February 6, 2015

Staying Positive: the Secret to Business Success.


When it comes to business and self-improvement, I’m a perpetual optimist.

I know this puts me in the minority!

We live in a world where business is cut-throat, employees are overworked and full of negativity. It often seems like the “Average Joe” will never get ahead!

However, I believe that those who choose to work in home or small business—and those who work in large organizations that actually care for their employees and the world around them—are typically filled with promise.

Let’s keep in mind that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Of course, we can bet that at least one brick was placed every day!

This type of outlook is hugely important when developing one’s own business.

When we take too much action at once, we place ourselves at risk of creating sloppy content or making ill-advised decisions. Conversely, taking too little action might bore our visitors and keep our marketing efforts at bay.

Balance. Perseverance.

These are words we often tell ourselves we have in spades—but do we commit to these qualities in our daily lives?

Are we truly committed to building ourselves, our business and our fortunes?

Procrastination is the root of all evil when it comes to business management, financial success and living a life of quality. We must work every day towards our goals!

I’ve resolved to take this advice to heart in my own life. To achieve this, I do the following things, every day:

  • Read a piece of written inspiration that will help me get through my day.
  • Write a blog post.
  • Visit popular blogs, comment when I can and share my own site.
  • Attempt to share my website and my outlook  with at least five new people.

These are by no means “big” or “wild” goals and I know that I won’t make a fortune by simply taking these steps.

What I do know is that slow and steady wins the race.

The more consistently I put my ideas, motivations and best practices out into the world, the more exposure my website will receive and the more time people will want to spend on it. Hopefully, folks will take away an idea that moves them, not only to make money in their own business, but to “pay it forward” by giving back to the world at large.

I know that the more I can inspire myself to do well, the more confident I become that I will.

Sharing my business and outlook has to become completely natural to me—to all of us! Doing this ensures that new guests will keep coming back.

Positivity, mindfulness, caring—these are not abstract concepts, but living and breathing elements of any successful life or venture. After awhile, taking these incremental steps will inevitably show us a return in the form of customer traffic, visibility and success.

I’m fond of the saying: “Don’t quit before the miracle happens.”  ~Maria Shriver

If the most successful business moguls of our time had stopped what they were doing a moment too soon, they wouldn’t be business moguls today!

If we allow ourselves to become discouraged—by what we have or haven’t done, how fast or slow we perceive our work to be, or by all the different “worries” that can cause a business to fail—well, we’ll fail!

We must believe in ourselves and in our goals—there’s no room for doubt!

What we hope to achieve will happen for us—that’s what makes business such a powerful movement for growth, personal profit and success.

Keep swimming and you’ll make it.  It just takes time.


Relephant read:

The 8 Fold Path to Becoming a Business Buddha.

Author: Mike Vollbrecht

Apprentice Editor: Yoli Ramazzina/ Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

Photo: Deep Bhatia via Pixoto

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