When the idea hits you: I want to create an online course, you usually think of the great reasons it will work. The passion in your heart and gut fire up and burn so bright, you HAVE to launch right this second. The grueling hours, low self-esteem, and hte feast or famine bank account are ideas you think about here and there. But, how can you really know exactly what the ugly will look like if that contradicts with that fuel, that passion within your gut and heart?
Building a online course is an experience filled with exhilaration and frustration. You can begin your day filled with exhilaration and go to bed overwhelmed and frustrated. The key to success is to maintain a positive mindset.
Writer’s Oracle Wisdom: It’s okay to have negative thoughts here and there. You are human. Allow yourself the space to fuss over things that are not working. The key here is to limit your time in that space. #yougotthis
Easier said than done, right? Here are 5 keys to help you create and sustain a positive mindset so you attain the success in your online course that you desire.
Mindset Strategy #1: Surround yourself with people you want to emulate.
According to Entrepreneur, & Advisor, Co-Founder of FieldLevel, Inc, Kai Sato,” the five people around you are crucial to your success”. The influence people have over our own life focus is powerful. Moods and attitudes are so easily spread.
Take a moment to think about how much of a difference a simple smile from a stranger can make for your day and then magnify it a MILLION times to demonstrate the power of positive and successful friends, family and associates. When you have people around you who inspire you, believe in you and want you to succeed, there’s no room for doubts. Even when those negative thoughts turn up, you are able to push them away quickly.
Check out “Why the Five People Around You Are Crucial to Your Success” by Kai Sato.
Mindset Strategy #2: Create a mantra you can easily remember.
Repeating positive mantras has been shown to get people through tough times and to actually help them truly believe what they’re saying.
For example, I AM building a powerful and profitable online course. Many of the most esteemed business professionals have used the same strategy to attain their success. To find the right mantra for you, consider writing a quick list of your doubts, insecurities and complaints. These can then be quickly turned into affirmations.
Writer’s Oracle Wisdom: If you write that you’re always feeling overwhelmed, then your mantra would be – I am organized and in control. Be sure to repeat your mantra several times throughout your day.
Mindset Strategy #3: Capture negative thoughts.
We all have negative thoughts from time to time, however, negative thoughts and emotions can derail us and prevent us from achieving all we desire. Of course catching those negative thoughts takes practice and persistence. When you find yourself thinking negative thoughts or having negative emotions, find a trigger to turn them around. The affirmations mentioned above are a great way to turn the negative into the positive. You can also find quick pick me ups like a favorite song, a walk outside in the fresh air, or some exercise to help improve your mood.
Mindset Strategy #4: Set goals/intentions and then be willing to let it go.
When you spend time focusing on what you want, you attract. However the anguish of needing your online course to be a success, sends mixed messages and a lot of negativity into the universe. Set your goals and intentions and then let them go. It is encouraged to find other thoughts to occupy your mind.
Writer’s Oracle Wisdom: Come from a place of abundance, rather than lack. The universe gives you exactly what you need, when you need it.
Mindset Strategy #5: Be grateful.
Gratitude is perhaps the single most powerful and positive tool for your online course success. When you’re grateful for all of the wonderful things and people in your life the challenges you face seem significantly less important and are more easily dealt with.
Consider keeping a gratitude journal and make a practice of entering into it daily. That way, when you’re facing challenges a quick peek at all the amazing things in your life will make you feel as if you can tackle anything. Additionally, an attitude of gratitude helps you maintain a positive perspective and to face challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles.
Success is within your reach and with the right attitude you can accomplish anything you set your sights on. Embrace these five powerful mind success strategies and you’ll build a better business and live a happier, more satisfying life.
Best wishes in all that you do.
Melissa Annalise Halstead is a Knowledge Leverage Expert. She works with somewhat successful self-employed professionals and very small businesses who struggle to leverage their knowledge effectively and need to monetize their message consistently, without pushing so hard.
What separates her service from other business coaches is that SHE ONLY works with C-Level executives, coaches, speakers, self-employed businesses and SHE ONLY specializes in leveraging their knowledge and monetizing their knowledge, nothing else. Because of this, her clients receive proven, undiluted, and extremely specific step-by-step information on exactly what they need to do to leverage their knowledge. As a result, those who coach with her get their message in front of the right audience, and infuse more cash into their business than they would on their own.
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