5 Success Tips to Start: Successful Solopreneurship

By on July 1, 2011

By Donna Amos –

Building a business is a fantastic and challenging experience. You can wake up exhilarated to begin your day and go to bed feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. The key to success is to maintain a positive, yes you can do it, mindset. I believe many businesses fail because of the disappointments the business owner experiences. You have to put yourself in the mindset of okay that sucked but look at what I learned from that and how I can create something even better.

Easier said than done, right? 90% of our business success happens right between our two ears. Here are 5 keys to help you create and sustain a positive mindset so you attain the success you desire.

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1. Surround yourself with successful and positive people. The influence people have over our own personal energy is amazing. Moods and attitudes are so easily spread – think about how much of a difference a simple smile from a stranger can make for your day and then magnify it 1000 times to demonstrate the power of positive and successful friends, family and associates. When you have people around you who inspire you, believe in you and want you to succeed, there’s no room for doubts and even when they creep up, they’re quickly swept away.

2. Create a mantra or an affirmation. Repeating positive affirmations has been shown to get people through tough times and to actually help them truly believe what they’re saying. For example, “I am building a powerful and profitable business.” Many of the most esteemed business professionals have used the same affirmation strategy to attain their success. To find the right affirmations for you, consider writing a quick list of your doubts, insecurities and complaints. These can then be quickly turned into affirmations. For example, if you write that you’re always feeling disorganized then your affirmation would be, “I am organized and in control.” Repeat your affirmations several times a day and feel the power of positive thinking.

3. Capture negative thoughts. We all have negative thoughts from time to time, however, negative thoughts and emotions can derail us and prevent us from achieving all we desire. Of course catching those negative thoughts takes practice and persistence. When you find yourself thinking negative thoughts or having negative emotions, find a trigger to turn them around. The affirmations mentioned above are a great way to turn the negative into the positive. You can also find quick pick me ups like a favorite song, a walk outside in the fresh air, or some exercise to help improve your mood.

4. Set goals/intentions and then be willing to let it go. The law of attraction says that we attract what we focus on the most. However, desperation, needing your business to be a success, sends mixed messages and a lot of negativity into the universe. Set your goals and intentions and then let them go. A certain amount of faith in yourself and in the power of attraction is necessary. Give it a try.

5. Be grateful. Gratitude is perhaps the single most powerful and positive tool for success. When you’re grateful for all of the wonderful things and people in your life the challenges you face seem significantly less important and are more easily dealt with. Consider keeping a gratitude journal and make a practice of entering into it daily. That way, when you’re facing challenges a quick peek at all the amazing things in your life will make you feel as if you can tackle anything. Additionally, an attitude of gratitude helps you maintain a positive perspective and to face challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles.

Success is within your reach and with the right attitude, you can accomplish anything you set your sights on. Embrace these five powerful mind success strategies and you’ll build a better business and live a happier, more satisfying life.

Donna Amos founder and president of Solopreneur Solutions, LLC has been support business owners for over 20 years. She especially loves to support the startup with their sales and marketing processes. Her second joy is assisting businesses with integrating their offline with their online marketing strategies. Learn more about what she is up to at http://www.solopreneursllc.com/ or email her at [email protected].

About Donna Amos

Donna Amos is the owner of Solopreneur Solutions, LLC (www.solopreneursllc.com), and started the International Association of Solopreneurs (www.solopreneurs.org) in 2008. She hosts the weekly radio program SoloTalk. Donna is the mother of three boys 27, 25 and 21. She has been married to husband Michael (who has been a business owner himself since just after high school), for 29 years. You can reach Donna at (513) 256-1792, or [email protected]

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5 Success Tips to Start: Successful Solopreneurship