Mindset is everything in business. You can ask “How can I make a nickel?” or you can ask “How can I make $25,000?” and your mind will find the answer. Where is it that you’re playing safe in your business – holding back on what you’re asking for?
The right kind of thinking makes a ton of difference everywhere in life. This isn’t a new age way of thinking – books like The Little Engine that Could demonstrated that we need to think we can before we ever get out there and make it happen.
Ask for what you want and do be specific. I mean down to the very detail – what is it that you want? Don’t settle for a nickel. Ask!!! I know it’s a foreign concept for a lot of people but believe me when I tell you that this stuff works.
As adults – we don’t know what we don’t know and once you learn something, you can’t go back – you have that nugget of information forever – I was taught how to pay attention to what I was thinking and what words were coming out of my mouth. Monitoring what I say and understanding how what I think will impact the results I get matters a great deal – we generally bring about what we think about. If you want to know what you are thinking about, listen to what you are saying.
Are you always complaining or what I like to call defining the problem or have you learned to focus on the solution. I’m not talking about playing ostrich – sticking your head in the sand has no value. Things don’t get better if you ignore them.
I’m talking about creating a compelling vision of where it is that you’re headed – you see that’s what we’re doing already – except that most of us are not paying attention. The compelling vision that you’re creating on autopilot could be taking you to a bad place.
What if we reframed our language for example instead of
“We’re a have not province” becomes “We’re on our way to becoming a province of abundance.” Pay attention to the energy that each statement brings.
This new way of thinking feels foreign when we first start out. But most things do when we are new at it.
Where do you begin you may ask?
Suspend your disbelief for a moment. You have nothing to lose – open your mind to the possibility that there are things you don’t know yet – and you don’t know what you don’t know.
Changing what you think about is a two part process. The first step is to become aware of what you’re thinking. Do this with a friend – for one day – monitor what you say to one another – is it positive or negative? Learn to tell the difference.
That’s step one.
I’ll talk about this in more detail in the 30 Day Sales Challenge in June. Hope you will join us.