‘Shift Your Mindset, Save Your Business’, an article written by Jane Porter in ‘Entrepreneur’ ezine is well worth reading – especially for small businesses experiencing a lag or drop in sales related to economic factors more than poor business decisions.

The article gives these ‘ five steps to get in the right mindset for a business turnaround’ – the brackets are my summary of the author’s explanation of each step:

  1. Be social, even if you don’t feel like it. (Communicate with others – don’t isolate yourself.)
  2. Avoid naysayers, and watch what you feed your mind. (What you take in effects attitude, energy and output.)
  3. Get up and move. (The endorphins produced by physical activity help counter the stress hormones.)
  4. Keep learning and stay on top of industry trends. (Growth not problem focused: positive, learning and growing.)
  5. Be your own cheerleader. (Recall your successes and why you are passionate – see the glass half full not half empty.)

The article is well worth reading in its entirety – just click on the link at the top of this post. These are also good steps to keep in mind for days when business may seem more of a challenge than usual.