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Hmmm. Who Can I Blame for This?

If there was ever a time to be reminded of this, it’s now.

Let’s face it. The COVID-19 pandemic sucks!

It’s resulting in restrictions at all levels – for your family, your business, your community, your church … and the list goes on.

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BUT … you still need to act. You need to get things done.

You have to tackle this in your own way, but it’s not the circumstances you face.

It’s you. The decisions YOU make. 

Look in the mirror. That’s the person you need to manage …. and it’s the only person you can point to for what’s happening in your life.

Always – and in all ways – you have to deal head-on with the circumstances and live with the decisions YOU make in those circumstances.

There are no alternatives. You own it.

So, own it!


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The Value of a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is an unarguable characteristic of successful leadership.

Even better, a positive attitude keeps company with many other qualities …

  • A can-do approach,
  • A commitment to excellence,
  • A desire to be a collaborative teammate,
  • A willingness to take on new challenges in unexpected environments, and
  • A general approach that sees the glass half-full rather than half-empty.

What Can You Expect from Someone with a Positive Attitude?

Those with a positive attitude are always willing to try … to do more and to serve those around them.

Contrarily, an individual with a bad attitude rejects anything outside of the routine and relishes the completion of his own work. He never has enough time to perform his basic tasks and avoids all else.

A Positive Attitude is Predictive of Job Performance

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