Monday, 5 January 2015

Keeping Positive

Being a business owner there is no one there to pat you on the back and say job well done. Occasionally a nice customer will give you positive feedback or you might have a feel good moment with staff but there will be no 365 review telling you what a great job you are doing and how much your bonus will be. It’s all up to you. Some days that is harder than others. There is the constant responsibility of keeping not only customers but staff happy.

We make all the mistakes, we make assumptions, we take things personally, we are not mindfully in the moment. In other words, we are human!

Today in the first full working week of the new year, give yourself a break and start afresh. Start right now, this moment. Be strict with yourself have a code of conduct as to how you must act each and every moment in order to be in control of your life and the satisfaction you achieve from it.

In ‘The Four Agreements’ Don Miguel Ruiz outlines the four agreements needed to relieve ourselves of much stress and ‘self-limiting beliefs’. The first is to be impeccable with your word. If you do this you can feel confident that you have done truly your best. Second and third are very much linked; don’t take anything personally and don’t make assumptions. When you are not being mindful you are not truly in the moment, you are reading into things and interpreting them and all that noise is influencing how you feel and act. The final one is to always do your best. If we can end each day knowing we followed these four agreements then there is no more we can do. All anyone can do is their best. So go on, do your best and give yourself a pat on the back!