02 Jan Do You Have a Positive Mindset?
Do you believe in mindset? For some people it sounds like a ‘fluffy’ concept. Something to chat about when discussing corporate jargon. For others, mindset impacts all major decisions in life and can be a key consideration when making a choice to focus on something; in life or in business.
Where are you on this subject? Are you on a journey of self-discovery? Learning and testing along the way; or are you on auto-pilot; tackling each ‘obstacle’ as they come along. Whichever side of the fence you feel that you are sitting at, it pays to approach your situation with a positive state of mind.
Where do you want to be? Do you have your eyes on the prize? Are you crystal clear on your goals, or just enjoying the ride for the moment? Either is great, if your business is progressing, and you are enjoying the experience. But have you taken some time to think about where you want to be in the future? Do you have long term and short-term aspirations? Viewing these with a positive approach can be the mindset shift often needed to make your business a success.
Focus on the successes. Running your own business is a rollercoaster ride – I’m sure you’re aware of this by now. By focusing on the highs and learning from the lows you can ride the rollercoaster with minimum impact and maximum benefit.
Call in support for those areas in which you are still growing. This growth area may be as such because you have a lack of time, skill or inclination. This is all ok, as long as you recognise the fact and take positive action to remedy the situation
You may be a firm believer in fate, you may rely on numbers, statistics and trends to lead the way; whichever works for you – ensure you’re tracking your progress throughout the year and you won’t go far wrong. All of this activity will encourage you to take positive steps in the right direction and remain positive about your business endeavours.