In life you’ll have people who support you no matter what you do. And there are people who will doubt and criticize your choices. Maybe you want to get married and your parents disagree with your choice of spouse. Or you want to move to another job and your friends think you’re making a big mistake. People can disagree with you no matter what you do.
In business, it’s the same way. Many people aren’t as lucky as I was when I first got started several years ago. My husband and family supported me and they always believed in me. But there were distant relatives and even some very close friends who thought I made the biggest mistake when I left my six figure job.
Regardless of what you do, there will always be people who discourage you from pursuing the thing you wanted to do. Sometimes it almost seems like these people are happy to see you fail, that they just wanted to say “I told you so“. In reality, we should be happy for successful people. We should celebrate their success because entrepreneurs are a rare breed. They walked down the path that’s less traveled. While most people are afraid of failure, entrepreneurs know that failures are to be celebrated. For this reason alone, I admire my fellow entrepreneurs.
Anywho, I wanted to give you several tips on how to avoid negatives:
1) Find ways to limit your contact with negative people. Obviously this isn’t going to happen if it happens to be your spouse or someone very close to you. The more my business grow the more I distant myself from people who don’t believe in my vision, because I proved them wrong in the first time but people are always looking for something to prove themselves right. 😉
Now here’s the thing, even if you’re surrounded by the most negative people in the world, you can still create a positive environment for yourself if you read, listen and watch any personal growth materials.
2) You’re your own worse enemy. Look at the person inside the mirror. The only person you need to compete with is that person that you see in the mirror everyday. People don’t believe in themselves and I often hear people who say “I hate myself”. Now listen, you must first believe in yourself and love yourself. Quit judging yourself, learn to love and respect yourself, and others will naturally be inclined to follow you.
3) This may sound like a broken record, but you have to remain optimistic and positive. Attitude is altitude. Though I want you to remember this, being positive alone will never produce result. I know people who invest in hundreds of hours of personal development but they remain broke. Why? Just like a diamond in the rough, you need to polish yourself by taking action to bring your talents and what you’ve learned to fruition.
4) Ignore your haters and the negative people. The more you pay attention to them, the more they enjoy getting the attention they’re seeking. Their goal is to prove themselves right, they’re judging you because their mind has been shaped a certain way. If you want to succeed, you must learn how to ignore that negative noise. The best revenge to your haters is by show them the end result, a successful person.
5) Invest in yourself. Simply put, if you’re not learning and growing you have no business. The industry is constantly evolving, there are always new things we can learn to improve ourselves and our business. The greatest leaders and businessmen/businesswomen in history are relentless in their pursuit of knowledge.
I want you to know and realize that this business comes down to three things:
– Getting traffic
– Personal development. “Your income can only grow to the extent that you do” – T Harv Eker (Author of Millionaire Mind). Mindset determines your outcome in your business. Hint: Average CEOs read 4-5 books a month.
With that being said, hone up your skills, read/watch/listen to good materials that can help your business and yourself. Get productive!