7 Steps To Overcoming Challenging Attitudes

  1. WORK on your personal foundation: the Five Pillars of Attraction. (F.R.E.S.H.)
    • F: Finances
    • R: Relationships
    • E: Environment
    • S: Spirituality
    • H: Health

    Right now, write down one task for each of the Five Pillars that you can improve on immediately.

  2. STOP listening to that little negative voice. Counter-punch the negative self-talk with positivity.
  3. LOOK for alternative explanations. In many cases, there could be hundreds of them; however, frustration often keeps you from seeing the forest for the trees.
  4. MOODS are contagious, both positive and negative. Do something that will place you in a positive mood, such as a daily delicious habit or speaking with someone that is known for having a positive attitude or mood.
  5. CONTROL your frustration. Speak slowly, breathe deeply into your heart, choose to remain calm or excuse yourself from the discussion . . . any way of taking a time out. And take care of your health: stop drinking caffeine and taking in other things that have a negative effect on your system.
  6. STOP looking out the rearview mirror when that big broad windshield is staring you in the face. Your vision of each event or situation is totally up to you. You can either choose to be negative or positive. You can focus on your negative past or look forward to a positive future. Remember this quote: “Past failures don’t equal current successes.”
  7. WATCH with great care who you hang out with. My most favorite quote by Jim Rohn says “YOU become the average sum of the five people with whom you associate.”

    Ask yourselves these questions:

    • “Who am I around?”
    • “What are they doing to me?”
    • “What have they got me saying?”
    • “Where do they have me going?”
    • “What do they have me thinking?”
    • “What do they have me becoming?”
    • Then ask yourself the big question: “Is any or all of that okay?”

Whether you are a corporation or an individual, implementing this 7 Step Program in response to challenging attitudes shows that you are taking the first steps away from negative attitudes that hold you back and are heading toward positive attitudes that propel you forward and help everyone with whom you associate.


More Posts:

What Is Your Time Worth?

Mastering Your Time What is your time worth? Usually when we ask ourselves that, we’re trying to figure out what rate to charge a customer, but when you’re learning to master your time it goes so much deeper than that. After all, time is money. Think about it… Whatever money your business could make in

Take The Time To Celebrate A Job Well Done

Celebrate a Job Well Done I would like for you to take some time to pause and give yourself a pat on the back. I know we have our work to do and our long-term goals to achieve, but that is no reason not to celebrate the little victories along the way. When you decided

Message To The Past

Your Younger Self Do you remember what you were like the first day you started in sales? Can you picture yourself in your office or cubicle? You’re sitting in your office or cubicle, looking over your leads. You keep staring nervously at the phone, trying to remember everything you learned in training. In a second,


New Year’s Resolutions Not too long ago, you probably made some promises to yourself. Maybe you called them resolutions, maybe you called them adjustments, maybe you called it a fresh start. Whatever you called it, you recognized areas where you could improve and you worked to improve them. That is the key to sales. Always

New Year. New You?

2021 Has Ended What was this last year like for you? 2020 was pretty crazy, wasn’t it? Was 2021 just as hectic for you, or did you get a little bit of a respite? Regardless of how the year was, how did you use it to improve your sales? That’s what it’s all about, after

Use Visual Impressions to Advance Your Sales

Sales Are About Making An Impression. I’ve had the pleasure of working with a lot of great salespeople through the years. But it always stands out when you meet a true sales master. You’ve been in a boring, dry sales office before. There’s no personality, no pizazz. Nothing. Just a plain professional desk. Some paperwork.

“Are You Sure We Won’t Be Thrown Out?”

Sales Training 101 “Are you sure we won’t be thrown out?” Sam* asked, looking nervously at me. Our job that day had been to train Sam, and it had gotten off to a rocky start. I’m about to tell you rule number one of being a salesperson. The rule Sam had accidentally broken. Are you