Starting a business can be stressful. Finding customers, hiring staff, and paying the bills can lead to long days. Sometimes it’s hard to see the good things when everything seems to be a challenge. That is why it is critical to stay positive!
Henry Ford was quoted as saying, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” This is so true! You set yourself up for success or failure just by believing in one outcome or the other.
Why Be Positive?
Mark Feldman says on Business.com that there are several reasons why positive thinking can improve your business:
- Helps problem solving
- Gives you more energy
- Builds resilience
- Improves decision-making
- Positivity is infectious
When you put those factors together, positive thinking becomes a major driver for making your company run more efficiently and more effectively. Says Feldman, “While it’s impossible to say that every single successful entrepreneur is a positive person, it’s highly unlikely that any of them approached their professional goals with anything less than a “can do” attitude.”
Here is a video talking about the power of positive thinking and how it can directly affect the way you see the world and how you perform within it. In this TedX talk, Shawn Achor talks about how shifting your point of view can change your life:
According to Achor, “Your brain at positive is 31 percent more productive than your brain at negative, neutral, or stressed.” He also points to a study by Lyubomirsky from 2004 that suggests happy people have the following advantages in the workplace:
- Better secure jobs
Better keeping jobs
Talking about staying positive sounds like a good idea. But modern science is now also showing it to be a huge advantage at work! A sunny outlook has many benefits to you and to your team. It makes you more productive, better able to deal with challenges, and better at solving problems.
If you feel that you are ready to make some positive changes to your business model to get the most out of your company and your life, contact TMH Business Coaching today for a confidential, free, no obligation consultation to propel you forward. Also, please feel free to add yourself to our weekly coaching tips email!