All the attention surrounding economic recession and business downturn can take its toll, even if your business reports are strong.
Many business owners simply can't stand prosperity because it feels wrong. They were brought up to expect the worst, not take risks, save for a rainy day. There are even those who think making a lot of money doing something you love is somehow morally wrong. Now don't get me wrong, I understand you went into business, started a career, took a job, so you could make money, but what's really holding you back? The slumping Dow, the falling Dollar, the trade deficit - or your attitude towards wealth?
Deeply held beliefs can make many people see a recession as the inevitable result of the money woes, while others see it as simply another opportunity, maybe even a joyful challenge, to embrace change - knowing that the outcome will be economic reward.
So, how does this type of true entrepreneurial attitude come to be?
I believe, and thankfully I'm not alone in this one, there is a set of natural laws that control all things in the universe, including the flow of money, and once you come to understand, accept and employ them, your attitude towards money will be altered irrevocably.
The laws I am referring to are part of an increasingly understood wing of science known as quantum physics. Now, don't worry I won't bore you with my grasp of science - but note the word science - as in something with proof. You may have read about laws of attraction or seen guests on talk shows talk about things like karma and dismissed it all as new age nonsense, and perhaps that's part of the hold back.
The application of quantum physics laws to business has become so mainstream that best selling books on the subject line the shelves. There are three books that I would suggest every business owner read as they present an entirely new way to view your business and your attitude towards money and wealth. The promising thing about each of these books is that they don't ask you to change your fundamental beliefs about anything as much at to develop a new and highly practical sense of how business growth really occurs - from that viewpoint, you won't view an economic downturn as anything but opportunity.
My change-your-attitude-toward-wealth reading list
- The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies by Chet Holmes
- The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life by John Assaraf
- Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want by James Arthur Ray