It’s been raining a lot over the past few days here in South Florida. This is rather unusual since most days, even when it rains, are sunny at least part of the time. But the past few days have been overcast, even downright dark and gloomy as well as rainy due to a tropical weather system passing through. Since living here in South Florida I can’t recall consecutive days like this or at this time of year. Mother Nature keeps us guessing when it comes to weather. Actually, these days remind me of how the weather can be in my hometown of Pittsburgh. In fact, in December, the days can be so dark in Pittsburgh that “you can’t see your hand in front of your face”, as the saying goes. On such days it can be challenging to maintain a positive attitude simply because of the weather!
It’s a well-known fact the weather can affect your mood. Remember the Carpenters’ famous song, Rainy Days and Mondays?
As the CEO, president or owner of your company, you need to be on your game every single business day. There are 4.33 weeks in a month. There are approximately 20 plus working days each month. You need to make every single one of those days count for business success.
If you aren’t consciously aware of your attitude and you don’t have a consistent positive attitude you’ll transmit your attitude to your employees and the very people you want to do business with. It’s hard to hide a bad mood or the fact that you are worried and overwhelmed.
The majority of business people today are on edge and stressed out due to events on a local, national and global level. Granted this can potentially put you in a bad mood or at the very least cause you to think negative thoughts.
You must be the positive force in your business and to those you meet throughout your business day. A partly cloudy, partly sunny attitude won’t serve your business goals well.
Yet it’s so easy to subconsciously fall into a negative mindset.
Stop sending a message to your unconscious mind that is negative. Don’t put yourself in a box as to what you can’t do but rather be open to possibility and what you can do.
Raise your level of consciousness. Have a positive mindset. Great achievements are not accomplished with negative thoughts.
If you aren’t a ray of sunshine in your business, employees will not want to work with you and customers may not want to do business with you.
A positive attitude is not something that is an act. If you are projecting a negative attitude you need to catch yourself and turn your attitude around. You are the leader. How you think will affect everyone around you.
Like the song says: “When my chin is on the ground, I just pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again”!
The song is from the classic movie, “Swing Time” with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The film is from 1936. Times were tough then. It was a period in history known as the Great Depression.
The song will inspire you to have a positive mindset in your business. Take a minute or two and look it up on You Tube. It’s time well spent.
Remember: Business success begins with a positive attitude.
To your success!
Business strategist, Howard Lewinter, guides – focuses -advises CEOs, presidents and business owners throughout the United States to MORE success, MORE profit with less worry and less stress. Business problems? Business issues? Talk business with Howard! 888-738-1855.