How To Stay Focused In A Tough Work Environment

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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, …

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. How to StayPOSI+IVE in a TOUGHWork Environment
  • 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. “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. Choose the Right Luggage Dodge Bullets Be Bulletproof
  • 5. You’re going to get hit! The Problem With Dodging Bullets
  • 6. Choice #2 Wear Bulletproof Armor
  • 7. Bulletproof Armor Comes from Bulletproof Armor Comes from SELF CHANGESELF CHANGE
  • 8. Putting on the Armor Putting on the Armor Change 3 Things!
  • 9. How to Change Your Attitude ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE Changes happen personally from the INSIDE OUT!
  • 10. I am responsible . . . . . . for who I am . . . for what I have . . . for what I do ATTITUDE ATTITUDE ATTITUDE ATTITUDE So . . . Accept Responsibility
  • 11. Negative world view YOU FROM THE INSIDE . . . OUT!ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE Step #2 Take Control
  • 12. How to Change Your Thinking THINKINGTHINKING THINKINGTHINKINGTHINKINGTHINKING Changes come from observing logically in every situation
  • 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. 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. How to Change Your Behavior BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR Changes take true assessment, determination & discipline
  • 16. Choose Your Behavior REACTIVE Response RESPONSIBLE My Response My Choice BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR Stimulus Stimulus
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Choose POSI+IVE Living