A number of people were not pleased. In my article titled: “Can It Get Any Worse” they felt let down. There were no seagoing or ship references! “Did you forget or something!” they asked me.
Sorry – not sorry – sorry. Seriously I’m not into being a politician. So it was my fault and I’m sorry for anyone who was disappointed.
What is your attitude each day?
Do you choose to go with the flow and virtually always seek to find the positive aspects in situations?
Or do you choose negativity and doom and gloom even when the sun is shining?
In my early seagoing years the ships I was working on were known as ‘stick ships’.
The formal name was a freighter or break bulk vessel. The stick reference comes from the sets of booms positioned by each of the cargo holds fore and aft. These were utilized to load the cargo aboard the ship and to discharge the cargo off the ship. Due to these cargo operations stays in port were usually a few days.
Many of these ships carried passengers as well – up to twelve at a time. They were not on a luxury cruise liner for sure! However, the sea time and the days in each of the ports were unique to these ships vs. the typical cruise ship’s itinerary. Always rushing along to make the next port for a very brief stay.
Once in a while the destinations would change all of a sudden without much notice or explanation. It was so interesting to watch how certain passengers became absolutely miserable about a port stop which was being replaced by another location. For almost a day they would sit through their meals barely eating or speaking to anyone. While at the same time other passengers seemed delighted and discussed how wonderful it will be to tour this other coastal city which was not on the original list of destinations.
If you were aboard one of these ships would you even want to be near the miserable passenger?
Recently someone said to me, “Well you’re a coach right? So you’re like a cheerleader for Managers and their Managers at companies right?” Not exactly was my response, “whatever made you think that?”
My choice is to have a positive attitude.
Especially when the day begins. To be grateful to be alive and be thankful to have freedom.
The freedom to add value to others, their teams and organizations.
This is by no means being a cheerleader. Often it means calling people out, in private, on their stuff. Maybe they lack communication skills, have a low level of Emotional Intelligence or a host of other issues. We work through these issues and more – together to achieve their goals and desires.
By having a positive attitude and a positive approach reflects to others a feeling of positivity.
This translates to taking action and a can do approach to issues and problems that may arise at any time.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on adding value to people. Through Speaking, Training and Coaching we change lives. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career or business. Follow Mitch on Facebook.