Already there are work challenges to overcome but the one that bothers me is the negative attitude of too many people in business. It’s not me, it’s all to do with other people. Why are they choosing ‘gloom and doom’ instead of focusing on shaping the future the way they want it to be? Why is there still so much Pessimism about when we see growth everywhere?
Banish Negative Thinking
It worries me. Pessimism in management circles is starting to be a contagion. The anticipation of what could happen is getting out of all proportion to what could happen in our economy. It is a bit like fire-walking. Trust me, I know because I have done it many years ago. My daughter can also confirm this after she successfully did a ‘fire-walk’ just recently at a company training event.
Like fire-walking, this year and next year will be more than an interesting challenge for us all but anticipation of what could happen is far worse than what will happen. It really is just like fire-walking. So let’s get on with it, adopt a much more positive attitude and start planning and putting our best foot forward.
Make this Year Your Best Year Yet
I spend my life running workshops focusing on life and business planning and change. I had organised a ‘process’ ‘texts’, ‘training materials’ and workshops for this and next year entitled ‘Make it Your Best Year Yet’. I have run many events like this many times, for companies in financial services such as VWFS, Mortgage Express as well as others in the public sector as part of a themed series on ‘managing change in difficult times’.
Let’s be clear about it now. There were difficult times in the 90’s and the early years and from 2005 onwards. We will experience even more difficult times in the future. But what gets us over the barriers and challenges exists between the ears. It is all to do with attitude.
New Book: "How to Control Your Mind?"
The danger is that if you overly dwell and focus on the negative aspects of ‘what might happen’ in the economy, that’s what you will attract. Likewise, if you focus on the good things you will find them eventually. Research tells us that, in terms of personal motivation, an optimistic positive approach is associated with people who are high achievers. Because they spend so much time looking for ‘abundance’ it’s difficult to not to attract relationships, business and clients with the same mindset.
That’s what has driven me to write my latest book to be published in September 2014. The book is the culmination of years of research, personal experience in goal setting and achieving and generally witnessing and driving change with people and their organisations.
My Kindle publication will be launched in July 2014 with the full title of my book is ‘How to Control Your Mind: Mastering Your Potential’. My other books have been management texts but this book is written as a modern day parable with the main character utilising some of the most powerful ‘mind tools’ to shape his future the way wants it to materialise them.
Free Downloads on Mastering Potential
If you are interested, please email me for links to a website which will be up and running and include lots of free downloads – so you can use the approach to shape your future in 2014 and beyond. Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download it to your iphone, iPad, PC or laptop.
The Media & Negative Breaking News
One piece of advice before you read the book and yes, I am being serious. My good friend Alan Steel, the wise Investor, and head of Alan Steel Asset Management agrees with me on this one. If you want to get the most from 2014, stop watching TV news and reading the newspapers. Alan reckons that the ticker tape that runs across the bottom of the TV screen is responsible for installing negative and pessimistic thinking. I know he is right. I am convinced it sinks into the subconscious mind and generates a lousy negative attitude.
Since I have turned off the News my attitude is much more positive and I can think about things in a neutral fashion rather than others interpreting what’s going on out there. Try it. Start focusing on what you can do. You have much more power to shape things than you might think. In times of adversity – 'it is not what happens to you’ – but rather ‘how you respond to what happens to you that is important.'
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