After years of being the "grumpy" one, the cynic, the glass is half empty person, I have finally arrived. Last week someone who met me last year and has spent just a small bit of time with me said "You are such an inspiration, you are always so upbeat and looking at the bright side of things". Whew. That was a goal of mine, and I might have achieved it!
So what is your attitude like? Are you as sick and tired of hearing complaints as I am? Last week the manager of the local gas station was sweeping the sand off her sidewalk, and commented to me how she didn't even sand her parking lot but look at all of this dirt! She felt the village should come and clean it up, since it's their sand! My approach? I pointed out that all that sand was a sign that she had lots and lots of customers, and wasn't that nicer than the alternative? She stopped, smiled, and agreed that was a better way to look at it, and off she went sweeping and smiling.
How about you? Are you walking about like a grump? Are you complaining all the time about how business is slow, customers aren't buying, and isn't he economic news just awful? Well, given a choice, I will choose to buy from, associate with, and REFER business to someone with a brighter attitude. I have dozens of stories from my connections about how this is their best year yet, how they are working toward their goals with gusto, and how many opportunities there are out in the world right now. It's all in the perspective.
So what's your attitude like? Check the grumpy at the door please, leave it at home, in your car, anywhere but within hearing distance of the people who will refer business to you. Be someone who people want to spend time with, and they will refer business to you.
Have a GREAT week!
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