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Your job is to be positive

It’s getting pretty crappy out there. People are getting scared and grumpy.

Your job: Stay positive. Be friendly. Smile.

This will turn around. It always does. That’s why they’re called "cycles." It sucks when you’re in the down side, but it will absolutely, definitely turn around sooner or later.

People will flock to be with you (and do business with you) if you can focus on the eventual upside, and have a positive attitude.

People will shun you (and your business) if you are a whiny grouch.

Your job: Show your community a path back to the better place.

Give people hope and they will give you the support you need to make that hope a reality. 

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  1. CTannStarr December 7, 2008 at 9:02 am #

    Very cool. I’m glad my friend gave a tweet about you. Your post made me smile. Enjoy your day. Regards, Carolyn.

  2. Scott Silverman December 7, 2008 at 10:19 am #

    Great message, Andy. I agree 100%.

  3. Tim Walker December 7, 2008 at 11:04 am #

    Amen, Andy. A bunch of stories I saw this week reported on new research findings that happiness is contagious among social networks. I think this has enormous implications for the business world.
    On top of that, there’s all sorts of reseach that indicates that fear, stress, and worry shut down our frontal lobes — which is where all our creative thinking is carried out. (In this vein, I’d recommend Edward Hallowell’s book CRAZYBUSY.)
    From where I sit, we need all the creative thinking and positive energy we can get to carry on through this economic downturn.

  4. krissy knox December 8, 2008 at 9:17 am #

    Great attitude and so true!
    Krissy :)


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