Try this the next time you are being served in a shop, or paying for your fuel at a petrol station - ask the person how they are, and wait for their response...
My reason for highlighting this thought is that I regularly observe people who, without knowing it, are stuck in 'half empty mode'.
People fascinate me. Only last week, I was at a hotel just outside of Oxford, and whilst waiting to meet a guy to discuss the Premier franchise opportunity, I couldn’t help but overhear a conversation between two gentlemen at the opposite table. For 45 minutes, the pair of them did not utter a positive word! From what I could gather, they were staying at the hotel as they were on nights with a construction company undertaking repairs to some large construction nearby. It got so bad at one point that one guy was reading out an email word for word from his phone and telling the other guy every reason the action would not work!
In the end, I was itching to go over there and sign them up to the "Take the Brakes Off" course by James Ashford, where they would understand the power of responsibility, which is - “nothing is happening to me, everything is happening because of me”. My view on why they are sat there frustrated, hacked off, blaming everyone else, is that they approach everything from a negative viewpoint. It also reminds me of our Core Value #9 - remain above the line at all times. I think we can safely say that these guys would not fit in at Premier!
The contrast could not have been greater when I met with the chap who is keen on joining Premier, and he was explaining what he has achieved over the last few weeks as part of his due diligence into starting a Premier business. As I listened and observed his positive manner, another Power Principle came to mind, which is The Power of Focus –whatever I focus on, I am going to attract and get more of. I leave it with you to decide whether he has the right Positive mindset to join Premier.
I guess you are wondering what my response is when people ask how I am... my reply is “outstanding and giving off sparks!!!”. So here is my challenge to you for the next time someone asks you how are - respond with “unstoppable!” and see the smile on their face. I guarantee you will have a spring in your step for the rest of the day!
- Phil Gaffer, Business Development Director
If you share our positive mindset and can relate to our core values then visit our business opportunities page, where you can find out how you could contribute to our positive team spirit!