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How to 'self audit' your attitude.......10 tips I'm sure of!

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This week has been a fairly quiet week and I took the opportunity to go back through some old client files I was intending to ditch and found this extract from an intranet conversation I had had with a business colleague some 10 years ago ....... but still hold true to this day.

Her business had taken a bit of a downturn due to an increase in local competition who were pricing her out of a niche she had worked hard over a few years to establish herself in.

We had been working with her to address several issues which the above brought about, as her prime concern was that previous customers were always complaining and being negative (unjustifiably) towards and about her.

My advice was that she could join that 'club' or she could do something about it as it 'is not what happens, what happens ....... happens to us all -the important thing is; what we do about it!'

I believe that there are only about 10 or 12 really negative people in the world, but they move around a lot and sooner or later you will bump into one or two of them.

The easy way to avoid them affecting your attitude is to keep the mindset of a ...... winner.

Here is the rest of the extract and my thoughts on what makes winners .... WIN!

They always...........................

1. Listen to and follow their own intuition. They know how intuitions and insights come to them and are tuned-in internally to make wise decisions.

2. Are aware of who they are--- strengths, weaknesses, personality, values, etc. They know that the most important (and interesting) thing to know about is "self."

3. Reflect on and learn from past experiences, finding out what works and what doesn't, and then adjust their course of action as needed. They think about things before jumping in, and also take the time after-the-fact to actively reflect to fully understand what happened or didn't happen.

4. Can easily entertain and develop innovative ideas, thoughts, and ways of doing things. They long for progressive and forward thinking information, concepts, and people. They often come up with new and radical ideas on a regular basis.

5. Are open to different perspectives and see possibilities where most people don't. They are comfortable with paradoxes and can relate to numerous sides of an issue or opinion.

6. Recognize and respond quickly to opportunities and people. They act and react fast, and take care of what needs to be taken care-of, well ahead of schedule.

7. Don't have to know it all, but they do know where to go to get whatever information, resources, training, education that they need. They are well networked and have people to call on for resource referrals.

8. Think for themselves. They do not blindly believe things so-called "experts" say, in fact, they ask deep questions to discover their own truth.

9. Are committed to being a lifelong learner. They continuously learn new things, and stay current with their skills, attitudes, and beliefs.

10. Do not take themselves or life too seriously. They recognize the importance of finding the fun in the irony and the paradoxical comedy of everyday life.


My quote for the day:

"Nothing so conclusively proves a person's ability to lead others as what they do from day to day to lead themselves."