You may have heard of how your Attitude helps your Altitude when it comes to business. Yet, when faced with rejection or failure we beat ourselves up. Business is a bumpy road filled with highs as well as misses. When facing a challenging time, it is important to keep a good attitude and strengthen your mindset so that you don’t fall into the trap of desperation. Here are the three things to keep in mind.
The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.
You may not know this but wherever you go and whatever you do someone is always watching. When you miss appointments, are late for an assignment or give your word but fail to deliver, someone is noticing. Take a reality pulse or a responsibility gage of who you appear to be. Is that someone you would do business with? Are you from a place of selling or a place of servitude? Be the latter and your business will flourish from the simple law of reciprocity.
Approaching your personal life as a business will help you keep balance.
How do you plan your day? Do you write things down? Do you put out fires constantly and have no time to plan? Writing things down helps you be organized, takes away the responsibility of memory and helps you prioritize. Your personal life and your business life need to be one, so keep one list. Referencing your list, adding to it, and crossing things off gives a sense of accomplishment which in turn gives you the feeling of balance and productivity. It also helps clear your mind for creativity and planning to bring about solutions and business growth.
Why “No” means “Not right now.”
Often when we have a potential client we get very excited, and rightfully so. But, if the deal is not signed and an exchange of money is not done then it’s still a potential client. So, what is the excitement about? In business, we need to be a little more rational than emotional. We get so depleted by the answer No that we fail to see the bright side and the opportunity to educate ourselves. The one question to ask a potential client is “why?” You can get a multitude of answers and many times it’s because it’s just “not right now.”
We see this as the last answer, stop touching base, following up occasionally and building a relationship that can be so much more than the immediate gratifications that we so desperately need. When faced with, “No,” work to build a relationship that can eventually turn into a referral partnership. Ask for support when appropriate, show up from a place of servitude and you will get more YES than you can possibly handle. So, it’s Not, “Not right now,” it’s really a, “Yes, but later.”
The way you approach any situation in business or personal life will determine your level of success. Changing your attitude to accept setbacks as learning opportunities will turn your struggles into successes as you work to build up yourself and your business.