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Using Positive Affirmations to Replace Negative Self-Talk in Your Home-Based Business

By: Yvonne A Jones Category: Business - Entrepreneur, Business - Home-Based Business

You are constantly bombarded with negative news, negative ideas and negative thoughts can easily become a part of your way of thinking.  Thoughts that can have a profound impact on your home-based business before you are aware of it.  Think for a moment:

  • Are you excited about setting realistic goals for yourself and your business?  Do you find that you allow the excitement to wane because you become filled with negative thoughts and self-doubt?
  • You see other people's success, are encouraged by that and think, "If they can do it, I can too?"  Is that often followed with "Who am I to think that I can achieve that level of success?" 

Positive affirmations play a huge role in overcoming negative self-talk, but it takes discipline. Note that affirmations are not a cure-all as they are just basically positive statements.  However, by replacing the negative self-talk with positive affirmations you will be re-programming your mind so that positive actions can follow.

Recognize that negative things happen to just about everyone as we are all imperfect, but rather than focusing on those, focus on the positive things you bring to your business like your individual talent, your personal qualities of honesty and integrity and your desire to provide the best product or service.  Affirm these good qualities by turning each into a positive statement that you say aloud.  If necessary, record them and play them over and over. 

There are positive affirmations on CDs that are helpful to many, but in my opinion, when you make the affirmation from your heart, it has a greater impact on your mind and actions.

I invite you to share your thoughts on the topic by adding your comments.

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