How You Can Become Known as a Positive Person

Self confidence is an important key to your life and career success.  I think of myself as an expert in self confidence.  I do a lot of talks on the topic.  I work with members of my career mentoring site on developing their confidence.

In my talks and my one to one coaching, I tell people that there are three keys to self confidence: Optimism, Positive People and Action.  IN this post, I’d like to focus on the importance of positive people.  Hanging around with positive people is a great way to build your confidence.  Positive people believe in their hopes and dreams, and they’ll help you believe in yours.

The secret to building a strong network or positive people is simple — be a positive person yourself.  Like attracts like.  When you are positive, other positive people will want to spend time with you.

Darren Hardy is the publisher of SUCCESS Magazine.  I’m a subscriber.  I read each issue cover to cover.  I’m also on Darren’s email list.  Last week, I received an email that listed eight ways that you can demonstrate that you’re a positive person.  Check them out…

  • Be friendly to those you don’t know.
  • Tell someone they did a great job (and mean it).
  • Use the power of a smile to reverse the tone of a situation.
  • Enjoy the unexpected, even when it’s not what you originally wanted.
  • Be a source of energy that lifts those around you.
  • Show happiness for someone else’s success.
  • Pay a compliment, even to a total stranger.
  • Vocalize the beauty of the view, the weather or your surroundings.

Great advice — and you can put it to work immediately.  You don’t need to study anything, take a course or whatever.  All you need to do is commit to being positive, to using these eight ideas.  Do so, and you’ll begin to attract positive people.  And surrounding yourself with positive people is an important key to building your self confidence.

Your career mentor,


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  1. Alex Rankovic says:

    Dear Bud, Story of my life, I talk to strangers in trains subways waiting at station, Starbucks in Manhattan and Brooklyn every day and discover most amazing stories. I discover greatness in them by observing how they smile talk and or dress. I am uplifting the moody ones, giving sincere compliment, and sharing my stories in order to inspire others to achieve their dreams. In life you have to dream big, visualise your dreams, be positive, smile (my saying is the smile is like a window of the building, if it bloory we do not pay attention to the building!). I am so ecstatic for success of my friends and total strangers, the reason is is simple I was never good at playing sports except skiing and even that I started too late, but I adore sport I am huge fan of soccer, tennis, volleyball, handball, NCCA football, basketball). I have read and Interviewed many sportists and even sold to football hall of fame Carl Brown the computer hardware that he utilized to built a software in order to track video stories of success of high school athletes in order to be recruited by top NCCA schools). The most interesting part of the story is that I did not have any idea who he was, I treated him as human being and prospective customer, listened with full attention for his comments and questions. I quoted him the absolutely best price for a enormously huge hard disk drive later I found out he needed to store several minutes movies) and plenty of memory to run a sophicasted program.

  2. Alex:
    You are a very positive person. thanks for sharing your story. We can all learn from it.
    All the best,

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