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The difference between realistic optimists and fake optimists is obvious. Realistic optimists understand and don’t shy away from the reality that life isn’t always easy,
The Tough Times Syndrome is where sales leaders and/or their salespeople (individually or collectively) focus on all the things they can’t do, all the things that are going wrong, all the problems they are facing, and all the reasons why they are not generating the revenue they want or need.
Is it really selfish for office workers who can work from home (WFH), to add back hours per day to their life by not commuting, avoid catching colds and flus often shared in office environments and who can more flexibly manage their work/home priorities and be just as, if not more productive than in the office?
Motivational self-help pundits tell us to find our purpose in life and live it to its fullest. Sounds good … inspirational even. But what if the more you search for “A” purpose in your life, the less meaningful your existing life can seem? What if the pursuit of a purpose in life is doing you more harm than good?
How’s your attention span these days? Are you finding it easier to be distracted and more difficult to stay focused, present, and in the moment? It’s not just technology that distracts us … it’s laziness and a lack of clarity about intentionally behaving in ways that demonstrate the kind of person we want to strive to be.
Hold yourself accountable for fostering trust, mutual respect, and support in your own teams and between individual team members, and there’s a big chance you’re going to positively impact the well-being of your individual and collective team members … oh, and at the same time, science also tells us, you’ll more than likely get a boost to your own sense of life satisfaction and well-being too.