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Lose the Attitude – It can change your life!

Dr. Sharon appearing on Lifetime TV

Balancing Act- Lifetime TV
Topic: Attitude is everything*
Airdate and time: December 14th, 2010

Life doesn’t have to be overwhelming, chaotic or disorderly.  It doesn’t have to leave emotional scars. Your life can be full of happiness and success!  Do you want to learn how? Do you want to learn the secrets to fulfilling your dreams?

Dr. Sharon Fried Buchalter, a.k.a. Dr. Sharon, has developed a self help and parenting book wrapped up in one!  This book is a total transformation of the traditional ways we view relationships, both personally and professionally. Children Are People Too invites us to explore the eight secrets to unlocking happiness and success for everyone, in all areas of life!  It is a significant breakthrough in the art of self-directed coaching.

Dr. Sharon has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, an MBA in Business Administration, and over 20 years of professional experience helping adults and children of all ages.  Dr. Sharon also has experience with her own children, a son who is 16 and a daughter who is 7.  Dr. Sharon is a highly sought after relationship expert, blog and newspaper columnist, and TV and radio personality. She has applied her business management concepts, principles and life experience to help educate, empower and enlighten people.

Dr. Sharon helps people achieve a whole new level of ultimate happiness and success, by teaching them how to become their own life coach, and ultimately apply those principles and action items to their own families. 

This month we highlight one of the concepts from Children Are People Too, namely attitude.  By reading this, you will see that attitude is everything.  Dr. Sharon’s helpful hints can help you change your attitude, which can lead to betterment in all areas of your life.

Dr. Sharon will be appearing on “The Balancing Act” on Lifetime TV on December 14th at 7am and will be discussing this important topic.  For a preview, visit: http://www.thebalancingact.com/video/?v=FLVZTMFP702096.  In the meantime, below is some of the information you will see on the show, and even more!

 

Lose the Attitude! It Can Change Your Life!

Think of something for a moment - two people of similar educations and experience are in line for a job promotion. One has an upbeat, positive attitude, while the other is jaded, negative, and just “there.” Who do you think is going to get the job?

Think of another scenario -a parent is preparing their child to go to Kindergarten for the first time. One parent is excited, getting their child psyched up, while the other is stressed out because of their own work, perhaps their own not-so-pleasant memories of school. Whose child will have a better head start and a better attitude going into school?

Think of your own life - don’t you prefer dealing with cheerful and positive people with an optimistic outlook on life? Of course you do. So why not make every effort possible to change your own attitude to a positive one? I’m not asking you to be a ray of sunshine 24 hours a day; rather, I’m asking you to think, for a moment, how you interact with others. When someone asks you how you’re doing, do you tell them you’re great, or do you say something like, “Well, I could be better-my foot hurts, the kids are driving me crazy and I’m overworked and underpaid?” This may be the extreme, but do you think people want to be around someone who complains a lot or someone who can’t see the positive in a situation.

As I explain in my book Children Are People Too, attitude is one of the most important attributes of being successful. Attitude is not how you see yourself, but instead, how others perceive you. Your attitude affects everyone around you, especially your family and close friends. You can even make a total stranger’s day by emanating a positive attitude. 

Did you know that your attitude is contagious - especially to your children? If you have a positive, optimistic outlook on life, it is likely that your children will follow suit; whereas, if you have a negative attitude, you are sure to see some of these negative traits passed onto your children.

I have some good news for you. Each day, you have the ability to reveal a new attitude. You can actually set the tone for your day before you even step foot out of your bed in the morning. If you wake up in the morning and think to yourself, “I’m dreading work today- I have a desk full of paperwork, a difficult client and I’m sure I won’t get that promotion because my boss is a jerk,” then you likely are not going to have a very good day. However, if you say to yourself, “OK, I may have some challenges to face at work today, but I’ve conquered them in the past and I can do it again today. Let’s go get ‘em!” Rest assured, if you go in with a positive attitude, you will have a successful day.

From time to time, it’s quite normal to find yourself in a negative mood.  For some people, however, negativity is the norm; and this is when it is time for an attitude adjustment. If you notice yourself or someone in your family becoming negative, do something about it right away- do not delay. Knowing you are on your way to improving your situation will give you a better outlook and help to empower you.  In my book, I go through my proven techniques to combat a negative attitude. Some of techniques are as follows:

  • Use humor (don’t take life too seriously)
  • Keep your space clutter-free (your home, your car, your bed, etc.)
  • Maintain a balance between home and career (know when to shut off from work)
  • Take care of small tasks (conquering a few small tasks that have a tendency to build up can make you feel so much better and lift a huge burden off of you)
  • Avoid toxic people (this is so important; stay away from negative people – negativity is contagious!)
  • Keep busy with positive activities (too much time on your hands to focus on negative things can be dangerous; instead, surround yourself with positive activities, such as exercise, volunteering, reading a book, taking a class, etc)
  • Exercise your mind and your body( helps to clear your mind and fill your body with natural, positive endorphins)
  • Concentrate on positive thoughts (use positive statements such as, “I can do this” and “I will do this;” write positive thoughts on an index and refer to this card often whenever you need a boost)
  • Help others (when you help other people, it boosts your thoughts about yourself and puts you in a positive mood. Helping others who are less fortunate that you will help focus on what you have, rather than on what you don’t have).

One of my favorite quotes is by our very First Lady, Martha Washington who said, “I am still determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on the dispositions and not on our circumstance.”

Make today and every day going forward a great one by changing your attitude. Remember, your attitude is showing!
 


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Did you miss Dr. Sharon on Lifetime TV, December 14th on The Balancing Act? Watch her appearance now and learn to “Lose the attitude. It could change your life!” Click here!

Dr. Sharon is featured in a recent parenting article on SheKnows: Click now to read How to Determine your Parenting Style

Dr. Sharon appears on CBS 12's Good Morning South Florida. Click Here to watch the segment

Dr. Sharon wins prestigious iParenting Media Award for “Children Are People Too”

Dr. Sharon wins prestigious iParenting Media Award for “New Parents Are People Too”

January, 2008 - Current Health, Balancing Act, by Tamekia Reece

January, 2008 - iParenting, "Baby Tantrums," by Shannon McKelden