You are building a business, reading all the books, listening to the podcasts, and learning about sales tactics. What about the personal side of business? The part where you are trying to fit it into your life, stay positive, and still have the time to figure out what’s for dinner. It is easy to get overwhelmed. Applying these “New Age” practices to your business life can help you achieve your goals.
Meditation Many CEOs use meditation and mindfulness techniques to sharpen their attention and creativity skills. Meditating for a few minutes each morning puts you in a calm and peaceful state before the chaos begins. Sit or lie down, focus on your breath, and clear your mind. Like a ‘reset’ button, meditation helps clear the problems from the previous day and provides a fresh start. It also allows for ideas to flow freely and look at challenges from a new angle. After practice, you begin to find joy in the smaller parts of your daily life helping to reduce stress.
Gratitude Extremely successful entrepreneurs swear by this daily habit. It’s easy to focus on every little mistake we make or what we don’t have, instead of appreciating what we do have and what we did right. Writing down a few things you are thankful for each day helps you find the small successes you may have otherwise overlooked. Daily gratitude turns a negative mindset into a positive one.
Visualization Sport psychologists use this technique with athletes to great results. Picturing ourselves succeeding in our mind, instead of thinking of the obstacles, can lead to success in real life. When you have big goals that seem almost unattainable, start visualizing that they are already true. Instead of saying one day you hope to be a professional rider, start saying “one day I will be a professional rider” and imagine yourself being one. Having a mindset that it will happen is often times half the battle. How can you expect to achieve a goal if you are constantly telling yourself you aren’t worthy?