It’s no secret, being a business owner is hard and sometimes lonely work. You are the most valuable asset to your business but it is easy to forget your value! Even though it feels silly, try reminding yourself on a daily basis of how important you are.
Here are 7 affirmations we think entrepreneurs should tell themselves daily:
“Today I will do good work.”
Somedays we need a reminder to give it our best. Even the most driven people have mornings where they wish they could stay in bed or play hooky. Remind yourself every morning to do good work and see how your attitude shifts.
“I am thankful for everything I have and the business I have built.”
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of business ownership and feel down about aspects of business not going as well as we’d like. Take a moment to be grateful each morning and set your stance for the day. Aligning yourself to be grateful each day will help you appreciate what you have been given and what you have built as opposed to spending your days being frustrated that you don’t have more.
“I am able to create the life I want for myself.”
You probably became a business owner because you were frustrated with the status quo and chose to grab life by the reins to direct your own path. Reminding yourself you are capable will make all the emails, phone calls and stress feel worth it. Don’t stop laying the bricks in the life you want!
“Through my work I am able to help people.”
Even if you aren’t running a non-profit, your service or product is making a difference in people’s lives. If you have been able to hire employees, your business is providing them with a livelihood. If you’re running the whole show, you’re still feeding the economy. Never look past the good your business is creating.
“I am quick to fix my mistakes.”
One of the best parts of being an entrepreneur is being able to fix your mistakes without having to wait for the gears of corporate America to turn. Our guess is you are quick to own up to mistakes to your clients or your employees and since you are in control you are able to repair any damage quickly. Owning mistakes is an excellent trait and one that you should praise yourself for.
“I feel alive today.”
You get to wake up today and live out what you are passionate about. You get to feel alive and not feel your soul dying while you push papers around a desk. Remember this daily and you will feel more and more alive.
“Today is going to be a good day.”
Most importantly, we think it’s important to set the pace for each day by declaring out loud that it will be a good day. Even if your invoices are late and rent is due, today will still be a good day, because you are alive, living your passion and doing good work!
Now that you’ve reminded yourself of the good work that you are doing and the power that you have to make change, get out there and tackle the world! If you need to handover one of your many hats, say hi! We have a lot to offer and would love to partner with you.
What are some of your favorite mantras?