I've heard a lot of different opinions about how this year is shaping up. From GREAT to I'm looking for another profession.
I've sat in on a number of motivational speakers just by chance and have enjoyed their enthusiasm and understand where they are coming from. (thanks to ReMax and Toastmasters for the invites)
A good friend gave me the book by Jack Canfield - The Success Principle.
I took all these coincidences as a good sign and a sign to stay positive and go for the gold. They each sent a message a little different but in a way the same. With all the changes going on we need to look at that and make our own changes to steer in the right direction.
Don't be afraid to go and talk to those that are doing well and ask them how they are doing it. Most will not mind sharing. Find out what is working and do that and try to improve.
I try to practice staying positive at all times. If asked "how are you doing" my general response and has been for years is "GREAT".
I try to convey at each and every meeting that I'm doing great, it's great to see you, it's great to work with you, it's great to be with you and it's great to be here and now.
I believe that we can make a difference in everyones outlook on life. We all need to focus on the positive and be happy.
Those of us that do -- WILL MAKE 2008 -- GREAT