An incredibly important trait for any business manager or entrepreneur is positive attitude. Optimistic people influence others and have more energy to reach their goals. I’m talking about “down to Earth” optimism, from people who know the problems they face but believe that they can overcome with a lot of effort and dedication. This is very different from blind and excessive optimism, which ignores the reality and can lead to fatal decisions for the company or the career.
Optimism leads to benefits in all directions:
- With Employees: creates inspiration and energy that increases productivity
- With Customers: if people like you and you attitude, you increase your sales opportunities, the effectiveness of social media and probably provide a better customer experience.
- In Tough Times: does not allow negative emotions get in the way from taking the necessary actions to solve the problem.
- With Yourself: puts you in a mental state that is adequate for success.
Consider this when hiring your team. In the initial stages of a business, there are difficulties that will be blown out of proportion by people with negative attitude.
Look for those who share your vision and believe that success is within grasp. You should be surrounded by positive people, so that it can become part of your company’s culture.
Optimists have a can-do attitude and include people have the initiative and courage to approach you for employment opportunities. Be willing to hire people lacking job experience if they have transferable skills and show the right personal qualities.
When the going gets tough, do not show excessive worry or pessimism. This will only infect your team and will not help you reach your goals. Explain the problem clearly to everyone, define what has to be solved and find the best solution together.
You should make a sincere evaluation of your attitude. You could be transmitting a negative image without noticing. Changing your attitude is not simple. It takes time and requires dedication, but it can be done. Make optimism part of your daily activities, with small steps. Think of it every time you communicate with an employee, colleague or customer.
The first step? Change your thoughts from “I don’t want negative things” to “I want positive things”.