With the present economic turmoil it could be argued that success in business right now would be difficult.
This might be true and you might have to approach business in a different way, but I believe that there are too many business owners that are focusing on the present economic conditions too much, and if we become what we think about most of the time, then what’s the betting, if you worry about your business then your business is likely to reflect this.
I recently wrote an article about the power of the subconscious, which explains just how powerful the subconscious mind is, but also you might be interested to learn that where your logical mind is in conflict with your imaginative mind…imagination wins through every time. If you don’t believe me then explain that to the millions of people who suffer the fear of spiders or the fear of flying etc.
In reality (or the logical way of thinking) a spider is thousands of times smaller than we are, so to be scared of such a small creature is not logical, except for some healthy weariness of the really poisonous spiders of course. Which points to something much more powerful at play in the mind, which is partly linked to the persons imagination. This irrational fear (or imaginative fear) can be totally debilitating at times, so to underestimate it would be foolish.
However, this is the good part…
If you harness the power of the imagination by thinking about good and positive things happening, for example – imagine your sales going though the roof; imagine record sales and a healthy cash flow; imagine your business growing over the next 12-18 months and beyond; etc. You will find good things starting to happen, as your brain goes to work to find a way.
You might find this difficult to believe, but in order for this to work you need to keep focused and to remove any negative thoughts. Spend say 90% of your time thinking positive thoughts and you will be guaranteed to have a positive outcome. I say 90% rather than 100%, as I appreciate that even for the best of us thinking 100% positive all of the time might be unrealistic.
Another thing to realise is that the brain loves to solve questions and let me also explain this by way of an example:
You will probably have come across many people (which might include yourself) who use the expression ‘I can’t afford it’. This phrase is extremely negative and in itself is extremely limiting.
However, if you were to replace this phrase with questions like: how can I afford it; what can I do to make the money to do it; what would I need to do with my business or what money do I need to earn and how, in order to afford it; etc. your brain will want to come up with solutions. If you do this in a brain storming session, you’d be surprised at how many answers you will get.
What you will find is that most people will then be either too lazy to go ahead and do any of the tasks listed, or use further negative comments like, I can’t do that – which in many instances will not be true.
So to truly find success in business then harness power of your imagination and ask yourself some powerful and searching questions..then act upon the solutions and answers to your questions today!