Change your attitude, Shelly says

Friday, February 20, 2015

When my granddaughter was only seven years old, she taught me the meaning of attitude.

She wanted to go to the pool after lunch and I told her that the radio announced there was a forecast of 30% chance of rain and I wasn’t sure if we would be able to go.

Her quick answer was: “Grandpa, there is a 70% chance it won’t rain.”

That is attitude!

A negative attitude always leads to failure.

That being the case, I suggest we all look for opportunities and turn negatives into winners!

If someone tells you that you cannot do something, that only means they cannot do it.

I have been listening to “gloom and doom” from the home healthcare industry for many years. 

But what will happen to dealers if we do not get legislation to modify the competitive bidding program passed?

Now is when you must get very active!

If every HME dealer would give full support to AAHomecare and the state DME association, bad things will not happen.

They know what to say and they know what to do, but they need the necessary dollars to accomplish this. 

Skip having a dinner out or an evening at a show and send those dollars to the associations and you will be able to always enjoy going out for dinner and a show.

A change is in attitude is imperative.

There is no reason for not becoming active.

Recognize that it is almost impossible to stand alone these days. 

At Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas, these problems will all be addressed.

It is coming very quickly.

Please try to bring as many key employees with you.

There will be so much activity there and you want to return home educated on all the changes and armed with all of the supports that you will find there. 

And when you see me walking the floor at Medtrade Spring, please say “hello.” It means a great deal to this old guy!

—Shelly Prial

Editor’s note: Shelly and his wife, Thelma, are moving to South Carolina.

If you would like to reach him, please do so at Sheldon and Thelma Prial, 88 Indigo Lane, Goose Creek, S.C. 29445/843-572-6568.

“I get a great deal of pleasure from the phone calls I receive,” he says. “I am always being provided with topics to make my comments.”