My latest law practice tip is intended to help you maintain good relationships with the people you work with and for.
Keep your attitude positive
Everyone prefers to deal with positive people. If you think about it most things can be turned around and seen or said in a more positive light.
- Rather than “I can’t see you until next Wednesday,”, try “I can see you next Wednesday.”
- Rather than “This won’t work this way,” try “Let’s see if it will work this way.”
- Rather than “I’m overwhelmed,” try “I’m getting it done, one step at a time.”
- Rather than “I don’t know when this is going to end,” try “I’m working on getting to the end of this situation.”
You’ll feel better and your clients, associates, partners, colleagues, and staff will all appreciate your positive approach.
What do you need to do to stay positive?
The ability to reframe negative thoughts or statements takes effort, but is so worth the benefits that result in being able to master this talent.
My coaching training included and placed an emphasis on mastering this skill. The art of reframing negative statements into positive ones certainly wasn’t something I was taught in law school nor in any of my legal positions.
Since I published this tip I’ve received a lot of emails saying how much my readers appreciate the tip. I’m always delighted to get such feedback from my readers.
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