~by Haley Lynn Gray~
It’s no secret that with entrepreneurship brings huge amounts of stress, but learning to maintain a positive business outlook can be a learned skill. It will help to stay upbeat, productive, and help keep order and balance in life.
Here are the best ways to maintain, and even increase, a positive attitude to multiply success in your life and business.
Give. Negativity can be caused by concentrating on what you think are negative parts of your life… or by focusing on what you DON’T have. You can immediately change your negativity by giving to others and share your skills with the people around you. Helping others always creates positive emotions and forces you to focus on others, rather than on yourself and what you think you’re lacking. Never hesitate or doubt your value. Even the smallest of gestures you share can cause a massive change in another’s perspective and attitude, and when you see what a difference you can make in others, you will feel better and more positive about yourself.
Show Appreciation. One of the easiest ways to increase your positivity is to express appreciation. Showing thankfulness for what you already have will let go of any negativity that you may be holding on to. Gratitude immediately puts you in the feeling of love, and wherever love resides, fear and other negative emotions cannot. The most effortless ways to put more gratitude in your life is to show it every morning. When you wake up tell yourself at least 5 things you are thankful for – it can be spoken aloud or in your head, but they must be detailed and come from the heart. Close your eyes and feel it in your body and mind, think of how grateful you are for all that you have and has happened to you. The feeling of positivity and happiness immediately upon waking is the perfect way to start your day and will make your day more successful and far less stressful.
Imagine Your Success. Many of the world’s greatest and richest people use the power of attraction and visualization to magnetize toward them everything they want in their lives. To use the power of attraction, just close your eyes and think of a positive event that has happened before. Think of it exactly as it happened and place yourself within it. Feel the emotions you felt when this positive event occurred. Keep yourself in this positive feeling and imagine your day and events of your day going exactly the same way – they go exactly as you want, with yeses and positivity throughout your day. When you have a particularly important event or meeting, use this method to prepare your power for the attraction of positivity.
Control Your Breathing. There is a common belief that those that can control their breathing can control their lives, and the more balance you have in your breath, the more balance you’ll find in your life. Think back to a time when you feel you lost control of a situation – What happened to your breathing pattern? Your anxiety or anger caused your breathing to become quickened and shortened. Once you learn to control your breathing, then you will better understand the effect it has on your emotions, both positive and negative. To learn better breath control, escape to a quiet space. Take a breath in through your nose and feel the air enter your body and go deep into your lungs. As soon as it hits the deepest parts of your lungs, breathe out through your mouth to release all tension.
Meet the Author: Haley Gray
Haley works with female entrepreneurs. The only problem? Many want their business to grow so that they can make money to pay the bills, send the kids to dance lessons, and be able to spend quality time with the kids.
Haley works with her clients to create a strategy plan for their business – so that they can make enough money to spend that quality time with their family, pay for their children’s lessons, pay bills, and not worry about where the next client is coming from.
Haley is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Leadership Girl. She offers Business Coaching, Business Plan Development and Strategy Sessions for entrepreneurs. Whether you want to get a new business off the ground, or expand an existing business, Haley can assist you.
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