Success in business depends as much on your hard and smart work as it does on your choice of words in defining or talking about it. Negative words surrounding it make it become more of a chore and bad experience. We challenge you to think about what you’re saying about your work and change some of the words to define, (1)a more positive outlook, and (2)step towards a goal to improve things.
- “I’m always too busy to take care of that” can become “I’m fortunately very busy, but I definitely need to make more time for that. I can see Tuesday working to make this happen.”
- “I never have time for a vacation” now becomes “A vacation from work will be a priority. I’m making Friday a short day so I can enjoy a long weekend.”
- “This economy has taken a toll on our business” is now “This economy is helping us look more critically at things so we can operate more efficiently.”
Try to catch yourself before you choose negative words; positive ones will help you much more, plus brighten your own outlook on things. (Photo Credit: Daniel D. Slee)
Editorial Note: As the New Year rolls full steam ahead, one of a few things you’ll see changing here at Marketing Java is our blogging format. We’re big fans of getting things done and making the most of the time you have, so we’re moving to a mixed model of blog posts. In the future, you’ll see some of the same kinds of posts you’ve become accustomed to: short, medium and long. What we’re adding? Ones like this one: uber short challenges. We hope you enjoy them.