Two Words That Can Help With Your Business
Mindset and posture are two terms we hear a lot of in the network marketing and direct sales world, but what exactly do these two words mean?
Terminology that is thrown around loosely on MLM conference calls and seminars, but not fully understood, tends to leave people puzzled and unable to take action. Therefore, I thought I would take a little time to clarify some things.
First of all, mindset and posture are not one in the same. Mindset has to do with your thoughts, considerations, decisions and your affirmations. Posture has to do with how you carry yourself and how you are perceived by others.
When you hear people talk about mindset, they often refer to affirmations, but what, exactly, is an affirmation?
An affirmation is a thought that controls efforts and actions. Affirmations are powerful things. A verbalization is a statement we make about a person, place, thing, or situation. It is simply something we declare to others or ourselves, whereas an affirmation carries much more power and significance.
Affirmations are thoughts born from intention. If you intend for something to happen, it happens. Verbalization is not intention. The verbalization is nothing more than the carrier wave. Without intent, a verbalized phrase is nothing more than words. Add the intent and it becomes an affirmation… a very powerful decision that a person makes, and which carries a lot of force and power.
An affirmation can be positive or negative. Without even realizing it, most people make them out of anger, sadness or dissatisfaction, and these are mostly destructive. Think about it, did you ever get angry at something and say, “Nothing every goes right for me!”, Or something similar? Of course, you have. We all have. That is a negative affirmation. It carries force and intention with it, and it controls our present and future actions and efforts.
Your affirmations determine your mindset. They control your feelings, emotions, efforts, actions, heart rate, and a lot more, up to and including the outcome of your life! So if you want to have a better outlook on things, then make more positive affirmations. Decide what is happening now and in the future with positive intentions, and watch how quickly your life will change for the better.
Your mindset also determines how you are perceived by others. In other words, your mindset determines the posture you portray to others. A person with a jaded outlook on life, business, people and the world around them tends to push others away. A person with a positive outlook on life, business, people and the world tends to draw like-minded people towards them.
Mindset and posture together make up a person’s overall character. Your character is your calling card. It tells others whether or not to trust you, like you, and even whether or not to do business with you.