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Put the “Merry” in Your Christmas and “Happy” in Your New Year with Positive Thinking!

Put the “Merry” in Your Christmas and “Happy” in Your New Year with Positive Thinking!

As I reflect on the past year’s roller coaster ride with the economy, a new president, the NFL’s issue with kneeling, I go back to my roots and reflect how I got here.  After being in business 22 years I have learned that I am in charge of my own destiny and my own success.  If I didn’t have access to the news or internet would I run my business differently? The answer is NO!  The distractions of the world are heard in my mind as annoying bleeps so I have to keep ME grounded and steadfast with my goals.  I’ve chosen to unlink with Facebook due to staunch negativity and the news as it merely reflects discontent and quite honestly I’m a pretty happy girl. I’m not saying that I don’t investigate what is important to me that is newsworthy but I can’t continuously moment by moment allow the distractions of doom and gloom, I’m just not built that way.  A perpetual optimist, I am. My cup runneth over!  There is always something to be grateful for!!!  As a business owner you have to find the positive from a negative situation.  It will help you to be a better business person.  Here’s my GIFT to you for a Prosperous and Happy New Year!!

Point to Ponder: If you count your blessings daily does that really relate to happiness?  This is what I found.

The Mayo Clinic states, health benefits that positive thinking may provide include:

  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease

Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results.

With a positive attitude we experience pleasant and happy feelings. This brings brightness to the eyes, more energy, and happiness. Our whole being broadcasts good will, happiness and success. Even our health is affected in a beneficial way. We walk tall, our voice is more powerful, and our body language shows the way we feel. Here is link to making a conscience change for a better outlook.

https://www.successconsciousness.com/index_000009.htm

Positive and negative thinking are contagious.

We affect, and are affected by the people we meet, in one way or another. This happens instinctively and on a subconscious level, through words, thoughts and feelings, and through body language.

Is it any wonder that we want to be around positive people, and prefer to avoid negative ones?

People are more disposed to help us, if we are positive, and they dislike and avoid anyone broadcasting negativity.

Negative thoughts, words and attitude, create negative and unhappy feelings, moods and behavior. When the mind is negative, poisons are released into the blood, which cause more unhappiness and negativity. This is the way to failure, frustration and disappointment.

Practicing positive thinking every day.

If you tend to have a negative outlook, don’t expect to become an optimist overnight. But with practice, eventually your self-talk will contain less self-criticism and more self-acceptance. You may also become less critical of the world around you.

When your state of mind is generally optimistic, you’re better able to handle everyday stress in a more constructive way. That ability may contribute to the widely observed health benefits of positive thinking.

So is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic — it’s up to you!  Be the change you want to see in the world because someone is always watching.  Wishing you a glass full of possibilities!

Merry Christmas,

Caroline Taylor, President
Taylor Made Diagnostics

P.S. Taylor Made Diagnostics will be closed December 22-December 25 for the Christmas holidays. See you Tuesday, December 26th!

Relationships in Business and Life

Relationships in Business and Life

You’ve heard that relationships in business are critical, doing business with people you know, that’s great advice. How do you get to know them? It’s clear to me that knowing your audience, customers and employees, can have an impact on you personally and professionally. Getting to know PEOPLE first, is the foundation to a strong relationship.  In business, many cut to the chase, and wonder why they’re not successful.

A Pandora commercial connected wives merely by their charm bracelets. I wish it were always that easy but there’s no replacement for face to face interaction and asking the right questions.  People generally like to talk about “Themselves”.  Take the time to listen and get to know them.  Yes, it takes some time and effort but in the long run you’ve made a friend, contact, colleague or resource that can span a lifetime.

It’s not just about business but getting to know people as individuals. Make it your passion to know who “they” really are, learn about their family, their interests and their position or viewpoint. Their STORIES interest me and I often realize there are many common threads to our journey of being. Whether an entrepreneur, business leader, or domestic goddess, the struggles are real, their powerful and it reinforces the connectedness that is forged in our success timeline.

At TMD I take the time to get to know my customers and seek to understand their unique needs as a business owner. The example I show is not only for customers but also for my “Team Awesome”. I listen and learn about each unique person in the organization. I measure their strengths and help them to be the most successful person they can be. If not for them, their loyalty and commitment the mission would fail. Brick by Brick we’ve built a trustworthy relationship to include responsiveness and commitment to always support the mission. You and your Team must represent your core values at all times.

A leader needs to give credit where credit is due. Give back when you can because it will bless you 10 fold, recognize the above and beyond efforts of your team and tell them you think they’re a “big deal”.  If you’ve ever been an employee you know how good that feels!!  Keep inspiring, because we should always lift others as we climb!

On our journey to serve, remember that your inspiration has a ripple effect and can lead to positive change so go out there and make a difference wherever you can.  May 2017 inspire, ignite, and encourage you.

Now go and make a difference!