Far too many times, for many reasons, too many people look for shortcuts to get where they want to go. If you were driving and selecting a route that saved time and expenses that shortcut would be a good thing. We all have seen people in their relationships and business try to take shortcuts, and wind up with more trouble than they could have imagined.
In today’s times, it is vital for entrepreneurs and small businesses to lead the way into better economic results, just as they have done historically after a financial ebb.
In both relationships and business following a proven plan of success is vital to your long-term success. The causality rate of those without a plan is staggering, and should be proof enough to seek out support in the way of a coach or mastermind.
Creating your business in a consciousness model will set you apart from any other business that may offer similar offerings. With that said, I strongly suggest that businesses adhere to a powerful principle, the Golden Rule of Business Networking – “All things being equal, people will do business with and refer business to those people they know, like and trust”.
In a world that serves thousands of impressions daily, potential clients have countless choices of where to invest/spend their money. Most importantly, your business must stand head and shoulders above the others.
The following are internal exercises that will create an unequaled advantage in your favor with your customers and prospects:
- Changing your conversations is essential, both internally and externally.
- The thoughts running through your head will make or break you.
- Choose positive speech and a positive mindset.
- Be mindful that your subconscious will create your most dominant thoughts, and cannot differentiate between a negative or positive thought.
- Whatever you give the most attention to will be attracted to you.
Your air conditioner unit and your car operate best with a clean filter, so will your mind. When you catch a negative thought, it must be replaced with at least six to twelve good thoughts.
More negative thoughts will ‘seep in’ from some people around you. Friends and family members who have lost their dreams will believe they are protecting you from their failures, but they are really crushing your dreams. It would be best to separate yourself from those dream stealers as fast as you can. In some cases, where you cannot bear to delete family, at the very least you must take responsibility for your dreams and protect them at all costs. With people who cannot support your dreams – it is up to you to shift the conversation away from you, and onto a more generic topic – kids, weather, sports, etc.
It is very important to surround yourself with positive people, those people who can say ‘Yes’ and figure out how to get it accomplished. Masterminding with positive people who have already accomplished what you desire to achieve will be an incredible advantage to your business success.
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