One of the reasons I love working with the fitness, dance and martial arts industries is that a significantly higher percentage of individuals have such a positive mental attitude when compared to other business areas such as trades or finance. However, this positive mental attitude can sometimes be short-lived. After all, the industry is what some would refer to as a "high staff turnover" industry and while many come into the industry fired up and raring to go, positivity is sometimes difficult to sustain in the face of competition, rising prices, unreliable support networks/colleagues etc. Nevertheless I firmly believe that it is those who maintain that self belief during times of adversity that go on to become successful. For example, you'd be hard pressed to find a miserable personal trainer who has been in the industry for 5 years plus!
So how do we a) cultivate a positive mental attitude and b) sustain it?
Over the coming weeks I hope to shed some insight into just that, beginning with a story I heard some years ago at a business networking event. I've tried wearing the badge myself at networking events, when meeting clients and even in my classes and it works!