“It is your attitude, more than your aptitude, that will determine your altitude,” said one of my favourite motivational speakers, Zig Ziglar.

Okay, so it’s a catchy phrase but what does it mean? Regardless of whether you are clever at something or how well educated you might be, if your attitude isn’t positive toward what you do it is highly likely you will not do well.

Research shows the catchy phrase to be correct.

The good news is – we get to choose whether our attitude is positive or negative. Perhaps things aren’t going quite the way you would like. If you’re noticing things aren’t working for you as you would like, look first to you. It is common to look for external factors, but most often the issue is very close to home.

How can you change an attitude? Look for positive things you would like to have occur in your life and undertake activity likely to deliver those type of outcomes. Often this will involve doing things to benefit others.

Find people who already have a positive attitude and emulate what they do.

One of the most effective ways to change attitude it to change environment. Just changing who you engage with can often result in quickly changing attitude.

It’s just a few weeks (7) weeks till Christmas. That means the New Year is just around the corner – are you ready for that? Have you set your goals for the next year or are you waiting to make a New Year resolution a few minutes before or after midnight on the 31st of December?

Start setting up your New Year by celebrating the one coming to an end by going to the Business Celebration Ball. Mix and meet with people who are in business and celebrating wins and expecting even more wins.

A simple thing, but a simple thing creating lasting memories and moments of joy and positive attitudes for the future.

Give yourself a night off to celebrate with the Business Business Business Ball. Many in small business don’t organise their own end of year office party because they are so small in number, but this year celebrate with many who are also in small business. Find the detail here: