Today I want to share my quick and easy secret to a successful business. As I said, this takes literally 5 minutes a day, and it’s cost free as well!
As all my Become Your Own Boss participants know, mindset is key to your business success. I focus a lot on Law of Attraction in the first modules of the programme. The Law of Attraction has two main components: creating a positive mindset, and taking action. One won’t work without the other - and this is really important to understand. No matter how hard you work, how much you push, how creative your marketing strategy - unless your mind is in the right place, all the action in the world won’t work.
First up, creating a positive mindset means one free from doubt, worry, drama and distraction. Don’t focus on your problems - that will just increase them. Focus all your attention and energy on the successful outcome of your project.
The Law of Attraction talks a lot about vibrations and emotions. It’s a rather lengthy description I’ll leave for my full video tutorial in module 1 of the programme, but the main focus here is to stay positive. Keep your spirits high.
Get into the Vibe
It’s easy to get into this positive, ‘high-vibe’ state when things are going well. But what about when things go wrong, or nothing seems to be changing? This is where you can start to wobble, and the positivity fades.
But, I’ve got a secret strategy to get you past that!
My secret: gratitude. Take a moment every day to notice all the amazing things that are happening that day. When you think about it, how lucky are you? Get a journal, and every morning, scribble down all the things you are grateful for each day.
- How is your health? Do you have two legs, two arms and two eyes that work properly?
- Did you use electricity and hot water this morning?
- Did you eat in the last 12 hours?
- Was your train on time?
- Is it sunny outside?
- Did you have a fun weekend?
- Have you got a holiday booked?
- Do you have the opportunity to make anything you desire from your life, without any civil or legal barriers to do so?
When I get a little down, and I ask myself questions like that, I realise just how totally free, rich, happy and comfortable I am compared to billions of others. I can't help but feel very lucky, and my vibe rises.
Make it a Habit
When you start to track all the things that are going your way, you can’t help but feel totally blessed. It ups your mood immediately. Don’t just do it each morning - write down all the great things that happened today as you go to bed too. You’ll go to sleep happy and satisfied.
As you start to do this regularly, it becomes a habit. You’ll start to look out for things to be happy about wherever you go. It will become a natural reaction for you to give thanks throughout the day, whether it’s the perfect parking spot, a sunny walk at lunchtime, or a delicious dinner.
Gratitude shifts your mindset every day. As you start to see the positive in everything, you can’t help but notice the opportunities too. Maybe your contented smile invites the guy on the train to start chatting to you, which leads you to discover he’s actually the exact person you need to take the next step in your business; or maybe the lady at yoga turns out to be an ideal client. Often I find that something that wasn’t working before - my Facebook advert for example, magically starts working when I shift my mindset to being open, happy, grateful and positive.
Do you have a regular gratitude practice? What results have you seen? Leave a comment and let me know!