Attitude Anchor

flower theme by Liane Sebastian
Keeping positive and cheerful during tough times is its own challenge. Whether employed or entrepreneurial, we all know those who are struggling. Friends with money have lost half of their investments. Other friends are changing careers. Others are living hand-to-mouth. It doesn’t seem anyone is immune from the effects of the economic downturn. So attitude is more important than ever—not to ignore the challenges, but to face them.

Attitude, like any skill, needs tools. Creating an optimistic structure means anchoring to a bedrock of dependable techniques. Turning to my library, I’ve collected these words of wisdom to answer:

How can we maintain a winning attitude?

 

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flower theme by Liane Sebastian“You can always find a different way to go about getting what you want. Keep an open mind and look for new approaches. It is not about how to slice up the pie (convince) or how to expand the pie (collaborate). It’s about baking cakes instead of pies, or buying them instead of baking them yourself.”
Lee E. Miller and Jessica Miller , A Woman’s Guide to Successful Negotiating

 

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flower theme by Liane Sebastian“Successful women master the art of changing their minds. It’s not only a prerogative, it’s often necessary. By changing your thinking, you change your life.”
Pamela Gilberd, The Eleven Commandments of Wildly Successful Women

 

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flower theme by Liane Sebastian“Now that we’re grown-ups—out in the world with families to manage, businesses to run, competitors to vanquish, and battles to win—playing it small isn’t safe; it’s a threat to our happiness, our sense of fulfillment, our very purpose for being here.”
Deborah Rosado Shaw, Dream Big!

 

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flower theme by Liane Sebastian“Act like an entrepreneur. Even if you are working within an organization, work hard to run it as efficiently as if you owned it.”
Sharon K. Young, as quoted by Dr. Margot B. Weinstein, 7 Steps to Find Your Perfect Career

 

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flower theme by Liane Sebastian“If you want to get noticed by the right people, strut your stuff. Show up at places where your presence will remind the people who matter that you’re definitely in the mix. Wear something fantastic and introduce (or reintroduce) yourself to anyone in a position to change your destiny.”
Kate White, 9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want

 

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flower theme by Liane Sebastian“Move your team toward productive action by getting them to use the power of their communications—every ad, every speech, every retail outlet, every meeting, every press release, every customer meeting—as a chance to get your story out to the world.”
Sandra Spataro and Keith Yamashita, Unstuck

 

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flower theme by Liane Sebastian
“Strive for 80% perfection. The difference between 80% and 100% won’t be noticed by most people but will buy you more time to shift to other important tasks.”

Lois P. Frankel, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office

 

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flower theme by Liane Sebastian
“Think of business success as a process, not as something that happens overnight. Create a monthly strategy, weekly goals, and a daily action plan to build momentum.”
Marcia Rosen, The Woman’s Business Therapist

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Keeping a positive attitude in the good times is easy. The test comes during trying times like economic depression.

Ability combined with a bad attitude will lose against a competitor with less ability but a great attitude, especially in situations where the highest quality is not demanded. Only those with genius-level talent can afford to be difficult to get along with. Most of us rely on building great working relationships and environments to produce our best. Our attitude is what creates our reality. Any business environment or career can be improved by a great attitude! Charm
is contagious and attracts a qualified and complimentary workforce. Cheerfulness and optimism keep them committed through the inevitable ups and downs of business.

Liane Sebastian, illustrator, designer, writer, and publishing pioneer

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