The Optimistic Mindset

I’ve been hitting the road a lot lately so I have also been plowing through audiobooks.

Some of the recent great business and personal development audiobooks I suggest are:
SOUP
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff

One of the commonalities has been…

…wait for it…

…wait for it…

…Mindset!

Singularly, having an optimistic mindset.

There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic.

Global warming.
Nuclear weapons.
Google’s surprise algorithm changes.

You only can truly affect one of those things. Being pessimistic will not help anything.

My mantra, my mindset lately has been “Expect the Best”. It applies to so many things. Expecting the best also helps me to get better marketing done faster. How so you ask? Pessimism and self doubt stop you from writing remarkable blog posts targeted at your Ideal clients.

“What if this doesn’t have enough information for them?”
“What if someone misconstrues this as legal advice?”
“What if someone thinks I only do ‘x’?”
“What if it’s not great?”
“What if they think I am a hack?”

Now when you expect the best, you make these statements instead of those doubts.
“This is a good amount of information. I’ll have a chance to write more too!”
“My ideal client will realize they need my help.”
“People will realize I am an expert on this subject.”
“If I launch it it’s great.”
“Every time I put myself out there, I improve my chances of being truly remarkable.”

Even as I wrote those self doubt creeps into my mind. It’s the nature of humanity, especially intelligent humans. Some of you may stop reading these posts. Some of you might unsubscribe from Mindset Mondays.

Some of you will have a better day, get a better client and improve your business because of this post. You may even have a completely better life.

That is the best outcome for me.

I expect that.

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