You’ve almost sealed the deal with a client you’ve been pursuing for 3 months. You’re just an email away from convincing them to choose your company over your competitor’s.
As soon as you’re about to click the “send” button, a thought appears:
“What if they back out? What if they don’t like our proposal?”
In the corporate world, there’s no room for “what ifs” – only goals that need to be achieved.
It’s normal to have doubts. Nobody’s perfect, and there’s always room for error. However, when you let your failures define and consume you, it becomes problematic.
Such thoughts can ruin your career and jeopardize your future. Make sure to get rid of the following negative thoughts if you want to become successful:
We all know someone who is good at everything they do. They’re good at communicating with clients, building relationships with their team and getting their work done on time.
It’s okay if you can’t do all of these things. Not everyone can. Nobody is perfect, even if that’s what we’d like to believe.
Everyone has their own skills and abilities. Instead of focusing on what you can’t do, work with your strengths and focus on things you can accomplish.
It’s important to know what your clients think about your services. Focusing only on what others think, however, can hamper growth.
Even if you know your competitors don’t have a good opinion of you, you should use that as an inspiration to achieve greatness. Learn from your drawbacks and failures. Focus on constantly improving yourself, but don’t dwell on negative feedback to the point that it jeopardizes growth.
Being an entrepreneur means being able to come up with something new using old ideas and concepts. Utilize existing concepts in such a way that they become your brainchild. Mold them into exceptional ideas that will set an example in the industry.
Apple, Samsung and Nokia all produce smartphones that are similar. However, they utilize the same concepts to create something unique and refreshing for their customers.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. That’s how you make discoveries!
Steve Gilliland is a Hall of Fame speaker who uses humor, powerful messages and words of wisdom to help his audiences find inspiration and team unity.
His books bestselling books Enjoy the Ride, Making a Difference, Hide Your Goat, Turn the Page and Detour teach readers how to appreciate every moment, cope with stressful working environments, move past everyday challenges and improve every aspect of their personal and professional lives.
Check out his keynote presentations for some much-needed motivation!