Each Monday I get a success newsletter from John Chappelear.  He includes two affirmations each time, one for personal success and the other for business.   Today’s Business Thought of the Week is particularly apt for charitable organizations.

With my slight adjustment for nonprofits:

I will not draw into my shell. Weak economic times call for strong leadership skills. I will continue to encourage our volunteers, staff and those we serve. I am a valuable asset. I will keep my focus and our organization ready to leverage every opportunity to grow and prosper now and in the inevitable return of a strong economy.

It’s important to stay positive.  Look for ways to collaborate with others, reach out and grow.  It’s not a time to become isolated or draw into a shell, as John put it.  I encourage you to re-read this affirmation, print it out and post where you can see it.  Email this to others who need a word of encouragement today.

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Posted on 12 January 2009

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