I was watching Jean Chatzke on TV the other day and she said the most important financial tip she could give anyone right now is to have a positive attitude.
Sounds easy on most days, but today, it's been a little bit challenging. It's been quiet today. I can usually take it on a beautiful spring day like today. Just open the doors and work on one of my pet projects, but today I have let fear creep in and I have been clinging to my positive attitude like a bad love affair. Not in the healthiest way.
So, I started looking for ways to make my attitude turn around, and here's what's working. I am taking a mind shower. Sound weird? It's done by simply drinking a lot of water. Flushing out all that fear and negativity - literally. Try it, it helps. Drink those 8 glasses of water and let them bathe your insides.
Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude. A friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. She said that when she would go to the doctor, you could almost divide the room in half - the survivors and the non-survivors because of their attitude. She survived. Thank goodness.
I get resumes everyday right now. I loan money on Kiva.org to small businesses. How do I choose who I will loan to or hire? Look at their faces and smiles. I posted the photo of my favorite Kiva.org loan recipient, Clementine. Look at her! That woman has a great attitude -- and she paid back her loan faster than any of the other 12 I have loaned to. I would loan again to her anytime.
Have a good day and if the recession is getting to you, take a mind shower.