We all go through ups and downs in life and sometimes staying positive is very hard to do, however the only person that can keep you motivated is you. I do my best to be positive and even I get down, but I am doing what I love and I have put myself in that position. I enjoy entrepreneurship even with the hardships that it brings. Over time I have met some people who feel a little less enthusiastic about their positions however and wonder if they know how they present to the industry they are in.
In the transportation industry there is a great driver shortage that will be no small feat to get over. A few of the recruiters in that industry however are very negative about owner operators yet their job is to recruit them to their company. How do you become enthusiastic to bring someone into your organization if you don’t believe the applicant will be successful once in place? Owner operator opportunities are plentiful right now so someone negative against those opportunities will have problems hiring people in that area.
If you have something similar going on in your workplace realize the only person that can change your way of thinking is you. If your job is to do something that you truly don’t believe in then you are best to get out of that position or find the benefits of it. Maybe you don’t understand the owner operator position and need to find out the positive of the position so you can be more enthusiastic when explaining it. Your attitude comes through even when you think you are hiding your disbelief. If your position works directly opposite of your belief system it may be time for a new position.
About the Author
Bruce Outridge is a transportation consultant and author of the book Running By The Mile. For more information on Bruce and his programs please visit his website at www.outridge.ca