When positive thinking just isn’t getting you where you want to be, it might be time boost positive results with an unexpected twist.
Research has proven that the right kind of negative thinking can actually increase your chances of getting those goals you really want.
Try WOOP for a healthy dose of realistic optimism that’s been proven time and time again to help people reach their goals, no matter how ambitious those goals may be.
W-O-O-P is a four-step process created by psychologist Gabriele Ottingen, who wrote the book “Rethinking Positive Thinking.” WOOP allows you to think through what might go wrong so you’ve got back up plans when the unexpected happens.
It works like this:
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You’re looking ahead and thinking you definitely need some great people to fill positions. The only problem: How to get the right people, and once they’re on payroll, how to keep them?
Here are five proven ways to do just that.
1. Foster Internal Brand Ambassadors
1. You need to foster brand ambassadors from within to share their job love on social. Millennials are most likely to be on social media and leas likely to ever go to your website. Be where they are. Make sure your ambassadors are all on the same page and know what your brand is about. Next, give them quick guidance about how to leverage their social presence, status and updates so they can maximize their influence with potential candidates. If you’re looking for a good example of employees on social, check out #joblove. That’s Lulu Lemon employees, rocking the brand, spreading the love.
When you’ve worked hard, beyond what anyone has the right to expect, and yet you’re still not getting the success you want, you can feel helpless.
After all, when you’ve given your effort all you’ve got, what else is left?
You CAN turn this around. Just when you feel at the end of your rope, there is a clear path of what to try instead. It just takes a mindset shift on your part.
Your answer in turning what seems like an impossible situation into a successful outcome comes from the words of Sir Winston Churchill: “Sometimes it is not enough to do our best, we must do what is required.”
I remember the first time I read that quotation. It was on a bumper sticker on the car in front of me in back to back traffic.
It was Los Angeles, it was rush hour, and I’m pretty sure a few we were going about negative five miles an hour.
The bumper sticker read: “Sometimes it’s not enough to do your best, you must do what is necessary.”
I immediately chose to feel annoyed. (Notice that I say “I CHOSE” to feel annoyed. At least I was taking ownership of my feelings.)
My automatic response was “What do you mean, my best is not enough? What else is there?” (more…)
Have you ever reached out to a family or long-time friend you haven’t talked with in a while, and they said something like this: “How great to hear from you! I’ve been thinking about you! Wanted to connect, but I’ve been so busy.”
How did that feel? Did you ever think in a droll tone: “You’re busy? Really? What’s that like?”
Yet, we all tell ourselves stories about busy-ness, our time and productivity.
Perhaps you yourself have a bit of self-talk script that, with one slight tweak, will transform your productivity.
Read on to discover what that script is, and how to change it so you can exercise self-leadership. (more…)
How uplifting to know that there are specific actions you can take right away to help you feel more confidence and raise your self-esteem.
There are many reasons why you may feel less than confident at times, but as you take one or more of these four actions, you’ll find your self-esteem building as you reach a new level of confidence.
1. Rethink the retreat. Ever had the urge to quit when something got hard?
Truth: That’s not your fault! Humans are hard wired to avoid pain and be attracted to pleasure.
Of course, anything you’ve accomplished up to this point has had a degree of difficulty to it, yes?
Part of the pleasure you have in accomplishing that feat you’re thinking of lies in the fact that it took effort on your part to persevere even when it got tough.
Your persistence is part of your pleasure. (more…)
Motivate yourself today with these 5 ways.
Motivate Yourself NOW with these 5 powerful tips!
Thinking that your life would be even better if you could just get yourself motivated to take action in a few key areas?
You can learn motivation, and these five actions can help.
- Know your BFW’s. That stands for Big Fat Whys. If you’ve ever thought you wanted to do something, but couldn’t motivate yourself to take consistent action, you might have been missing this key ingredient.The secret sauce is your WHY.Think you want to stop procrastinating, eat better, exercise more, whatever? WHY?