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Healthy Self-Esteem = Healthy Business
January 11, 2017
I’m not crazy! Your self-image really does have a distinct impact on the success of your business!
If you have good self-esteem then you are more likely to be confident of your ability to achieve your business goals. Which means that when there are stumbling blocks along the way, you won’t take them personally. Instead you will work to find a solution to the problem.
If you have low self-esteem, then you expect business is going to be difficult and you are probably not sure you will succeed. So when you have problems, you don’t focus on finding solutions. Instead you focus on your own shortcomings. And when you blame yourself for issues instead of working to overcome them, you get exactly what you expect – failure.
Most of us do not work on improving our self-esteem. We tend to believe that it’s either something you have or you don’t. Bu good self-esteem is something that can be developed with practice. I know! I used to be so unsure of myself that I would skip school if I knew I had to speak in class.
Since it’s so important, we are going to work on building good self-esteem!
We are going to make a Brag Bag (or Box). No I’m not kidding! It really is arts and crafts day!
Get a brown paper bag or an old shoe box. For my first box, I went to Hobby Lobby and got a plain wooden unpainted little box that looks like a treasure chest. Decorate the outside anyway you want. I found some very unique metal discs with great uplifting sayings on them - "Believe", "Love", and "Laughter" for example. I glued them all over my box. I have a different box know that was a gift from my mother-in-law.
Now, get some index cards and write all of your attributes on them - one on each card. Can you sing? Write it down. Are you an organizational whiz? Do people clamor for your cheesecake recipe? Can you sell the proverbial ice to Eskimos? Write it all down. Put them in your Brag Bag. Then write down all of your accomplishments. If you were the homecoming queen, or the valedictorian of your class, it goes in the bag. If you were promoted at your job in record time, if your kids are the world's greatest, if you lost those last 10 pounds, if your business makes enough to support you, if you have 20 people in your downline - it all goes into the bag.
Now, put your Brag Bag somewhere accessible. Because in order for this to work, you have to use it.
Remember - what we focus on grows. So get your bag out regularly and review all the good things that you are. Bask in the glow of your accomplishments. Relish the good things you've drawn into your life. Watch your attitude improve and your accomplishments increase and your business boom. What we focus on grows. Get out your Brag Bag and let's focus on the right things
Post pictures of your Brag Bag/Box in the Ninja Marketers Facebook group! What! You’re not a member?! Message me and I’ll add you!
And yes, I shared mine...
Tomorrow – more cool ways to build positive self-esteem!
Here's to you! The COOL kids!
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
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