by John Francis

An Attitude of Gratitude

Dec 19, 2016 11:07:36 PM Franchisees, Franchising Help

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.”  - Charles Swindoll

As I celebrated my 50th birthday recently, something that struck me was how grateful I was for all the good things I had in my life: friends, family and growing business opportunities.

This attitude is something all successful people have in common - and it's something I see play out in the franchise world, as well. After all, it's franchise systems that have, by nature, a culture of connectedness, teamwork and positivity that continue to grow and make money. And because the positive culture is so strong, negative people simply don't last.

This "attitude of gratitude" has served me well over the years; and if it's not something you regularly practice, I encourage you to give it a try, too.  Here's an exercise to help you get started:  The next time you're feeling angry, focus instead on something in your life you're grateful for. What you'll find, is that it's impossible to feel anger and gratefulness at the same time. Simply put: if you remember to be grateful for what  you have, you’ll always win.

John Francis

Written by John Francis

About the Franchise Expert


John Francis is an enthusiastic, engaging, and entertaining public speaker because he speaks from experience and he speaks from the heart. Franchising is in his blood, and his parents were true pioneers in the industry, turning their family haircutting business into a 1,000-salon franchise empire. He has been a franchisee and a franchisor, and has a deep understanding of the issues both face. Book John to speak at your event, and you and your franchisees will learn how to look at your business in new, positive, and profitable ways.

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