Your thoughts and mindset are powerful things that can not only affect your life and relationships but your business as well.
It’s amazing how much your mindset can affect your business. Proverbs 23:7 states “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:” In fact, having the right mindset can:
* Make you more motivated and productive, so you’ll get more done.
* Help you make better business decisions.
* Impress potential customers and clients, increasing the chances that they’ll hire you.
* Help you deal with—and recover from—business setbacks.
So, yes, mindset matters. And here are three things you can do to start improving your mindset right now.
Avoid Negative People
There are some people who seem to enjoy reminding you of all the things that can go wrong whether it’s in business, life or relationships. Some are good friends. Some are passing acquaintances. And some of them are members of your own family.
It’s hard not to be affected by the negative attitudes of the people around you. No matter how hard you try, some of that negativity sinks in.
So do what you can to avoid these Negative Nellies. Or, at the very least, don’t talk with them about your business.
Get Enough Exercise
Maybe you don’t think you have time to exercise. (You are running a business after all.) But getting some exercise isn’t just good for your health. It’s also good for your mindset. According to 3 John 1:2 “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.”
Business owners who exercise feel less stressed, have more energy, and are able to focus more on their business projects. In addition to physical exercise, you also have spiritual exercise as well. Exercise your spiritual muscle through prayer. Prayer is a great stress reliever.
So try to do something physical every day. If you can’t get to the gym, go for a walk, or use the stairs instead of the elevator.
Read the Right Business Books
There are countless business books that can tell you how to put together a business plan, or get the money you need to finance a new business.
But the best business books can also help you develop the right mindset. In fact, many successful business owners attribute their success to one or two of the business books they’ve read.
If there business owners you admire, check out their blogs. If they rave about how inspiring a certain business book is, that’s a book you want to read.
A good book to start with is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It’s a classic business book that you can find online for free.
So are you looking for ways to improve your mindset? Well, all you have to do is:
Do these three things, and not only will you have the right mindset, you’ll also have a more successful business. How has having the right mindset helped you? I would love to hear you comments!
Until next time, continue to take steps of excellency and you will leave behind a trail of greatness.
Ashley Lounds Brooks