As an entrepreneur, your attitude sets the pace for everything else you do. No matter how talented, smart or resourceful you are, if your attitude is lacking your overall success will suffer as a result. Research has shown time and time again that positive thinkers tend to get ahead. Here at Capital Michigan we offer some tips for maintaining a positive attitude.
‘There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’
– Shakespeare, Hamlet (Act 2, Scene ii, 1601)
Find the Lighter Side
At Capital Michigan we know that running a business is a serious undertaking, but it’s important to make time to relax and find some humor or lighthearted fun often. Not only will this reduce your stress levels, but it will also make you more charismatic and make sure that more people want to do business with you.
You may be a naturally understated person, but people love to be excited, and if you show your excitement about things, people will want to be around you. Don’t be afraid to show some passion and hunger for your goals. When you do this, you will automatically attract people with the same goals into your circle.
Figure Out Your Incentive
Many people are in business to create more financial wealth, but this is not true for everyone. For some people it is family, self-actualization, knowledge, security, freedom and many other things. If you’re working really hard, and not working to maximise your actual incentives, you will always feel unfulfilled. If you are driven by knowledge for example and you reach your first million but haven’t learn anything new, you could quite easily feel you’ve achieved nothing.
Be Your Own Coach
Capital Michigan knows that the human mind is capable of holding multiple, even conflicting ideas at once. Even if you feel negative, unmotivated or lacking in excitement, step outside of that and start to tell yourself how you want to feel. You have the power to affect your own mindset, so why not use it?