Check Your Surroundings

2010-04-16-officeHaving a rough go of it? You might want to take a look around you.

In one of Seth Godin’s recent posts, Expose yourself…, he points out a very basic truth about human nature that we tend to forget: we are strongly influenced by and believe what surrounds us.

Unfortunately, it’s just as easy to absorb the negative as the positive – sometimes it seems even easier.

Consider this within the parameters of your small business. Take a good look at what’s around you and if there’s a continuously negative influence, you might want to consider making some changes. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you surround yourself with friends, colleagues, coworkers, or employees who boost you up and believe in your business?
  • Are your business goals shared with others that can help you achieve them?
  • Do you interact with people whose skills you admire and that you can learn from?
  • Do you have clear metrics that you can measure success against and/or improve?

You’ll be surprised what can happen when you’re surrounded with the right energy.

What tactics do you employ for keeping positive? Or, for cultivating positivity within your small business?