Katie’s phone alarm is her reminder to stay positive every day.
Prioritizing positivity helped Katie in the professional world, too. “Every day of Training was so uplifting, so now I try to bring that to my job.” She makes an effort to find the benefits of having an uncomfortable conversation, or stay positive about solving a problem. And, she’s thinking about how she spends her time at work: “I’ve started to sit down at the beginning of each day and decide what needs to be done, and what can wait. It’s helped me be more productive, and also reminds me that I do have time for things I used to ignore, like networking.”
A Nightly Reminder
At 9 p.m. every night, Katie’s phone buzzes with a reminder to think about three positive things that happened during the day. It’s one way Katie blends the Seven Fs, a tool to measure satisfaction in Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Friends, Fun, and Future. She reflects back on funny or charming moments, and frequently encourages her friends to do so, too – blending Fun and Friends. And if she’s alone, it can be a spiritual exercise and a reminder to stay positive tomorrow – blending Faith and Future. “Some people say, seriously, you do that? But I shared this nightly practice with the other professionals in Training, and they were so receptive and excited to try it themselves.”