Paste your Google Webmaster Tools verification code here
Are You an Optimist?

Are You an Optimist?

In my life, from coaching others and from my own personal experience, I’ve found that one of the most effective ways to control stress is to control your attitude. Success in life is 80 percent Attitude and 20 percent Aptitude. It’s our attitude that will make the difference in how we deal with outside stress. Robert Schuller said, “Success doesn’t come the way you think it does–it comes from the way you think.”

No matter what kind of business you’re in, there are going to be days that just make you crazy with problems. The news is negative, employees let you down, and competition is beating you up. The people who thrive and prosper are the ones who have a prescriptive attitude in life that they must take charge of the caliber of information that reaches their brain.

What is a prescriptive approach, you ask? It’s simply arming yourself with information to deal with whatever challenges come your way. We must arm ourselves daily with information to prevent stress and panic. No one makes good decisions when trapped in an unresourceful state of mind. In fact, most of us can trace bad decisions to when we reacted to a situation instead of acting in a manner that served us.

You get in life what you focus on. If you dwell on limitations, you will reach them. If you focus on stress you will get more stress. You will have a better life in every way if you make the least of the worst while making the most of the best.

One attribute that elevates the outstanding from the average is the willingness to look for the positive angle in all situations. Optimists know that difficult situations and adversity bring out hidden resources and capabilities. As entrepreneurs, we must make the internal decision to excel and to rise to the occasion. Optimists choose to see opportunities where others choose to see problems. Thomas Edison said, “If we did all the things in life we were capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.” Another quote I enjoy is: “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.”

Here is a thought for you: look at stress in your life from another perspective. Ask yourself: if I have this problem then my clients, patients, or customers might have this problem. What could I do to fix that? How could I capitalize on this problem and make money from it? What could I do to offer solutions to others to fix this problem that would bring me income or business?

Think about some of the most successful folks on earth and how their wealth was created. You will find that people who found ways to solve other people’s problems or stress have created great success and wealth. Often the person who came up with the solution actually had the problem and when they solved it for themselves they found ways to assist others that allowed them to create new products or services.

When you are dealing with reality from a point of power and an optimist attitude you will be able to think more clearly and make better decisions, which of course will add prosperity and peace of mind. The bottom line is: Be an Optimist!

Create a Great Day!

Your coach,

Mindset: Your Key to Staying on Track

Mindset: Your Key to Staying on Track

As a mindset coach, I am most aware that entrepreneurs focus primarily on marketing, performance, and productivity. There is often a lack of understanding about mindset. Dan Kennedy is the biggest proponent of the importance of mindset because he truly understands that you must look at life with clear and concise thinking. When your thinking becomes clouded, jaded and unproductive, your profits will start to go down.

When it comes to your current mentality, the first thing to ask yourself is “who is influencing me?” The late Jim Rohn said that you are the five people you associate with. One of the keys to staying on track is paying attention to who and what influences you.

It’s important that you keep your Mindset on the right track at all times if you want good results in your life and business. What you focus on expands. Have you fallen into bad thinking habits looking for what is wrong in life? It’s easy to do this because of the people you associate with.

You have the ability to look for what is good in your life and business instead of looking at what’s bad. Your power is internal, not external, and you have the ability to program yourself to succeed.

Your mindset is determined by the caliber of information that is consistently and repeatedly put into your brain. With that in mind, you can see why it’s detrimental for entrepreneurs to start their morning reading the newspaper or listening to the news. When you expose yourself to negative media every morning, it’s like starting your day out by opening a vein and putting poison directly into your body.

I’m not saying be ignorant about what’s going on. I’m saying pay attention to what is relevant to your business and your personal well-being and let the rest of the world take care of itself; it always has and it always will. Your job is to take care of your business, your family, your customers, your clients, your patients – everybody that is around you; it’s not to fix the world.
Your mindset has to be seeded literally every day with inspiring, uplifting information that enlivens you and gives you inspiration and hope.

Negative news, hanging around civilians and negative people depletes you. Being around negative people erodes your enthusiasm and your ability to scan the landscape of your reality to see the pockets of opportunity, money, and change. Your mindset is what allows you to perceive upcoming trends and capitalize on them.

Take inventory of your influences. Make a list of who and what gives you good feelings and enlivens your spirit, and who and what drags you down and leaves you feeling negative, bitter, or down. Your job is to release what drags you down. The truth is, there is little sense in attempting to change other people or external conditions. You must first change your inner beliefs and then outer conditions will change accordingly. It’s not your job in life to fix others. Your real job is to nurture yourself.

Create a Great Day!

Your coach,

Malcare WordPress Security