Staying “+” in Business

Great article to read —

5 Ways to Stay Positive about Your Business
In a World Full of Negativity

by Stacy Karacostas

1) Take stock.

Have you really done the planning and preparation needed to be successful? Do you have something to sell? Are you selling it for enough money to create a self-sustaining business complete with paycheck for you? Do you know who your ideal client is, what pressing pain or problem you can solve for them, and why they should buy from you instead of the other guy?

2) Only listen to experts.

Everyone has an opinion. Not all opinions are worth paying attention to. So before you listen to what your friends, family or even colleagues have to say, consider the source. If they don’t have experience building their own successful businesses, and/or they aren’t representative of your ideal client, take what they say with a big grain of salt.

3) Pay attention to your inner voice.

If you’re one of the negative voices you hear the most, this has to change. Pay attention to the words you think and say. They have tremendous power. Because if you don’t think you’re going to be successful you won’t be. If you’re seriously struggling with setting fees high enough, marketing your business or making sales you may have mental or emotional block. Often these can be cleared up by an energy worker.

4) Talk it out.

If the people closest to you are the least supportive, sometimes it’s because they don’t understand the reality of what you’re trying to do. So sell them on it. If you can’t sell the people closest to you on the idea that your business is viable, you’re probably going to struggle to sell anybody. And these are the people you most need to understand what you’re trying to do and what you need to be successful. So let them know.

5) Get help.

Even if you’re a solo-entrepreneur you can’t do it all alone. And you certainly don’t know everything. If you’re serious about your success then find a mentor or hire a coach to guide you down the right path. Not only will they give you a fresh perspective, if they’ve been there done that they can seriously shortcut your path to success.

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