As you know, the USA just experienced one of the most deadly attacks in recent history. This post has been triggered by the recent events but is in no way limited to or meaning of any disrespect to those affected. My heart and prayers go out to all involved, but you as entrepreneurs need to be aware of how this news impacts you.
Did you know that we pay 10 times more attention to negative news than we do to positive news? This is where the phrase “if it bleeds, it leads” comes from. The news is filled with awful stories as that is what people tune into, are interested in, and watch. We now have a 24 hours news cycle and you can literally watch nothing but the news all day and night (the vast majority of which is negative).
I want to suggest that you go on a media “diet”. Watching the news, reading the paper, etc is killing your business. It stifles your creativity, paralyzes you with fear and inaction, and keeps you from making progress in your business. Yes, you can be aware of what is going on but at the same time you need to largely ignore and purposely eliminate negative news from your life. Trust me, if something significant if going on, you will hear about it. I oftentimes get yelled at at home for shutting the TV off when the same story of the latest doom and gloom or celebrity death is playing 24/7. I do this not out of disrespect for the story or lack of compassion but because I know I have to. You have to. You have to have a positive mindset of abundance and media consumption is one of the quickest ways to kill that. Later this will kill your outlook on life, kill your business, and become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You need to be in absolute control of your mind. This is not some philosophical fluff, it is the truth. You control your destiny. You are a product of what you input. Ever heard “garbage in, garbage out”? It doesn’t just apply to food or production inputs, it is just as applicable to your mindset and life outcome.
From this day forward, take a stance to be in control of what you consume and aware of the consequences. Terrible things happen in this world every day and often times the best way to help if to rise above it (on many levels). You can’t help poverty if you are poor yourself. You need to drag yourself out of the boiling pot of water and then help others to do the same.
Take control now, before it is too late.
Profit 911 Consulting