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Start the New Year With THIS Mindset!

Today you have a problem – a person or situation that does not work for you.


You think or complain –

            Why is that person so difficult?                     

            Why did they change ____ at work? 

            Why is this happening in my personal life?   


Whatever you resist (do not like, do not want), persists.

It stays with you as you keep your focus on the negative.  


Have you ever noticed that the more you complain, the more there is to complain about?


Focusing on what you do not want makes you a victim – “poor me, they did it to me again.”

As a victim, you give up your power.


Remember: you are as powerful as your thoughts, feelings/emotions, and actions.


To turn your negative focus around, use “The AAA Formula.”


AAA = Accept what is, with a positive Attitude, and Act.


You ACCEPT what is (the teammate, your challenge, the project change) right now.

It is what it is, they are who they are.

“I accept______”


You have an ATTITUDE of “I take 100% responsibility for this; I am in control of my life.”

You say, “This will work out, I can handle this.”

You see every challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow.

You focus on the best outcome for everyone.


You take positive ACTION to resolve the situation.

            You act on your #1 priority. Right now. “Just do it.” 

You listen - focused 100% on their words and emotions.

You apologize – sincerely with no excuses.


By using “The AAA Formula” you take control of your thoughts, emotions, and actions.

You take 100% responsibility for your life.

You get that garbage out of your mind – to live a positive, productive, and peaceful life.


Paula’s leadership training transforms your company’s culture into a place that engages and retains top talent, saving millions. Her clients include Coca-Cola, Lowe’s, Microsoft, KPMG and Collins Aerospace.

Paula Guilfoyle

Paula Guilfoyle

Training Leaders to Be Resilient

Phone: (704) 906-8045


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