The Importance of Being Optimistic
Aside from news of our industry, what is your internal disposition? What is the voice (or if you’re like me, VOICES) inside your head telling you? How do your customers and prospects see you? Without quoting any scientific research I can absolutely guarantee you that people like to be around people who are happy, cheerful and positive as opposed to people who are gloomy, negative and dark. So who are you? And who do you want to be? If you have characteristically always been a pessimistic negative type, it is not too late for you. Change your thinking and you can change your outlook, and maybe even your whole world.
Anyway, I gotta get packing. I’ll leave you with a couple more great optimism quotes. And if you ever need a pep talk, I’m just a phone call, e-mail, tweet or LinkedIn, InMail away!
"What day is it?"
" It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.—A.A. Milne
"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost."—Helen Keller
Blogger, author, consultant, coach and all around evangelist for the graphic arts industry, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include sales and marketing coaching, enabling clients to find engagement strategies that work for them and mentoring the next generation of sales superstars.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of ten, so she fears nothing.