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10 Quotes to Boost Your Business Mindset for 2018

Our words are connected to our power. In fact, these two parts of ourselves are tied so closely that I would call them inseparable. Both the words we say to ourselves, and the words we say out loud to others, direct us through life like a rudder on a ship. Proverbs says that the power of life and death is in our tongue, and Ghandi says “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” This means that our power is our words … In fact, it means our words have so much power that we actually become them.

  1. Learn to say no to the good and say yes to the best. – John C. Maxwell

Making room for growth in every area involves setting clear boundaries that we enforce with an iron fist. Make room for more high-quality Yesses by being discerning with what we accept. Saying no is a skill of empowerment.

2. Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.  – Guy Kawasaki

I have a personal policy of Productive Waiting. I’m not naturally patient, but I make the most of every moment by finding things I can do with the delay along the way. Even if this investment is made only into my mind set, it’s a valuable one to make.

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We are ready for new business outcomes when we write a new script for our self talk

3. Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. – Jim Rohn

My Meetup group tagline says it all: “Growing People Grow Business.” We won’t get very far at all in this marathon we call business building unless we are set on being brutally honest with ourselves and how we are travelling. Shining a brave spotlight on your thoughts, motives and feelings to is a fast track to major growth in all areas.

4.Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. – Henry Ford

It’s all about giving sustainably. If you say yes to this person’s request, how many others will it cause you to be unavailable for. We need to be shrewd with our calendar and ruthless with our time if we are going to stretch out our business influence far and wide.

5. Quality is the best business plan. – John Lasseter

The cream rises to the top. Making a solid commitment to consistently deliver your highest possible standards will elevate you to the stop of the track more quickly than any other approach. There are few things that shine more brightly than excellence.

6. The road to success is always under construction. – Lily Tomlin

This commitment to excellence must be tempered with a gracious acceptance of the fact that we never truly “arrive” Our best in this season will certainly not be the best we can achieve in the next, so balancing ourselves between pursuit of “more” with acceptance of “enough” is the way to go.

7. There’s a big difference between a satisfied customer and a loyal customer. Never settle for “satisfied”. – Shep Hyken

When our businesses are built on the solid foundation of authentic, quality relationships, we will grow from strength to strength. From this platform we enjoy quality referrals, raving testimonials, and repeat business from clients who can’t get enough. Best of all though is the satisfaction of knowing we are building our empire on the foundations of respect and integrity

8. By changing nothing, nothing changes. – Anthony Robbins

If we are in any business we are in the business of change. Changing technologies, products, markets, consumer demands, economic climates, and popular culture. At the heart of all of this must lie a commitment to change within ourselves. We constantly evolve to become the best version of ourselves that we can possibly be, then rise again to greater heights in the next round of growth.

9. Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. – Abraham Lincoln

Some seasons are mastered simply by grabbing the bull by the horns and saying”The buck stops with me.” I am convinced that if we have knocked and kept on knocking on the doors of our passions, and the door is not yet open, it’s time to pull out the battering ram.

10. What is done in love is done well. – Vincent Van Gogh

If you’re anything like me you’ve chosen this business life because you want to do everything you can to pour your love gift out to as many people as possible. We work strategically do this as fast as we can on the tightest budget possible to build an offering that is bigger than ourselves.

Who we are and how we travel through life’s journey hangs on the power of our words. Truly knowing this as a transforming reality is empowerment defined. We all share the same superpower: Our words create reality. Let’s choose words of Life! Freedom! Success! Joy! Courage! Health! Growth! Let’s use our words to create our own personalised experience of Unstoppable Freedom

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If this article has struck a chord with you, please go right ahead and message me. I would love to hear more about what you do, and how I might be able to help you transform your business into the Freedom Machine you have wanted all along. Let’s establish a proven system in your business to create team certainty and sustainable expansion which open pathways to the lifestyle choices you’ve worked so hard for. No matter where you are, I am only a message away.

Why You Started Your Business

Freedom is often a driving motivator for the start up business owner. You know you’re an expert who changes people’s lives, so you don’t want to give your product or services away to an employer or reseller who will steal your thunder and take all your hard earned reward for themselves. If you wanted stability, security and the predictable rise of climbing the corporate ladder, you’d be working for someone else right now. You chose to be in business because you see the promise of bigger financial returns, greater professional impact, and more personal satisfaction. All of these things make your business the tool you’ve chosen to give you freedom with your time, money, and lifestyle choices.

If you serve your business, Your business will serve you.

It’s understandable then that so many small business owners resist working to a routine. If freedom is your driver, the last thing you want to do with your days is bind yourself to a repetitive timetable of processes. Why would you exchange all of that promise of free-spirited liberty for something so mundane as an unmoving schedule? From where you’re sitting now, this seems boring, it kills your creativity, and it binds up the passionate flow that got you started in the first place. I’ll tell you why …

The brutal reality is this: Most small businesses don’t make it through their first five years because they are fighting a losing battle with three core pillars of business management:

  1. Strategic Management
  2. Cashflow
  3. Financial Record Keeping

Studies consistently show that the passion you have for your core business offering is not enough to make you different from your startup peers. You need to have a passion not only for YOUR business, but for business itself. If you want to enjoy the freedom that your small business can bring you, you must embrace the need for discipline and structure. You must invest in building growth frameworks which keep a tight rein on your money and time. You must have a clearly defined strategy for building sales and keeping them on the up and up. You must know your numbers and monitor them routinely. If you can get this balance just right, three incredible things will happen:

It won’t seem boring: Your interest and engagement in your business will skyrocket

When you measure your performance, devise a plan to improve that performance, then collect the data to prove you really are kicking big goals with your targets, you will become hungry for more. The wins that were never experienced or previously hidden will suddenly be visible and you will have cause to celebrate. The confidence and conviction you’ll develop as a business owner will have you walking tall and attracting more and more success to yourself.

It won’t kill your creativity: You will have a new energy for creation and expansion

With all of those wins under your belt, and a more efficient workflow, you’ll know that time is on your side. You’ll feel the refreshing rise of new ideas, invention and opportunity. Passion projects that you had shelved will be pulled out, and you will see a domino effect of success roll out right before your eyes. People will stop and look at what’s happening in your neck of the woods, and they will want a slice of all this positive action too. Fresh seasons of imagination will thrive in the stable structures you’ve built.

It won’t bind up your flow: Your love of business itself will fuel new passion for the impact you can make

Taking part in this kind of expansion will remind you of the impact you had always hoped that you would have with your business. It might seem far fetched now, but please believe me. I know from experience that squaring away your routines and ticking all of your administrative boxes creates wide open spaces for your business to have a real effect. Try to picture what it would be like to flow in the fulfillment of your business potential, leading the field in your industry, and joining with others to make waves that ripple for generations to come.

Isn’t this why you started your business?