What It Takes to Be Your Own Boss
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What advice would you give someone about franchising or owning their own business?
When it comes to starting a business, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Those who have been there before are full of wonderful advice and guidance, and it’s important to build a team of mentors and advisors that we can turn to for help along the way.
Energy is the fuel that feeds our attitude and it needs to be replenished on a daily basis. Having a positive attitude is a conscious choice, so when negative thoughts creep in, stop them in their tracks and replace them with positive self-talk. Repeat words or phrases that focus on affirming truths about you. Surround yourself with like-minded people who are an inspiration and who will provide encouragement. Positivity allows you to see the potential that lies within you and gives you the faith to step outside of the box to achieve your dreams.
2. Have a motto that you believe in and live by, as it will motivate you when the work gets difficult.
The one question I always ask myself is: What is the worst that can happen? Every day, I also always tell myself: If you do things for the right reasons, only the right thing can happen. Do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.
Adversity cultivates inner strength, so don’t throw a pity party when life gets tough. Instead, look for the inner lessons to be learned and apply them to your life. Character isn’t born from an easy life – it’s forged through pushing through trials and being persistent.
Ashley Feinstein Gerstley is a money coach demystifying the world of money and personal finance. Get her exclusive how-to guide “30 Days to Financial Bliss” (http://unbouncepages.com/30-days-to-financial-bliss-military-transition/), free for Military Transition News readers.
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