When Negativity Creeps Into Your Business


When Negativity Creeps Into Your BusinessDo you tell yourself you’re going to have a tough time selling a particular house? Do you imagine that your open house won’t yield any offers? Do you go to a networking event thinking it will be a waste of time? If so, you’re letting negativity creep into your business.

When you let negative thoughts consume you, then it doesn’t matter how talented, smart, or charismatic you are — you get what you expect.

Don’t let negative thoughts sabotage your success in your career and in your life.

Watch your words and thoughts. Start to notice when you have thoughts or say things that limit your success. When you tell yourself you can’t do something or you predict a less than favorable outcome, stop and give it a second thought. What if the opposite were true?

Look for the best in your clients and prospects. When you’re feeling rotten or negative, you project that onto the world and those around you. Your emotions are contagious, so be careful of what messages you’re sending out. To break the cycle of negativity, get in the habit of noticing positive qualities in others and compliment them. When you give praise freely, you indirectly give out the best in yourself.

Show appreciation. When you start to worry and focus on things lacking in your business and life, your self-confidence starts to diminish. The best way to avoid this is to move yourself into a state of gratitude. Take the time to appreciate all your past successes, accomplishments and create positive momentum. Appreciate the differences in others, and don’t frustrate yourself by expecting others to think the way you think. If you lived their life, maybe you would think their way too.

Put the small things into perspective. It’s easy to get caught up in a downward spiral when problems arise. Focus on what you can control and how you can be effective. If you can change your thoughts, you can change the way you feel and have a very different experience with the way you approach a problem.

Be patient. Changing patterns of negative thinking takes time. It’s un-doing years of limiting self-talk that has found a way to creep in and prevent you from truly getting the success you want in your life. An attitude change requires rewiring your mind, replacing the negative with positive. It also takes practice and persistence. Check out private coaching for help with getting past negative thinking and increasing your confidence and motivation.

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