I have a manufacturing business (Badges and Buttons), several small MLM businesses, I work at being a Licensed Realtor, and I have an increasing number of coaching clients,both at a distance and "belly to belly - well, almost.
The current economic climate demands that I have to work harder/give more service for every dollar earned, so that when improvement occurs, I am ahead of the game. The choice is mine of whether to be happy or miserable - and I choose "happy" every time.
This drives some potential competitors crazy. "How can you (moan) be happy all the time?" First point - they don't see me ALL the time: secondly I give them my solution - "Make your chioce (and it requires ACTION)".The majority will still be making the same observations at year's end. A few, an encouraging number, by noting my attitude, request some of the same - they want to be near me hoping for a change in their lives by osmosis.
It does not have to fall to me to be the only beacon of inspiration. You can make your choice to be happy - you can inspire others. We all need you.