Category Archives: Attitude

Many things have been said about attitude. Our attitude affects how we see things, deal with situations, work things out. Lots of things affect our attitude. So smile! It’ll help. :)

Occupational Wellness

By Martha Robards

Occupational wellness, one of the eight aspects of wellness, is about enjoying your occupational endeavors and feeling like you are making a difference and contributing.

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Sometimes, however, occupational endeavors seem to be more about making a living and putting food on the table. There are times when enjoying our jobs and doing it just to have an income seem to collide.

If you don’t enjoy your current job, there are things you can do to help. You can try to find something that better suits you. To do that you have to know what suits you. You do have to take some time to get to know yourself and what you do and do not prefer. HINT: It takes time. Do what you can now, do the best you can where you are, be consistent and don’t give up. Your time will come.

Check Your Attitude

Sometimes simply changing our attitude about our own circumstances and position in our current jobs makes a big difference. Here are some tips to help you come up with ideas to make your current job more enjoyable:

  1. Get motivated to face the day to day. Do some positive self-talk. It’s okay.
  2. Keep your work in perspective. Do the best you can in your current situation, keeping the bigger picture in mind.
  3. Remember you are more than your work. You are not your job and your job is not you. It’s what you do.

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Make a Change

If you are looking for a different occupational opportunity, take your time, do your research and stay employed while you do that. Side hustles (aka moonlighting) are as popular now as ever.

When you look for something to earn extra money, keep in mind that it will take time, energy and organization to pull this off. You can do it, but have a plan. Do research to fully understand what is involved. Think about:

  1. How much time will be involved?
  2. What is the learning curve?
  3. What kind of training does it provide?
  4. Is it a solid company?
  5. Will you work from home?

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Mainly, be persistent and consistent in your efforts. Don’t let things easily discourage you. There are aspects about every job, every side hustle – every day life, that are not necessarily fun. Get through it with a smile.

I finally found one that’s worked for me for awhile. I love it.

Martha is owner of ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com, a business mentoring website.  Martha’s work consists of opening shopping accounts for an on-line wellness company (think Costco meets Amazon), presenting, speaking, mentoring and coaching and people building. You can reach Martha at 505-750-7847, by email at marthapmintl@gmail.com, on Facebook, here on LinkedIn, Twitter, or through her websites at RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com, here, here, or ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com. She’s not hard to find. For those in the Phoenix area, the next workshop will be on the topic of How To Make Your Home Non-toxic, February 20, 2018.

The photos in this article came from the TPNSystem.

 

Making a Good Presentation

If you present at one time or another in your

‘work from the luxury of your own home’ business,

get good at it. Know what you are doing. mlr

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Here’s how:

Make an Emotional Impact:

Use pictures, graphs, illustrations, but keep them simple.  Don’t put too much on one slide.

You want them to help your audience make a decision, not give them so much information that it makes it difficult for them to make a decision.

Information:

Use facts that can be checked; be honest, transparent, and never misleading in any way.

Storytelling:

Tell your story briefly at different points through the presentation.   People want to hear a little about how you got here.  It adds to the emotional impact.

These tips came from INC.com.

Additional tips are:

Be prepared.   Practice, practice, practice.

Know your product or what you are talking about.  Spend the time.  It’ll be worth it.

Know your audience.  Spend a few minutes letting them know at the beginning of your presentation that you hope to be reaching each one of them in some way.

Be yourself and be natural.  Smile.

Go here for more ideas on giving and preparing presentations.

 

Make the Decision – Really

When we really haven’t made the decision to change something in our life, it won’t happen. Whatever it is, health, finances, work, creativity, home business, entrepreneurial endeavor, weight, family situation — make the decision to start it, change it, improve it, move it forward, take it to the next level, … . Then do it.

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Don’t Expect This …

My Grandson, Tyler, posted this picture on his Facebook page, Salution Records. 

I just loved it, because it tells about what all of us go through when we are trying accomplish something.  He said, “Whether u play for 20 people or 100k people… u still doing it! Ur still putting on!! Everybody gotta start somewhere!”  Isn’t that so true?  From the view point of our home businesses, what I take from this is no matter who we are talking to, a group of 10, 50, 100 or one-on-one, do your best, do what you do, be who you are.  Be respectful and treat everybody with the same respect, dignity and personal interest.  Everybody … no matter whether they are in the audience, or on your team, up or down (family especially – but that’s another post).  Remember that everybody had to and has to start somewhere, including us, and that’s usually at the beginning – not the end.  Have reasonable expectations.  Do your homework. Count the cost.  Find your direction.  Be consistent.  Don’t give up.             mlr

My name is Martha. I love to network (even with family   ;) ).   I enjoy sharing posts that encourage us to keep trying.  It keeps it human.  That is how this article applies to my mentoring business.  Mainly I share information and ideas and educate about healthy lifestyles and products, but I also do the same about home business.  We never know when an encouraging point will help someone, or vice versa.  It’s good for making contacts too (even if it comes from family).  It helps people communicate.  When people communicate, they make referrals.   My website is www.ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com.  My phone number is 505-750-7847.  My email is marthapmintl@gmail.

 

Quit Taking It Personally

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I attended a class recently where one of my fellow students passed out a q-tip to each of us. She said she had learned this lesson years ago in a psychology class and it applied to what we were learning that day. Of course, a few said, “Q-tip? What’s this for?” She smiled and said, “Quit taking it personally.” I keep it in my purse.

 

Lesson learned.

 

We hear it all the time. We hear it from our mentors, our leaders, our team members. I hear it and I say it. “They’re not saying no to ‘you’, they’re just saying no to the invitation right now.” Or, “Don’t worry. Next time more people will show up. Best foot forward.” I repeat all of that positive self talk constantly. Still, once in awhile, there is a nagging doubt, a feeling that they said ‘no’ because of me – something I said or something I did.

 

Hence, the q-tip.

 

When seeds of self-doubt begin to be planted, do whatever possible to stop them from taking root. When we are working hard every day; following our schedule and routine; know our product; are presenting the product or offering an invitation to look at it – and are doing these things regularly, we will hear ‘no’. We will hear objections. Remember though, to quit taking it personally and move on. Keep going. Everyone has their own ideas and opinions about products, business models and companies. If our job is to invite someone to look at ours, and we do, and they say ‘no’, move on. Quit taking it personally. If we take it personally every time, it will be hard for us to move on and keep going. I keep the q-tip in my purse.