Inspiration is critical to staying motivated and improving oneself. If you are not interested in your business, your motivation level will never be high and you will not be able to sustain interest for very long.
Take an honest look at your inspiration level. Are you excited about going to work or is it an obligation? You would be surprised at the number of people who choose a business that looks good on paper, but in reality does not interest them in the least.
These individuals will grow weary and uninterested pretty quickly because they have no inspiration or passion to sustain them during the difficult times they will encounter as a small business owner.
If you do not like your work, then think how you can re-focus your small business to better match your needs. Or consider making a change entirely. Without inspiration, there will not be motivated to even try self improvement.
2. SETTING GOALS.
Short and long-term goal setting is vital for any business owner. If you do not set goals, you would have no definite purpose on which path of self improvement to take.
How could you possibly be motivated if you were unsure about the direction of your company?
Take the time to put your goals in writing. A business plan may sound daunting, but it is really nothing more than goals, strategies, implementation and a budget. Write your own business plan and update it at least annually.
Include “mini-goals” that can be accomplished in a matter of hours, days or weeks as well as the more ambitious “grand-goals” that may take years to complete. Refer to this plan throughout the year.
But can a business plan really help motivate you? Of course. Written goals will make you feel more professional and certainly more connected to your business. It will also free you from having to reinvent your business goals every single day.
factor in getting and staying motivated is networking with other small business
owners. No one person knows all the knowledge.
However, when a number of people begin working together, the challenges will just be there waiting to be conquered.
In fact, the isolation of working alone is of one the most difficult parts of being an entrepreneur. You can never be on your way to self improvement without the help of others. Mutual support is motivating.
Make it easier on yourself by connecting with others either in your community or online. Even when businesses are not related, you will often find common ground and ways to work together.
Many successful entrepreneurs report that finding the right networking group was a turning point in the growth of the business. Working together, a networking group can help its members generate more qualified sales leads and solve problems faster and more efficiently.
Sharing ideas, expertise and experience is also an invaluable aspect of motivation and self improvement.
Your own personal team of business owners will help re-energize you when the burdens of running your own business seem too much.
With your networking team to rely on, you can accomplish more in less time and probably have more fun in the process. You will feel motivated to accomplish self improvement when you know you are not alone.
Did you know that you can not create energy yourself?
You can just activate the universal energy, which exists always and will always exist.
This Energy gave you life. It’s always there, at every moment, for everyone.
There is no such thing like people with a lot of energy and other ones without energy.
The difference is that energetic people know how to activate this always available energy.
And the low energy people, they block this energy, which is although always available for them too!
Energy does not decide something like :”Hey I like this one so I will send her energy, and the other one over there I don’t like so he won’t get any of my energy”. This is nonsense!
The same counts for diseases. A disease does not “choose” a body to attack. How would it do it? Can you imagine a cancer saying : “I don’t like the way he cuts his hair, so I will attack his liver?” or “I can’t stand the way she talks so I will attack her breast?”
There is no such thing. It would be absurd. We have much more to say to our body and our life than we can understand for now or than we will want to admit for ourselves. Because to understand this is to take responsibility. Once we know that we “ask” for disease - by thinking of it all the time, by running from one doctor to another, by reading all articles about diseases in magazines, by telling our friends and family about all our pains and troubles - than we have to change our behavior and start to behave like a healthy person, who tries to understand why he got ill, and tries to see how he can change his way of thinking and handling to stay healthy.
It’s much the same for energy. Energy is always there. It never goes away, it never slows down, otherwise our whole galaxy would fall apart. The same energy which holds the stars at place in the sky, which makes grass grow and turn the earth on his own axis, is available for us. Can you imagine? It’s tremendous and there for us!
You can activate this energy for you by thinking the right thoughts, that is thoughts which stimulate you instead of turning you down, thoughts which bring you health instead of disease, thoughts which make you feel loved instead of fearing loneliness, thoughts which bring you wealth instead of poverty.
Is thinking about all this nice stuff enough to bring it into your life? No! Otherwise it would be so easy just to lean back and think about everything you want and floops….it’s there! We all would be fairies and make the world whatever we want without doing anything.
Luckily it doesn’t work like that! It would be dangerous! We need something else to make our thoughts create what we want : it is action. The combination of both will give us what we want : dreaming about what we want and putting ourselves into action, that is taking steps in the direction of our thoughts.
At each step we take, the universe also takes a step toward us. By our thoughts and our actions we activate this enormous universal energy to work for us. We make it move in the direction of realizing our dreams.
formula is pretty simple : first you dream, than you take action in the
direction of your dream. This will generate energy to help you take the next
step. The energy generated by this step will help you take the next step. And
How do you know which action to take? Follow your guts, follow your intuïtion. It’s the best guide you can find!
Stop worrying. Instead dream, think of what you want and get yourself moving in the direction of your dream. That’s it. Watch what’s happening. Let the mystery unfold itself.
You hear it
all the time: "success is a state of mind." There are people who would argue that success
is a natural result of proper planning, preparation and focused action, and
that viewpoint certainly holds a grain of truth - but there are also many exceptions
to disprove that "rule." Have
you ever wondered how two people can attempt the same objective in the same way
and only one of them succeed? Is it
sheer luck? Timing? Tenacity?
More often than not, it's a person's mind-set that determines whether
they fail or succeed.
What is a mind-set, anyway? Typically a mind-set refers to your predominant state of mind day to day. It's what you think about, focus on, and expect from your daily experiences. Think negatively, expect the worst, feel pessimistic about your options and that's exactly what you'll seem to draw into your life. Likewise, think positively, expect the best and focus on a successful outcome and you get it most of the time.
Makes sense, right? But how exactly does this work? Why is a success mind-set so important? There are three big reasons:
1) A success mind-set boosts your confidence and self-belief.
A lack of belief in yourself usually comes along with a sense of powerlessness and futility, which is the exact opposite of a success mind-set. Lack of confidence means you see no point in trying to be successful because it won't happen anyway. Obviously, this type of mind-set is a recipe for failure in any endeavor.
true success mind-set, on the other hand, means you believe in yourself and your
capabilities. You believe you can
succeed at nearly anything you try, and you're willing to give it your best
shot. Even better, the more you do try,
the more confidence and self-belief you build - until you're virtually
2) A success mind-set strengthens your
Without a success mind-set, one failure is enough to convince you that pursuing your goals is a waste of time. Tenacity and determination don't exist in your world. If you don't become a raging success the first time you try, you surmise that it simply wasn't meant to be. Unfortunately, few things worth having are obtained so easily!
mind-set, however, strengthens your awareness that a failure is not the end of
the story - it's just one more way that didn't work out the way you
planned. In fact, a true success
mind-set makes it obvious that the only true failure occurs when you stop
3) A success mind-set encourages fruitful actions.
ever found yourself wandering in circles because you didn't know the best way
to approach a specific goal? Perhaps you
had an idea of the best course of action but you felt intimidated by some of
the action steps required. As a result,
you may have kept sabotaging your efforts as you searched in vain for an easier
or less frightening way to your goal.
With a true
success mind-set, you'll always know the most effective action steps that will
lead directly to your goal. As already
discussed, you'll also have the inner confidence and determination to pursue
them - which is a sure recipe for . . . you guessed it; success!
If I had to sum up how to develop a success mind-set into as few words as possible, I'd say this:
- Go for your dreams.
- Think positively.
- Believe in yourself.
- Believe you can do better.
- Learn, grow and develop yourself.
- Be willing to take chances.
- Give it your all.
- Expect the best in every situation.
- Be willing to fail.
- When you fall down, get back up and try again.
Keep doing that and you can't help but become successful, from the inside out.
One of the
most common goals people set when first learning about the Law of Attraction is
to attract more money into their lives.
They're sick of struggling, sick of not having enough, and they're eager
to find relief. Unfortunately,
attracting money is often one of the most difficult objectives, simply because
money carries such heavy emotional weight in our lives. There's a lot riding on the success (or
failure) of our goal to attract more money!
Namely, our peace of mind, happiness, security - and much more.
placing such strong emphasis on the outcome of money attraction only creates
more blockages. The more you think you
desperately "need" more money; the more you believe you can't be
happy without it; the more frustrated you get when it isn't showing up - the
longer it's going to take to attract it.
The good news is that there are a few simple things you can do to make the process easier:
1) Lighten up!
The more tense and serious you are about attracting money, the harder it's going to be. If you instead look at it like a fun game, you'll be devoting a perfect mixture of light, positive energy to the process - which is a natural prosperity attractor! In fact, make it your mission to be lighthearted and easygoing about money and everything else in your life from now on. Not only will you end up attracting more money, but also more love, joy, peace, fun and passion in all areas of your life.
2) Be what you want to attract.
Another common blockage is the perception of "here and there." You believe you are HERE, in the midst of lack and struggle, and you are trying to get over THERE, where there is peace and abundance aplenty. What you'll eventually realize is that there is no "here or there." There is only right now, and whatever you are communicating to the universe right now is what you are creating in your physical reality. Rather than focusing on trying to ATTRACT more money, BECOME a person who has all the money they could ever need. Think, feel and act as if your goal is already achieved, and the universe will make it so! Focus daily on feeling happy, abundant, peaceful, secure, and grateful and you will attract life circumstances that correspond with those feelings.
3) Let go.
Don't worry about "how" your money will come. Don't focus obsessively on winning the lottery, receiving an inheritance or anything else specific. Let the universe decide how it will come. Keep your eyes open for opportunities to receive more money and act on them if you see them, but otherwise detach and know that it's on the way! This is easier said than done, but the more you try to control "how" your abundance comes, the more blockages you create.
Additionally, be sure to let go of WHEN money comes into your life. You might be tempted to set a deadline, but the universe has its own timing and wisdom. Be willing to trust and let go, and you open a gateway for immense blessings to flow into your life.
Do you have a hard time focusing on prosperity? Do you find yourself struggling with negative thought habits that only seem to attract more lack and difficulty into your life? Affirmations are one simple tool you can use to turn it around.
Affirmations work by delivering new messages to your subconscious mind. Most often, this involves replacing old, limiting messages with new, empowering messages.
However, the way you word your affirmations will usually determine how effective they are.
If I asked you to recite this affirmation: “I am a millionaire,” how effective do you think it would be? Would you turn into an overnight millionaire? Would money start falling out of the sky to land in your lap? Probably not. Why? Simply because you know the statement isn’t true. If you try to feed your subconscious mind a belief that you are a millionaire, it creates a conflict with your current set of beliefs. Your subconscious mind does not like conflict, and it doesn’t like change – so nothing in your life changes either!
In order for affirmations to work, you MUST word them in a way that your subconscious mind won’t resist. In other words, make them believable.
Compare the above affirmation to one like this: “I am becoming more prosperous every day.”
That one feels better, doesn’t it? Your mind doesn’t try to resist it because you can actually imagine it happening (even if it hasn’t begun to happen yet).
Another power-boost for affirmations is to word them in a way that places more responsibility on you. For example, instead of affirming, “I am becoming more prosperous every day,” you could say, “I am open to the best opportunities to make money quickly and easily.” The wording of such an affirmation makes you feel more in control of your circumstances. Rather than waiting anxiously for money to fall out of the sky, you send a message to your subconscious mind that you can control how much money you have by being alert to great opportunities.
can vary in the length of time required to firmly “take root” in your
mind. For the most part, it depends on
the intensity of your opposing beliefs and the level of effort you put forth in
turning those beliefs around. If your
focus on lack is very strong, you’ll probably have to expend a fair amount of
energy and effort to train your mind to focus on prosperity.
However, it is time and effort well spent because the more you focus on positive thoughts and prosperous beliefs, the more you’ll find yourself attracting good things into your life.
Here are a few good affirmations to help get you started on the road to prosperity:
• I use my thoughts and emotions to attract abundance effortlessly.
• I am becoming more prosperous and successful every day.
• I know I have what it takes to be as successful as I want to be.
• I am talented and resourceful.
• I create a better life one positive thought at a time.
Take a look
at Miss Piggy from the muppets. She was always very outgoing and confident, but
more importantly she had amazing self-esteem. She thought and firmly believed
that she was stunningly beautiful and she displayed it in a very dramatic way.
Everyone fell for it, everyone found her to be glamourous. What's more, Kermit
the frog even went and fell in love with her! But let's look at the truth of
the matter - she was a pig!
Now she was no curvaceous Jessica Rabbit from the film "Who framed Roger Rabbit" who was a text book stunner! Miss Piggy certainly did not have the qualities of your typical super-model, I would even put my neck on the line and say that she was a bit chunky.
Developing self-esteem and oozing confidence can and does distinctly increase your ability to be irresistably attractive. It can and very often does create an illusion or aura of value, worth and desirability.
Why do we find a person with high self-esteem to be attractive? What is it about them that draws our attention and admiration? Is it the mystique? Is it an aura? That certain "je ne sais quoi?"
Look at what is happening here; a person who exhibits strong self-esteem is telling the world they value themselves. After all, the meaning of "self-esteem" is the esteem (value) of the self. It is the estimation of worth that you are giving to yourself. So when a person recognises their own self-worth and exhibits that to the rest of us, we start to think that they know something that we don't! In other words, they think they are special and have value.
Likewise when someone shows the world that they have low self-esteem, we tend to believe and think that if they do not think very highly of themselves, then why should we be impressed or respectful of them? We certainly don't usually allow ourselves to be dazzled by them.
In both cases, we simply go along with the estimation that what the person has signaled to us is valid. We tend to just believe the verdict that the person has put upon themself.
So why is that attractive? We, as humans, are naturally attracted to that which has been deemed valuable. We also tend to want to be a part of a larger group. We often follow the lead, join groups, and go along with the majority opinion - just to be part of the group.
High self-esteem can also create an illusion of attractiveness, or competence, even when it is not necessarily there. It is possible for us to be fooled. After all, attractiveness is a subjective attribute.
Self-esteem is the way that you feel about yourself, self-confidence is the way you feel about your abilities. Both can enhance your ability to attract partners, pay-rises, friends, sales, success, achievement and lots more. I think it would be valuable to learn how to increase your own self-esteem today. Hey, if it gets Miss Piggy pulling at someones (some-frogs) heart strings, it can do the same for you.
I'm sure you've met this person in your life, Debbie Downer. No matter what happens it's for the worse. There is no silver lining to the clouds, only muddy boots and wet clothes. Her job is a grind and she only goes because she desperately needs the money. Besides she's not educated enough, or experienced, or has the right connections, to get a better one. She's been looking for a significant other, but it's useless: All the good men are taken. Besides who would be interested in a frumpy, fat, nearly forty year old? And even if she would find herself in a relationship, it wouldn't work. Sound familiar?
Debbie expects the worst out of life and so she gets it. She attracts the wrong sort of men because that's what she expects and therefore attracts. Her job is the job that she expects.
But what if Debbie Downer decided to change her expectations, would her life change?
The law of attraction is simply that you get what you think about. Thoughts are a form of energy and like energy attracts like energy. All forms of matter and energy are attracted to that which is of a like vibration. You receive what you put your focus and your energy on, whether it's wanted or unwanted. Focus on happiness and it's yours. Focus on preventing unhappiness and you get unhappiness.
Your thoughts are a magnet to attract what you're thinking about.
Everything draws to itself that which is like itself.
If you are told "don't think of a pink elephant" that's exactly what you do think about. If you want to lose weight you are focused on not eating which is exactly why you won't lose weight. Thinking about not eating makes you want to eat.
Your mind has difficulty telling the difference between something you think about and you do want and something you think about and you don't want. The negative, or lack of something, is a void concept. The mind doesn't like void concepts so it interprets the void into the opposite of what you want. And that's why you immediately picture a pink elephant when you think "don't think of a pink elephant."
Turn the void concept into a positive concept. If you want to lose weight for example, picture yourself as having lost the weight. Focus on how comfortable your clothes are. Think of the extra energy you have. Think of your heart being healthy and beating strongly. Picture yourself at the beach, thin and trim.
The law of attraction is a universal concept that works in all forces. You don’t have to recognize it, accept it or have faith in it. It's there as a constant.
It's simple. If you begin to allow yourself a bit of positive thinking then you will begin to realize things that you never thought possible. Thinking big is indeed the American Way and that what made our country prosperous. You can follow other great Americans who tapped into their creative mind and began to thing big..
Discover some tips to make it through your first week of possibility thinking even if you're just sitting in your favorite couch. Your mind is constantly at work for you. Tap into it's great resource while doing everyday activities.
1. Act. You must take passionate action towards living your life by design. Talk is cheap. Action = deposits in the bank of a passionately authentic future. My mother (probably quoting someone else) always said, "Action speaks louder than words". Without action, passion is void.
Dreams become reality when you simply start by tinkering with your mind, then with your hands. And if the idea weakens or falters you can always go back to it later until you finish it. Thomas Edison and his Dream Team had to go back to the idea of a light bulb and recalculate it over 1,000 times before the first working light bulb begin to light the world.
2. Love. Commit to yourself. Then commit to those you love to powerfully create a life you can love. Instead of reacting, commit to creating from your heart and soul, out of love rather than fear. The American Dream will always be there, but a dream will still be a dream without motion. Be amazed as the transformation begins.
3. Live. Embrace moments and opportunities. Recognize and embrace the thought that each moment is perfect regardless of its outcome. Every time you hit on something that may appear too extreme why not give it a shot anyway. See if it will work. You may be surprised with the results. If you are not then decided to use that moment to learn from it and make the appropriate shift. Learning and growing from mistakes and failures is a part of living.
4. Be grateful. Dwell completely in a place of gratitude. Learn to utilize what you have in your hands and make use of it in the most constructive way. Necessity is the mother of invention. Have you ever been stuck without something you needed and had to make do with something else? (MacGyver,from the famous tv show, was famous for that!) How grateful were you that you had the means to solve your situation? Slipping into neediness will become less of a habit when you repeatedly shift towards gratitude and away from poverty consciousness.
5. Be Passionate. Use a Passion Formula of Recognize/Reevaluate/Restore in place of the Shoulda/Woulda/Coulda whirlwind. The former is based on increased knowledge and abundance while the latter focuses on scarcity and lack. As you face people or tasks that may seem harder than scaling the summit of the Himalayas, allow yourself to realize that the task is just as important as giving out orders to your subordinates. You would rather be richly passionate!
6. Laugh. Keep humour at the forefront of thought, laughing at and with yourself whenever possible. You may find yourself quite entertaining when you loosen up! I have yet to see a comedian ever go hungry even though his jokes are as 'old as great-grandma'. Life has too much to offer to allow yourself to mope around in self pity. Humour is very attractive, very passionate: life-giving.
7. Discover Your Purpose. Believe that you are the architect of your destiny. Realizing how you wish to be remembered when you pass from this life is a truly driving force. Your purpose for being can be a seemingly simple as being a great parent to as elaborate as discovering miraculous cures.
When you have a strong purpose no one can take your passionate future from you except for you! Truly, as long as there's still breath in your body, there is no end to how much you can accomplish in a lifetime. Discovering and following your purpose will enable you to enjoy your work. Celebrate in the discovery that acting on your creative mind's thoughts is fulfilling your purpose. Watch everything flow into place with perfect, passionate precision.
Activate your positive thinking. Stretch your imagination. Think bigger than you feel comfortable. Act on your thoughts. The number one tip here is action. You want to start practicing these steps.
Alert! You are not doomed to darkness. You are interested in living a life of purpose and love. The wonderful, creative idea in you is about to be released. You are interested in doing this because you are reading this article. Fortunately if you truly desire something, the will to attain it will open your creative mind to find a way.
Now you need only to begin to act on your desire to create. Act now! Make your path to creativity and follow your purpose. Take your first step today with a positive attitude.
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Affirmations to Attract Prosperity
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Meeting Expectations and the Law of Attraction
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