Encourage like Osteen

Reading an article from Portolio.com about Joel Osteen (which was predictably suspicious) made me stop and think about his remarkable ability to connect with people.

Now you may or may not be a fan of prosperity theology – and for the record, I’m not.  But isn’t it interesting how many lives Osteen has profoundly affected, and for the better, it must be conceded.   From a sales perspective, he’s clearly one of America’s greatest salesmen.

What’s his secret?  Relentless optimism.   It’s a pattern in his life and his speaking.  And it’s worth emulating.