Five Simple Tasks That Lead To Success

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by Tom Watson on July 9, 2011

Starting a cleaning business that provides a comfortable living for you and your family is both a fantastic and challenging experience.

In the pursuit of this goal you may sometimes wake up exhilarated to begin your day and go to bed feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.

That’s just part of the process in some respects, but you can make it easier on yourself by following some simple concepts. Perhaps the biggest key to success is to maintain a positive, “I can do this” mindset.

I know….this is easier said than done! But with that said, here are 5 methods to help you create and sustain a positive mindset so you can attain the success you desire in the cleaning business.

1. Work hard to surround yourself with successful and positive people.

The influence people have over our own personal energy is amazing and should not be discounted. Moods and attitudes are easily spread from one person to another, just like a virus goes from person to person.

Think about how much of a difference a simple smile from a stranger can make in your day. Then magnify it a thousand times to demonstrate the power of positive and successful friends, family and associates.

When you have people around you who inspire you, believe in you and want you to succeed, there’s no room for doubts and even when they creep up, they’re quickly swept away. Hanging out with a negative crowd works the opposite, and just drains you until you are empty.

2. Create a personal mantra or positive affirmation.

Repeating positive affirmations has been shown to get people through tough times and to actually help them truly believe what they’re saying. Consider the example, “I will build a successful and highly profitable cleaning business to support me and my family.”

Many of the most successful business professionals have used the same affirmation strategy to attain their success. To find the right affirmations for you, consider jotting down a quick list of your doubts, fears, insecurities and complaints. These can then be quickly turned into affirmations.

For example, if you write that you’re always feeling very disorganized then your affirmation might go like this, “I am organized and in control.” Repeat your affirmations several times a day and feel the power of positive thinking take hold of you.

3. Repel negative thoughts BEFORE they latch on to you.

We all have negative thoughts from time to time, however, negative thoughts and emotions can derail us and prevent us from achieving all we desire. Of course catching those negative thoughts takes practice and persistence.

When you find yourself thinking negative thoughts or having negative emotions, find a trigger to turn them around. The affirmations mentioned above are a great way to turn the negative into the positive.

You can also find quick pick me ups like a favorite song, a walk outside in the fresh air, or some exercise to help improve your mood.

4. Set goals for yourself then free yourself to achieve them. 

The “law of attraction” says that we attract what we focus on the most. However, “desperation” (AKA “needing your business to be a success”), sends mixed messages and fills the universe with a ton of negativity, which just clouds your future.

The solution to this problem is to set your goals and intentions, then just let them go and focus on the positive. A certain amount of faith in yourself and in the power of attraction is necessary. Give it a try and see for yourself why so many successful people follow this principle.

5. Be grateful for what you have.

Gratitude is perhaps the single most powerful and positive tool for success you’ll ever come across. When you’re grateful for all of the wonderful things and people in your life, the challenges you face seem significantly less important and are more easily dealt with.

You may want to consider keeping a “gratitude journal” of some kind on your desk. Just think of one thing each day that you are grateful for then make a practice of entering it in the journal daily.

This will help when you are facing challenges that may seem difficult and challenging. All you’ll need to do is take a quick peek at the journal to be reminded of all the amazing things in your life. This in turn will make you feel as if you can tackle anything.

Additionally, an attitude of gratitude helps you maintain a positive perspective on life. This allows you to face challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles. I am a firm believer that success is within everyone’s reach PROVIDED they have the right attitude and perspective.

You can accomplish anything you set your sights on, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. So just embrace these five powerful strategies and you’ll not only build a better cleaning business faster, but you’ll live a happier, more satisfying life as well.

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1 Ryan Madsen July 17, 2011 at 2:24 am

I recently started my own cleaning company and must say things have not been easy or highly profitable at this point. Success does not happen overnight and results happen over time not in just months. You must always keep postive and have a “can do” attitude to achieve success. Just like all of us, Mr. Watson started his business with no more than a few hundred dollars with self confidence and the will to find success. Thanks Tom Watson for your insight and compassion which gave me the motivation to find my success in our telephone conversations. I appreciate him taking the time to answer my questions and for his help to clear up any doubts I had throughout this process. This is something that I’m grateful for and will never forget in life. It helped me keep my head up high, when others didn’t believe in me.

2 Tom Watson July 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Thanks for the kind words Ryan! I’m happy to hear that I was able to help in some small way.

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