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Want to be a winner in business?… if so, the right attitude goes a long way



Posted: June 23rd, 2015

Many small and medium-sized businesses have the potential to be better and stronger than they are today.  Success in business is often down to the management team and their mind-set. 

So what classes as a winning attitude?  Well… we have picked out some of the winning attitudes that we see in some of the successful leaders who we work with to give you a steer towards positivity:

There are no mistakes, only opportunities to learn from

As with life, not everything you try in business will work out quite as planned.  It is important not to dwell on any failures, instead use them to your benefit.  Be willing to take calculated risks, learn from your actions but keep moving forward.

I know I can

You control your destiny – believe it and own it.  Remember the words of Henry Ford ‘Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right’.  Take ownership of your decisions, accountability for your actions, and responsibility for your results.

I don’t know what I don’t know

Personal and professional growth requires an open mind and a willingness to try new things.  When you think you know everything, you close your mind to learning.  Don’t shut out ideas or innovations with an ‘I know’ attitude.

An attitude of gratitude

As a child we are often taught, ‘be grateful for the little things and the big things will come’.  Take time to acknowledge and appreciate the little acts of kindness, successes and accomplishments that occur each day.  When we focus on the good stuff, we build positive energy that reflects on our colleagues and business associates.  Be grateful and stay positive.

It’s not what I know, but what I do

Most people have an abundance of ideas or goals but until you start to take action, nothing will change in your business or life.  Make ‘doing’ a priority.

Time is your most valuable asset

Instinctively we know that time is money.  Invest it wisely in the tasks and activities that support your business, personal and relationship goals.

Business is fun!

You probably thought so when you started your business with a vision of more money, time, and/or freedom.  If the fun is gone, it’s time to get it back.  Take control.  Revisit your vision.  Get re-energised.  Create a business that works for you – one that is simple, fun and profitable.

As a firm we love working with our clients to help them better their businesses by helping them prepare strategic business plans and cash flow forecasts which set out the results they are aiming for.  We are firm believers in the mantra that ‘positivity breeds positivity’ and know that by thinking and working in a positive way we not only inspire those around us but generally we will yield greater results in every area of our business and life.

If you want to take advantage of our expertise, contact our Business Development Specialists today on 01228 711888 or email info@david-allen.co.uk.