Attitude and Business Success
I attended The Denver Business Journal breakfast this morning introducing Denver businesses to Scott Bemis, president & publisher of the Denver Business Journal.
There was one area of his presentation I found particularly interesting and one I thought applied to our website marketing and search engine optimization business at Page 1 Solutions:
- What were Success-Driven businesses and owners (those that experienced strong sales growth and unexpected opportunities) seeing and doing during the poor economy of 2009.
A large part of the Success-Driven businesses and owners, he identified, was rooted in their attitude. This not only focuses on the actions of the business, but the attitude of their leaders, their management and their teams.
"You own your attitude," says Bemis. "10 percent of attude is based on the things that happen to us. 90 percent is how we choose to deal with it."
Are you simply a product of your circumstances, or are you a creator of your situation, able to recognize opportunity and act on it? Success-Driven owners and business don't sit around and wait for the economy to come back, they drive it. If you are a team member that is always down and complaining about your job, your position, your boss, your company, then it is time for an attitude adjustment or a career adjustment.
The key is that we need to be concious of this every day and in every interaction. Changing behavior requires consistent actions that turn into habits.
Something to think about as you go through your day.