Did you know that you have the ability to determine how your day will go? It’s true.
While we can’t make people do what we want. And we can’t change how others treat us. We can make sure we have a good day.
You may be wondering how this could be. It’s simple, yet difficult, to implement.
We have control over the biggest influence of how our day goes. That thing we have control over is our attitude.
Why Attitude Matters
The famed football coach Lou Holtz is known to have said: Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill said: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Read more...
It’s already been a rough morning. Before you left for the office, you and the wife had an explosive argument. Top that with the kids were crying and you were late… Your morning is shot. Your attitude is too.
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And that’s a major problem. Yes, the issues with your family are big problems too. Your family problems need to be fixed as well. However, when you bring a lousy attitude to the office, you’re bringing major problems with you.
Your Attitude Matters
As a leader, your attitude matters to your team. How you feel and the energy you exude will set the tone for your team members.
They see you down in the dumps and cranky, there’s a good chance they’re going to be as well. Your team will follow your example. Read more...
I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Marc Demetriou. Marc is the author of Lessons From My Grandfather: Wisdom For Success In Business And Life.
In his book, Marc shares the lessons he’s learned from his grandfather Charlie Pistis. Lessons on family, business, and life. It’s a fascinating read and I’m excited to share more about Lessons From My Grandfather and what Marc wants you to learn from reading the book.
Wisdom For Success In Business And Life – An Interview With Marc Demetriou
- Lessons from My Grandfather shares insights into business and life from your grandfather Charlie Pistis. Why did you choose your grandfather as the inspiration for the book?
My grandfather was my best friend and mentor. He was an amazing man who left home at 16 by himself, determined to make something of himself and be someone in this world. He advanced in life purely because of who he was: hardworking, honest, passionate, likable and a friend to all! Read more...
On a recent run, I listened to a fascinating book by Jon Gordon. That book was The Positive Dog.
Gordon shared the story a young dog who had been unadoptable at the pound. And he thought that he was going to be there the rest of his life.
Then, one day, an old, wise dog named Bubba stepped into his life. He shared with him the wisdom of thinking positive and how it could change lives.
The book was a fun, short story about the power of positive thinking. It also got me thinking about my thoughts and whether I was thinking positively.
The truth is that I haven’t been thinking positive thoughts lately. I’d been pretty negative.
That needs to change. So, I’m remembering what happens when you begin to have positive thoughts. Read more...
Who hasn’t had a friend complain about being stuck in their job? It might not even have been a friend. You might have felt that you were stuck in a job you hate and couldn’t get away.
This even happens to leaders.
Why We Feel Stuck At Our Jobs
Feeling stuck at your job is a painful feeling. Not only does it bring on a sense of dread, feeling like you don’t have an option when it comes to your work drains the life out of you.
I’ve been there. My wife has been there. And I know plenty of friends who have felt that way.
We lose a bit of ourselves the longer we feel stuck. the more life is sucked from us.
Now, there’s plenty of ways one can feel stuck at their job.
People feel stuck when they don’t have the education to advance Read more...