Posted On: 2005-09-20
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, we're back for Podcast #3, with the fabulous man of marketing, the genius of consulting, Mr. Paul. Senior Sanneman, and a posse of good folk trying to drown me out with the music, but they can't silence my voice. Here we go again. Giving it up again for the Sanneman senior. Here we go.
Thank you sir. Well here we are with the Podcast 3. And today we're going to talk about attitude. I just want to say attitude and gratitude and positive expectation is the key to success.
Aren't you going to introduce us?
Ok, first I'll introduce Dr. Andy.
Mr. PhD. And we have Lee our resident computer nerd.
And we have my son, the sex addict, Jolly.
Can't blame me.
I know how it goes. Ok. And I'm Paul here with you. So, today we're going to talk about attitude, and I'm going to start with a client story. I had a client who had some
Ok, I hate to interrupt, but if you're going to talk about
I know you do. You always hate to interrupt.
But we're going to talk about attitude in relationship to what, business?
I'm talking about, it relates to everything, but I'm talking about in this case, since we're doing a little business thing going, how to make more money in less time and have more fun,
So you're talking about how to have a good attitude and make money at the same time.
I'm talking about that.
Sounds good to me.
Sounds good to Mr.
Does it always have to have value?
Always. Always. So, got a client. And the guy came, he's had some real tragedies in life, really you know, family people, it's been a tough life for this guy. So I was meeting with the guy and he was like, sort of bummed.
I wonder why.
Yeah, I said let's just be frank at this point. I said, you know, your attitude, is like it starts that way and it gets worse, and what can you do to kick it up? And he's going, well, and he was telling about his wife wanting to have a kid and he's not sure he wants to have a kid, then if the kid had a problem, and it was just like a lot of really bummer kind of stuff. And so, but that was really affecting his business. I mean you can't separate your business life and your personal life. It just doesn't work.
Isn't it like you live the same life? All the time.
That's true. You know, like, so if your personal life is depressing, trust me, your business life will not be that great. Shocking, really shocking. So, I was trying to tell him, you've got to hang around some positive people. Because his wife was giving him a hard time, his kid was giving him a hard time, surrounded by these really negative people, and couldn't figure out how to get it out, so to speak, and so he wasn't doing the right things.
I'll show him how to get it up.
That's right. In his case, you know, he happened to be a contractor, and he had to go out and meet some people. And you know, I said, hang around people that love and appreciate you, man. I mean, you know, you've got to be around those people who really respect what you do. I said, let's make a list, let's make a list of five or six people that really love and appreciate you.
Check it twice.
That's right. And go to those
Make sure they're naughty.
And go to those people, and, you know, just hang with them man. Whatever it takes to get you positive, because you become like the people you hang out with. And you know,
And if you bring them down, they're going to go down.
They'll bring you down. Absolutely.
It becomes a cycle.
Ok, so the doctor
A vicious cycle?
A vicious cycle.
I hate to ask...