Billy: My old friend, how's business?
Michael: Better than usual. Thanks for asking.
Billy: You seem to be in a good mood.
Michael: I am trying to have a positive attitude toward my job and my life.
Billy: Always look on the bright side, right?
Michael: Right you are, my friend.
Billy: That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Michael: So you are saying, "it's all good."
Billy: Keeping a positive attitude will help you find and keep and enjoy your job. It will also help in other business situations.
Michael: Go on, tell me more. I am very interesting in hearing more.
1) Attitude : personality, style of thoughts
ex:Little Billy has the right attitude: if he fails, he tries again.
2) Productive : good, helpful
ex:It is productive to always look on the bright side of things
3) Positive : productive, yes,sure
ex:Are you positive you saw my girlfriend with another man?
ex:The teacher's report was very positive.
4) Qualities : traits, behavior
ex:My good qualities include my experience, my computer skills and my ability to get along well with others.
5) Visible : able to be seen, often seen
ex:Clinton has been a very visible president.
ex:The new worker has many visible good qualities.
PROCEDURE : List twenty of your BEST qualities on twenty small pieces of paper. I know that most of you have many good qualities, but LIMIT yourself to the ones related to WORK in some way. Paste these notes all around your apartment, office or home. Put them in VISIBLE places, or places you often go to: the refrigerator, your computer monitor, your bedroom, your desk, and even the bathroom.
EXAMPLES of qualities to write down:
I WORK WELL WITH OTHERS.
MY COMPUTER SKILLS ARE EXCEPTIONAL.
I AM PROUD OF THE ARTICLES I WROTE AND HELPED PUBLISH.
I AM EXPERIENCED!
APPLICATIONS: Having a positive attitude and outlook is extremely important in the interview process. Many applicants do poorly at the interview because they lack a positive attitude. Many more, because they are nervous, forget their greatest achievements during the interview. Don't be shy. Tell the world about the good things you haveaccomplished. Keep a positive attitude!
This activity will DRILL IT INTO YOUR BRAIN (help you remember) that you are the best person for the job.
Gordon: My old friend, how's business?
Molly: Things couldn't be better. I had a productive interview yesterday and I am sure they are going to give me the job.
Gordon: You always have a positive attitude. That is great. I wish I could find a job.
Molly: Hang in there. And try to keep a positive attitude. Always look on the bright side of life.
Gordon: I don't have a job, but I do have a lot of free time to find new girl friends.
Molly: Or you can use your free time more productively by studying.
Gordon: I guess getting a job is good motivation.
Molly: Plus, girls like guys who have jobs a little better. You need money to buy flowers, right?
Gordon: I see your point. I guess it does pay to have a positive attitude.
Molly: That's right, if you keep smiling and working hard, you will achieve all your goals.
Gordon: Even my secret goal of getting you to become my wife?
Molly: No way. I guess there are some things that can't be changed by positive attitudes, but most other things can!