A Profit Improvement Memo to Roofing Contractors: Be Positive!
February 1, 2012 | By Joe Radcliff |
Improve Profits with this idea…
There’s another side to business aside from having well oiled management operations running on elegant construction management software. You see, we at MaxCon strive to help roofing and other contractors in any way we can, so here’s a profit improvement idea that’s simple, no cost, and easy to implement.
Choose your attitude!
This doesn’t mean to put on a fake smile of follow suit because someone says you have to. Choose your attitude means to actually feel positive and convey that to your co-workers and clients.
What to watch for…
People have the misconception that outside influence will always directly affect your emotions and attitude.
Now, these outside influences can certainly spark or trigger your unhappy attitude “button”, remember its your button. You control them. So why is it that people will sometimes let others “push their buttons” in a negative way but not a positive? Someone, maybe you or someone in your construction office, might say, “Stop making me angry!” Yet, in truth, it is you who are in charge. it’s your choice!
Thoughts to Stay Positive
To change or choose your attitude you really need to understand the way you will affect others. Now once you are aware that you can influence others, you should be making it your goal to only rub off positive thoughts.
You can start everyday by telling yourself, “I will have a great day” and “I will make sure everyone I interact with has a great day after they talk with me”.
Construction management can be fun.
That’s right. A useful state of mind we’ve seen at play is that while there are many tough things about the construction business, it can be fun, and you can play a part for making it so.
A suggestion to think about: go into everyday with a positive attitude and be rest assured others will notice and it will spread like wildfire throughout your office!