I learned a strange thing down in the islands years ago. When I wrote about an experience in my “Island Notes,” people reacted poorly if my tone was negative, even in truth. On the other hand, when I took a positive or light tone, even when describing a tragedy (finding that silver lining), my readers enjoyed what I had to say.
This illustrated something even bigger that I have come to learn: People flock to positive people. It can be one of the most important things you bring to your business or career-building efforts.
My point: No, don’t be a mindless grinner, but do offer hope and positive ideas rather than negativity and woe. It can dramatically change your image and your fortunes … almost overnight. — jri
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