Life coach Jessica Chivers examines the benefits of positivity and how to achieve a more positive outlook. So how does this affect our working life and why is it worth revisiting how we approach our daily roles?
Naturally, employers often tell us that theyâ€™re seeking someone with more than just the relevant skills for the position they need to fill. Theyâ€™re looking for the â€˜complete packageâ€™. And they often cite that they want a positive person for the role. So what does that mean exactly, and why is it so important for employment success?
A positive outlook, a positive approach
Think about it. Who is it in your office that really stands out as having a positive, sunny nature? They might be the first to get the coffee or to embrace the Christmas Party season for example. However, it doesnâ€™t mean theyâ€™re necessarily respected. As long as youâ€™re not the office grump and you show willing, surely thatâ€™s good enough? Not necessarily.
A positive outlook isnâ€™t just about how youâ€™re viewed by your colleagues. It can often influence how you approach your role, and even whether you have a successful career in the long run. So donâ€™t start reaching for your Christmas jumper just yet; itâ€™s more about training your mind to react in a positive way to the daily challenges surrounding your role.
Life coach Jessica Chivers explores optimism in greater depth and argues that positive thinking can affect the way you think about setbacks and successes at work. It could make you a more effective worker in the long run, resulting in better business relationships and, remarkably, higher incomes.
Learn more about Jessicaâ€™s work around the psychology of positivity here. In the meantime, why not think about all the things that have gone well for you this week. And then put the kettle on.
A more positive 2016?
If youâ€™re still not convinced, a positive step could be to make changes to your business or your career this year. Get in touch and weâ€™ll be happy to put you on a more positive path.