belief, Mindset

How To Change Your Attitude From Negative to Positive Starting Today

Are you always focusing on the negative first?

Does your attitude need an overhaul sometimes?

Do you complain when things don’t go as planned?

Here are 3 things that have helped me when I am having a bad day.

  1. Track it. If you start journaling every time you are negative, it will make you very aware of how much negativity really is there. What you track you can work on.
  2. Listen to or read positive things every single day. There is so much negative out there that we need to replace it with positive. This could be reading personal development books or even just motivational/inspirational quotes or listening to a positive podcast.
  3. Do a 7 Day No Complaining Challenge. This is VERY eye opening. I was shocked at how much I complained. The goal is to get 7 days in a row of no complaining. It’s harder than you think folks! Could take weeks or months to get 7 days in a row, and that’s OK. It’s about progress not perfection.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

belief, Goal Setting, Mindset

Unclear Vision Leads to Distraction

Are you in a business but get easily distracted with other things?

Do you easily lose motivation?

Do you lose focus and stop doing the IPA’s (Income Producing Activities)?

Instead of doing the work you do things like:

  • Scroll FB for long periods of time
  • Watch TV when you should be working
  • Organize your desk or files or post-its or whatever
  • Or do just about anything you can think of to not have to do the actual work

Anyone?  I know these are real struggles, because I have been through every one of them.

I finally discovered something a few years ago. When we are not focused, not motivated and letting distractions rule us, we have either forgotten our vision and our why or we simple never had a clear one to start with.

So, think back to why you started your business in the first place. What was your ‘why’? Was it to be able to quit your job working for someone else, retire your spouse, travel more, pay off debt? What was that driving force behind you starting a business in the first place?

Then, write it down. Set new goals. If your vision and your why isn’t clear, then take some time to get it clear. Think long and hard about what you want in life, then write it down. Hang it up somewhere and look at it often. That’s what will keep you going when the hard times hit. That’s what will keep you focused and motivated when the distractions come.

What do you want from this life?  When you figure that out, and it’s clear, the distractions will no longer get in the way.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

Attraction Marketing, belief, Social Media Marketing

Screw It, Do It

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a marketing training conference in Orlando. This event made a huge impact on my mindset to say the least. I realized there have been quite a few things holding me back in my business. Much of that was fear of people. Fear of what people will think. Fear of failing again. Just fear.

One of the speakers who has been in the industry 40 years, Jeff Altgilbers, said something that has stuck with me all week. It’s so simple yet so powerful. Screw it, do it. When you are afraid: screw it, do it. When you don’t want to approach people with your opportunity because you think they will think you’re stupid, or unqualified, or not educated enough,or whatever. Screw it, do it.

We have to learn to just do it afraid if we want the kind of success that will impact thousands of lives.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

belief, time management

Time Management Tips for Your Business

Do you have a hard time keeping a schedule for your business and don’t really manage your time well? If so, you are not alone! Last month was a bad time management month for me, and it showed in my business. So today I want to talk for just a minute about what I am doing differently in hopes that it might help someone else.

Time Management and Doing Income Producing Activities

I have been super busy trying to learn new skills, write an eBook and email course, and implement everything as I learn new marketing techniques, and my time management has been terrible because of it. And it shows.

When you do not practice good time management skills, time gets away from you. You end up wasting more time instead of doing income producing activities that grow your business. And you stall your business growth. Because you cannot be laser focused and do a great job when you are trying to do 50 different things. I was trying to do way too much instead of focusing on a couple things, which made me inconsistent and lack diligence in my business.

I was trying to learn and do too many things and it seriously hindered my success last month. If that is you too, I have good news. This is a new day and a new month to start over and do better.

So here 3 main things I am going to focus on for this new month and I think it might be helpful for you as well.

  1. Focus on talking to people about your business. That’s where the money is. Focus on people. Everything else can be extra after you’ve talked to people each day. Set a goal. My goal is to call, message, or in some way talk to 20 people a day about my business. Yours does not have to be that many or it may be more. But just set a goal of how many you are going to talk to and stay consistent.
  2. Set a schedule for the hours you will work. This is so important. All businesses need to have scheduled work hours. If not, you will either not do anything, or you will be like I was last month, feeling like I was working constantly. Set a schedule. You may not be able to stick to it completely, but set it and get as close to that schedule as possible each day. My red personality type tends to be a workaholic and I really have to reign it in sometimes and cut back or it gets out of control.
  3. An important thing to remember is that God gave you the desire to succeed. Maybe you are in a home business and you have tried multiple businesses, been in for years with no real success, or maybe you are brand new but have a strong desire to do this. Either way, God gave you that desire. You have a desire to succeed. All humans have a desire to succeed in something, but we get so bogged down with “reality” that we lose hope in those dreams, whatever they may be. I am here to tell you today that if you are in a business and have a burning desire to make it work, God placed that desire there and has a plan and purpose for that desire in you. He can use it to reach so many people. He wants to see you succeed, but you have to do the work, follow directions and walk in that calling. It took me many years to see that, but I now know God has a plan and purpose for me and for my business. He does for you too. Rise up and walk in it starting today! He will not let you fall if you keep your eyes on Him.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

Attraction Marketing, belief, Mindset, Social Media Marketing

Who You Become On The Way To Success

Is it really true that who you become on the way to success is more important than the money you make? Actually, yes, very true. I used to think this was crazy. I just wanted to make money in business and have that time and money freedom. I thought it was silly to think me changing would change my successes.

Who you become on the way to success really is more important than the money you make. Now, you may disagree. And that’s OK because so did I.

But something I’ve come to realize and believe is that real success in life requires a mindset shift. If we truly want things to change, we have to change. And change is a choice. We can choose to complain, blame, gossip, judge and control. We can also choose to love and accept instead.

Industry trainer, and one of my business mentors over the last 9 years,  Dani Johnson says Income Follows Your Personal Growth. And for years I had heard her say that, but I was not sure if I believed it. I didn’t really work on me as much as I should have. Honestly I didn’t really want to work on me. I continued to judge, blame, gossip, try to control, and much more. And I was darn comfortable there in that place. Now, I am not saying I never do those things now, I am just saying I am a work in progress and as I change, so do my successes in life and business.

I am learning to be a better version of me. I am learning that a comfort zone is a dead zone. I am learning to love and accept others as they are and I am working on me every day. It really is life changing.  I have new goals, new dreams and new vision.

I have more hope, peace, love and joy. And it’s because I decided to take personal responsibility for where my life has been in the past and where I want it to go. Those are all choices we make.

It took me a long time to realize this. And to really start working on me. Success isn’t what you do or what you get, it’s who you become.

The late great Jim Rohn said this. “If you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you. Success is something you attract by the person you become. For things to improve, you have to improve. For things to get better, you have to get better. For things to change, you have to change. When you change, everything changes for you.”

So, my advice is to work on you. Working on me has been more rewarding than the business success. I am more confident, more compassionate, more sincere, and growing into the best version of me. I am not where I want to be yet, but I am so much closer than I was a year ago, even yesterday. I’m becoming more than what I was. So can you!

Work harder on yourself than you do your business and you will be unusually successful in all things.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

belief, Mindset, Social Media Marketing

The Dangerous Game of Comparison in Your Business

Stop comparing yourself to other small business owners. The game of comparison is dangerous for your business. We’re all different and we’re all on our own journey.

Most small business owners will look at other successful small business owners and start comparing. As a result, your self-esteem is lowered, doubt creeps in your mind, and you start to second guess the business. It is a dead end road that leads to failure.

We are all designed to be good at different things, with different personalities. Some people are good at time management, some are not. Some are good at keeping organized. Some are not. Some are great leaders, some are better at serving. Some have developed more skill through training and others have not gotten that far yet. You cannot compare those things.

So, if you want to succeed in business, then stop comparing yourself to the others. The only person you need to compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday.

You don’t know how much rejection they got, how much work they did, or what struggles they had to overcome in order to reach that number.

You most likely already have enough pressure in life. Do not put this added pressure on yourself. My advice is to study the successful people, find out what they learned to become successful, find systems and strategies that can speed up the process, never give up, stay consistent and stop comparing yourself to other people.

I want to leave you today with the famous words of Dr. Suess. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

So be yourself, work your business and stop comparing.

To your success,

Genean Roberts