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How to Positively Persuade Anyone

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Why should someone grant you something you desire of them if you yourself do not think you deserve it? People give to those who are emotionally and mentally ready to receive. The mindset of receptivity is something that can be cultivated and expanded upon to an unlimited degree. You are the window through which others can glimpse a future they want to be part of.

Embody your the future you want solidly in your own mind, because with a compelling enough vision you can persuade anyone, regardless of their previous outlook.

The way you feel about yourself will ultimately determine how others treat you. They will subconsciously sense what you feel worthy of.

Invariably, people will play the same role even if they move from one set of peers to another. They find themselves inhabiting the same status and the same role as in their previous clique. Even though this new group may not know them at all, they can nonetheless feel the inner status in their psychology.

If they change their inner status that will be their new standard. If you begin to truly appreciate yourself and who you are as a person, people in your life will reflect that. This change will be a lifelong transformation that you can keep with you always.

The inner status of receiving is a process that is cultivated from positive emotions towards self. It’s increasing your inner worthiness to a feeling of deserving anything you desire.

How does one cultivate this coveted inner status of receiving? The answer lies in forming positive emotions toward self. This act will enhance your inner worthiness and allow you to feel deserving of anything and everything you desire with an open and sincere heart.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha

You begin this process by guiding yourself into a very positive state and confirming your inner worthiness. Through repetition of self-affirming self-talk, you begin to push a boulder over the critical tipping point.

You can make yourself a sentry at the gate of your mind allowing in only thoughts that reinforce positive ideals of self. The definitions and labels you have placed on yourself regarding your self-worth will come at you from all angles.

Because of this, instead of solely aiming to eliminate the old ones, you must replace them with empowering ones. Affirm your confidence and understand that you are worthy of what you want. You deserve to have the most phenomenal life possible.

Change How You Feel, Change Your Relationship

Positive emotions elicit positive responses. The greatest influence you have on any relationship is about how you feel about the other person. Relationships including friendships, family, and business associates are not based on logic, they are based on emotions.

When you love, appreciate and admire people, because they can feel it. There is a natural drawing together; a certain magnetic chemistry that happens. By sitting down and deliberately searching for aspects to appreciate, you can dramatically change any relationship for the better.

You can draw out completely different characteristics than those that you have previously been observing. In addition, reinforce and expand upon ones that are already meaningful and most appreciated. You can create deep rapport with people important to you, business or personal.

The key is picturing the relationship as you would prefer it, and as though the outcome is already in hand. The goal is to condition yourself into the feeling state where you are ready to receive your desired outcome.

You can create a list of positive characteristics that you can appreciate about that person, and in time diminish the negative characteristics, thereby tipping the balance toward goodness, gratitude, and benevolence.

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” – Winston Churchill

Envision the outcome the way you desire it to be, but also actively live in the emotional state of that which is desired. The emotions will thereby become established solidly within you and the effect on all aspects of this relationship will prove profound. By delving deep into yourself and finding your sense of self-worthiness along with encouraging others to do the same, you will see them respond immediately.

Persuasion is about changing the emotional response from another party. Creating a strong positive emotional state will inspire people to continuously give back. Others will readily take cues from you when you start to believe that you are worthy and deserving.

It is human nature to gravitate toward what feels constructive or affirmatory and away from what feels damaging.

If you make it a habit to consistently instill positive emotions in another, that person will have a great positive association with you.

The most powerful tool you have at your disposal is your own positive mindset which encompasses encouraging words and the radiation of good vibes. When you appreciate someone over a short time, they will be influenced to appreciate you.

People will give back in a similar quantity to that which you are willing to give them. This is the secret of persuasion.

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Zachariah Bourne is the Author of the upcoming book "Blissed Out". He’s a writer for Success Magazine and Huff Post and Co-Authors articles with Jacquelyn Denissoff. As a producer, songwriter and artist living in NYC, he uses music as a way to spread the message of positivity to the world. Follow him on Instagram or go check out his YouTube.

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10 Tips to Deal With Negativity While Starting a Business

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There are ups and downs in business but fearing failures can stop you from taking your first step towards excellence. With pandemic on tow, aspiring entrepreneurs feel a little stuck when ideating a business prospect. Here, we give you some actionable tips to deal with negativity while starting a business, even during situations like a pandemic. We also took the liberty to throw in some amazing book recommendations that’ll help you enjoy the process of being positive and achieving your business goals.

10 Tips to deal with negativity while starting a business in a pandemic

1. Get a mentor

The first thing to do as a new business owner is to find the right kind of mentor. That person could be someone in your industry or in general who you look up to. The guidance must be apt for your business, and it should be a mutual responsibility of sharing knowledge. 

2. Two big R’s – Routine and Refresh

Made a mess of something? Try to reboot the situation and make it work. Take a break once in a while and refresh yourself if you feel stuck or your ideas feel mundane. Plan a routine and stick to them – both personal and professional. Having a routine can increase productivity and engage in more activities apart from your pre-planned schedule. 

3. Inculcate problem-solving mentality

Do not panic once you are thrown a problem. Arrange a meeting with the respective party, listen to both sides of the stories, and make a decision that is more realistic and feasible. 

4. Hire half and half

Whenever you hire someone for your business. Make sure that half of the people contradict your ideas, and the other half have the same mindset as yours. The people who contradict can bring in more valuable points and their perspective might take the discussion to a whole new level.  Don’t take too much time finding the perfect one. Hire an apt person who can have the right attitude. 

5. Network, Network, and Network

Find like-minded people and mingle with them. Be more sportive in the learning process. Listen more and talk less – if you are a beginner. You can only be a constructive person who gives input to someone if you have listened to everyone’s point of view. If you feel down, your network might have something to uplift your mood and change your perspective on something. 

“Negativity, in general, is one of the things that holds people back, and you have to see what’s holding you back to get away from it.” – Lucy Dacus

6. Tech-savvy personnel

Learn a thing or two about the latest technology that you implement in your organization. Since the world revolves around technology, make sure your administrative authority knows as well.  

7. Don’t schedule a meeting, that could have been an email

Yes! I said it. Having unnecessary meetings will weaken the purpose of having a constructive discussion. Having back-to-back meetings drains the team members and yourself too. Always have a 10 to 15 minutes break between each meeting to feel refreshed and give your 100%. 

8. Have a pros and cons list

Always, I mean always have a pros and cons list. Let’s say one of your team members pitch an idea to improve the marketing strategies starting next month. Jot down the pros and cons before approving or rejecting it point-blank. It’s a systematic way of making a decision. 

9. Track your finances

Even if you have a team of accountants and auditors, make sure that you are present (both mentally and physically) – learn if you are not aware of it. Trusting your employees is a must, but not overseeing the records is a mistake that should be avoided. 

10. Remember your “why?”

At some point in your hectic schedule or not having ME time can get to you. During those tough times – ask yourself – “Why am I doing this?”. If you can answer this question with a valid explanation, you’ll feel energized. Because “A purpose drives you”. 

5 Best books to read to be more positive as an entrepreneur

Reading always puts me into perspective. Therefore, I took some liberty to give a sample of positivity and determination through words. 

These are the 5 books that’ll guide you to be a more positive and successful entrepreneur. 

  1. Attitude is everything by Jeff Keller – The decisions you make, the routine you set for yourself, and the affirmations you say to yourself every day are going to make a huge difference. If you feel tired, hopeless, and quitting – then this book is for you to boost you up!
  2. Mindset: The new psychology of success by Carol Dweck – You do what you think. In this book, the author talks about two mindsets: The growth mindset and the fixed mindset and what they’ll do to you respectively. She helps you recognize your mindset and change it for the better. 
  3. Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen – This book is about technology uprisings all over the world and businesses that adopted and implemented technology in their firm. The author teaches you that just because your competitors and others are adopting something into their businesses doesn’t mean that you have to as well. Make an informed decision. 
  4. As A Man Thinketh by James Allen – This book specifically is about the power of thought and how it shapes your life into a more meaningful and fulfilling one.
  5. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – The author talks about how people always keep thinking about what the future holds but then forget to live and enjoy the present. And also helps us understand how to make decisions more efficiently based on the present. 

Working towards inner balance requires consistency and perseverance. So does hard and smart work. Being negative is a part of our lives. It’s important to channel it appropriately and make things happen despite the roller coaster ride that is our lives. Hope you overcome your fears and negativity to shine bigger and brighter. Cheers! 

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Everyone wants success in their lives, but success can be defined in so many different ways that it can sometimes seem daunting. In this blog post, you will learn how to make success easier for yourself by defining what success means to you. (more…)

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5 Characteristics of Athletes You Need for Business Success

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Michigan State basketball coach, Tom Izzo, wrote “Players play. Tough players win.” I would add to that, “It’s tough to win.”I think if you, as a leader, are looking to build an organization that is successful – that wins – you first have to accept that it will be tough. There are no shortcuts to success. In my 44 years of coaching, I was fortunate to coach a lot of tough players. I believe the toughness I have seen in athletes corresponds well to any organization or business. (more…)

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