Just when we thought the end of winter was in sight, a few days of miserable weather snapped everyone back to reality and back to the dreary outlook of doom and gloom and “woe is me” moods that so often accompanies the dark, cold, winter months. As winter continues to draw out, I am encountering lots of complaining, excuses, negativity, fatigue and self-limiting thoughts.
Thought is the most powerful force in the universe. Our thoughts are the controlling factor in what we manifest and create in our lives. You are what you think, so snap out of it and use your thoughts to create a specific vision for your business and then apply the right strategies and tactics to grow and develop that business.
Most business owners start their own business based on their passion for what it is they do. Unfortunately, it takes much more than passion to build a successful business. You must have a specific vision for what it is you want your business to accomplish and the direction you want to take to produce the results you expect your business to achieve.
Creating the right mindset requires action on your part. You must create a mindset that’s focused on performing your highest impact and highest income-producing activities on a daily basis.
If you’re not happy with your business’s current results, then ask yourself these questions and be brutally honest as you answer it. WHY are you getting such poor results? WHY are you failing to attract clients? WHY are you attracting the wrong clients? WHY are you failing to generate the revenue and profits you expect from your business?
One of the things that we have found over the years is that people who are broke, struggling or just getting by, don’t think the same way as people who are financially abundant. They don’t believe the same things and therefore they don’t behave the same way. In short, they take different actions.
Small business owners have been mentally conditioned to behave a certain way. They have specific beliefs such as “in order to make more money, I have to work harder.” “Money is the root of all evil.” “No pain, no gain.” “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “If I don’t do it myself, it will never get done.”
These beliefs lead to specific actions such as working more hours and putting forth more effort in a vain attempt to increase revenue and profits. That leads to specific results such as feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and frustration… and a deep-seated belief that more and more effort is required, even though results seldom, if ever, appear.
Do you know what your current beliefs may be costing your business today? Do you succumb to mental barriers that may be sabotaging your success? Are you laser-focused on your highest income-producing activities? Are you hiring, assigning, delegating or bartering all of your non income-producing and less productive tasks?
Your mindset and belief systems often sit in your blindspot, and it is difficult to do a self- assessment of how your attitudes and thoughts are affecting your performance.
Through business and executive coaching, we work as much on your mindset and belief systems as we do on your business processes and numbers. When we start thinking like profitable, successful business owners, we start producing profitable, successful results.
If you want to have a chat with an experienced business and executive coach about a problem you are having in your business, give me a call on 082 926 3744. No obligations. I might just be able to give you some feedback and guidance that can help you change course and get out of the winter blues!
Stay warm and have a great weekend!