Attitude Check-in: Is Your Mindset Sabotaging Your Business?


Attitude Check-in: Is Your Mindset Sabotaging Your Business?

What’s your attitude towards your business? Are you excited to work every day or do you dread it? Your reaction to your business and success often goes back to one thing: your mindset. How you think has an impact on all areas of your life, including how successful you will be. It’s more than just positive thinking. It also includes how you approach everything in your life, from your business to other habits. The good news is you can change your mindset. Your mindset is pliable and with time and practice you can help you prime your attitude for success.

Why mindset matters in shaping your attitude

You are what you think. What you think influences your attitude. If you are an optimist, then you are confident that things will get better even if they don’t seem so at the time. If you think negatively, then no matter what positive thing happens, you’ll see that everything is getting worse and worse. These are huge generalizations and most of us fall within the two mindsets. Often how we think is a product of what we’re reading, listening to, and who we are surrounding ourselves with. But it’s also a product of how difficult the challenge is. For example, if we experience a minor setback that doesn’t throw us off course, it may be easier for us to think positively and see the challenge as an opportunity to do better. If the setback is major and throws us for a curve, it may be more difficult to embrace a positive mindset. When bad things happen, it’s often difficult to maintain the perspective that this too shall pass. We want to assign blame whether it’s another person or even just our luck. And, this gives us a rotten attitude toward ourselves and our businesses. Instead of analyzing what we could have done differently and being accountable, it’s often easier just to blame something that’s out of our control. However, if you have a mindset that is more conducive to success, you will see challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. Of course, challenges may be painful at the time. However, a positive mindset will help you have the clarity to assess what could have been done differently. Even if something is out of your control, a positive mindset will help you put this into perspective instead of devolving into a lack of confidence or a negative outlook on the future.

How to develop a positive attitude

Mindset matters. If you want to succeed in life and business it’s important to develop a positive mindset. Although it takes time, training your mind to think more positively is possible. We’re not advocating that you should only think positively at all times and ignore reality. That’s not healthy for anybody. Instead, we’re encouraging you to develop the mindset that allows you to maintain a healthy perspective when challenges arise. Instead of thinking the worst, you’ll be more likely to face the challenge head-on and overcome it. So, how do you develop a mindset that will influence your positive attitude?

Surround yourself with positivity. 

There’s negativity all around us. Whether you’re scrolling social media or watching TV there is negativity everywhere you look. It’s easy to fall prey to a negative mindset when it seems like we can’t escape it. However, it is possible to go on an information diet. Seek out positive books, particularly those written by positivity experts. Listen to positive music and podcasts that leave you feeling uplifted after listening instead of bad. This doesn’t mean bearing your head in the sand to current events. After all, it is important to be well-informed. However, if you fill your mind with other positive things, it will be easier to keep the negativity in check.

Practice gratitude. 

One of the most effective ways to combat negative thoughts is to feel thankful for something in your life. For example, let’s say you’re finding it challenging that people in your network don’t seem to be responding to you as often or as quickly as you wish. Perhaps It seems as though your advocates aren’t messaging back as often. It’s easy for your mind to think negatively about this situation and start to create false narratives. How many times have we created a story to explain why somebody else has done something? We begin to weave these elaborate tales that we may have said something to anger the other person and cause them to ignore us, instead of facing the truth, that maybe the person’s busy. Gratitude pulls us out of this mindset and into the mindset of being thankful. We get the attitude of gratitude. When we replace worry and self-doubt with something that we are grateful for, we prevent negativity from controlling our mindsets. We prevent these false narratives from being created. If it feels as if your network isn’t as responsive, you’ll be more likely to maintain a healthier perspective that people are busy, not that they are avoiding you. Keep a gratitude journal nearby so that you can begin to reflect on what you’re thankful for when you feel the negativity start to creep into your mind.

Recite a mantra. 

Do you have a favorite quote that makes you feel fantastic and turns your attitude around? Is there a song that when you hear it, it makes you feel like you can take on the world? Have you heard a saying from a wise person you trust that struck a chord with you? If so, adopt it as your mantra. Print out the quote or saying and post it where you’ll see it often. If it’s a song, listen to it often or whenever you start to feel negativity creep in. 

Make someone’s day. 

Sometimes the best way to feel more positive is to reach out and help someone. Although we encourage you to make someone’s day every day when your power hour and connect with your network, Sometimes it’s helpful to go that extra mile. Send a message to a client, prospect, distributor, family member, or friend to make their day. Wishing someone well can also improve your mindset. After all, positivity is contagious.

How to keep your attitude positive

Developing a positive mindset takes time. Be patient with yourself especially if you are not naturally optimistic. Follow the steps above consistently to help you make positivity a habit. Over time, you’ll begin to notice subtle shifts in your mindset. For example, you may experience a challenge that is similar to one you faced before, but find that your reaction to it is much different. This may be the ultimate test where you notice that instead of jumping to conclusions or creating a false narrative, you maintain a healthier perspective. You begin to analyze what you can do differently to create a better outcome. Instead of feeling self-doubt creeping in, you get excited for the challenge to take a different approach.

Let Teamzy help you make your mindset a habit

In addition to making it easy to make someone’s day. Teamzy has the tools you need to sharpen your skills and develop the habits of success, including a positive mindset. We have developed training programs to help you improve the level of service you offer to your network. Take charge of your business and achieve success in 2024. Click here to learn more.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Hi. I’m Eric Johnson. I help busy Network Marketers be more successful. I've spent the last 20 years teaching and training relationship marketing and coaching business owners.