These trading times represent a difficult period for small business. Up and down economic cycles are inevitable and if we just keep positive, hang in there, and get through this difficult period, we will get some relief at the next up turn. This series of Keep Calm articles has been created to help improve feelings of confidence and personal power; part 4 provides tips for managing your mindset.
Taking positive action is the first step to feeling more in control.
Here are three simple business mindset habits that will have the potential to radically alter the effectiveness of your mind and the potential of your business:
Give up trying to be perfect if you want to be successful!
We try to show customers that we are flawless to be liked and respected. But you can’t please everyone, and you shouldn’t try. When you embrace who you really are and decide to be authentic, instead of perfect; you open yourself up to authentic customer relationships, authentic happiness, and tangible success.
Manage your Negative Self-Talk!
Besides our own thoughts, there is nothing that is absolutely in our control. 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. So, be aware of your negative self-talk – replace it with positive self talk and a positive outlook.
Reflection is the key to changing mindset!
Find some quiet each day for reflecting on both positive and negative experiences that came up, and look for habitual patterns that you need to change. Learn from your daily reflection. Work on a positive mindset every day because it will be 80% of your success in business.
Ask yourself: What is the positive mindset you can apply today? Please leave a comment – I’d love to hear from you?
Author, Teresa Bassham principle Marketing Coach at Zenworkz Marketing, inspires small businesses to foster a positive marketing mindset and develop a empowering marketing plan for business profitability. See full services at http://www.zenworkz.com