By Michele Scism,
The Results Lady

“Its not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it’s how you handle what happens to you.”Zig Ziglar

Building a business is a fantastic and challenging experience.  I can say from experience that I wake up exhilarated to begin my day and can sometimes go to bed feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.

The secret of success is to maintain a positive, yes you can do it, mindset.

Easier said than done, right?  Here are 5 keys to help you create and sustain a positive mindset so you attain the success you desire and deserve.

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.

Have you ever heard the saying that you are the 5 people you spend the most time with.  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.

Create a mantra or an affirmation.

Repeating positive affirmations has been shown to get people through tough times and to actually help them change their internal beliefs about themselves.

I have the following affirmations on my wall and read them out loud daily:

I have the best of everything!
I am receiving money making ideas daily!
Everything I touch turns to GOLD!
I am grateful and celebrate everyday!
I have a powerful presence – everyone wants to learn from me!
All things are provided through God!
I am limitless, powerful, fearless and victorious!
Ask, Believe, Receive!

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.

Repeat your affirmations several times a day and feel the power of positive thinking.

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.

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.  Remembering that what you focus on you add energy to and what you add energy to grows.  Give it a try.

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 writing in 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.