One of the most important attributes that you need to run a successful business is confidence. Self-doubt, hesitancy, indecisiveness, and fear will only hold you back.
The good news is that it’s possible to build a confident mindset, even if this isn’t something that comes naturally!
Positive affirmations are a great place to start.
Used consistently, they can help you set your course, make a plan, and follow it with conviction.
Are you ready to ditch the self-doubt and seize every opportunity that comes your way? Here’s how to get started with positive affirmations for entrepreneurs.
Positive Affirmations For Entrepreneurs And Small Business Owners
Where Thoughts Go, Energy Flows
Many people get confused about the basics of affirmations and how they can help you succeed in business. So, let’s start with what they can and can’t do for you as a business owner.
Firstly, no - they can’t do the work for you! You still have to get out there, make a plan, put it into action, and do the hard yards. Affirmations are not magic and they can’t make something out of nothing.
What they can do, however, is change the way you see the world, as well as impact the way you think and act.
Focusing on positives and what you can do is key. Whereas, focusing on what you can’t do (or are afraid to attempt), can have an immense impact on your ability to attract clients, grow your business, make a sale, network with other professionals, manage your business, and make a profit.
Coming from a positive standpoint is far more motivating than putting yourself down with negativity.
Flipping Your Thought Patterns
Most of us are carrying an invisible ball and chain around with us in at least one area of our lives. Probably more than one if we are honest! They come in the form of the negative things we say to ourselves.
From a young age, we form beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. These thought patterns impact us on a deep level. In business, they can be paralysing. Perhaps they manifest as imposter syndrome, self-doubt, fear of failure, or an inability to really jump in and chase what we want.
However they manifest, they can end up holding you back.
The first step is to notice what these thoughts are and the impact they have on your business.
The second step is to choose an affirmation to replace those thoughts. For it to work, you need to select one that feels authentic, powerful, and resonates strongly with what might be blocking you.
Choose something believable and positive, then start saying it morning, noon and night – and every time you remember in between!
Affirmations can also be included in vision boards to help us focus on and manifest the things we want. This is especially helpful if you have your vision board displayed in a prominent place.
Affirmations Create Action
While your affirmation is unlikely to change the way you think overnight, it will slowly transform into a positive growth mindset over time.
Replacing negative thoughts with positive affirmations can help inspire you to be more productive, motivate you to work harder on your business, increase your confidence, help you stay focused to reach goals, and generally feel inspired and excited about your future as an entrepreneur.
These verbal reminders empower us to action, which is the antidote to self-doubt, insecurity and negativity. Suddenly, those negative thoughts will have less power over you. As a whole, your natural thought process will morph to something more positive and motivating.
Being a business owner can be scary, confusing, and straight-up confidence shattering. But lack of confidence doesn't have to be a life sentence!
You can use positive affirmations to create a confidence mindset. Sometimes, coming up with the right affirmation can be tricky. So, we have something that can get you started. Use our Printable Affirmations for Entrepreneurs to kickstart your confidence.