Is your glass half empty or half full?
Running my business has been (and is) incredibly challenging at times, but the rewards far outweigh the negatives and I wouldn't want it any other way.
However, having coached many business owners, it's no surprise how many have suffered from a negative mindset. This can lead to self-doubt, low confidence and anxiety - which can ultimately affect the performance of your business.
Based on my experience, here's my 5 tips to help you develop a healthy and positive business mindset.
👉 Set your goals and keep them realistic
Goals are not set to become a whipping-stick when things go wrong, nor are they set to promote failure!
Setting a clear (and achievable) direction for your business will keep you focused and heading in the right direction.
👉 Recognise your strengths and accept weaknesses
One of my favourite quotes sums this up nicely:
“Growth begins when we begin to accept our weaknesses.” ~ Jean Vanier
Even Superman had his kryptonite moments... and occasionally we make mistakes (or learning curves as I like to call them). Remember - this is marathon not a sprint!
👉 Keep self-educating
No matter what age or level of experience – education is essential for developing the mind and feeding the soul.
With the plethora of training courses, webinars and workshops available for free on the Internet, there’s never been a better time to learn something new or develop existing skills.
👉 Surround yourself with positive like-minded people
Nobody has said it better than Mr Einstein...
“Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution”
If you’re struggling with self-doubt and a negative mindset, surround yourself with positive people. Feed off their enthusiasm, passion and motivation.
👉 Take time out – have fun and enjoy the journey!
Like many, I LOVE what I do, but we can get so engrossed in our daily work, that we forget about what's important - getting out from behind the desk and enjoying life, which we need for our physical and mental health!
So, take regular time out...
Have some fun and enjoy life...
It's all part of this rich and exciting journey!