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I remember the moment I decided to transition from being an employee to becoming a self-employed entrepreneur. I knew that the shift in mindset and attitude was crucial for my success. Was it always easy peasy and especially directly from the start? Not at all. However, embracing a positive attitude and staying in a high-energy mode eventually helped me to overcome the initial challenges, build confidence, and thrive in my new venture. My personal experience has shown me the transformative power of attitude, and I am thrilled to share my insights with you in this newsletter.

As the legendary Earl Nightingale once said, „We become what we think about.“ This simple yet profound truth holds the key to success in our personal and professional lives. Today, I want to discuss a topic of utmost importance for female leaders: attitude.

Attitude is a composite of thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is the lens through which we perceive the world, and it shapes our experiences, decisions, and interactions. For women in leadership roles, a positive attitude can make all the difference, propelling them to new heights and paving the way for others to follow.

Thoughts: The Cornerstone of Attitude

The journey to cultivating a positive attitude begins with our thoughts. By consciously choosing to focus on the positive, we can overcome the obstacles that life throws at us. As leaders, our thoughts have a significant impact not only on ourselves but also on those around us.

To foster a mindset of growth and success, practice gratitude, and focus on the abundance in your life. Embrace challenges as opportunities for learning and growth. And most importantly, believe in yourself and your abilities, for the power of self-confidence is unparalleled.

Feelings: Harnessing the Power of Emotion

Our feelings are deeply intertwined with our thoughts, and they play a crucial role in shaping our attitude. As women in leadership, we must recognize and embrace our emotions, using them to fuel our passion and drive. By doing so, we can transform them into a source of strength and resilience.

Instead of suppressing or denying your emotions, acknowledge and validate them. Then, channel them into constructive outlets that help you achieve your goals. For example, if you feel anger or frustration, use that energy to fuel your determination and resolve.

Actions: Aligning Intentions and Behavior

The final component of attitude is action. Our actions are the tangible expressions of our thoughts and feelings, and they are what ultimately define our success. As female leaders, it is essential to align our actions with our values and goals. This alignment creates a powerful synergy that propels us forward.

To create a positive impact, practice effective communication, listen actively, and be empathetic to the needs of your team members. Encourage collaboration and innovation, and foster an environment where everyone’s voice is heard and respected.

The Ripple Effect of a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is contagious. As a female leader, your attitude can have a profound impact on the people around you, inspiring them to embrace positivity and strive for success. By cultivating a positive attitude, you can create a ripple effect that elevates the entire organization.

Remember, the journey toward a positive attitude is a continuous one, requiring mindfulness and self-awareness. Embrace the power of your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and let your attitude be the guiding light on your path to success.

In closing, I’d like to leave you with a quote from Earl Nightingale that encapsulates the essence of attitude: „Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us.“ Embrace this wisdom, and let it be the foundation upon which you build your leadership legacy.

I invite you to experience the magic of Earl Nightingale’s renowned recording about attitude, „The Magic Word“ (just click on the link, it will guide you to YouTube for the recording) by regularly tuning in for a dose of inspiration and motivation. It’s my go-to resource for an instant lifting of my attitude when feeling low.

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Looking forward to get to know you!

To your continued success,

Tanja

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Inspired by Earl Nightingale

(1921-1989, American radio speaker, author and most probably one of the first motivational speakers on personal development)

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