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In this, my very first blog post (yay!!), I will explain the 10 Ways to Create a Positive Mindset To Change Your Life….and Ultimately Change Your Business.
How many of you walk around on a daily basis cursing and crabbing about every little thing, trivial or not? Come on, you know you do…we all do! And if we were to be perfectly honest with ourselves, because this negative space is one we are so very used to being in, mostly by habit, we don’t even realize just how negative we are truly being. The people around us realize it – let me be the first to tell you that – and they are probably getting pretty sick of it! So, the big question is, why do we choose (and it is a choice) to constantly, day in and day out, tend to focus all our thoughts towards those that do nothing whatsoever to serve us in any good way? Ahhh, that is the question.
Instead of trying to get into your psyche and try to analyze you, which I am certainly not professionally trained to do in any way, shape or form, let’s instead look at the ways we can make a shift in that mindset of negativity.
Eliminate the toxic people
It has been said, and I can tell you from experience that it is so very true, that you become like the 5 people you spend the most time with. If the people you hang out with on a regular basis are constantly bitching and complaining about how horrible their lives are, talk about others in a negative light and criticize anyone who might be “chasing a dream”, it will not be long before you start to echo their words and become just like them.
Now imagine if you hung around people who were constantly striving to better themselves, supporting your goals and dreams and don’t blame others for their shortcomings. Don’t you think you would begin to actually believe you CAN achieve those dreams you’re working so hard towards?
Either way, if you are told something (negative or positive) enough times, you will start to believe it. Therefore, take a good look at your social circle and limit the amount of time you spend with people who bring you down.
Smash through the old way of thinking
Maybe “I can’t afford it” is your truth, but instead you tell yourself “it’s too expensive”. Did that guy at the coffee shop really “suck”, or are you just looking for something to criticize to make yourself feel better in that moment?
If your thoughts are not backed by actual evidence, you really need to ask yourself why you actually believe them to be true to begin with. Smash those thoughts and you’ve just began the mindset shift.
Never, ever be satisfied with where you’re at. Continue to invest both time and effort into YOU. Your potential is absolutely endless.
Read books, listen to audio tapes, whatever your preference. Do this EVERY SINGLE DAY! Did you know that what you see, hear and tell yourself in the first 20 minutes after waking effects the spirit of your day? Don’t turn on that negative news program or jump on social media just to see what people are complaining about that day. DON’T DO IT! Set a positive tone for your day and you will be amazed at how much better your day turns out.
It’s extremely hard to focus on the bad when you’re doing good for someone else. Be intentional about who you are going to help today. Decide you’re buying coffee for the guy behind you at Starbucks. Decide you’re going to shovel the neighbor’s driveway before they get home from work. I promise you that doing caring, selfless things for others, no matter how small they might seem, will be a fabulous distraction to whatever problems you might be having that day.
Out with the bad – news that is
We all know horrible things happen in this world every single day. Do you think hearing about it constantly is going to change what’s going on? Absolutely not! Don’t go there. Not tuning in doesn’t mean you don’t care. It means you care enough about your own self-worth that you refuse to listen to such negative stories that will no doubt cast a depressing shadow on your day.
“I am beautiful”. “I am successful”. “People are coming to me effortlessly asking to join my business”, “I am a top earner”.
These are just a few of my daily affirmations. Say them out loud, every single day! Write them on your bathroom mirror so you can tell yourself how beautiful you are as you get ready for your day. It may seem corny and you might feel really silly the first few times. That’s ok! I promise that if you commit to this simple routine every morning, multiple times a day if you want, you will begin to believe what you’re telling yourself.
Take care of you
How are you ever going to be any good to yourself or anyone else if you are treating your body like crap! Healthy body = health mind. Little changes go a very long way. No time to hit the gym? Go for a 15 minute walk with the dog in the morning before work, and another 15 minutes before you go to bed. Do this every day for a month and whoa! You won’t believe how amazing you will feel!
Find a quality supplement if you have a hard time eating health all the time….as most of us struggle with. I was never a believer in supplements to be honest, but that was because I hadn’t found the right one. EVERYTHING changed once I was fueling my body with what it really needed. .
Always say thank you
Do you offer a product or service as part of your business? How about sending your customers a simple Thank You note in the mail? It’s so simple you probably think it’s not something they would really care to get. That simple gesture creates goodwill in other people and makes you feel like a million bucks. And, you’ll probably have a customer for life because of that tiny effort you put in to say Thank You for supporting me in my business.
Master the mundane
Have you found an amazing motivation you tube video that truly speaks to you? Have you already watched it a couple times and feel like you need to find new content? Nope! You so don’t! Trust me, if you listen to the same audio every day for 30, 60 or even 90 days in a row, you will here something different every time! You WILL have a breakthrough at some point.
Celebrate the little wins
Did you get a customer today? Celebrate that! Did someone tell you that your product has changed their life? Celebrate that! Did you reach out to 50 people this week and everyone said NO to your product, service or opportunity? Celebrate that!
It’s so very sad to hear people tear themselves down because they haven’t achieved as much as another person in their company, for example. You aren’t that person…this is YOUR journey! Celebrate every little win and you WILL be celebrating the BIG wins before you know it!
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today matters most” – Buddha