Studies have shown that watching or hearing negative stories in the news can affect a person’s mood. Negative feelings may not be the result of the amount of news people hear, but rather the way the stories are told. Everyone is a broadcaster. A person’s friends, family, and coworkers are his or her audience. The things people choose to talk about each day have a direct effect on their moods and the moods of those around them. In her work with the Institute for Applied Positive Research (IAPR), Michelle Gielan has come to three conclusions:

  1. People’s stories are a reflection of their mind-sets. Positive stories fuel hope and inspire others, even in difficult situations.
  2. People’s stories can predict their success in business, education, and health.
  3. Everyone is a broadcaster. People are constantly broadcasting information to others.

A person does not have to be in a position of power to influence others with positivity. In fact, research conducted with Fortune 100 companies found the top three predictors of success to be:

1. Work optimism. Those who can take a realistic look at work challenges and believe they can make a difference are more likely to be successful.

2. Positive engagement. People who see stress as a challenge rather than a threat are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs.

3. Support provision. Those who support others at work are less likely to experience burnout.

About anubhawalia

Anubha Walia, Executive Coach, Trainer, Facilitator & OD&L Professional is a prolific Human Process Interventionist, also specialises in Wellness coach carries 22+ years of rich experience, and has worked with top of the line blue-chip​ organization like Honeywell, ICICI Bank, Moody ICL Certification were she was heading ODL, Trainings & Quality verticals. Her areas of expertise include human process intervention, Organisation Development, Change engagement Learning, Team building & Recreation, Wellness & Yoga and Quality implementation.

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