Positive Mental Attitude
Throngs of books line the
These people are correct.
PMA Is Not a Panacea
PMA is not a panacea. It does not, in and of itself, produce anything. In fact, although I certainly do not knock those who write, promote, and sell PMA books and seminars, I am also a pragmatist. Without a go-forward plan, the rah-rah high that is achieved at many such
Few things are as unmotivating as being hyped to action and having no place to put that energy. You leave an event, excited about your life prospects, but you suddenly discover that you have no plan of action. The effect is a slow
PMA and a Plan
The goal of this book is to foster the PMA needed to create action,
In this chapter, you will discover attitudes that lend
This is the type of PMA I enjoy. I call it "PMA with a plan." It provides a means to achieving the objectives and goals that created the PMA to begin with. It becomes a self-feeding energy. You will find, as you move through the creation of your toolkit, that concrete steps do more to foster a positive attitude than any high-
Beware: Two Pitfalls of Attitude
For the job seeker/career move, attitude is not everything, but its role must not be diminished. Certainly, it can provide a leg up on the competition. However, it cannot
Unrealistic expectations typically come in the form of salary requirements and ideas on how quickly one should advance in a role. The myriad of certification and training advertisements has done little to control this. Radio and print advertisement routinely tote the message of "high salary" in no time, after completing your certification program.
Although this might have been true in the talent-hungry 1990s, a
It is not that I dissuade
Your attitude can