This past Sunday, our local pastor rolled this off her tongue as she was discussing our connection to a higher power and it struck me as pertinent to some of the business world out there.I have heard these a lot lately……how about you?This recession is killing us…..Some people just complain to get a free meal….People are spending a lot less…..I am in a tough labor pool and it’s hard to find good people…..This generation doesn’t have a strong work ethic…..I have had to cut back in costs to make more money….When you think about it, success or getting out of the status quo is really just a paradigm shift from the phrases above. Reframe some of those negative thoughts to:I sure am glad I control my own destiny in today’s changing world….!For every guest that walks in I get a chance to have them come back again with our awesome food and service….!My training has to be awesome to get the check average up…..!I am so lucky to be able to develop the great people that work here….!Our employees will do anything when I make this a fun place to work….!For every time I get a guest to come back I double my money on them….!Try those on for size and see what happens to your business environment. Which person would you want to work for? Which restaurant do you think would perform better?You CAN choose your attitude and decide not to be in the status quo and be a change agent for your guests and employees. If you chose to be great, it is inevitableJoin us in the Leadership group for more cool tips for being a great leader!