I was speaking to a friend the other day and she was asking how I was doing in setting up in business all over again in Australia. I was saying that it is always easier the second time round, however I had a lot of work to do establishing myself in a new country. She then started to talk about the state of the world and how training, marketing and coaching are always the first to be cut from companies’ budgets. She is absolutely right and she didn’t mean any harm by her words, as they were said with concern for me more than anything else.
However the conversation got me thinking about how many times we hear negative thoughts, worries and concerns from others that may back up any small negative thoughts we have. These thoughts keep building on a belief system that the changes happening around us are bad for us, our businesses and our people.
In actual fact, I am very positive about the future because changes always bring opportunities and as long as we keep looking for the opportunities in our lives and businesses then we will go from strength to strength.
I’m not saying that life is a breeze or that we won’t hit very difficult times and allow those negative thoughts to enter in. But it is precisely at these times when we have to dig in more and look for the positive in our own situations.
I always remember reading that most businesses go down just as a bigger opportunity was lurking around the corner and every successful businessman/woman says that there was a time when they were just about to give up when the business took off. Tenacity is a must in business, not just in life, along with seeking opportunities through change…that means changing the way you do things too.
I have no doubt that I will be challenged in the months and years to come. However if I keep looking for those opportunities that change brings and keep changing as the opportunities arise, I will get my fair share and that is all I’m looking for. No one wants to work with negativity so it is a MUST for me to stay positive for myself and my clients!
So think about those people around you who mean you no harm but are negative, and if they are interfering with your beliefs at the moment remove them from your life until you are back in a more positive frame of mind and are able to deal with their comments.
Go to it and show your great strengths of positive tenacity leading to achievement and success….remember in Mags’ books Success = Happiness!!!