What’s the difference between a rich person and a poor one? The obvious answer would be the amount of money they possess, but the other unnoticed major difference is their mindset. Notice how they are poles apart – a rich man will generally believe that he can make another million dollars if he wants to, while a poor guy will think that it’s so difficult to make money and become rich. The mindset makes a lot of difference in a person’s life – there’s a certain type you need in order to achieve success.
That’s the main subject in Karim Hajee’s interview in Small Business CEO Magazine on how to Unleash Your Creative Power. This guy is an expert when it comes to creating wealth by having an entrepreneur’s mindset – after all, he has over 20 years worth of experience on it. He’s actually an investigative reporter at one of the top news agencies in New York and he had to overcome some obstacles along the way. During that time, it seemed impossible for someone like him – a guy from East Africa with an Indian descent – to be successful in his chosen field. Well, that was what somebody said to him at least. But he didn’t let that stop him from reaching his goals and objectives. He pursued his dream and became a success. The secret was to focus on the positive and not spend so much time on the negative.
The Power of Positive Thinking
Karim did not only turn out to be a winning journalist, but he also managed to create other profitable businesses along the way. One of his most successful is his book on “Creating Power,” which focuses on developing that success mindset. This involves positive thinking, blocking out negative thoughts, and focusing on reaching goals.
For instance, if you’re a brand-new entrepreneur, you must train your mind to think that your business will do well despite the recession. Don’t allow yourself to consider that your business is having a slow time. Believe that your money making venture is going to succeed and don’t entertain negative thoughts that it won’t.
As a businessperson myself, I agree with what Karim discussed in his TALK – that every entrepreneur must turn his mindset around. How? By following these steps:
- Look at your business overall and discover your objective. The most common goal for entrepreneurs is to make money so focus on that.
- Find a way to accomplish your objective. Concentrate on attracting the right kind of people into your business.
- Know how you can attract these kinds of people. Have faith that there are always people who are ready to buy whatever you’re selling – it’s just a matter of looking for them.
Keep an Open Mind
You must have encountered the saying, “It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks.” Our minds are like that, too. If you want to think differently, you have to train your mind to do it. It might take some time but it’s still possible. The trick in turning toward an open mind is to keep track of the things you think about and say.
Change your negative thoughts. Be patient about it because your mind can’t automatically shift from negative to positive. Your subconscious is not really used to receiving such responses. But if you’re able to change the messages you send to your subconscious, then you’ll be able to change your energy and attract positive things – that’s the law of attraction at work.
It also helps to surround yourself with people who’ll support your success. Those who will say, “You can do it!” It’s essential to talk to the right crowd – those who have a good support structure. At the same time, you must avoid people who are just maliciously negative – those who suggest you quit before you even start. It’s true what they say, “Like attracts like.” It’s best to gravitate towards positive people instead of negative ones.
Key Things to Look Out For
The most important lesson I learned from Karim is to have the right mindset. Remove the negative thoughts from your mind and concentrate on the positive. I discovered it’s also necessary that you know what you want and why you want it. You must also remember that you need to set aside some time to have some fun because your mind is relaxed during that time and your subconscious mind will be open to new possibilities. Another significant thing that was pointed out was change is bound to happen – whether it concerns you or your business – so just embrace it and don’t fight it.
To know more about unleashing your creative power, download Karim’s FREE TALK here .
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More Power to You!