Happy New Year – I wish prosperity and happiness for you. I wish for you – “Anew for You”.
Now don’t get alarmed – I’m not going to get religious, radical or right winged political. “Anew for You” is not a radical or drastic thing. It must be simple for it to be beneficial.
“Anew for You” is not something that has to be complete or all encompassing and does not have to rock the world around you or affect your loved ones and business associates a lot. No “Anew for You” simple refers to something new – for you and about you. And, it’s all about your words, actions, attitudes & thoughts.
Here are some examples of areas where “Anew for You” has helped me – Maybe you will see a parallel for your self.
Words – My career lives and dies on what I say and how I say it.
Here is an example of what I believe are the wrong words – “It was great to talk to you”
I chose in the middle of this year to start using these words – “It was great to talk with you.”
Can you see the difference and how talking with someone can be much more powerful than just talking to them? I believe that people respond differently once they know that I want to talk with them rather than talk to them. Because of this I believe I have been more successful creating great business relationships.
Actions – I worked for a guy for many years and early on in this job I heard him say to one of our Executive Managers – “Do what you say you are going to do.” A few months later we were meeting with some of the front line minimum wage workers and he told them to “Do what you say you are going to do.”
This stuck with me every since then. I saw employees fail and customer relationships falter because of people not realizing the importance of this saying. I am a firm believer that you are judged by your actions and if you say you are going to do something – you better follow thru. I strive to always “Do what I say I am going to do.”
Attitudes – Yes I am harassed day in and day out for my “I’m Un-Believably Fantastic & Hovering Near Ecstasy” statement (Note – the full statement can be found at http://teddyburriss.blogspot.com. For me this is how I present ME to myself and the public. It is who I am and how I strive to feel every day. No – It’s not always 100% true – but it is 100% true that this is how I strive to be. I know that people react differently toward me if they know that I am in a great mood. Heck – who wants to hang out with someone who is “getting by”, “just making it” or “Not doing too bad.”
Thoughts – You are what you think.
Years ago I read the book The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale and learned a lot.
Abe Lincoln said – “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
I decided years ago to strive to think Positive in as many aspects of my life as possible. It makes a difference for me. Thinking Positively goes hand in hand with my Un-Believably Fantastic Mantra
“Anew for You” does not require that you change all of your words, Actions, Attitudes and thoughts. “Anew for You” could be simply changing one item about you that is related to one of these areas.
Try it – Test how “Anew for You” in any one of these areas benefits you over the next year. If it helps – try another area of “Anew For You” and You will continue to Anew Yourself.