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[Staying positve,

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[Staying positve,

  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. - Dog eat dog . . . everyone fighting to get ahead - No one appreciates your contributions - Too much work . . . not enough help - Deadlines are unrealistic - Longer hours . . . additional work - Budget Constraints - Competition is eating us alive - Poor management / direction - Job insecurity Negative Work Environment
  4. 4. Other People’s Behavior Bulldozers Snipers Exploders ClamsClams Patronizers Complainers Controller s Backstabber s Walking Wounded Negatives Gossips Brown NosersSluffers Whiners
  5. 5. CHANGE . . . Challenges our paradigms Alters the way we think Makes life more difficult for a while Causes Stress Is an ongoing fact of life Changing Environment “The only person who always likes change is a wet baby”
  6. 6. Past Experiences Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
  7. 7. GENETIC: My Grandparents did it to me. (Inherited traits) PSYCHIC: My Parents did it to me. (Upbringing) ENVIRONMENTAL: My Spouse, my Boss, the Company, the Economy, etc.. is doing this to me. (Surroundings) Determinism Theory
  8. 8. “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
  9. 9. Choose the Right Luggage Dodge Bullets Be Bulletproof
  10. 10. You’re going to get hit! The Problem With Dodging Bullets
  11. 11. Choice #2 Wear Bulletproof Armor
  12. 12. Bulletproof Armor Comes from Bulletproof Armor Comes from SELF CHANGESELF CHANGE
  13. 13. Putting on the Armor Putting on the Armor Change 3 Things!
  14. 14. How to Change Your Attitude ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE Changes happen personally from the INSIDE OUT!
  15. 15. I am responsible . . . . . . for who I am . . . for what I have . . . for what I do ATTITUDE ATTITUDE ATTITUDE ATTITUDE So . . . Accept Responsibility
  16. 16. Negative world view YOU FROM THE INSIDE . . . OUT!ATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDEATTITUDE Step #2 Take Control
  17. 17. How to Change Your Thinking THINKINGTHINKING THINKINGTHINKINGTHINKINGTHINKING Changes come from observing logically in every situation
  18. 18. 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 …
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. How to Change Your Behavior BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR Changes take true assessment, determination & discipline
  21. 21. Choose Your Behavior REACTIVE Response RESPONSIBLE My Response My Choice BEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR Stimulus Stimulus
  22. 22. 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!
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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 . . .
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Choose POSI+IVE Living
  28. 28. HAVE A WONDERFULL workHAVE A WONDERFULL work placeplace E N J O Y !!!!!!!!!! SYSPE.COM

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