Real-life advice from a real-life recruiter

Blog 2.24.2014 “If you don’t like something change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

-Maya Angelou

This quote can apply to both your professional and person life.  Everyday when I awake, I make a conscious effort to look positively on the new day.  Here are a few ways to keep a positive attitude and achieve success.

1. Positive Attitude and Goals

In order to succeed, you need to set goals that are both short-term and long-term.  Once these goals are in place, make a plan of action to achieve them.  A positive attitude along with hard work and perseverance is how you WILL obtain your goals, but it’s also important to remember that progress is made in small steps.  Keeping positive in your mindset is the way to achieve these goals.  Do not let the enormity of your goals hold you back.  Every step you take, big or small, brings you closer to the end result.  Working with a positive attitude will only benefit the process.

2. Health and Attitude

Stress can actually be reduced when you maintain a positive attitude. Instead of looking at a problem as hopeless, approach it as a personal challenge.  A negative attitude often causes physical ailments as well, which can result in sick time out of the office and less productivity.  Just like diseases, a positive attitude is contagious and infectious. A positive attitude can be the key to your health and longevity. 

3. Positive Attitude Affects Customer Relationships

If you understand and believe in the product you are selling, your customers will feed off your positive attitude.  Carrying a positive assertiveness into the sales process is very important when it comes to success. If we look at the client as the opposition and feel incompetent in our skill sets we will ultimately fail. When nurturing a relationship with a client, it is very important to listen to the needs of your customer and keep an upbeat approach.  People intuitively respond to your attitude and mood.  Being confident in your abilities and prioritizing the needs of the clients is a formula for success.

4. Team Work

Try to stay away from negative behaviors and people.  Do not blame others for issues that occur. Help co-workers problem solve and never accuse or point fingers.  Remember that you are only as strong as your weakest link.  Cooperation with one another, along with everyone understanding their individual role is crucial.  A helpful attitude along with a willingness to help one achieve a goal makes a strong team.  Positivity equals productivity and TEAM success!

So remember we all have the free will to make the right choices on how we handle the tasks and obstacles of our day

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