Welcome to this issue of "Dr. T's Timely Tips" by Dr. Tony Alessandra. Please send your feedback to DrTony@Assessments24x7.com!

Seek Winners, Spurn Losers

Attitudes are contagious! So nurture your emotional well-being by choosing friends who genuinely want you to succeed and encourage you to do so. Also, ask yourself about your surroundings: How's my house or apartment decorated? What about my office? Is it drab, or energizing?

Read some inspirational and motivational books. Or listen to happy music. (Have you ever heard a mournful banjo tune?) Or make it a point to go to funny movies or watch a TV sitcom that makes you laugh.

Consciously reduce your exposure to the negative, whether it's gossip from co-workers, violence in the media, or pessimism in your own thoughts.

Here's to more personal insight,