To grow your business and your confidence, it helps to seek out people who encourage and support you.
You don’t want negative people influencing your mindset, and you don’t want people who see the flaws in all your ideas and dreams. You certainly don’t want whingers taking the shine off all the shiny stuff.
Here are some ideas to get you started on tuning out negativity and tuning in to the support that’s out there for you.
Turn off the news and current affairs shows. You don’t need that lowest common denominator rubbish in your world!
When people offer you compliments, money, help or anything else, say ‘Thank you’, and accept it gracefully. Remember how good it felt last time you gave something to someone in need? You get the chance to let someone else feel that good.
Offering support to others can be just as uplifting as receiving it yourself, and smiling, laughing and being playful can transform almost any situation.
Try it – the rewards are fantastic!
On a recent holiday to Japan my wife and I decided to give what we called “Emergency Koalas” to people who helped us as we travelled. One day our waitress was a miserable, unhelpful teenage girl – but we gave her an Emergency Koala anyway.
That 90-cent clip-on koala brought her a much-needed smile, and her response became one of the highlights of our holiday.
Support is challenging because it’s not about keeping you where you are, it’s about lifting you up and taking you to the next level.
by PC wrangler, David Moore