Being in business is very similar to going on a roller coaster ride; there will be plenty of ups and downs. We will all encounter bad times, success, failure etc. The key is to understand it’s not what happens to you that matters; it’s how you choose to react or respond that matters.
Your attitude influences your existing and potential customers, your employees, your suppliers, your investors and all those you come into contact with.
If you maintain a positive attitude, it will be infectious and those around you will pick up on your positive energy. Everyone in your organization will feel positive and customers will want to do business with you.
With a positive approach you will feel in control and confident and you will perform at your best, whereas a negative approach will damage your confidence, harm your performance, paralyze your mental skills and may also impact your health.
However taking a positive approach is not enough on its own. You also need to be realistic about the economic environment and market conditions. It is critical that you focus on making sure your business is in the best shape to withstand the downturn and maximize the short and longer term performance of the business. This may be by improving productivity, enhancing customer service, changing your marketing activity, maximizing your repeat business, developing a new product or service, training staff or reviewing your cost base.
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