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Business Affirmations and Why We Need Them

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Affirmations are the practice of positive self talk. An affirmation is a positive statement that is repeated to one’s self to replace a negative statement.

Many of us spend our business day allowing our mind to replay negative self talk. We’ve grown complacent and allow our minds to churn out thoughts own their own. We are no longer in control of our most powerful business tool, our minds. These negative statements have harmful business and life results.

You don’t have room for negative self talk to fill up your mind and fog your business vision, keeping you from your dreams and goals.

Negative self talk sounds like this:

  • I’m not worthy.
  • I’m not good enough.
  • I can’t do this.
  • I will never accomplish this.

Using positive self talk to replace those negative statements is a way of rewiring your brain! Now is the time to take back control. The thoughts we think today create our present and future. If you want real change it starts with your thoughts, now.

You need a plan.

First, you must become more aware of your self talk. Be conscious of your thoughts and when you catch yourself saying negative things, simple hit ‘delete’ and replace it immediately with a positive statement.

Self Talk: “I will never accomplish this.”

Responding to Self Talk: “Delete that thought. I will accomplish this and much more!”

These are your thoughts. No one hears them but you. You’re in control. Isn’t it time to make them work for you and your business instead of against you?

Tell yourself today, your done with the negative perception and you’re looking for a positive spin on everything. When you greet the morning before you speak to anyone have several morning affirmations that you speak to yourself like:

  • I trust myself.
  • I am smart.
  • Every day, in every way, I am becoming better and better.
  • I am willing to step out of my comfort zone to grow.
  • I can and will do this.
  • Life is good.
  • I am more than capable of bringing all my dreams to fruition.

Take a deep breath, exhale, and take the day by storm!

Be sure to find ways to fill your mind with positive thoughts. Read self-empowerment material, books, blogs, listen to CDs, watch YouTube video’s, attend seminars, emerge yourself in positivity.

You must practice it every minute of every day, in someway. I’ve done this since I was 12, positive thoughts are a way of life for me. I admit, I have negative self talk slips on occasion, but I use my ‘delete’ button and I’m right back on track. If I can do this, so can you.

Follow me on Twitter @dinamicdesigns, Friday’s are Affirmation Friday’s. If you would like to connect, contact me.

Until next time,

Live Bold. Be Di’namic!

Dream Big. Think Bigger. Take Risk!

No matter what you’re going through, there is a light at the end of your tunnel. Sometimes it’s a train, but more often it’s you’re guiding light showing you the way. Showing you that you’re hard work is paying off and you are coming close to the finish line.

Remain persistent and consistent. Stay positive. Stay focused. Stay on track!

Life is a risky business. Just taking a shower is risky. You could slip and fall and a number things could come from the fall. If you want to be safe don’t get out of bed in the morning. However, if you’re going to live life, you’re going to take risks.

Don’t take your eyes off your goals. You get what you settle for. Don’t settle! We are always dreaming and thinking, you might as well dream big and think BIGGER. Then make plans and take action to make your big dreams happen.

Business can be hard. Some days you don’t feel like you made any difference and other days you know you touched someone. Keep connecting the dots. Keep moving forward. Keep thinking big[ger]. Never listen to anyone tell you that it can’t be done. Life’s to short to think small.

Michael Jordan is a fantastic example of how big thinking and failure leads to success. He missed more than 9000 shots in his career. He lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times he was trusted to take the game winning shot and he missed. He failed over and over and over again. And that is exactly how he succeed.

Taking risks teaches you two things. It teaches you that there will be times that you fail and times you that you will succeed. And it teaches you that both failure and success are equally important. Embrace them both. Learn from them both.

Take a lesson from Michael Jordan, do not fear failure. Everyone fails. It is how you react to it that sets you apart and sets you up for success.

It’s worth repeating … Dream Big. Think Bigger. Take Risk! Be persistent and consistent. Stay positive. Stay focused. Stay on track!

Live Bold. Be Di’namic!

7 Key Traits of an Effective Mentor

We broadcast a Twitter Series every week on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s, we invite you to follow us @dinamicdesigns. Every series has a different topic. This week the topic was on the power and influence a good mentor can have over your life and career. This post wraps that topic up.

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Bob Proctor, author, speaker and success coach said, “A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.”

That’s the fun of working with a mentor, it’s a two-way street. They open our eyes to so many things, teach us lessons we may never learn any other way. They expose us to new ideas through conversations, help us to understand ourselves better, and jumpstart goals and dreams we might have let go.

An effective mentor lives with high levels of integrity and will have a clear set of values in everything they do. This among their other positive traits work hand-in-hand to make them an excellent role model.

Other traits like being an active listener, being proactive not reactive, follow through on commitments or promises, respect, gratitude and self-confidence speaks volumes when it comes to building trust between a mentor and a student.

I read a lot of John Maxwell. In his book, Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Leading, he wrote, “One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.”

Another dynamic thing about mentors are they are naturally skilled at inspiring and motivating individuals. Here are three possible ways they accomplish this:

  • Because they have higher standards, they push us to accomplish more. To grow beyond our comfort zone. To never settle for mediocrity by providing a strong sense of purpose.
  • They’ve fallen and gotten up hundreds, if not thousands, of times. A brilliant mentor understands both defeat and success. They are not going to let us get discouraged in the face of challenges or failure. They have overcome both and they’re going to make sure we get back up and succeed!
  • A valuable mentor can develop a clear picture of the future, and they have the ability to communicate it passionately while motivating you to achieve it.

Plus a good mentor can show us how to build a learning environment that encourages the sharing of knowledge, experience, and insight. How?

  • Like developing a team, how to hand pick members based on skills rather than ability to perform routine tasks. They understand that creativity is a priority and has massive value within the team.
  • They place such a high value on creativity and actively encourage those they mentor to generate a steady stream of fresh new ideas.
  • They are advocates for perpetual and never ending improvement.
  • A true and dedicated mentor openly passes on their knowledge and experience to those in need helping them to become the next generation of great leaders.

Oprah said in an interview, “For everyone of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.”

Find a mentor that can show you the way out, lift you up, has the knowledge, skills and success you desire in life and build a relationship with them.

It’s your turn. What do you think? What outcome do you expect from the mentoring experience? What do you expect from your mentor? Does your mentor get the best out of you?