Optimism Is the Key

In a 2013 study of the presidents of the 500 fastest-growing small companies, reported on in Inc. Magazine, the researchers discovered that the predominant quality of the executives was an incredible level of optimism regarding their companies, their products and services, and the futures of their enterprises. This optimism was not only infectious, permeating throughout their organizations and creating high levels of energy and imagination among the staff, but it also seemed to generate a continuous stream of ideas to help their companies become more successful.

An attitude of optimism can be developed and maintained in two different ways:

1. Think and talk about what you want and how to get it most of the time. Optimistic ...

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