If you are courageous enough to start your own business, you are probably the type of person who sees the glass as “half full.” You believe in your vision, are not afraid to take risks, and are good at championing your ideas and getting the buy-in of people who will join you and support you in your new business venture.
The optimism that enabled you to become an entrepreneur and start your own business must stick around long after the “honeymoon period” is over, and the sobering stresses and realities of owning your own business begin to surface. Sure, obstacles will arise that you never saw coming; the important thing is to approach all obstacles as learning experiences that will help you improve and move forward.
SUCCESS AT ALL COSTS: Optimists understand that success is always within their power and that failure is not an option. When a business setback occurs, an optimist will research ways in which to bounce back quickly. Have long brainstorming sessions with staff, friends, and family, reach out to professionals in the field, and join organizations such as Chambers of Commerce and professional business groups to network and garner fresh ideas and support.
KEEP NAYSAYERS AT BAY: Everyone has associates or friends whose glasses are always “half empty.” When they try to dampen your enthusiasm and drive with nervous misgivings and fearful anecdotes of all the people who they know who have failed— make them aware that you are giving 110% every day, and that they do not need to worry about you. Surround yourself with others who share your entrepreneurial vim, vigor and optimism.
EXERCISE! As a savvy business owner, you exercise sound judgment each day. Now it’s time to exercise your body to add to your stamina, strength, endurance and sense of well being. Whether you work out at a gym, or run, power-walk, play tennis, swim, or play golf, exercise releases chemicals in your body called endorphins, which trigger positive feelings. Endorphin release can be accompanied by a positive, “can-do” outlook, which can only bolster your sense of optimism and keep you looking on the bright side, in addition to helping you reduce stress and improve your health.
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