If you have been in the workforce for a while then you have met all sorts of people. And being able to work effectively with all those personality types is crucial to your success. However today, I want to talk about one personality type specifically. To give an example there were two construction workers who sat down to eat their lunch one afternoon. The first construction worker opens up their lunch box, looks down, and sighs with disgust. “Bologna Sandwiches every day its Bologna sandwiches I swear if I have one more bologna sandwich I’m going to jump off this building” The coworker looks at him and says “Well why don’t you just ask your wife to make you something different for lunch” With a confused look the construction responds “ that won’t do me any good….I pack my own lunch”.
It’s supposed to be a joke but sadly that person exists and its possible that person could be you. One way to know for sure is to ask yourself the question have you ever said any of the following:
- There aren’t any good people to hire any more
- Customers never treat us fair
- You can’t make any money doing that
- Employees never care about their jobs as they should
- It’s too late to start
- I never have enough time
I could go on but you get the point. The truth is that list came from my own lexicon. These are things that I’ve actually said. Listen…… one of the laws of attraction says that you usually find what you’re looking for…..which means in this example you eat the lunch you pack. If you want to have success and want to improve the circumstances start with your own self-talk and habits. For example, If you want to find good employees Don’t sabotage it with negative thoughts and talk….instead know that good employees do exist and start looking for them. You’re going to have much better results.