“I’m not doing enough”
“What am I doing wrong”
“I keep making stupid mistakes”
“I don’t know if I can do this”
We are all vulnerable to negative self-talk every once in a while.
But your mindset is directly related to the results that show up in your business.
Because your mood is the filter you see your business through.
Perception is everything.
You can look at everything that’s going wrong, and decide that means you’re falling.
That’s easy to do. Especially when you’re tired or stressed.
We’ve all had days when we woke up feeling crap, and then something has blown up in our business, and we’ve just spiraled into an internal hate-party of negative self talk.
You can train your mind to look for the good.
We all have the power to control how we interpret things.
And if you are afraid of problems, of making mistakes, of things stuffing up… it means you’re never going to progress in business or in life.
You’re just going to sit in the status quo forever.
You see, mistakes are actually a GOOD thing.
Because they are a sign that you’re growing. You’re breaking the pattern that was getting you nowhere before.
Not all new endeavours work perfectly on the first time.
The guy who started FedEx, Fred Smith, developed the idea for an express delivery service that carried small priority packages overnight.
He raised a ton of venture capital, bought a fleet of planes, and politely declined to listen to all the people around him who were saying his business model would never work.
On the first Federal Express run, they only delivered 6 or 7 packages.
He had an expensive plane fleet sitting on the tarmac, and only made about 50 bucks in delivery fees.
Fred could have told himself ‘oh crap, this is a failure, I should just give up’.
But instead, he looked for the good.
He said ‘Well this is great. We’ve just figured out the model can work - we delivered a few packages across the country overnight!’
In fact, it was another 5 years before FedEx became profitable.
That’s 5 years of learning, mistakes, lessons, stuff-ups… and victories.
The biggest factor in your business’ success is the attitude you bring to work.
You can look for reasons to quit.
Or you can look for opportunities to grow.