Monday, June 4, 2012
Having a positive attitude and mindset is a good thing to cultivate in business! I know it sounds cliché, but it is the truth. Recently I have been making a lot of cold calls for new business and I have come to realize that attitude is a huge part of success in this field. The mood you are in and how you sound is a big factor in how willing the person on the other end is to listen to you. This principle can pretty much be applied to any job or task.
It can be hard to keep your energy up all day when hearing voicemail after voicemail with no returned calls, but it is important to remain positive. Try not to take it personally - but do keep in mind that the person on the other end may be busy, may not be in the office or just might not have the same sense of urgency about the call.
Attitude is one of the few things you can control about your workday. Nobody else can determine how you will respond to each situation.. So turn that frown upside down and be positive, it goes a long way!