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The Importance of Positivity

Oct 30, 2018

The Importance of Positivity

If anyone understands that life is what you make it, it’s Darci. She quite literally went out and built the life she wanted. She has worked for great leaders and not so great leaders, built three award-winning businesses and let them go when the time was right. All she has accomplished has been done on her own terms and by Focusing on the 90% – on the positive in her world. Darci Lang has discovered a solution to help you live your life, do your job, and connect with the people who matter most, to the fullest. Darci has a bold, joyful presence – illuminating the good in audiences lives with her dynamic message. For 25 years, Darci has been sharing tough love with empathy, creating perspective shifts and having an impact on hundreds of businesses in diverse industries. She helps to transform cultures, employee engagement and in turn – morale and profitability. In the midst of her flourishing entrepreneurial career, Darci has learned powerful lessons about maintaining balance, bringing her best self home to her husband and teenagers and embracing her own victories.

“Life is what you make of it and I knew the life I wanted to envision, so I set out to achieve that goal. I’ve worked for some incredible people and some not-so incredible people, but what has kept me going all this time is by focusing on my own positivity – focusing on the 90%.

FEEDING YOURSELF FIRST, BEFORE FEEDING THE WORLD.

Darci’s method of focusing on 90 percent of the things that make you feel happy and fulfilled is an important concept that can be applied to any industry, including veterinary. It can also help managers and business owners reconnect with their employees. “As a pet owner and the line of work that I’m in – speaking at veterinary conferences – I have observed a lot of depletion. I’ve seen a lot of mental and physical exhaustion. People think I’m too happy, and they tell me that 90 percent is not realistic. People around me tell me it should be 50-50. 90 percent may not be a reality, but it’s a goal. I always tell people to start by writing down what you love, and then start to train the brain by focusing on what is good. Especially in regards to the veterinary industry, it’s easy to get caught up being busy but we’re never to busy to ask ourselves, just once, if we’re doing okay” says Darci. Motivating others is a key aspect of any business or leadership profession, but it is often the most challenging, especially with the onset of stressful situations or patients. Darci encourages self-care and putting your personal needs first in order to become a motivational example and, ultimately, provide more support to your employees.

“I think a lot of people feed the world first. I think they give everything to their job, which I believe depletes us. When we deal with people who are depleted and it becomes a vicious cycle. I also look at people and I think they focus on the 10 percent, the things that aren’t going right in their life, that one cranky customer at the vet clinic. Thoughts are power and negativity is a habit, so by putting your needs first, you’re creating a healthy platform and foundation that you can grow upon and then help others” says Darci.

Darci remains an incredibly inspiring and motivating leader, who continues to teach the importance of self-care and positivity. But she also reminds us that self-care is a mental, physical and spiritual journey. “People don’t spend enough time taking care of the person in the mirror. We spend more time taking care of the rest of the world. It’s my belief that I can’t feed you, metaphorically, literally or figuratively without feeding myself first. I have to look after myself, and then I can feed the four-legged and the two-legged, and then I can feed the world.”

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