Tuesday, August 5, 2014

How to stay positive in a negative world

Linda Darby,
Chief Executive Officer
Recently, my father gave me a book to read called "Becoming a Person of Influence," by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan. In one of the chapters, the authors discuss perspective. They state that when we receive negative comments or criticism from people, we have the tendency to lose sight of our own value.

This information got me thinking about how this relates to our attitudes in the business world. Often times we are consumed by one negative comment that we receive from an unhappy family and ignore the 10 positive comments we received earlier that day. We tend to focus on what went wrong during a meeting, rather than all of the things that went right. We all do this. In order to fight off these feelings, it's important to surround ourselves with people who believe in what we do and believe in our industry.

Thank you for all you do for our profession. We are honored to work with such outstanding individuals. 

This article originally appeared in Trigard Tuesdays, our weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/tuesdays.

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