by Valerie Taloni
The right mindset isn't everything; it can't stand alone to make a business successful, but without it your dreams won’t come true. If your dreams allude you, the problem is probably on the inside, in the form of your mindset or attitude. Mindset is the first part of a simple three-part equation:
Mindset + Action = Results
In other words, our mindset (or the way we think) determines the actions we take and the actions we take determine our results. Observe successful people you know and you’ll find they naturally have their thinking aligned with what they want to achieve. They focus on what they want, not on what they don’t want. They have the right mindset.
The right mindset is getting lots of play these days, but knowledge of it has been around for years. The first individual to bring it to light was Norman Vincent Peale. Back in 1952 when he published The Power of Positive Thinking, Peale came under heavy criticism. However, his book was on the best-seller list for 186 weeks; it’s a classic, having sold around 5 million copies.
Thirty years later, Louise Hay, who believes every thought we think is creating our future, introduced us to this concept along with the power of positive affirmations in her book, You Can Heal Your Life. Lynn Grabhorn was a student of the way in which our thoughts format our lives and she taught us about the right attitude in her best-seller, Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting. Then there’s Abraham-Hicks and their many CDs and books on the Law of Attraction. More recently, the DVD, The Secret, brought the idea of the right mindset (aka the Law of Attraction) into the mainstream.
Do you have the right mindset? Are you a positive thinker? One way to find out is to become your own self coach. Become a diligent observer of yourself. Check on your mindset often throughout the day. What do you notice about your attitude? What messages are you sending yourself? If you don’t have the right mindset, flick that bad attitude and replace it with a positive one and little by little, your dreams will start to come true.
Valerie Taloni is Chief Results Officer of All About Results LLC. A certified coach and facilitator since 1998, Valerie leads 100% virtual peer advisory/mastermind groups for solo entrepreneurs. Results are guaranteed. www.peersuccessgroup.com.