When your business is moving slow or stuck in “pause” position… The question, how to stay positive in business may come to mind. Often, “staying positive” may appear harder than it sounds. But, wait don’t throw in the towels; There is always help or a way out of every situation. However, giving up should never become the option of the day, if you’re to be successful.
Another thing, to realize is that, sometimes “life” happens and regardless of what the issue(s) may be…Life just sometimes throws a whammy. But the solution to “life’s whammies” is to somehow motivate yourself to remain positive, pick up the pieces, stand and propel forward once again.
Now, let’s cover 4 tips to help you stay positive, uplifted and focused on your goals and mission.
Remember your “Why” List- Better known as your “Whys”… You see, the why list is simply a list of documented reasons why you’ve decided to be successful. Usually, people will write the list in a safe journal or notebook and store away to refer back to when needed. The “Why” list reflects what makes you passionate about your business. For example, your “why’s” could be to work 100% from home. Or it could be that you’d love to be surrounded by family members instead of employees. Maybe you have always wanted to be the CEO of your own business. Or a reason could be to become debt free, or financially stable…Just any reason(s) that motivates you to passionately operate your business, generally makes the list. So your list of why’s will help set the foundation, rather, starting point for the future success of your business.
Establish Plans n Goals- A plan is like the action steps taken toward the desired goals. Business dictionary.com defines it as “written account of intended future course of action aimed at achieving specific goals or objectives within a specific time frame. It explains in detail what needs to be done, when, how and by whom and often includes best case, expected case and worst case scenarios….”gotta” love this definition. Some people may think plans and goals are the same but they are not. The difference in plans and goals is, plans can be seen as the “how to accomplish” and the goals can be seen as the “what’s to be accomplished” which may be an easier way to understand it. Once you learn to stay periodically in touch with your plans and goals, it should empower you to stay focused and positive.
Align Yourself With Other Positive People- Some really great ways to stay positive is by taking advantage of other positive people. You may find them hanging out in empowering online groups and forums. There are tons of social medias that have people sharing the same journey as yourself, who bring nothing but positive and uplifting vibes to surface. You may find it easier to hook up with great mentors who have already traveled the same road you’re traveling. Reach out to them, ask questions, voice your concerns, follow them on the social medias, most are positioned to help you succeed.
Positive Eyes n Ears- Another great way to stay aboard on the positive train, is by reading valuable content and listening to positive videos published by others on the topic of motivation you need the most. Platforms such as, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, You-tube, Vimeo, Blog talk radio, and you may know tons more…These are platforms that allow you to connect, share, inform and inspire others. You can listen, watch, learn, reflect and empower yourself to be as positive and on task as you’d love to be.
Regardless, of why you have slacked or even stop moving in your business, the beauty of it all is that you can certainly choose to start moving again. Learn from any lessons of your setbacks, allow the lessons to build and empower you to have a “non-stoppable” bounce back appeal. Don’t think too hard, just spring back into action considering your “whys” and regain more energy than ever. You are a winner, it is your destiny to succeed. The mind is a powerful thing; You’ll just simply have to believe that.
Now, it’s your turn…What tips do you have to share on “how to stay positive and focused” in business? Share this post with others to inspire…Leave your comments and feedback below. I’d love to hear from you.