A "Keen" Eye (Seven Keys Part II) Thu, Sep 10, 2015
Happy Thursday Everyone!
As promised, here's the second part of the Seven Keys Loop Series: Energetic and Friendly Mood. As you've probably noticed, attitude is a big deal around here. Why is that? Well, we've all worked with (or for) someone who is just desperate to be a wet blanket. I call these people psychic vampires because that's how it feels to be around them. They voraciously consume any scrap of positivity or happiness that you put out into the aether, leaving you a dry, unhappy husk. It's not worth it to interact with them, and I'm glad that we have strict hiring practices to screen them out.
Attitudes are infectious. If you allow a psychic vampire to latch onto you, your resulting negative state of mind will transfer into your dealings with other people. That negativity then spreads from them to others, and so on. Thus, the purpose of our Energetic and Friendly Mood Key is similar to "herd immunity." This term refers to the effect that occurs when a critical portion of a population is immunized against a contagious disease, minimizing the opportunity for an outbreak. Everyone has bad days every once in a while, but if a large proportion of us maintains a good mood, the fallout will be mostly isolated. Also, with a relentlessly positive attitude, one person can "infect" the entire group, turning the whole atmosphere around for the better.