The power of mindset can bring both great success and great failure. Are you getting in your way? Or are you empowering yourself? I can tell you this most certainly…you are the one who is in control of your own destiny and ONLY you decide your level of success. The state of the economy, your competition, lack of time, household chores, etc. are not what prevent you from moving forward in your business.
I speak to you sincerely from experience. I have made every excuse to explain away my own lack of success. I shared that experience with you in my post Being Confident. It wasn't until I realized a very important truth….thoughts are things. I sincerely believe this….we become and we are what we think about most. I could not explain this better than Susan Preston does in her post Your Thoughts Become Things.
Just the other day I was reading through a thread in one of my Facebook groups. The conversation was about the hottest new social media event, Social Boom, which is being hosted by social media guru, Kim Garst this September. Seriously, people are coming from all over the globe for this event! Those of us who coach with Kim are very excited to attend this event and finally meet each other face to face. One of our group-mates wrote that she was hoping to raise enough money to come to the event. Another replied that first you decide you are coming, then the money will come. Has that ever happened to you? You didn't know how you were going to afford something or find the time for something, but somehow you make it happen? That, my friend, is the power of mindset. First you make the decision! Then the path will unveil itself…at the right moment…in the right direction.
I'm not going to tell you that it is super easy to change your mindset. It is something that takes time. In the beginning, you have to be very conscious of your thoughts and make the CHOICE to change any negative ones right away…after a while, it becomes habit. You have to remove negativity from your life, let go of fear and have the right mindset to move forward in life and in business. I work towards this everyday and in doing so, I have made great strides!
How? First, decide you want great success! Say, "YES! I am ready to harness the power of mindset and make positive steps forward. NO! I will not hold myself back or get in my own way." To support you on your journey, I would like to share with you a few articles from women that I have come to respect and admire. Their knowledge and generous spirits have been inspiring to me and I would like to share their words with you. You will find a wealth of support, encouragement and action steps that you can put into place in your own life. Pick and choose what works best for you…and since you have already said YES to you…you cannot fail!
- Overcoming Negativity: A Simple Plan by Sherie Venner
- Don't Allow Fear to Win by Dr. Daisy Sutherland
- How to Have the Right Mindset to Grow Your Business by Susan Preston
May you all enjoy much success as you work to grow your creative businesses! Here's to a positive mindset!