Thursday, February 26, 2009

"Lost" members?

Are you focusing on the positive or the negative aspects?
I got an email today about a layoff at a company in District 53 where we have a corporate club. In the email, the writer talked about how they "lost some of their club officers" due to the layoff.

Are the people who are laid off really LOST?
Certainly they won't have their membership paid for by their old company anymore, but chances are they still have some time left on the current paid membership (or they may be able to negotiate a renewal into their exit package).

These members are definitely not lost... they are simply in the process of transitioning to another Toastmasters club where they can expand their personal network of connections and possibly find an even better job!

It does no good to dwell on things in the past... and by leveraging their Toastmasters experience these "lost members" will be miles ahead of others in the job market !
... there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it
so. ...
- Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2
You control what you choose to focus on.

Make it something that moves you in a positive direction !

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