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Accentuate the positive!

Our country is in a state of crisis. The economic conditions add stress on top of the fear for our health. Public health professionals tell us ordinary tasks like going grocery shopping or seeing a friend can put us at risk. We discover new threats every day. And with misinformation circulating the internet, it’s difficult to feel informed. Negativity can quickly become “the norm.”  Dare to be different — be positive!

Everyone feels tired of gloom and doom, so stand out. Market your services with some good news. Focus on the privilege of being a part of a strong community where people value business ethics and service with integrity. Show hope for the future by donating a portion of sales to a local charity or offering a discount to customers who make a donation. 

A positive ripple effect

When people experience or see joy, a ripple effect takes place. Your gift of joy to just one person could result in an endless stream of people improving their mindsets! Who doesn’t want to be the bearer of good news? Small moments of happiness have a greater impact when they receive more focus. There is no limit to joy, and you can practice increasing it daily

Positivity is contagious and acts as a powerful magnet increasing the productivity of teams. “It’s a power that gives teams a competitive advantage in business, sports, creativity and life,” according to Jon Gordan, author of The Power of a Positive Team. “Positive teams are not about fake positivity. They are about real optimism, vision, purpose and unity that make great teams.” And when your purpose in life is to enhance the lives of others, intrinsic rewards abound. That’s why at CEL we are passionately committed to the betterment of business, families and communities—and we like to have fun!

The current crisis is uprooting a lot in our lives, but we can choose to create joy and to be positive. Look for ways to create fun. Give people what they need. Accentuate the positive!

Published on: November 9, 2020