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#inthezone 6: Maintaining a positive attitude

Maintaining a positive attitude

So guys, this week has been the aftermath of launching the Righttrack website. You’d think our team would catch a break; however there is a lot more work to be done! As you know Black Friday is approaching, so now the focus has been leaning towards this with our e-commerce clients. As usual, the office has also been quite eventful over the past week. This week’s #inthezone will feature 80s music, a heartbreak in the office, a spotlight on one of our employees and a “shout-out”! Hope you enjoy…

Now I’m sure you want to hear about the office heartbreak first, because everybody loves a bit of gossip right? Well, whilst you’re getting your laughs there is a human being out there who has been devastated. That human being is Ammaar of course. How did he get his heart broken? Well, the foosball table is now out of order, because it is unfit for use (some of the handles are broken). We’d like you to keep Ammaar in your thoughts to help him in his time of need. Maybe if we show him enough love, he’ll smile for next week’s banner!

Poor guy Ammaar

Now here’s the story about the 80s music. It was a cold Autumn afternoon (approximately 4:20pm), the wolves were howling in Branston Court, the moon was out and Qasim was feeling extra groovy for no particular reason. This made him do what any MAN at his age would do, start playing “Generation X” music. Of course, this upset a few as they were unfamiliar with a lot of the songs, but he carried on until his heart was content which finally made him feel “18 again”. A few tracks include:

  • Hearts on fire by John Cafferty (ROCKY IV)
  • Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac
  • No easy way out by Robert Tepper (ROCKY IV)

And now for our employee spotlight…this week it will feature Safina! As many of you #inthezone readers know, she recently got her masters degree from Aston University, whilst receiving the highest marks possible. On top of this, on Tuesday 24th November she also passed her driving test! Of course, she has been really stressed/nervous throughout both periods, but her hard work paid off and she couldn’t be happier.

Me: “So right now you could say you’ve been pretty successful. You’ve got a masters degree under your belt, you’ve just got your driving license all whilst you working at Wow Zone. What would you say is the key behind your recent success?”

Safina: “Well the key was to remain composed. Of course, there were times where I could’ve crumbled under the pressure, but where would that have got me? Nowhere! I kept my eye on the goal, visualised where I wanted to be, and throughout all of it I didn’t let anything get the better of me. If I did, I would’ve set myself up for failure. So you could say my attitude was the key to my current success, however, I’d also like to say that I still have a long way to go!”

Safina passing


Overall, this week we can learn from Safina that it is our attitude that defines who we are. We could write a paragraph about failure, but we think the following quote sums up what I am about to say very nicely. Taken from MMA Fighter Chael Sonnen:

They’ll tell you failure is not an option. That is ridiculous. Failure is always an option. Failure is the most readily available option at all times, but it’s a choice. You can choose to fail or you can choose to succeed.” 

In those few sentences, it gives the hard reality of life, that giving up is the easiest option available to us all. Which is why successful people tend to have a strong character, because when everyone else gave up they kept pushing forward…and they persevered! Before we finish, we’d like to give a quick shout-out to Pathway2Grow. They have been quite supportive of our #inthezone articles and allowed us to share some of our content on their Facebook group. If you’d like to read more about them, click hereGet involved in their networking events, we have attended a few ourselves and they’re not only extremely helpful, but also enjoyable! Well I think that’s it for now, enjoy the rest of your day and stay tuned for next week’s article. 🙂

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