It’s OK. You Can Feel Positive
When someone asks you what is trending in our industry, what is your response? Typically you would tell them about that new widget you saw or new technology that just got released. Although both are correct responses, I would like to touch on something a bit different.
The big topic right now is that you have made it as far as you have.
As someone who has been in the industry for over 25 years, I’ve seen my fair share of ups and downs, exciting new products, cutting-edge ideas that never made it and brands leapfrogging for top position. If there is one thing I have learned, it is that not only is change constant, but it happens quicker than most of us like sometimes.
I would like to discuss energy today. Not power from your wall, but positive and negative energy and how it affects your attitude and, ultimately, your business success.
For too many years, there has been a stigma about where we are now after the recession, complaints about commoditization and a constant search to get back to the blissful margins we all had back in 2007. This is all negative energy that drags us down and also keeps us living in the past.
It’s time to look forward and start using some of that positive energy. Forget about what made your business boom the first time and concentrate on what will make it boom now. The good news is you are here now! You have made it through the rough patch and it’s time to find your calling again. I’ve got news for you: It will be different than before and it will also be better than ever before.
I believe what you put out comes back to you in spades. It’s not a one-time deal though; you need to be consistent about it. Just like customer service: You have to provide consistent high-quality customer service, all the time, no questions.