R.I.P Osama Bin Laden World Champion ‘Hide & Seek’ 2001-2011
I recently plastered the above statement on one of my facebook sites and got pounded for it. “What!!! R.I.P???” Your positivity has crossed the line Sam” etc etc I guess I’ve been created to see everything that happens in the world in a positive light.
Even the last 2 cartoon movies I’ve watched, with my kids of course, have been focussed around the villain being the main character. MEGAMIND and Despicable Me, both show a different side to being a villain and demonstrate that there is always a different side to every situation and everything comes down to where we focus and if our focus is negative or positive.
Positivity can cross into all levels of life, both personally and also in the workplace. Fueling Workplace Positivity will give your team the competitive advantage.
Positive workers have greater levels of productivity, produce higher sales and perform better in leadership positions. They also enjoy more job security and are less likely to take sick days, become depressed, quit, or to become burned out.
We are literally hardwired to perform at our best – not when we are negative or even neutral, but when we are positive.
Positivity is the catalyst for success. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. This discovery has been repeatedly proven by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience.
Optimistic salespeople outsell their pessimistic counterparts by 56%.
Happy, engaged workers have been shown to receive up to 25% higher job performance ratings than their unhappy colleagues, which translates into better productivity and great profitability.
Harvard research is now showing that with every 100 happy and positive managers, the average company could save nearly $400,000 each year.
I live with a disability; I will never be able to ride a bike, run, lift my kids up with 2 hands. It’s hard for me to sit down, walk, sit in a car, a plane or theatre. But I choose to focus on the good things in life… I get disability parking spots!! It comes down to what we focus on, whatever situation, we have a choice to look at it in a positive or negative way.
We, and our organizations need to be actively working to enhance employee positivity to gain a significant competitive advantage.