People are always asking me that! Luck has nothing to do with it - it's all about attitude! And yes I'm referring to everyday business interaction - not the nocturnal kind...
Why are people so blown away when they see someone with a positive, enthusiastic and infectious attitude? Is that such a rarity? Is smiling and having fun that difficult?
Hell no! You just have to remember to actually do it!
Most people get up, get ready and head straight for the nearest cappuccino machine before they can even grunt out the most basic of pleasantries. Instead why don't they head for the mirror, put on a smile and remember why they are still breathing?
ANSWER: they have either never been taught or they simply forget.
Positive Attitude is a choice you NEED to make every second of the day. It's a way of thinking. It's about self-awareness. It's not just one way. It's THE way!
Sure it's not always easy and in my culture when the going gets tough we eat! That usually puts a smile on my face right away...
The top 5 benefits of being positive:
1. You might actually enjoy it
2. Others might enjoy it too
3. You will build rapport SUPER fast
4. You will get RESULTS
5. Being positive is addictive
Here are some ideas to help get you into the zone..
Surround yourself with positive people
Surround yourself with positive things
Smile and show some teeth (if you have them)
Start each day with a positive message - a quote/a few pages from one of the greats - Earl Nightingale, Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Jeffrey Gitomer
Before you respond to anything take a moment and then respond in the positive!
Take a walk and balance your thoughts
Do something you LOVE
Listen to your favourite tune
Watch a Seinfeld episode
Phone a friend/family member
Crack a joke
Take a risk - if you want to make an omelette you gotta crack a few eggs!
Perform a random act of kindness (donate to your favourite IT recruiter..)
Look at material things as "replaceable" things
Give without expectation
Substitute fear for curiosity
Get another dog!
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