Each day I invite you to work on a habit, a simple business habit that will have the potential to radically alter the effectiveness of your mind and the potential of your business.
No 1 Learn new skills and challenge your mind every single day! Neuroscience has now proven the old saying “use it or lose it?” – use your mind productively to learn new skills. The benefits of increased mind function is an elevation in feelings of positivity, that more things are achievable or possible.
“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” ~ Leo Burnett
What new skill or information are you going to learn today?
No 2 Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story! The mind must believe it can do something before it is capable of actually doing it. Be aware of your mental self-talk.
“The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful.” Dalai Lama
What are the positive emotions you will use to replace your negative self-talk today?
No 3 Acts of gratitude are highly contagious on social networks! Human beings are social creatures. On a day you deliver one powerful thank you …
- Your gratitude spreads to 6 people you know. (+6)
- Then it spreads to 6 people they each know. (+36)
- Then it spreads to 6 people they each know. (+216)
- 6 + 36 + 216 = 258 people who feel more grateful – just from one thank you!
When the human mind is happy, it is less stressed. And a less stressed mind is a more efficient mind.
How will you show your gratitude today?
No 4 Reflection is the key to changing mindset! Find some quiet each day for reflecting on any personal negative responses that came up, and look for habitual patterns that you need to change.
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ~ Sylvia Plath
Learn from your daily reflection. Work on a positive mindset every day because it will be 80% of your success in business!
What is the positive mindset you need to apply today?
No 5 Your mind is part of your body! It just makes sense to fuel your body with healthy food and keep your blood oxygen levels high with regular exercise. Simply fuel, exercise and rest your body properly. A tired mind is rarely productive – ask any working Mum!
To begin the change today – what will you be doing differently?
No 6 Begin with the end in Mind! To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination or purpose. To know where you are headed, is to better understand where you are right now and what steps will be needed to continue in the direction for positive results. Foster a mindset of outcome focus and extreme optimism that will help you create solutions, and not keep you stuck in the problems of your business.
What clear outcomes do you need to create today to achieve your purpose and goals?
No 7 Develop the habit of Listening! Many of us today have such busy lives, that we often don’t take in the messages that we hear from potential customers, friends and family members. The best clue that you are not listening, is when you hear yourself asking why a customer doesn’t like this or that; or why you can’t seem to reach people? Giving a person your full attention, and showing them that what they say matters, will have a long-lasting impact on them and your relationship, and provide you with information to change your approach.
How will you listen effectively today?
Each one of the seven habits above has the ability to make your mindset more effective and change your business. But when you combine them together their beneficial effects increase exponentially.
I would love to know what works for you?
About the Author: Zenworkz Authentic Marketing inspires small businesses to foster a Positive Mindset – Develop and use an empowering Marketing and Communications Plan for Business Profitability … see my full services at www.zenworkz.com