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Dear Fred

I come to work in a great mood, but my boss will bring me down immediately rather than discussing potential problems the previous day. We are in the sales business, where each day is new. It is so difficult to get going early, which I believe is so important, when I hear all of the negativity. I understand he has alot of responsibility, but what should I do. I have had a rough past month, but feel so good about my potential. He has even expressed this.

Fred's Response

Have you thought of changing jobs? Chances are the boss' odds of staying like he is are greater than your chance of changing him. Can you develop enough strength to choose and maintain your proper attitude? This would make you strong enough not to be affected by the negative things that happen.