7 ATTITUDE LESSONS
- HOW TO USE HUMOR TO LIGHTEN UP ANY SITUATION
- REJECT NEGATIVITY WHEREVER, WHENEVER IT CREEPS IN
- RAISE YOUR ENTHUSIASM AND PASSION FOR WHAT YOU DO
- BRING MORE POSITIVITY TO WORK AND RUB IT OFF ON OTHER
- IMPROVE YOUR CULTURE BY IMPROVING YOUR ATTITUDE
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
We can’t control what goes on around us, but we can control our perceptions, responses and actions, which ultimately form our attitude. The challenge is, negativity often creeps in wreaking all sorts of havoc. And sometimes it only takes one negative person to ruin the experience for the entire team. In this hilarious, eye-opening program, you’ll discover the keys to maintaining a positive attitude through 7 practical steps that will make a real difference in any and every area of your life. From memorable stories to practical strategies, you’ll walk away from this seminar with a new outlook into the way you interact with your coworkers, clients, family, and friends.
Sam Glenn is regarded as a leading expert on the subject of attitude. In addition to being featured in numerous TV talk shows and radio programs, he is the author of several success and inspirational books. Sam was also named Speaker of the Year by Meetings and Events Magazine, as well as Meeting Professionals International. But finding success wasn’t an easy path for Sam. At one point he was negative, broke, depressed, homeless and worked odd jobs to get by. Sam’s attitude was sinking quickly until a friend gave him a “Kick in the Attitude,” a gift that changed his life forever. Today, Sam travels the world sharing this wisdom with organizations representing a wide range of industries. Sam’s philosophy is simple: Life gets better when we get better and it all starts with ATTITUDE.
So I start talking to people, and we found five primary things about the topic of attitude that these companies understand. Here they are. This is what they understand:
Number one, your attitude is either in the way or it’s making a way. Your attitude is either working for you or it’s working against you. Your attitude is either connecting you with others or it’s disconnecting. They all agree with this, that it all starts with attitude first. What? Everything. There has to be a starting point to something, and it has to start somewhere, and it starts with attitude.
These organizations, they understand that teamwork starts with attitude. Leadership starts with attitude. Success, relationships, customer service, maintenance, safety, every one of these people they understand that if there’s going to be a starting point, it has to start somewhere, and it’s got to be attitude. If the attitude ain’t right, nothing’s right.
Here’s the fifth thing. That is number five, right? Okay, good. One person to join in; good, glad you’re here, dad. The fifth thing is they understand that in order for your attitude to be right you’ve got to get it right. You have to take time to refuel, recharge your attitude batteries. You can’t keep going on full speed when your tank is on empty, when your batteries are running low. So those are the five things they really understand. So today what I’m going to do is I’m going to talk to you….
I was at a networking event, and at a networking event your goal is to what? Impress. But you have to learn to laugh at yourself because you are your best source of all humor. So I was chewing some gum, and I wanted to get a drink. I put the gum down in my napkin. I went over. I got a drink. I’m drinking my bottle of water, and then all of the sudden—I don’t know if you have allergies; I have allergies—my nose is kind of itching, so I’m not going to sit there with my hand and be swiping at my nose. Want to shake hands? Let’s do business. No.
So you try to do the etiquette, eloquent thing. I’ve got to be professional. So I reach over and I grab the tissue with the gum in it. Didn’t even realize it, wasn’t thinking. I put it up to my nose really fast, and I don’t even know how to explain how it went down; but the gum was in the right nasal passage. My brain is just like, try to get out of this one.
There is no eloquent way to pull sugar-free gum from your nasal cavity. So I thought, okay, how do I do this? So I go like this, and it strings out. You just see a group of people just standing there like, look at this guy; we need to invite him to all the networking events. I didn’t know what to do. I