It’s Monday morning, my kids both woke up on their own, bright-eyed and bushy tailed as my stepdad would say. They are ready to tackle the day, the week and all I can think is… I need more coffee! We all have those days when we feel sluggish, slow and less than sunny.
In this series so far, I have been talking about what I have learned from my kids about being a business owner and entrepreneur. One of the biggest compliments I have gotten from teachers over the years about my kids is their genuine enthusiasm for learning. They are inquisitive, willing to ask questions when they don’t know the answer and delighted at discovering new information about almost anything.
One of my own secrets to sales success and to building relationships with clients is also enthusiasm. I show up with a smile on, eager to meet new people and to see how I can help their business to grow. I am equally enthusiastic about my own life and business creations. Enthusiasm is contagious! Do you let your enthusiasm show? Do you let lack of coffee put a damper on your mornings? Think about how you show up to your life, your family and your business every single day!
BE-Attitude #4 is BE Enthusiastic.
We all know people like this, the ones who light up the room when they enter. Are you like a child that looks at the world with wonder and delight? If you approach every challenge and every opportunity with enthusiasm, you solve problems more quickly, creative ideas flow more freely, you see opportunity instead of obstructions. I guarantee that starting your day with an enthusiastic burst of excitement and saying, I can't wait to see what today brings! or I know today is going to be amazing, I will accomplish __________ ,” will change your world.
When you have an enthusiastic BE-attitude, people want to be around you, work with you, work for you. Your kids, spouse and co-workers will respond in kind. Pull everyone up with you and embrace enthusiasm as a way of life. Practice right now, stand up, clap your hands together and say, It's going to be a great day! You might feel silly, but it will work, I promise. When your contentment and income both increase, you won't feel silly anymore.
Practical Action Step: Get up every morning this week, put your feet on the floor beside your bed, stand up, clap your hands, smile and say It's going to be a great day! Do this before you drink your coffee! Spouse still sleeping? Go to another room in the house or even better, go outside! You don't have to be loud, this is about your mental attitude not noise.
Share your favorite story here about being enthusiastic and how it made a difference in your day!