As we move beyond Covid and work to get things back on track, I thought I would re-share this. While many of us have the potential to be better and stronger than we are today, our success starts with a winning attitude! So here are seven attitudes I found helpful five years ago — and I still believe it today.
7 Attitudes to Create a Better Path to Success
#1 – There are no mistakes or failures in business — only learning opportunities. Not everything you try will work as planned. Be willing to take calculated risks, learn from your actions and keep moving forward.
#2 – I know I can. You control your destiny. Believe it and own it. Remember the words of Henry Ford “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” Take ownership of your decisions, accountability for your actions, and responsibility for your results.
#3 – Time is my most valuable asset. Instinctively we know that time is money. But it is so easy to get distracted today. So invest your time in tasks and activities that support your business, personal, and relationship goals.
#4 – I don’t know what I don’t know. Personal and professional growth requires an open mind and a willingness to try new things. When you think you know everything, you close your mind to learning. Don’t shut out ideas or innovations with an “I know” attitude.
#5 – Business is fun! You probably thought so when you started your business with a vision of more money, time, and freedom. If the fun is gone, time to get it back. Take control. Revisit your vision. Get re-energized. Create a business that works FOR you – one that is simple, fun, and profitable. If you can’t do it alone, get help.
#6 – An attitude of gratitude is priceless. As a child, my parents often said, “Be grateful for the little things and the big things will come”. I believe the past year has demonstrated this to a lot of people. Take time to acknowledge and appreciate the little acts of kindness, successes, and accomplishments that occur each day. When we focus on the good stuff, we build positive energy that attracts more good stuff. Be grateful and stay positive.
#7 – It’s not what I know, but what I do. Most people have an abundance of ideas or goals. But until you start to take action, nothing will change in your business or life. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” While the quote from Thomas Edison makes me laugh, it is a reminder that personal and business success requires work. Make doing a priority.
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About Joan Nowak
I’ve been helping business owners turn ideas into profits for more than a decade. My whole-business, common-sense approach empowers my clients and drives improvements in critical areas, including revenue, operations, team development, customer satisfaction, and profitability.