It’s officially Happy New Year for me, which means a concerted effort at shaving off those holiday indulgences. I’m Bohemian, so that means I’m sitting on them, and now hauling them to the gym on a daily basis. And yes, like many of my girlfriends, I’ve put myself on an eating plan. Diet is a four-letter word. Eating plan has the connotation that I am actually planning to eat. See how that positive spin works?
Positive spins, by the way, are something we could all use more of these days. Not to get all “karma” on you, but I do take stock in “The Secret,” in “The Power of Attraction,” and basically in our control of our own situation when we can’t control the world around us. I was struck by a letter from an Accredited Business sent to me personally. I called Bruce, the author, and requested his permission to reprint the text:
“Thank you for your persistence regarding my renewal. I’ve realized that I let fear get the best of me for a while. I have decided to reverse my decision to not renew. During these trying times I need to focus on positive ideas and people, which the BBB has both.”
Bruce, like most of our Accredited Businesses, is a small business owner working hard through increasingly tougher circumstances. His message rings so true in keeping priorities straight with an intense positive focus. That message will come through to Bruce’s potential customers, who I’m sure are more critical and discerning than ever.
And remember, Bruce, you can’t fail until you quit. I hope you send me another letter in a couple of years when you are riding that shooting star.
Oh, and if you, too, have made a New Year’s resolution to get some help with that curvaceous figure of yours, please be careful. There are weight-loss scams galore this time of year and piles of complaints on aggressive gym sales tactics. Check out our report on any company from which you are considering purchasing or contracting, and read our tips on contracting with a gym.
Be smart, stay positive and let your BBB know what we can do to help.