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Six P’s of Success
As you continue setting yourself up for success in your business, it’s time to turn your attention to your mindset. As you know from the mountain climbing concept, having a positive attitude can make the difference between success and failure. You’ve already committed to embracing a positive attitude related to participating in this program, and now it’s time to look at the attributes of a successful business-building mindset.
There are six core dynamics that make up a mindset that’s primed for success in business. They are called the “Six Ps.” They are:
- Positive attitude
We’ll introduce each “P” individually and encourage you to take actions that help you understand the importance of having a mindset that is based on all Six Ps.
Today’s Topic: Passion
Passion is what makes you spring out of bed in the morning, happy to start a new day doing what you love to do. It is an emotion. Emotions move us into action. In fact, the root of the word “emotion” comes from the Latin word movere, meaning “to move.”
Emotions create movement, and passion moves you intensely toward something you desire.
If you’re fortunate, you are already doing things that tap into your desire and bring out your passion. If not, the sooner you can tap into your passion, the sooner you will find an abundance of internal motivation that will lead to incredible success. Passion is an anchor for all that you do, for all the decisions you make, and for the way you think about yourself and your business.
Think about the last time you deeply desired something or felt intense passion for doing something. How did your desire or passion influence your thinking? How did it influence your behavior? How did it influence the results you went after?
As with all emotions, passion can quickly burn out. It’s like a fire that burns intensely for a while, but when the kindling or oxygen run out, the fire fades and eventually dies.
Keeping passion alive is important.
One way to do that is to make a clear, declarative statement about your passion that might look like one of these:
- I am passionate about helping inventors bring their products to the marketplace.
- I am my most fulfilled when I work with private clients who are struggling with relationship issues.
- My greatest desire is to help doctors to have a more compassionate bedside manner when working with their patients.
- I am destined to facilitate training that encourages personal transformation among the learners.
Notice that the passion statements above are focused on some sort of impact, outcome, or result that are a specific result of your business. None of the statements are focused on tangible goods (a house or a car) or money that you might accrue. Those things will naturally come out of your passion, but they are not your main focus.
Some people, however, are more motivated by a passion statement that relates directly to their personal lives or a personal achievement. They are not necessarily passionate about the specific work of the business, but they see the business as a mechanism for achieving that passion. Here are some sample passion statements that fit that situation:
- My dream is to provide my family with financial security.
- My passion is to have a business where I can spend more quality time with my family.
- My greatest desire is to travel around the world and meet people from different cultures.
Potential clients you encounter will sense your passion and will be drawn to you because of it.
Today’s Action: Write Your Passion Statement
Now is the time for you to write your passion statement. Keep it short, focused, and action-oriented.
If your passion isn’t immediately obvious to you, spend a few minutes reflecting on what you might be passionate about. You can do this by closing your eyes and thinking about a time when you felt deeply satisfied. It could be an event, an experience, a project, or anything else that’s important to you. Think about what, specifically, you were doing and how it felt. Notice who else was there, and how they felt.
Another option for discovering your passion is to project into the future. Again, close your eyes, but this time think about what you would like to be doing. Allow your mind to explore the possibilities. What do you think will bring passion to your day? What would spark intensity and excitement for you? Who else would be there?
When you have it, write down your passion statement in your tracking system. Also, write it in a place where you are sure to see it often. Some people will post their passion statement on a bathroom mirror, on a door that they open often, or next to their computers.
Be sure to share your Passion Statement in the Facebook group!
See you tomorrow!!