By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development

One of the fundamental beliefs at Vogel Bros. is “We are in control of our attitudes.” As we fulfill our mission to serve the people in our communities, we adorn an outward mindset that puts the focus on others and not ourselves. We begin with a positive attitude and seek the best in every situation.

As we serve others, our attitude towards service is of utter importance. True service is more than action; it is the combination of mind, heart and behavior. It begins with the belief that our service is meant to improve the conditions of others regardless of any advantage for ourselves. Serving for recognition is not service, it is self-fulfilling desire that leaves the one served feeling used. Instead, we use positive attitudes to foster positive energy to best serve our clients. A positive attitude seeks ideas, opportunities and solutions.

On the other hand, a negative attitude seeks faults, blame and excuses. Killer statements take the energy out of an idea. Phrases such as “we’ve never done it that way before” and “that will never work” immediately stop the creative process. Stating that an idea is “dumb” not only kills the conversation, but it insults the person who is trying to be creative. The word “impossible” is a big idea that meets a little mind. At Vogel Bros. we do not believe in “impossible” and there is no room for killer statements.

Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t either way you are right.” Vogel Bros. employees have the mindset that we can and we will. When our thoughts are focused on what can be, we overcome what is “impossible” for others. We choose to have a positive attitude.