Are there customers, vendors, or staff members who offer that doom and gloom perspective, day after day? Ever wonder why you start your day off happy and positive, only to be dragging by 10 a.m.? You’re probably being infected by people with toxic personalities. These are the folks who manipulate and push their feelings and thoughts on to you and zap you of your energy. They may always be Danny Downers, dream killers, or just judgmental. You may decide to create a new service or program that is unique and different, but some toxic types judge your idea as silly or “wrong.” They squash your dreams, manipulate your time to fulfill their needs, and basically just bring you down. In just a few hours, you’ve gone from feeling like you’re on the top of the world to the bottom of the pile. Every day is about the glass being half full or half empty. It’s that simple. Positive, successful people surround themselves with like personalities because they can feed off each other’s positive energy, turning it into success. People with toxic personalities will make you sick. Surround yourself with positive thought leaders, creative thinkers, and those who make you feel empowered to take on the world. Ridding yourself of toxicity is the best thing you can do for your business – and yourself.