Charles Hutchins, Columnists, V5I5

You Create What You Believe!

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

The shed business, like any other business, is not easy, and I would be fooling myself to say it was. Your business is either growing or it’s not, and your thoughts play a huge role in deciding which path/reality your company will travel down. 

I encourage you to dream big, and build your business big! In order to do that, you must first get your mindset right.

If your thoughts are negative, you will attract negativity. If your thoughts are positive in nature, you will attract positive energy and outcomes. I’m getting ready to go on a rant in the next few paragraphs (please forgive me) on how your thoughts can affect your business.

I gain so much from my thoughts and listening to others; this is how I help create my reality. That is why it is so important to surround yourself with like-minded winners that match your enthusiasm and the vision you have for your business. I truly believe that humans aren’t just meant to survive, but are meant to thrive. 

I talk to myself (I’m not really crazy), and tell myself how God has blessed me and my family, and how I am succeeding in all that I do. I repeat this to myself to create a mindset of certainty that literally blocks out any negative thoughts that can creep in. I believe that it’s your choice to be happy and to have a successful business, and you don’t need an excuse to do so.

Your thoughts and subconscious is your ally in success. I encourage you to enjoy the excitement, energy, the pleasure—even the stresses.

Mountaintops are great for views and thinking, but the fruit is found in the valleys. I encourage you to learn from your mistakes, and develop amnesia and move on to the next idea. 

Remember, you can hit the reset button at any time and try new strategies that will reboot your business and keep things fresh.

Some of the best ideas in regards to building my business have come from late-night chats with my wife or even quiet time while sitting at my desk in between ringing phones and customers. 

My wife has always given me sound advice and offered a different perspective, which I have always found inciteful and useful. Proverbs 31:11-2 says, “The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.”

Trying not to miss those ideas that come even during my commute to the office, I listen to personal development audio, making my car “Drive-Time University.” While most people are listening to the music of their favorite rich artist, I am listening to inspiring messages that are enriching me in so many ways.

Reality can get overwhelming as expectations grow, but deep down it’s always great to level set and appreciate how far you have come. Many times I get caught up in the daily mundane tasks and don’t take the time to recognize the strides that I have made over the years. It’s a must that you smell the roses from time to time so that you may recharge your batteries and maintain those positive thoughts of your future.

I am passionate about hard work, building this business, and creating lifelong customers. I hope my customers feel like they come as friends and leave as family. However, if my mindset is isn’t right, none of this is possible. 

The bottom line is that you hold the keys to your own happiness and success by the way you think. I know that I am jumping around with random thoughts, but realizing that you have total control over this is powerful. 

Your vision has to be something that pulls you and not something that you have to push yourself to do. Pushing requires will power, and will power never lasts. What does last is when something pulls you. You know when something is so exciting, and new that you can’t sleep at night. A new idea, a new strategy, a new way of thinking that transforms you and your business. 

You must also have strong enough reasons to take action to push yourself through when the going gets tough to achieve those dreams or goals.

Do not ignore opportunities around you, capitalize on them. Once again, if it is not working change it up. Mark Twain once said, “The only person who likes change is a wet baby.” We are creatures of habit. If you are stuck in a reality rut or staleness, switch up little things. This will allow new breath to be breathed in and give some excitement back to keep progressing forward.

You can design your life, your version—and make it count. There are no plateaus in life, and I believe that progress equals happiness.


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