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Are You a Victim of Your Own Thinking?

Do you believe you create your own destiny or think that destiny is a matter of luck? Okay, we can’t control everything in life, but we can control our response to it — what we think, how we feel and what we do about it. Often, it comes down to our own thinking — what we expect or believe.

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right — Henry Ford

Have you become a victim of your own thinking?

If so, then it’s time to turn it around. Start by getting clear on what you want to BE, to DO and to HAVE. Write it down in the form of specific goals. When defining your goals, take a minute to think about why they are important and how you will feel when you get what you want.

Now that you identified what you want, ask yourself this very important question “What actions or behaviors do I need to take or change to make it happen?” Be sure to identify what actions you will need to take to get what you want because nothing happens until you actually do something!

Next, give affirmations and visualization a try! I know some of you may be skeptical – I certainly was until I starting doing it – and found that it worked. Positive self-talk and visual pictures depicting your goals, puts the power of your sub-conscious mind to work for you! Your mind is a powerful tool – and it never takes time off!

Finally, start asking yourself better questions! When faced with a challenge, too often we ask questions that are almost victim-like in nature such as, why do I have to work so hard to make so little or why can’t I find better employees? These focus more on the why or what you don’t want … and certainly won’t do much to inspire you.

If we agree you are a victor, not a victim, who takes responsibility for making things happen, then start replacing the why with how or what questions. These force action or doing — and isn’t that a key to getting what you want?

Here’s a few ‘victor-like’ questions that I picked up from author, Steve Chandler:

  1. How can I use this circumstance to my advantage?
  2. How can I differentiate myself in the customer’s eye?
  3. What’s something creative I can do this week to get my customers talking?
  4. What steps can I take to grow this business?
  5. What can I do better to insure I can spend more time with my spouse and/or children?
  6. How can I help my people (or customers) more?

Do you see the difference? So stop asking why and start asking what or how! Change your attitude and become the Victor you were destined to be!

Ready to Put Your Business on the Path to Success?

Would working with a business coach help you take your business to a whole new level? Then let’s explore the possibilities with a complimentary consultation. It’s a chance to get to know each other, discuss your goals and the obstacles that hold you back. Together we can determine if there is a good fit between your needs and my services.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call me at (856) 533-2344 or drop me an email Joan@HybridBizAdvisors.com

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7 Winning Attitudes for Success

While many small businesses have the potential to be better and stronger than they are today, your success in business and in life starts with attitude! Here are 7 winning attitudes that I find helpful.

7 Success Attitudes 

#1 – In business, there are no mistakes only learning opportunities.  Things you try will not always 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.  Invest it wisely in the 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/or 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. My Ultimate Goals & Action Planning Guide is a good place to start!

#6 – An attitude of gratitude.  As a child, my parents often said, “be grateful for the little things and the big things will come”.  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.

Ready to Put Your Business on the Path to Success?

Would working with a business coach help you take your business to a whole new level? Then let’s explore the possibilities with a complimentary consultation. It’s a chance to get to know each other, discuss your goals and the obstacles that hold you back. Together we can determine if there is a good fit between your needs and my services.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call me at (856) 533-2344 or drop me an email Joan@HybridBizAdvisors.com

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Attitude and Action: The Path to Victory

Are You a Victim of Your Own ThinkingAre you on track and where you want to be — in business and in life?  You have the ability to create a different outcome and be victorious moving forward. It’s not about fate, luck, economic conditions or competition.  The path to victory comes from attitude and action.

We are the makers of own circumstances. We can’t control everything in life, but we can control our response to it – what we think, how we feel and what we do about it. Often, it comes down to what we expect or believe. To coin a quote from Henry Ford, ‘Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right’. Have you become a victim of your own thinking?

If so, then it’s time to turn it around.

The Path To Victory

Start by getting clear on what you want. Write down your goals – what you want to Be, Do, Have and Accomplish in the 12 months.. Then identify what actions you need to take to make them happen. Remember, nothing happens until you actually do something – even if it’s small steps toward the goal!

Next, give affirmations and visualization a try! I know some of you may be skeptical. But, positive self-talk and visual pictures depicting your goals, put the power of your sub-conscious mind to work for you! Your mind is a powerful tool and it never takes time off!

Finally, start asking yourself better questions! When faced with a challenge, too often we ask questions that are almost victim-like in nature such as:  Why do I have to work so hard to make so little? Why can’t I find better employees? Why can’t I get home at a reasonable time each night? These focus more on the why or what you don’t want. They certainly won’t inspire you.

If you agree you are a victor and take responsibility to make things happen, then start replacing the why with how or what questions. These force action or doing.  Isn’t that a key to getting what you want?

Here’s a few ‘victor-like’ questions that I picked up from the author, Steve Chandler:

How can I use this circumstance to my advantage?
How can I differentiate myself in the customer’s eye?
What’s something creative I can do this week to get customers talking?
What steps can I take to grow this business?
What can I do better to ensure I spend more time with my family?
How can I help my people (or customers) more?

Do you see the difference? So stop asking why and start asking what or how! Change your attitude and take action to be the Victor you were destined to be!