"Empowerment Activist" Andrea Quinn takes over my blog this week! (Today's topic: Your Attitude)


It’s All About Your Attitude Yes Ladies, attitude is everything! You’ve likely have heard the phrase “fake it till you make it,” and yes, at times it can be a good strategy in business or the start of a great marketing campaign while you’re building and establishing your brand. However, “faking it” is not the greatest idea when it comes to your own personal attitudes. Just the opposite, authenticity, is the foundation for an effective attitude.

Your attitude about your life determines the quality of it. That is a fact.

Numerous health psychology studies show that the quality of life is very often the result of one’s attitude. It’s been six decades since social psychologist Gordon Allport broke ground by saying that attitudes are “probably the most distinctive and indispensable concept in contemporary social psychology.”

Yes, they are that important!

Allport described attitude and change in attitude as a cognitive process. The way I see it, this simply means you are in control of your attitudes; they don’t control you. Knowing this is very empowering.

But, the shift in attitude doesn’t just happen when someone suggests you need to get a positive attitude. This is where the “fake it till you make it” scenario comes into play. I mean seriously. How are you supposed to put a coat of yellow paint on things to make them better? I am here to tell you that it doesn’t work (and I think you already know this).

See, I don’t believe that there are positive or negative women. Nor do I believe there are positive or negative attitudes.

What I do believe is that there are empowered or disempowered women who have positive or negative experiences based on their respective attitudes. It’s as simple as that.

Empowered women have attitudes that are optimist, constructive, encouraging and helpful, leading to positive experiences. Disempowered women have pessimistic, destructive, selfish and often depressing attitudes that lead to negative experiences.

And, here’s the thing. Again, it comes down to choice. The thing that determines your attitude in any given moment is how empowered or disempowered you allow yourself to be. The choice of empowerment and the choice in attitude are linked and walk side by side.

It’s an inside job where your assignment is to determine how to empower yourself in a situation (and that doesn’t mean be bitchy or angry!).

True power comes from the ability to do things differently. These are just a few tips to start you on your way to a new attitude.

  1. Realize that attitude is a choice and you can make choices that feel good.
  2. Remove people or situations that make you feel disempowered or bad.
  3. Read or watch inspirational material.
  4. Look for role models who embody attitudes you admire.
  5. Be kind to yourself in the process

Remember; stop “trying” to be positive! Look for where you are the most empowered, make your choices from there and recognize that you are on your way to a new attitude.

JennKLPhotography-4171_edit_CROPBIO: Andrea Quinn is a Certified Life Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author based in Los Angeles.  She is known as an “Empowerment Activist” for women and has a reputation as a powerful advisor to many in the entertainment industry. Her unique and natural gift of sharing her wisdom offers an original perspective that isn’t based on ego or hype, but in real world experience and she delivers!

She has developed a curriculum called the ”Quinn Essentials”, which is a program used by many individuals as well as companies to expand their businesses, inspire communication within groups and empower people to live their best lives. Andrea facilitates women’s groups in Los Angeles where she teaches her tools to hundreds of women and is successful at guiding them to “Accomplish” their dreams.

Andrea is finishing her first book” The Quinn Essentials – 9 tools to Accomplish ANYTHING for Women.” She is also expanding her women’s groups in 2017 to San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, Austin, and New York. Motivational speaking is also a passion for her and she is invited to speak regularly at many corporate events and has a once a month empowerment lecture series in Hollywood for men and women. While she has a presence in many of the Studios, Networks and Agencies in Hollywood she has also advised on Wall Street, the Silicon Valley, the Pentagon, and most recently in London’s powerful Music Industry. Seeing people (especially women) succeed by “Accomplishing” their dreams is her biggest dream come true.