How many negative people have you integrated into your long-term network? Probably not many. Once someone makes us uncomfortable, we tend to stay way.
When we interact with positive people, we feel good and want to be around these individuals. Their positive energy has a lasting impact on us.
We have the opportunity to be around a lot of people throughout our lives so why not focus on only the ones that make us happy. In relationship building, it is critical that you make referrals and connections with only those who you trust.
So make an effort to also maintain positive energy when you are around others. Here are some strategies to help you become more positive:
- Smile often
- Welcome others into the conversation
- Send uplifting emails
- Share good stories
- Don't bring up controversial subjects such as politics and religion
- Don't talk negative about others
What other strategies can you think of?