Friday, December 12, 2008

Positive Thinking

I receive tons of information daily: phone calls, emails, web searches, reading, etc. As a consultant to churches, it's my job to know as much about the world we live and minister in so I can help church leaders find solutions to their opportunities and problems.

It's very easy to slide into a cloud of despair over what's going on in the world today. We all are facing potential impacts on our lives as our country struggles with economic uncertainty. There are a lot of things we can't change, but there are some things we can change - our own perceptions and attitudes.

Courtesy of, here are some uplifting thoughts for you today. They were intended to use as part of a sales management training process, but I think they are very relevant to all of us - Enjoy!

How to Smile
  • Wake up - show others you care by giving attention to their needs
  • Be thankful - the opportunity to serve is a gift...not an entitlement
  • Be approachable - We're at each other's service and contact is where it starts
  • Complain less - we've got work to do
  • Smile. Really - it's where pleasantness begins

How to Move

  • Start early and go long - get lost in your service to others
  • Exceed expectations - dismiss mediocrity; expect more from yourself
  • Have a sense of urgency - predict and pre-sweat the details for others
  • Be resourceful and resilient - service is about giving someone what they matter what

Smile - be happy!

Move - do something!

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