Be The Faucet

October 15, 2019 by Mitch Taylor

faucet drain focus positivityI read a quote recently and it hit me straight between the eyes.  I’ve been both of these in my life and I’m not afraid or ashamed to admit it.

Be the faucet…not the drain.

Be the faucet where those get inspiration from.  Be the faucet where people get knowledge from. Be the faucet where those you come in contact with get energy from. Give to give to someone else. 


Don’t be the drain that is sucking all the bad crap into your life.  Don’t be the drain that is sucking the negative energy into your life or bringing it down into someone else’s life.  

The faucet is where pure water (hopefully) comes from.  The drain is where all of the crap goes when you wash plates or dump items into the sink.  The sink is your body and your brain is the filter. Your brain needs to filter out all of the negativity that gets poured into your body.  You want to be the place where goodness comes from. Be the faucet.  

Think about your life and how much positive energy you give out.  I read an exchange just the other day on Facebook and I thought it was hilarious. This guy just kept trolling this other guy, banging on him.  Why? For what? Don’t be that guy. Don’t look down on someone else unless you are offering them a hand up. Don’t be the drain.  

We all have external things that happen to us.  We all have things that will turn our mind to negative thoughts.  If you practice to focus first before speaking (lord knows I have made that mistake many times), you’ll be able to serve as the faucet WAY more often than the drain.  Think about being the faucet and not the drain. There’s always something you can do to help someone else to move forward, there’s always something you can give, even if it’s just a smile.

Meet Mitch Taylor: A Jeffrey Gitomer Licensed Trainer and a member of the National Speakers Association, Mitch has impacted thousands over the course of his career, through interactive workshop instruction, sales mentoring, educational podcasts & personal coaching.

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Mitch is the author of the book SALES 4 Event Pros, and has written articles for several industry publications including Promo Only, DJNews, and Mobile Beat. Mitch regularly hosts #LiveAt755, your Daily Motivational Kick Start every weekday at 7:55am on his Facebook Feed. To get yours go to

Mitch is also one half of the Creating Connections team with Certified Personality Trainer Vickie Musni. Together they have written Creating Connections: 31 Days To Building Stronger & Deeper Relationships and host a weekly podcast entitled Creating Connections.

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