Best Way to Stay Positive As An EntrepreneurJun 14, 2023
When I say that does it have a negative or positive connotation?
Most will lean towards the negative. But it is also equally positive.
See, Newton said it best
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction
Therefore it must be true that it is equally as positive as negative.
My purpose of this is to get you to think 1% differently.
Start to say I Don’t Care…
I often say I do not care. It is not that I am rude or unsympathetic, in fact the opposite.
However in order to have laser clear focus we need to shut off external distractions. Otherwise, they will derail us.
I do not care about TV shows, sporting events, or gossip on what Sally and Bob are doing - I hope they are well. What I do care about is that I am doing my daily behaviors, being accountable, and providing for me, my family, my businesses and my community.
As I see it when I care about those external things, I take away my focus, which means I do not care about my goals because had I cared for those goals I would not be distracted by something that takes my focus away from attaining them.
It is ok to be selfish for yourself. It is ok to protect your time. It is ok to be disciplined. So long as you lead with empathy, compassion and selflessness.
I am bombarded daily, as you are, with so many negative emotions, negative thoughts, and things that try to derail us. It is vital that you stick to your main focus otherwise it will directly impact everything else in your daily life too.
I will say that shutting off all of these distractions has allowed me to be more focused and grow larger and expand into other verticals faster, hence building out my vision.
I will often say in my training sessions. Do not step over dollars to get pennies. You must become ok losing a little to get a lot. We can not please everyone. We can not sell to everyone. We can not please to everyone. What is your Wheelhouse and go all in. Do not get distracted by the shiny pennies that take you off your focus.
I firmly believe that by shutting off distractions and staying focused you can double your production.
Start to say “ I Don’t Care” with a smile.
Here are More tips to keep your entrepreneur vibes Positive
Being an entrepreneur is both exciting and challenging. The journey of building a business from scratch can be filled with ups and downs. In the face of adversity, it's essential for entrepreneurs to stay positive and maintain their motivation. Here are some effective ways to cultivate a positive mindset and keep your entrepreneurial spirit alive.
1. Set realistic goals
One of the key factors to staying positive as an entrepreneur is setting achievable and realistic goals. Break down your long-term objectives into smaller milestones that can be accomplished within a specific timeframe. This will not only help you to stay positive and focused but also give you a sense of achievement when you reach each milestone.
2. Surround yourself with positivity
The people around you can have a significant impact on your attitude and mindset. Surround yourself with positive individuals who support your vision and share your enthusiasm for success. These connections can provide valuable advice, encouragement, and even collaboration opportunities.
Negative thinking will spoil your plans, put you in a bad mood and increase anxiety.
Positive thinking will have you happy, and joyous to be around and will increase your overall well-being.
3. Celebrate small wins
Every step forward, no matter how small, is worth celebrating. Acknowledge your progress and take time to appreciate the hard work that has led to your achievements. This positive thought will boost your self esteem and morale and motivate you to continue pushing forward.
Another reason to have a gratitude journal is to write down your wins, no matter how small. When you are celebrating wins negative self talk does not exist. And since you are winning, your self esteem increases.
4. Learn from failure
Note: There is a really good blog we published called
Success After Failure, if you need a jump start this might be a good option to read after this one.
Failure is an inevitable part of entrepreneurship, but it’s essential to view it as a learning opportunity rather than a setback. Analyze your mistakes and use the insights gained to improve your strategies and decision-making. Embrace failure as a chance to grow and become a better entrepreneur.
When we fail there is lots of negative self talk. However, stay positive and develop healthy coping skills. Negative aspects are real in every walk of live, but positive people understand that they only control their thoughts. Having a negative thought is normal and it has a right to exist. You are in control of whether it attaches itself.
5. Practice gratitude
Gratitude is a powerful tool for your stress management and cultivating positivity. Regularly remind yourself of the things you're grateful for in your life and business. This can help shift your focus away from negativity and negative thought and towards the positive aspects of the present moment in your journey.
Starting a gratitude journal is a great first step in the physical and mental health journey. By writing what you are grateful for you are in a positive thinking mode and will develop a more positive outlook and attract other positive people.
6. Prioritize self-care
Entrepreneurship can be demanding and stressful. It's essential to prioritize self-care to maintain a healthy work-life balance. This includes taking breaks, getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating well. When you feel good physically and mentally, you'll be better equipped to tackle challenges with a much more positive outlook and positive attitude throughout.
Working on your physical well being is an important function in stress management. Spending time walking, stretching or doing a work out will lead to more happiness. Optimistic people tend to act positively and have more life satisfaction.
7. Stay inspired
Continuously seek inspiration from various sources, such as books, podcasts, TED talks, research shows or networking events. Engaging with new ideas and learning from the experiences of others can help you stay motivated and maintain a positive outlook on your entrepreneurial journey.
By feeding yourself positive words, you feel positive. How can a negative attitude survive a positive person?
8. Develop a growth mindset
A growth mindset is the belief that your abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. Embrace this mindset by focusing on continuous learning and improvement. This will help you stay optimistic and resilient in the face of challenges.
9. Visualize success
Visualizing your goals and the success you want to achieve can be a powerful motivator. Create a clear picture of what you want to accomplish and regularly remind yourself of this vision. This will keep you focused on your objectives and inspire you to stay positive throughout your journey.
10. Embrace change
Change is a constant in the world of entrepreneurship, and adapting to new situations is crucial for success. Embrace change as an opportunity for growth and innovation, and maintain a flexible attitude that allows you to pivot when necessary.
In conclusion, staying positive as an entrepreneur is essential for personal well-being overall health, self esteem, and business success. By implementing these strategies, you can cultivate a positive mindset that will help you navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship and achieve your goals.
11. Cultivate a strong support network
Building a strong support network is crucial for maintaining a positive mindset as an entrepreneur. This can include friends, family, mentors, or fellow entrepreneurs who understand the challenges you face and can offer advice or a listening ear when needed. A solid support system will help you feel less isolated and more empowered to overcome obstacles.
12. Focus on your strengths
Identify your unique strengths and talents and leverage them in your business endeavors. By focusing on what you do best, you'll boost your confidence and increase your chances of success. Recognize areas where you may need to improve and consider seeking guidance or further training to enhance your skills.
13. Maintain a healthy perspective
It's essential to maintain a balanced and optimistic perspective even when faced with challenges or setbacks. Remind yourself that every entrepreneur encounters difficulties on their journey and that overcoming these obstacles is a natural part of growth. Keep your eye on the big picture and don't let temporary setbacks define your overall progress.
I can promise you that if you practice positive self talk and stop negative self talk you will start to develop deeper positive thinking skills.
14. Practice mindfulness and meditation
Practicing mindfulness and meditation can help you cultivate a positive mindset and reduce stress and anxiety. Techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, and practicing positive thinking and affirmations can help you stay grounded and focused on the present moment, allowing you to better manage your emotions, reduce stress, and maintain your mental health and a positive outlook.
15. Reflect on your accomplishments
Regularly reflecting on your achievements and progress can help you stay motivated and have positive thoughts. Take time to review your successes, both big and small, and consider things you're grateful and how far you've come since starting your entrepreneurial journey. This practice of positive thinking will serve as a reminder of your capabilities and reinforce your belief in your ability to succeed.
By implementing these strategies, you'll be better equipped to maintain a positive attitude and overcome the challenges that come with entrepreneurship. Remember that cultivating a positive mindset takes time and effort, but it's an investment that will pay off in the long run as you navigate the exciting world of business ownership.
Often we get attached to external things that drive our internal processes. We need to look more inward than outward.
It is ok to want luxury, money, yachts, fancy cars as goals. However to think they will bring true happiness, it won’t.
Now, when you have true inner peace and receive those things. The reward is 10 fold.
I had several people who were feeling down about not having “things” and those “things” they were seeking for the wrong reasons.
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Til next time,