My friends at Walk the Talk company sent me an email about one their books yesterday. It’s called Attitude is Everything: 10 Rules for Staying Positive by Vicki Hitzges.
Here are Vicki’s 10 rules for staying positive….
- Wait to worry.
- Keep an attitude of gratitude.
- Your health is your wealth.
- The serious benefits of belly laughs.
- Joy boomerangs.
- Losing the fight? Write.
- Keep the faith baby.
- Learn to say no graciously.
- Understand the power of discipline.
- Surround yourself with positive people.
While I like all 10 of these rules, I particularly like number 10, “surround yourself with positive people. “ Tweet 49 in my career advice book Success Tweets says the same thing in a little more detail. “Surround yourself with positive people. Hold them close. They will give you energy and help you create the career success you deserve.”
Successful people surround themselves with positive people – people who are both positive by nature, and positive about their life and career success. Positive people are optimistic; and optimism is the first step in building your self-confidence and life and career success.
Positive people help you feel good about yourself, because they feel good about themselves – and life in general. They help you build your self-esteem because they have a strong sense of self-esteem. Positive people are there when you begin to doubt yourself. They are not threatened by you or your success. They realize that self-esteem is not a fixed pie. There is an unlimited amount of it to go around, so positive people are always giving it away. Here’s a bit of career advice. Build your self-confidence and jumpstart your life and career success by spending your time with upbeat, positive people.
The people around you have an amazing impact on your view of life. When you surround yourself with negative or cynical people, you become negative and cynical. On the other hand, when you surround yourself with positive, self-confident people, you become positive and self-confident.
The choice is yours. I choose to surround myself with positive people. Not only do they help my self-confidence, they are more fun to be around.
The common sense career success coach point here is simple. No one can go it alone. Follow the career advice in Tweet 49 in Success Tweets. “Surround yourself with positive people. Hold them close. They will give you energy and help you create the success you want and deserve.” Positive people are great. They feel good about themselves and life in general. They are enthusiastic – and their enthusiasm is contagious. When you surround yourself with positive people, you’ll become more positive and enthusiastic. And, you’ll be on your way to creating the life and career success you want and deserve. Who are the most positive people you know? Get to know them better, spend more time with them. You’ll be glad you did.
That’s my career advice for today prompted by Vicki Hitzges’ book Attitude is Everything: 10 Rules for Staying Positive. What do you think? Please take a minute to share your thoughts with us in a comment. As always, thanks for taking the time to read my daily musings on life and career success. I value you and I appreciate you. If you want to learn more about how to climb the corporate ladder faster check out the free rebroadcast of a webinar I did recently. You can find it at http://www.mycorporateclimb.com/squeeze_pages/13337-bud-bilanichs-corporate-career-success-webinar/