We won’t lie – we were a tad skeptical about this when it first danced across our frontal lobes. The idea of putting out good vibes into the universe and it not only listening but delivering you the very thing you had been requesting. It was all a bit Doctor Strange. But then something happened while we were sat in our favorite coffee shop with a great friend of ours.
He’s a real ideas guy. Anyway, he was doing his usual thing of thinking out loud about this and that, when he had a light bulb moment. We didn’t notice it at first because he was just chattering away at such speed, but we could tell by his excitement that this was one of his better ideas, one that could take his business in a new direction and open up a whole new revenue stream. That’s when he started writing things down maniacally, caught up in the flow, putting a plan into place to see how he could make this happen, when – WHAM – an email pops up on his phone from a potential client, one that needs exactly what he was thinking about. It was crazy. But that’s exactly what we’re alluding to.
It’s almost a bit psychosomatic. Like when you’re telling your family that you might be falling a bit poorly and then you actually become poorly, or when you are thinking about a friend and then that friend calls you, or you imagine what it would be like to live in Chicago and then you get a job offer from a headhunter in Chicago.
We’ve all experienced moments like these, whether you’ve dismissed them as coincidental or not. But understanding how these laws work and how you can use them in your business has got to be well worth a roll of the dice.
So, without further ado, here are some ways you can use a pinch of positive thinking to help you in business:
- The More Specific You Can Be, The Better
The more clear and specific you can be, the more chance you have of it happening and responding. Think of it as sending an invite to a networking event you’re hosting. Do you send people the alphabet, or do you rearrange the letters so that everyone knows when it is, what it is for and where it will be held? Exactly. It’s why every marketing strategy and business plan has a vision and mission statement. It’s about being clear of the outcome and the purpose for your actions.
- Nothing Beats The Power Of Positivity
Remember what your dear old grandma used to say to you (probably as she pinched your cheek a tad too hard): cry and you cry alone, but smile and the whole world smiles with you. It was one of those things that used to make our eyes roll, but she was right. It’s why those super-energetic people in your life always manage to be the center of attention. It’s what makes them so infectious and convincing. It’s what makes them make you feel great. And the same goes for your business. If you are feeling excited, happy and enthusiastic about the products you sell or the services you offer, your customers are going to feel the same way, your employees are going to believe it, and your sales will go through the roof. It’s simple.
- Open Up To New Ideas
Being skeptical is a surefire way to limit yourself. It has to be. That doesn’t mean you have to go all gung-ho with everything, but it does mean you should be more open to new things, ideas, concepts, beliefs and all that sort of stuff. Nothing proves this better than numerology; something that can make a big difference to your business’ success in so many ways thanks to its ability to measure the vibrations. Use it to choose a more successful name, to decide whether the date of a certain networking event might be more positive when to host your next webinar, or use it as a general business guide. Trust us: you’ll be amazed at what can come back from this sort of open-mindedness.
- Surround Yourself With Positive People
When you are hiring new employees, you probably focus on their education level, their experience, and their technical skills more than anything else because these are what fits the mold more than anything. These are what directly line up with the job description. But there’s something else that trumps all of this and that is their personality. This is because skills can be taught but positivity can’t, and you want to surround yourself with positive people because that’s what will help you stay positive too. Of course, you don’t have to do this through hiring people, you can get the same results by connecting with other positive professionals online, getting friendly with them, and then using each other for support.
- Focus On The Good Things Your Business Does
Positive affirmations are one of the cornerstones of this whole process. It’s what will help you quickly shift your focus and keeping you aligned with what you want to come to fruition. To sum it up, it’s all about focusing on the good things you believe about your business and its success. It’s things like waking up and reminding yourself that you have already created a successful startup and that success is only going to continue, or being grateful for the amazing clients you have already landed, the fact you are happy and content in what you do, and that you get to watch your business survive and thrive every day. These are all positive affirmations.
Yes, this can take some getting used to and, yes, you might feel a bit awkward about trying it out at first. But where’s the harm in thinking positively, recognizing your successes and achievements, visualizing where you want to be, opening up to new ideas, understanding which numbers mean more to you and enjoying what you do that little bit more? That’s all this is.