TIPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: 6 Ways to Stay Optimistic

by | Apr 11, 2020 | Author Success, Information Products, Writer Services

Tips for entrepreneurs are always a good thing. Being authors, entrepreneurs and business owners, which are one and the same beast), it’s important to stay positive for many reasons.

With the CORONAVIRUS at hand, we’re definitely being tested beyond out limits or expectations. But besides our health and wellbeing, in order to remain productive and get things done and done well, we have to as entrepreneurs stay positive.

We have to be upbeat, excited and optimistic about the future. It’s the only was to operate if you want to make something good happen.

Optimism is a four-syllable word that can be harder to find than diamonds in South Africa. But believe it or not, you too can tap into the earth of your surroundings and dig up a rich store of “feel-good”. Here are a few ways to do that.

1: Find laughter.

These days, it isn’t hard to find. With Youtube and social media, there is not shortage of memes, videos, vines, and more to get you crackalackin. You could also rent a funny movie, watch stand up comedy, or hangout with funny people. Laughter will lead you to smiling, and smiling will lead you to feeling good. Which brings us to our next pointÖ

2: Turn the frown upside down.

It’s hard to believe that something as smiling can improve your mood, but studies have linked outward acts of happiness to an internal shift. Practice by looking in the mirror and smiling, even it if feels cheesy, stupid, and inauthentic. Hold your smile for a minute, two minutes, five minutes…see how long you can go. Start the day off with a smile, and make a conscious effort to smile more.

3: Use positive words.

Studies have shown and confirmed what spiritual traditions have long held regarding the power of the tongue: words can literally shape the reality around us. If you want to build a more positive vibe, try using more positive words. Eliminate negative talk about yourself, and others as well.

4: Find positive people.

The impact of those we hang out with is enormous. Avoid negative influences and people who bring your down with complaining and criticism. Misery loves company, the old adage goes, and these people will quickly bring you into a downward spiral. Find friends who are upbeat, positive, and happy, and their resilience and optimism will pass on to you.

5: Stay healthy.

If you’re feeling tired and sick, it’s easy to get irritable and negative. By contrast, try maintaining an active lifestyle of healthy choices that can maximize your energy levels and build you up. Itís easier to be upbeat and happy when you feel good inside and out.

6: Get spiritual.

Most spiritual traditions promote a positive outlook on life. If youíre not so into organized religion, find something that can provide a positive outlet for you, like exercise, music, art, or reading. Just like using positive words can turn our perspective around, filling our hearts and minds with good stuff will help optimism come easier.

Tips for entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, but tips for being optimistic and upbeat are invaluable for the business owner, author or entrepreneur. Especially the work-from-home business owner. Take these tips and use them. And share them with your friends, loved ones and colleagues.

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