Attitude is Everything

I used to think that attitude was really important. Now I think it’s everything. If you don’t have a great attitude as an individual, you’re stuck. If the people in your company don’t have a great attitude, you sink.

Have you noticed the sub-title of my book, Unshackled Leadership? It is: building businesses based on faith, trust, possibility and abundance. Why did I pick those four words? Because they are key to a great attitude.Scott Hunter Attitude photo

First, in moving forward with your organization, you must have faith that “the universe” is on your side and there to support you every step of the way. In other words, you have a choice to make: Do we live in a friendly, cooperative universe that will reward you if you play the game well or do we live in a hostile universe which is waiting around every corner to sabotage you.

Second, you must trust that if you’re about service, play win/win, take care of your customers and provide value which is greater than the cost of your goods or services, you will be rewarded with success beyond your imagination. No wondering or concern, just absolute trust it will all work out fine.

Third, you must stand in possibility. Mostly, we try to figure things out based on past experiences. This is what most strategic planning is all about. When you take this approach, the trouble is you are constrained to live inside a set of options dictated by the past. Possibility involves letting go of the past and standing in the unknown and allowing things to naturally unfold. Not an easy thing for most control freaks to do. But it really works when you let go and let the universe lead the way.

Finally, you must make decisions from a place of abundance and not scarcity. Scarcity thinking is good for one thing, to produce more scarcity. You can’t produce abundance with a scarcity attitude. What this means is a willingness to make the investments you need to make and not worrying about where the money will come from. It then gets back to having faith and trust that your investment will pay off.

This really is a formula for success. If you want to read the whole story, get a copy of the book.