Churchill on The Bright Side


“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else…”

–Sir Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

British prime minister during WWII

What are the most common “drag you down, get in the way of success” thoughts?

  • Defeatist (accepting, expecting, or being resigned to defeat)
  • Cynical (contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives)
  • Vindictive (seeking revenge)
  • Blame/ Fault (who cares? what are we going to do now?)
  • Wishful (do what you can to influence the deal and keep moving)

Churchill on Ramping Down

“This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is the time to dare and endure.”

–Winston Churchill (1874–1965)
British prime minister during WWII

Sales revolution…

Too many people will lose today’s productivity in anticipation of the weekend.

On Monday, too many people will complain about the start of the week (search Twitter for the word “Mondays” at 8 am for proof).

Could you spark a little positive revolution and help someone else break out of the TGIF mentality (or yourself if it applies)? Could you help inspire a “let’s kick some @$$” Monday morning start to the week (luksa… it’s Polish for “let’s kick some @$$”… okay, it’s an acronym we made up… get a printable reminder here)?

Wouldn’t both be more fun (and profitable)? How about just starting it at home?

If you’ve not seen it, here’s 1-minute from Nike that always gets to me (in a very, very good way).

(tbif: too bad it’s Friday… the last sales day of the week)