Accomplish More When You Believe This
It’s Chris Allsop, back to share tips on building your business while balancing other parts of your life.
When I think back on all the lessons I’ve learned, it’s funny that one of the most important is the most simple. It came to me at AWAI’s Business of Copywriting Academy with Dan Kennedy.
As an A-level copywriter and multi-millionaire businessman, Dan believes attitude is the cornerstone of any successful business. In fact, Dan feels it’s so important, his Academy reading list included three books that pertained solely to adapting attitude and actions to achieve success.
I had my “ah-ha” moment as I listened to Dan at that event talking about attitude and power. I suddenly realized I was constantly telling myself, “I don’t have time.”
But, why was this so important?
By telling myself, “I don’t have time,” I was giving up control over my situation, along with my power to do something about it.
When I stopped telling myself this negative message, everything shifted. My mind opened to new ideas and better ways to do things. I found more solutions for time troubles, and I wrote faster, too.
I went from scrambling and, frankly, wondering if I would ever make my business work, to accomplishing more than I ever thought possible.
So, take a moment to reflect. Are you feeding your mind with this negative message, too? If so, take heart. Recognizing you’re doing it is the first step to making a change.
Catch yourself whenever you say or think you have “no time.” Instead, tell yourself something that resonates with you such as, “I have the time I need to get this one thing done.”
I like to focus on one task within a project. Completing a mountainous project becomes easier when you do it one step at a time. And, as you finish each step, your feeling of success builds.
Now, you’ll still need an overall plan to achieve your end goal. If you don’t yet have a plan, AWAI has great articles on their website to help you make progress. You can read one of them here.
As we all know, life sometimes interferes with plans, and you may find yourself behind schedule. When that happens, give yourself some leeway to deal with the issue. Then, as the dust settles, brush yourself off, and start again.
Do you have any tips for eliminating negative beliefs? Please share them below. And tomorrow, I’ll share my favorite strategies for creating more time in every week.
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