How to Stay POSI + IVE in a TOUGH Work Environment
The Environment YOU Beware the Bullets! Determinism Theory Negative World View Changing Environment Negative Work Environm...
<ul><li>-   Everyone fighting to get ahead </li></ul><ul><li>-  No one appreciates your contributions   </li></ul><ul><li>...
Exploders Patronizers Complainers Controllers Backstabbers Negatives Gossips Other People’s Behavior
<ul><li>Challenges our paradigms </li></ul><ul><li>Alters the way we think </li></ul><ul><li>Makes life more difficult for...
Past Experiences Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
Media Frenzy Negative World View
<ul><li>GENETIC :  My Grandparents did it to me. (Inherited traits) </li></ul><ul><li>PSYCHIC :  My Parents did it to me. ...
<ul><li>  “ Are some people just  born  positive    thinkers  </li></ul><ul><li>. . . or is it their  CHOICE ?” </li></ul>...
Choose the Right Luggage Dodge Bullets Be Bulletproof
The Problem With Dodging Bullets You’re going to get hit!
Choice #2   Wear Bulletproof Armor
Bulletproof Armor Comes from SELF CHANGE
Putting on the Armor Change  3 Things!
How to  Change  Your  Attitude ATTITUDE ATTITUDE Changes happen personally from the  INSIDE OUT!
<ul><li>I am responsible . . .  </li></ul><ul><li>. . . for who I am </li></ul><ul><li>. . . for what I have </li></ul><ul...
How to  Change  Your  Thinking THINKING THINKING Changes come from observing  logically  in  every situation
Observe  Your  Thinking THINKING I refuse to let this hook me! This is all very interesting What can I do to defuse this? ...
Manage  Your  Self - Talk If you think you Can, or you think you Can’t… YOU’RE RIGHT ! Henry Ford THINKING This is going t...
How to  Change  Your  Behavior BEHAVIOR BEHAVIOR Changes take true assessment, determination & discipline
Add   POSI + IVE   Behavior <ul><li>INFLUENCE YOUR ENVIRONMENT! </li></ul><ul><li>Sprinkle some “positive” on the negative...
More  POSI + IVE  Contributions <ul><ul><li>1.  Is it true? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.  Is it harmful? </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>Watch your definitions -  </li></ul><ul><li>they become thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your thoughts -  </li></u...
The Choice is YOURS With a Bad attitude  you can never have a positive day With a Positive attitude  you can never have a ...
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    1. 1. How to Stay POSI + IVE in a TOUGH Work Environment
    2. 2. The Environment YOU Beware the Bullets! Determinism Theory Negative World View Changing Environment Negative Work Environment Past Experiences Other People’s Behavior Ouch!
    3. 3. <ul><li>- Everyone fighting to get ahead </li></ul><ul><li>- No one appreciates your contributions </li></ul><ul><li>- Too much work . . . not enough help </li></ul><ul><li>- Deadlines are unrealistic </li></ul><ul><li>- Longer hours . . . additional work </li></ul><ul><li>- Budget Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>- Job insecurity </li></ul>Negative Work Environment
    4. 4. Exploders Patronizers Complainers Controllers Backstabbers Negatives Gossips Other People’s Behavior
    5. 5. <ul><li>Challenges our paradigms </li></ul><ul><li>Alters the way we think </li></ul><ul><li>Makes life more difficult for a while </li></ul><ul><li>Causes Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Is an ongoing fact of life </li></ul>CHANGE . . . Changing Environment
    6. 6. Past Experiences Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
    7. 7. Media Frenzy Negative World View
    8. 8. <ul><li>GENETIC : My Grandparents did it to me. (Inherited traits) </li></ul><ul><li>PSYCHIC : My Parents did it to me. (Upbringing) </li></ul><ul><li>ENVIRONMENTAL : My Spouse, my Boss, the Company, the Economy, etc.. is doing this to me. (Surroundings) </li></ul>Determinism Theory
    9. 9. <ul><li> “ Are some people just born positive thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>. . . or is it their CHOICE ?” </li></ul>Life’s Little Question
    10. 10. Choose the Right Luggage Dodge Bullets Be Bulletproof
    11. 11. The Problem With Dodging Bullets You’re going to get hit!
    12. 12. Choice #2 Wear Bulletproof Armor
    13. 13. Bulletproof Armor Comes from SELF CHANGE
    14. 14. Putting on the Armor Change 3 Things!
    15. 15. How to Change Your Attitude ATTITUDE ATTITUDE Changes happen personally from the INSIDE OUT!
    16. 16. <ul><li>I am responsible . . . </li></ul><ul><li>. . . for who I am </li></ul><ul><li>. . . for what I have </li></ul><ul><li>. . . for what I do </li></ul>So . . . Accept Responsibility ATTITUDE
    17. 17. How to Change Your Thinking THINKING THINKING Changes come from observing logically in every situation
    18. 18. Observe Your Thinking THINKING I refuse to let this hook me! This is all very interesting What can I do to defuse this? Tomorrow it will look very different. I’d like to beat the …
    19. 19. Manage Your Self - Talk If you think you Can, or you think you Can’t… YOU’RE RIGHT ! Henry Ford THINKING This is going to be a wonderful day! This is going to be a crappy day!
    20. 20. How to Change Your Behavior BEHAVIOR BEHAVIOR Changes take true assessment, determination & discipline
    21. 21. Add POSI + IVE Behavior <ul><li>INFLUENCE YOUR ENVIRONMENT! </li></ul><ul><li>Sprinkle some “positive” on the negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the good of each day </li></ul><ul><li>Say “please” and “thank you” </li></ul><ul><li>Practice EMPATHY </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate YOUR behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Never miss an opportunity to complement </li></ul><ul><li>Spread a SMILE around </li></ul>Replace the BAD HABITS! BEHAVIOR
    22. 22. More POSI + IVE Contributions <ul><ul><li>1. Is it true? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Is it harmful? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Is it necessary? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep promises </li></ul><ul><li>Have a forgiving view of people </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an open mind with changes </li></ul><ul><li>See criticism as opportunity to improve </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivate your sense of humor </li></ul><ul><li>Before you say anything to anyone, ask </li></ul><ul><li>yourself three things </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Watch your definitions - </li></ul><ul><li>they become thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your thoughts - </li></ul><ul><li>they become words </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your words - </li></ul><ul><li>they become actions </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your actions - </li></ul><ul><li>they become your destiny </li></ul>Remember to . . .
    24. 24. 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

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