Do you HAVE to be so negative?

Just had a conversation that made my head spin:

Person 1: Have a great weekend.

Me: It will be a wonderful weekend!

Person 2 (aka Eeyore): Don’t say that just yet, you don’t know for sure.

Me: Of course I do. The local Starbucks chose our church as the recipient of their community service. So, no matter what happens, two of the ladies in our church will have volunteers making their houses nicer this weekend.

Eeyore: Did you hear Starbucks is going bankrupt?

I kid you not.

I just had to smile and walk away.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Renee

    The negativity is pretty pathetic but the fact that Starbucks choose your church for community service is way too cool.

  2. Marc

    Renne: You’ve got that right!

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