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How to StayPOSI+IVE
in a
TOUGHWork Environment
The Environment
Determinism
Theory
Negative
W
orld
View
Changing
Environm
ent
YOU
Beware the Bullets!
Negative Work
Enviro...
“Are some people just born positive
thinkers
. . . or is it their CHOICE?”
“Are some people just born positive
thinkers
. ...
Choose the Right Luggage
Dodge
Bullets Be
Bulletproof
You’re going to get hit!
The Problem With Dodging
Bullets
Choice #2
Wear Bulletproof Armor
Bulletproof Armor
Comes from
Bulletproof Armor
Comes from
SELF CHANGESELF CHANGE
Putting on
the Armor
Putting on
the Armor
Change
3 Things!
How to Change Your
Attitude
ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE
ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE
Changes happen
personally
fr...
I am responsible . . .
. . . for who I am
. . . for what I have
. . . for what I do
ATTITUDE
ATTITUDE
ATTITUDE
ATTITUDE
So...
Negative
world view
YOU
FROM THE INSIDE . . . OUT!ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE
Step #2 Take Control
How to Change Your
Thinking
THINKINGTHINKING
THINKINGTHINKINGTHINKINGTHINKING
Changes come
from observing
logically in
eve...
Observe Your Thinking
THINKINGTHINKING
It sucks to be
him.
I
refuse
to
let
this
hook
m
e!
This is all
very
interesting
W
h...
This is going to be
a wonderful day!
This is going to
be a crappy day!
Manage Your Self-Talk
If you think you Can, or you ...
How to Change Your
Behavior
BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR
BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR
Changes take
true assessment...
Choose Your Behavior
REACTIVE
Response
RESPONSIBLE
My
Response
My
Choice
BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR
Stimulus
Stimulus
Steps Toward Changing
Behavior
1. Unconscious Incompetence
2. Conscience Incompetence
3. Conscience Competence
4. Unconsci...
Add POSI+IVE Behavior
INFLUENCE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!
• Sprinkle some “positive” on the negatives
• Focus on the good of each ...
More POSI+IVE
Contributions
1. Is it true?
2. Is it harmful?
3. Is it necessary?
• Keep promises
• Have a forgiving view o...
Watch your definitions -
they become thoughtsthey become thoughts
Watch your thoughts -
they become wordsthey become words...
The Choice is YOURS
With a Bad attitude
you can never have a positive
day
With a Positive attitude
you can never have a ba...
Choose POSI+IVE Living
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We've all had jobs where the work was environment has been hard to deal with. Whether it was having a difficult boss or working with colleagues whose personalities or work ethic didn't match yours, there's been a lesson in dealing with a tough work environment.
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    1. 1. How to StayPOSI+IVE in a TOUGHWork Environment
    2. 2. The Environment Determinism Theory Negative W orld View Changing Environm ent YOU Beware the Bullets! Negative Work Environment Past Experiences Other People’s Behavior Ouch!
    3. 3. “Are some people just born positive thinkers . . . or is it their CHOICE?” “Are some people just born positive thinkers . . . or is it their CHOICE?” Life’s Little Question
    4. 4. Choose the Right Luggage Dodge Bullets Be Bulletproof
    5. 5. You’re going to get hit! The Problem With Dodging Bullets
    6. 6. Choice #2 Wear Bulletproof Armor
    7. 7. Bulletproof Armor Comes from Bulletproof Armor Comes from SELF CHANGESELF CHANGE
    8. 8. Putting on the Armor Putting on the Armor Change 3 Things!
    9. 9. How to Change Your Attitude ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE Changes happen personally from the INSIDE OUT!
    10. 10. I am responsible . . . . . . for who I am . . . for what I have . . . for what I do ATTITUDE ATTITUDE ATTITUDE ATTITUDE So . . . Accept Responsibility
    11. 11. Negative world view YOU FROM THE INSIDE . . . OUT!ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE Step #2 Take Control
    12. 12. How to Change Your Thinking THINKINGTHINKING THINKINGTHINKINGTHINKINGTHINKING Changes come from observing logically in every situation
    13. 13. Observe Your Thinking THINKINGTHINKING It sucks to be him. I refuse to let this hook m e! This is all very interesting W hat can I do to defuse this? Tomorrow it will look very different. I’d like to beat the …
    14. 14. This is going to be a wonderful day! This is going to be a crappy day! Manage Your Self-Talk If you think you Can, or you think you Can’t… YOU’RE RIGHT! Henry Ford THINKINGTHINKING
    15. 15. How to Change Your Behavior BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR Changes take true assessment, determination & discipline
    16. 16. Choose Your Behavior REACTIVE Response RESPONSIBLE My Response My Choice BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR Stimulus Stimulus
    17. 17. Steps Toward Changing Behavior 1. Unconscious Incompetence 2. Conscience Incompetence 3. Conscience Competence 4. Unconscious Competence BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR The New YOU!The New YOU!The New YOU!The New YOU!
    18. 18. Add POSI+IVE Behavior INFLUENCE YOUR ENVIRONMENT! • Sprinkle some “positive” on the negatives • Focus on the good of each day • Stay out of the “feeding frenzies” • Say “please” and “thank you” • Practice EMPATHY • Evaluate YOUR behavior • Never miss an opportunity to complement • Spread a SMILE around Replace the BAD HABITS! BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR
    19. 19. More POSI+IVE Contributions 1. Is it true? 2. Is it harmful? 3. Is it necessary? • Keep promises • Have a forgiving view of people • Keep an open mind with changes • Count to 1000 if necessary • See criticism as opportunity to improve • Cultivate your sense of humor • Before you say anything to anyone, ask yourself three things
    20. 20. Watch your definitions - they become thoughtsthey become thoughts Watch your thoughts - they become wordsthey become words Watch your words - they become actionsthey become actions Watch your actions - they become your destinythey become your destiny Watch your definitions - they become thoughtsthey become thoughts Watch your thoughts - they become wordsthey become words Watch your words - they become actionsthey become actions Watch your actions - they become your destinythey become your destiny Remember to . . .
    21. 21. The Choice is YOURS With a Bad attitude you can never have a positive day With a Positive attitude you can never have a bad day
    22. 22. Choose POSI+IVE Living
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