Four weeks of relentless optimism…it's working!


About a month ago, I posted the following on Twitter:

It was one of those tweets that you don’t think about, but I had a great week!  So I tried it again the next week, and the following and then finally on Monday this week.  Each week, it has been brilliant…here are just some of the very cool things that have happened:

  • Interviewing some fabulous prospective Area Managers leading to this post
  • Phoning 3 to cancel my sPhone contract, only to be given a free HTC Desire, and a staggering  package for £5 less than my last contract.
  • Using my gorgeous HTC Desire. It is fantastic in every way (apart from one, the children’s apps don’t compare to the iPhone ones!)
  • Meeting some fantastic people that I speak to every day on Twitter at TeachMeet Blackpool and TeachMeet East. And taking photos at them both (TMBpool here, and TMEast here)
  • Making my TeachMeet debut (from about 1 hr 16m 30s) – prezi here – and when you do see me, what on earth was I doing with my hands?!
  • Making a very successful change of the @classpet twitter account to @eScholasticUK with the wonderful help of @corynhughes
  • In the middle of all of this, someone tried to head hunt me (nice boost to the ego)
  • Hard work paying off, big style. In some cases up to two years work leading to deals.
  • Finding amazing new product that can make a real difference.
  • Finding a house to live in, in Oxfordshire.
  • Finding a Childminder for Elizabeth when we make that move (August!).
  • Some more work stuff that I can’t talk about.
  • A week with few meetings (yay!) which meant I could spend more time with people – something that as a manager you need to do.

The above isn’t all, it isn’t even close.  The most important thing is the feeling that nothing will go wrong.  That isn’t to say that there aren’t blips, or hurdles, but it is to say that you don’t stumble over them. You know that you can deal with them and move on.

And I am not on my own! This positivity virus is catching, and @DianneSpencer has tried it with great success!

Try this.  On Monday, proclaim at the top of your voice to whoever will listen (on twitter and in person) that it will be a great week.  Then at the end of the week, look back and see what has happened and how you feel at that time.  I bet, you will be able to see all of the really good things that have happened, and many fewer bad things.

Try it, at the end of the week, what have you got to lose?!  If it works, let me know, I will start a Positivity Day, or a Optimism Cult or something…

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