Beware The “Slightly”​ Negative People If You Want To Succeed.

Over the weekend, I thought about good entrepreneurial traits. If there’s one thing that stands out, mindset, posture, and a positive attitude are everything!

As entrepreneurs, we need to be extra careful not to allow those with bad attitudes to influence our work. Not everyone will understand that. People that work for someone else can get away with a lousy attitude… 

But working for yourself and being around those with a bad attitude can destroy our business.

The thing is, I’m also not talking about 100%, negative people. Not talking about the doom patrol either – we have plenty of that in the mainstream media…

No. I’m referring to the ever-so-slightly negative people who often sew seeds of doubt. 

A close relative, partner, or “caring” friend can be the most destructive. Those little whispers in our ears can impact our: 

✅ Belief

✅ Confidence

✅ Attitude

✅ Posture

✅ Mindset

✅ Dreams

✅ Goals

It’s never super negative talk like, 

“That’ll never work’ or your “Crazy to do something like that”. 

It’s more comments like,

 “Sounds great but don’t give up the teaching job whatever you do”. 

Sure, you need to protect yourself against super harmful and toxic people. But be more on guard regarding the ever-so-slightly negative people in your life. 

You need to protect your mindset, posture and positive attitude against what those people can do with good intentions or not. 

Instead, feed your mind and spend more time with similar people and entrepreneurs with a positive mindset. 

As Matthew Kelly, in The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose, says:

“The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the best version of ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. We become like our friends.”

Wishing you all a super week! 💙

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