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A Positive Attitude is Contagious



"one rotten apple spoils a bunch". Learn how a positive attitude can transform your organization and give you more opportunities for success.

"one rotten apple spoils a bunch". Learn how a positive attitude can transform your organization and give you more opportunities for success.



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  • A Positive Attitude is Contagious
    "Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible" -- Norman Vincent Peale
  • A Positive Attitude is Contagious
    As they say “one rotten apple spoils a bunch”. One person’s attitude whether positive or negative will spread throughout the entire group. Nobody likes to be around a negative attitude. Learn how you can transform your organization, group, or staff just by bringing a positive attitude with you every day. You have the power to choose your attitude.
    “You see if you’re green you’re growing, if you’re ripe you’re rotten”
  • Purpose
    The purpose of this session is to share how a positive attitude affects the culture of a group, organization, or staff
    Learning Outcomes
    At the end of this session, students will be able to:
    1. Understand the meaning of a positive attitude
    2. Understand the benefits of a positive attitude
    3. Learn how to develop a positive attitude
    4. Learn how to reduce stress and stay positive
    5. Learn how to dodge the negative bullets
    6. Have the power to choose your own attitude
  • What is a Positive Attitude?
    A good definition of "positive attitude" will emphasize being affirmative and certain, without being overconfident or intolerant
    The  simple definition is the way you dedicate yourself to the way you think. Interestingly, it's also the definition of a negative attitude.
    The more complex definition is how youchoose  to dedicate yourself to the way you think, how you choose to dedicate yourself to being positive, and how you choose to dedicate yourself to reacting in a positive way. And your choice must be consistent.
    The only way you can tell what type of attitude you have is how you react when things go wrong.
    “Positive anything is better than negative thinking.”  ~Elbert Hubbard
  • Where does a Positive Attitude Come From?
    "Positive attitude comes from within.“
    "Positive attitude has nothing to do with what happens to you. It's what you do with, and how you react to, what happens to you.“
    Positive attitude comes from your ability to process thoughts in a positive way, regardless of the circumstance. And it's never 100%. That's why, in spite of your determination to be positive at every moment, you'll have highs and lows based on your thought process and your vulnerability to others.
    People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.  ~Epictetus
  • Is there a Formula ?
    Most people let thoughts connected with worries, fears, anger or unhappiness occupy their mind most of the time. The inner conversation affects the subconscious mind. Words and thought that are repeated often get stronger with repetition, thus affecting the behavior and actions of the person involved.
    If you consciously choose the thoughts, phrases and words you repeat in your mind, your life will start to change
    You will be creating new situations and circumstances
    You will be using the power of affirmations
    Affirmations: sentences that are repeated often during the day, and which sink into the subconscious mind.
  • Benefits of Positive Attitude
    Better health
    Improved relationships with others both at home and at work
    More opportunities for success
    Improved productivity
    Will be able to attract others
    It is possible to achieve anything
    Handle stress with greater ease
    It will help others
    Every thought is a seed.  If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~Bill Meyer
  • Handling Stress with greater ease
    Set realistic goals and priorities
    Encourage good time-management techniques
    Take short breaks after a particularly stressful event
    Rehearse and prepare
    Don’t procrastinate
    Know your limits
    Change your attitudes
    Learn to say "no
    Schedule your stress
    Encourage employees to treat their body right
    Encourage positive self-talk
    Give positive reinforcement
    Take responsibility
    To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.  ~Ken S. Keyes, Jr
  • More stress reducing tips
    Enjoy the journey
    Find your own voice
    Go for results, not activity
    Schedule time for yourself
    If you're in a hole, quit digging
    Breathe diaphragmatically
    Handle change skillfully and gracefully
    Do one thing at a time
    Get over it
    Do it right, not over
    Cultivate being a friend.  Not merely to have friendships
    Breathe fresh air
    Smile and have fun
    Do Desktop Yoga
    Have faith. 
    Take naps
    Love more
    Want what you have
    If you really don't like your work or work environment, change it
    Be around positive people.  Avoid whiners
    Drink water
    Avoid too much caffeine, soda pop, alcohol, and junk. Better yet, stop using them.  Don't smoke. 
    Eat nourishing food
    Get involved in your workplace wellness program
    Enjoy nature
    Wear comfortable shoes
    Believe in miracles
    Notice life now.  All of it
    Move around.  Use the stairs.  Walk
    Balance work with an active home and play life
    Focus on the moment.  Don't get caught up in the past or future
    Don't get caught up in gossip or negative thinking
    Hum.  Sing.  Dance. Whistle
    Play with pets
    Listen to your real self
  • Success Is About Learning How to Deal
    • It is inevitable that life will sling some crap your way. Nothing strengthens your drive like being kept from working on your goals.
    • Success is about how you deal with what life throws you. It’s about perspective. It’s also about what drives you
    • As you spend time dealing with the negativity, keep in mind your main goals. The negativitythat you’re dealing with may just fuel the fire that drives your success
  • How to Develop a Positive Attitude
    A positive mental attitude is an absolute prerequisite for success. A person’s attitude determines how well they do and how far they go in life.
    One of differences between successful people and unsuccessful people is the way they think. Successful people talk about the things they want. They talk about achieving goals, good health, happiness, and prosperity.
    Unsuccessful people talk about the things they don’t want. They complain, worry, and talk about their problems.
    A person with a positive mental attitude is someone who has a positive and constructive approach to the ups and downs that occur in life. It’s the ability to keep their mind on the things they want in life an off the things they don’t want.
    I don't like that man.  I must get to know him better.  ~Abraham Lincoln
  • Developing an Attitude of Success
    The most successful students, leaders and employees present an attitude that makes it clear to everyone around them that they are positive, genuine, competent, self-confident and caring. That is why every college student should come to realize that only with a great attitude can they ever reach their full potential.
    Your attitude makes itself known through your words, tone of voice, actions, reactions, facial expressions, mannerisms and body language. It is revealed in every aspect of your thinking and behavior. As people read those signals, they make judgments about you and your potential for success. People with great potential are easy to recognize.
  • Developing a Positive Attitude
    Use the right words. Use statements like, “I have a positive attitude,” or “We’ll find a solution,” in daily conversation. The words you use on a daily basis have a major impact on your attitude and moods.
    Strive for Optimism. Having a positive attitude is something you should strive for. It isn’t something you are or are not, it is something you become.
    What company do you keep? Do your friends have negative attitudes? Does it rub off on you? Many times the company we keep can affect our attitudes. If your group at work or home negatively affects your attitude, take the necessary steps to change the situation. If all else fails, change the people around.
    Know when you need a Change. When you know you aren’t happy, admit it to yourself and take action to reverse it. This is a very difficult thing to do especially when you aren’t in the mood to admit things to yourself. It may be hard, but it is worth it. When you are negative, realize it and change it.
  • Staying Positive in a Negative World
    85% of the reason a person gets a job and gets ahead in that job is due to attitude; and only 15% is because of technical or specific skills. (Source: Harvard and Stanford University)
    People spend how much money on their education versus much money they spent on building their positive attitudes?
    1. Understand that failure is an event, and not a person.
    2. Become a lifetime, or better yet a perpetual, student
    3. Read something informational or inspirational every day
    4. Enroll in the Transit University.
    5. Start the day and end the day with positive input into your mind
  • 8 Elements of Success
    Demonstrate Competence and Professionalism
    Build and Maintain Relationships
    Present a Positive Attitude
    Exhibit Self-Confidence
    Practice Continuous Learning
    Treat People With Respect
    Develop and Expand Leadership Skills
    Look to the Future
  • Dodging Negative Bullets
    5 Ways to stay positive in a negative world
    Awareness: Be aware of negativity around you. You can feel the negative words being drained right out of you.
    It All Starts with You: In what ways are you contributing to negativity? Learn to respect people’s humanity and their right to be themselves.
    Speak Up: Point it out in a gentle and caring way. Over time people will realize what they can and cant say around you.
    Be Constructive, Positive, Meaningful and Beneficial: Constructive conversations are empowering and leave people a little better off from having participated in them. Become the kind of person who takes your time and words seriously.
    Praise and Acknowledge: It’s amazing what a few words of praise and acknowledgement can do. You want people to feel good after being in your presence.
  • Choose the Right Luggage
    Dodge Bullets
    Be Bulletproof
  • Put on the Armor
    3 Things!
  • How to Change Your Attitude
    Accept Responsibility
    for who I am
    for what I have
    for what I do
    Take Control
  • How to Change Your Thinking
  • How to Change Your Behavior
    Replace the BAD HABITS!
    • Spread a SMILE around
    • 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
  • More POSI+IVE Contributions
    • Before you say anything to anyone, ask
    yourself three things
    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
  • 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
    The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes
    by: Charles Swindoll
  • Wait Long Enough…
    Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress you. When you're pissed off and angry at them you just haven't given them enough time. Just give them a little more time and they'll almost always impress you.- Jon Snoddy
  • The Power of Choice
    Every day you get up, get ready for work, get your family ready for work/school, and are on your way. Day in and day out, you do what you do because you have to. You are either obligated to do what you do because it’s your “duty” or you do it because you have no choice. Or, so you think.
    The reality is that just because you think you have to do something, doesn’t mean you do. You have a choice.
    In fact, you always have a choice. You have free will.
  • It’s Your Choice
    By giving yourself permission to choose how you spend your time, who you spend time with, what you choose to do, and how you choose to think, you are free to be you, to freely express through your words and actions who you are as a mature adult man or woman.
    The thought of that should make you smile. No longer do you need to do anything out of obligation. You can still choose to do something that you have to do; but you can do it because you want to, because as an adult who’s in charge of your life, you are choosing to make that phone call or attend that family gathering.
    You can do what you do out of choice. It’s an empowering place to be. By being at choice, you take charge of your life and your inner experience. After all, it’s not only what you do and what you achieve, but how you feel about it that matters most
  • “Are some people just born positive thinkers
    . . . or is it their CHOICE?”
  • When you think of work as an opportunity to do what you love, to express yourself, and to utilize your potential, then work becomes play for pay. You choose your work and you choose your attitude. There’s always a choice; you just may not like the options.
  • PROJECT: Changing your attitude
    Think about the 3 biggest problems you have in any of these areas: work, relationships, home, family, school, sports, or self image
    Answer following questions:
    1. To what extent have you blamed others for this problem.
    2. How do you feel about this problem?
    3. If you don’t solve this problem, what direction will your life go?
    Who’s going to win: YOU or THE PROBLEM?
    What small steps can you take to overcome this problem?
    What new attitude do you need to solve this problem
    Once problem is solved, how will you feel different about yourself?
    How will life be better for you once you solve this problem?