new ways of thinking.

    It is when we open our minds, When we think deeper that we truly understand why we are here.

    Redefine your purpose.. Life get’s easier.

    Thank you for your post.


  17. Hi Delila,
    What a nice surprise, great to see you here .. just goes to show you how a title of an article can attract viewers.. thanks for the visit 🙂

  18. The title made me stop & look, great way to capture attention Lesly!
    Excellent reminders of how to break free from the stink’n think’n… 🙂

  19. BG Jenkins says:

    Hi Lesly, Things do get in the way and we have to make a decision to cast them aside (thoughts, associations or whatever) and move on with what we are given to do… help others, build our businesses and support our family and friends. The truth will set us free. Others will be drawn to you because of your truth in being honorable and transparent. Thank you.

  20. Lesly, I must say your blog and all of the value you give are so inspirational! I learn something new from you each time I come here. And you are very well organized. I agree with Monna. Learning from others is so valuable but then comes the time to take action, create in a way that truly reflects your brand.

    I come here frequently just to see what you are sharing next!

    Thank you for the excellent example you set. Keep on inspiring!


  21. Hi Monna,
    So glad you’re saving the list … very helpful. It all comes back to us personally doesn’t it. So learning just helps to morph us into doing better things and finding our own way- and THAT is really exciting. I am so looking forward to what comes next .. for both of us …always love your visits…

  22. Hi Lesly,

    As you said, “Great minds think alike.” I have had this same topic on my mind for the past week or two. Following people and learning from them is all good but when it comes right down to it, you have to make the ideas and the actions your own; create your own style.

    I love the list you created. I’m going to put that up above my computer screen to see. Like you, I love affiliate marketing but for so long I have tried to copy others instead of creating my own way. I’m not planning to reinvent the wheel and I don’t think you are either but we will create our own voice to what we do.

    Great video too. Have a great day.

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