We all do it, whether you realize it or not. That voice in your head that either pushes your forward or holds you back.
What is self-talk?
Having positive self talk is essential to your well being and success. Think about the words you’re using in your own head.
Is the system unfair?
Are you getting your share of sales?
Are you grateful for the customers you do have?
Are you excited about the opportunity to grow your business?
It’s such a simple idea it’s easy to overlook and write off. Can you think of a time someone burst your bubble and you felt deflated? Can you think of a time someone encouraged you to keep going despite your own doubts about success?
I bet one felt a lot better. It doesn’t always have to be someone else saying these things. You have your own inner voice and it doesn’t always say things that help. You can change that! I want you to consciously be positive. Praise yourself because you deserve it.
Have we talked about self-affirmations? Probably at some point. Well here it goes again. Look in the mirror, say something positive about yourself and your future.
For example, “I’m a successful Etsy shop owner.” Don’t say in the future I will be. Say it affirmatively and in the present, “I am”.
Your subconscious only understands the affirmative by the way. So stick the with “I am going to succeed” vs the “I’m not going to fail”. The “not” part is ignored and you’re reinforcing the wrong message.
Does this feel awkward?
Yeah, Gordon thought so too. Think of how many people will give up because it feels uncomfortable at first. Now be one of the few that pushes through and meets success head on. Growth = change = discomfort. Learn to appreciate the discomfort that comes with stepping out of your comfort zone and growing.