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The Power of Positivity
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The Power of Positivity

A big beautiful smile greets you as you enter a local business. The employees are up beat and very customer-service oriented. They want to make sure that you have a good experience while shopping at their store. Good business? You bet! Chances are you’ll come back. However, the reason for having a positive outlook on life is so much greater than just wanting to increase sales or win more games. As a coach, business leader, or just an ordinary person, being positive pays big dividends. The research is clear; optimism has a positive effect on your health, your work, and even your life. Whether we recognize it or not, negative experiences have a greater impact on us than positive interactions. Researchers have found that negativity is more than twice as powerful as positivity, and in order to be in a positive state, you need at least three positive experiences for every negative interaction. But being too positive can also be detrimental. These same researchers estimate that a positive to negative ratio of 13:1 or greater indicates that you aren’t taking problems and issues as seriously as you should. In other words, at this level of positivity, you are just sticking your head in the sand. Being positive and optimistic means attacking problems, and negative interactions, with a positive mindset. And the benefits that are derived from this positive mindset are powerful. Below are some of the findings on positivity as it relates to your health, your work, and your life. Your Health - More and..

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