I do a lot of networking and one thing I have noticed recently is how many small businesses are starting to expect the worst from the current economic situation. Their heads are going down and they are in danger of creating a self fulfilling prophecy.
We can’t avoid it given the amount of negativity around in the media but we can do something about it. And I don;t just mean stopping buying doom laden newspapers and listening to less news (although that is not a bad start and is a philosophy I practice myself). One of the great things about being human is the gift of free will that allows us to choose our response to a given stimuli.
Jim Rohn, the American personal development guru once said that the most important lesson he learned when he was a young struggling buisnessman was that it was not the economy that was holding him back it was his philosophy!
Our thinking patterns and approach are the key to our survival in these challenging times. The good news is that you can do something about them. It’s a simpler three step process!
Step 1: Notice when you are thoughts are holding you back
Step 2: Re-tune your mental radio to a different, more empowering station.
Step 3: Take action from this more resourceful mindeset.
It is that simple but I didn’t say it was easy! It takes time and effort but it can be done. I guess the question is do you want to put in the effort and take control of the wheel or are you happy to followthe masses. I know what I am going to do and I invite you to join me.