Attitude IS everything. Arrive at work feeling positive and upbeat and the day will be wonderful. Arrive with a dread and negative vibes and you know how the day will unfold!
Attitude IS infectious. Your attitude affects your team; it spills over to your clients; it drives your actions; it can attract or detract prospects.
Businesses do not grow on the backs of a negative attitude. As leader of your business you must lead with a positive attitude. Regardless of what is happening the team looks to you for guidance. If they see a positive attitude they will be able to achieve anything.
You can always tell when a company has a negative attitude as their cultural norm because you will hear statements like:
- Our clients are so needy
- We can’t do that
- It won’t work
- Everything is great but it won’t last
- It’s not practical
- We will never meet the deadline
Don’t let your business be one of these!
We all get down once in a while; we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t! Letting ourselves stay down is when it becomes a danger to your health and the health of your business. When you feel down lift yourself out of the doldrums by telling yourself:
- I’ve built this business; not many people can say that!
- Our clients are wonderful and exciting people; aren’t we lucky to work with them!
- Our team is amazing; they cause miracles to happen!
- Every day brings new challenges to overcome!
And keep a “Done” list! Click here to see a Globe & Mail article on Done lists.
Remember; attitude IS infectious. Hang out with people who have a positive attitude and stay away from negative people. As our mothers all said: “You are who you hang out with.”
Attitude IS everything. You must be really committed to grow your business. You must believe in yourself; believe that you can grow a strong and sustainable business. And you must believe in the people around you and know they will be positive contributors to the business success. If you have the right attitude your team will feel it; they will know that they are going to be part of a wonderful success story!