The Fundamentals of a Positive Motivated Attitude

Geno Stampora
Greetings.  I am both honored and excited to be one of your keynote speakers at your upcoming conference.  This is such a great time to be refining your skills and differentiating who you are and what you do.  Some of you may remember me from two of your past conferences.  You are an outstanding group.  You deserve the best.  We all do.

Many of you remember that I am a hairdresser by trade.  I have always felt special about that because I believe that the beauty industry is the best place in the world to be.  I have always felt rewarded by making others feel and look great.

Though I was never talented in beauty, I sustained a wonderful clientele and career I believe as a direct result of a “Positive Motivated Attitude”.  After nearly three decades of conducting seminars on motivation and success, I think they are misunderstood words.  I watch the faces of the people who enter my classroom and I can see the fear set in.  They want to get out before they get motivated.

The truth is that most people are misled as to what motivation is and what it can do for you.  To be motivated is to be attractive to others.  To be motivated is to show and share your excitement about life and work and people.  It is to show and share your passion for what you do and who you are.  It is also a perspective on the future.

Perhaps the most important part of it is that when you are excited and motivated about what you do, people equate that to a special expertise.  When patients think you are an expert, they listen differently.  Your patients become at ease with your ideas, suggestions and your work.  They believe that they are getting the greatest value by being with you.

There is more and more research being done regarding your health and your attitude.  Many doctors cite optimism and a strong will to live as important lines of defense.  Optimism is your most valuable tool for building business and retaining relationships.    Your energy changes and attracts good things and good people to your life.

The fun here is that it isn’t very hard to develop a positive, motivated attitude toward work, life, and people.  It all begins with a belief in the abundance mentality – to believe that there is plenty of everything out there for those who seek it.  Look at the facts:  there is plenty of money, cars, food, housing, land, water, stuff, people, clients, and on and on.

A lot of people begin each day with the scarcity thinking.  They get off on the wrong track.  Why not practice this approach for a 30-day mental tune-up?  It is all about feeding your head with the right material.  Just imagine where you would be if you fed your head and your soul like you feed your body.  Start with a belief in the abundance mentality.  Let go of fear and develop trust.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, look in a different place.

In building a winning foundation for life, develop an attitude of gratitude.  Begin each day being grateful for what you have.  Remind yourself of the simple overlooked things like your health, career, friends, family, and freedom.

1) Always be excited, 2) Don’t make excuses, 3) Always be up, and 4) Make a total commitment.  Practice being excited about your life, work, and people.  Get excited about what others find mundane.  Remember that life is dull and boring to dull and boring people.  Life is exciting and exhilarating to exciting people.  There will be times that you may have to pretend it is more exciting than it seems, but that is what it takes.

It is human nature that everything gets old – your car, your friends, your job, your house, your kids, your relationships.  Everything does get old if you let it.  You must breathe new life into the things that matter.  Keep what is special, special.  Don’t make excuses.  You and I both know that there are people who suffer from “excusitis”.  They rant and rave about how bad life treats them.  They find excuses for everything.  They will put their lives on hold and are waiting for happiness and success.  They will most likely never find these riches.

Get in the habit of getting things done.  Be productive.  To always be up is to take life as it comes and make the very best of it.  You know, some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you.  To be up is to see the upside of all that is COMING AT YOU.

Make a total commitment to life and to being all that you could be in life.  A total commitment is all about not looking back, but taking stock in the “now”.  Now does matter most!!  This can become a differentiating factor about you.  People will know they can count on you.  You get it done no matter what.  A total commitment gives you the courage and energy see things out to the end.  Get in the habit of feeding your head and soul some positive material at least once a day.
Be careful about who and what you listen to and believe in.  Start a practice of reading all you can about what you do.  Practice becoming an expert.  Surround yourself with only the people you want to be like.  Lastly, always remember that this is your life.  This is your moment.  This does not happen again.  What can you control?  What can you make better?  What can you do to become aware of who and what you really are?

I wish you great health, happiness, and success in all you do.  See you in April!

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