As a motivator and creator of the MACsWomen's Group, I enjoy reading articles and books about business, self-development and how to maintain a positive mindset, which are crucial topics in the success of your business. Which leads me to share with you a new book I discovered by Gabriele Oettingen:
What is your dearest wish and what holds you back from achieving that wish? - Oettingen
Outcome: Here's where a little bit of positive thinking sneaks back in. Keeping your goal in mind, ask yourself: If this wish of mine is fulfilled, what is the best possible outcome? "Very often, it is a feeling," Oettingen said. "You define that outcome, and you imagine that outcome. And once you've imagined the outcome, really immerse yourself in these daydreams."
Plan: "Once you've imagined that obstacle," Oettingen said, "you'll understand what you need to do to overcome it." Come up with an if/then plan — if this obstacle pops up, then you'll do X to get around it and keep going after your goal.
Oettingen's research has shown that this method has helped people eat more fruits and vegetables; it's also helped students achieve better grades in school, and it has even helped people act less insecure in their romantic relationships. Added but important couple of bonuses: (1) It's just kinda fun to say. WOOP! and (2) If this method has helped people of all ages in other areas, it could help you in your business too! WOOP!