Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The power of positive thinking

Rich Darby,
Chief Operating Officer
How many of you truly practice thinking positively? When our television screens are full of negative political campaigns and businesses bashing other businesses, how can we stay positive?

Last year, I joked around with some of the staff that this year was going to be our year. I ended every conversation, whether it was a text, email or phone call with those very simple words - this is our year. Do you know what happened? It ended up being our best year ever. It got to the point where it wasn’t a joke; it was truly a daily declaration. It was going to be our year, and we had lots of reasons to believe it.

Soon after I started this little campaign, other staff members caught on. It kept us positive. Whenever we saw a drop in business, we weren’t worried because we were always saying it was going to be our year.

Positive thinking keeps you in the game and keeps you focused on the prize. Negativity breeds negativity. If you are always talking negatively, your life will be consumed by negativity. If you talk negatively against your competition, your business is going to suffer. I am sure you have heard the old saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Well it is true, no matter the situation.

I challenge each of you to pick someone in your life and either tell them in person, text them or email them every day for the rest of the year that “it’s going to be your year.” You will be amazed by the results.

This article originally appeared in Modern Memorialization, Trigard Memorials' weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/thursdays.

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