Luncheon guest speaker Lin Mitchell, management communication consultant and instructor at the Duke University School of Medicine, stresses the importance of a positive attitude in solving problems. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo
Local businesses learned how to achieve a positive attitude at Wednesdayâ€™s annual Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
The luncheon allowed an opportunity for the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce to honor their staff in celebration of Business Appreciation week.
Guest speaker Lin Mitchell, management communication consultant and instructor at the Duke University School of Medicine, said having a positive attitude is your most priceless possession.
â€œA positive attitude makes all the difference,â€ she said.
Mitchell said the more positive you are, the better your life will be.
In order to develop a positive attitude, Mitchell suggested three things. Keep your focus positive, learn to change negative thoughts and learn a positive approach to problems through problem solving.
She also suggested making written lists to make a plan for action.
â€œWe all have dreams, so set some goals and post them on your computer or mirror,â€ she said.
Mitchell said goals are dreams with deadlines.
â€œYou canâ€™t do a goal all at once, you need to do some steps and check them off,â€ she said.
Throughout the week, Business Appreciation week also included many industry open house days including tours at Blum, the cabinetry company and Robert Bosch Tool Corporation.
The Lincoln Economic Development Association and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce helped to plan the week activities.by Amy Wadsworth