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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Make-Over Your Attitude

The old, worn-out phrase: "attitude is everything" is true. Your attitude has a profound impact on your level of success - and moreover, your happiness. You have to keep a positive outlook no matter what challenges or distractions you're confronted with.

Maintaining a positive attitude in the face of overwhelming odds and frequent disappointments is one thing successful business owners have in common. It's true, everybody from Sam Walton to Bill Gates, has triumphed in the face of adversity.

Ok, so we agree that a positive attitude is, at the very least, beneficial. So, how do we implement the knowledge? Used properly, it will determine your level of success.

One thing you can do is to watch who you associate with and who you surround yourself with. If you surround yourself with negative people, their negative attitudes will creep into your head and inhibit you. The "attitude is everything" axiom applies to negative attitudes as well as positive ones.

Surrounding yourself with people who exhibit positive attitudes is contagious too, but in a way that's beneficial to you. Keep your "people network" as positive as possible.

Know this: Whatever you do, wherever you go in life, your attitude will has a profound effect on the success you achieve. Success and happiness, whether in business or in your personal life, are directly related to your attitude.

If you're still "working for the man", you'll achieve greater success in your job, no matter what your current circumstances are, if you remain positive. Even in today's harsh job market, you can work your way up through any company. Exhibiting apositive attitude will help you get the attention of those who are in positions of power within the company - those people who can help your career. That's because these people understand thatattitude is everything. They'll recognize your positive attitude and reward you appropriately.

The can-do attitude is necessary to your being recognized as a valued employee, but taking the phrase attitude is everything to heart is absolutely essential if you plan to start your own business. It doesn't matter if your plans are for a one person, part time enterprise, or a global company employing hundreds or thousands of people, the attitude you express is reflected in your business and in your employees. If you exhibit a constant,positive attitude to your employees, they'll respect you & go the extra mile, making your business thrive.
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