Positivity Can Take You Anywhere
Entrepods guest, Joseph Land, joined us for a brilliant episode on the tenaciousness it takes to be an entrepreneur. He teaches us how positivity can be life-changing and alter the course of your business. Positivity will take you everywhere and starting your day off right can get you in the mindset you need to propel your business forward.
How Positivity Leads to Success
“The adversity you go through are the things that make you great” - Joseph Land
As entrepreneurs, we know a little too well that not everything goes according to plan. Sometimes investors fall through, the client you picked up isn’t working out, and more. It can be easy to feel discouraged and beat yourself up over where you went wrong. Although, sometimes it’s best to find another dream you’re truly passionate about. Joseph talked with us about his dreams. All he ever wanted was to be a pro baseball player. After he got drafted, he tore his rotator cuff and his dreams vanished in an instant.
Joseph had a decision to make, just as we all do. Do we pick up and keep fighting or give up completely? Fight for your dreams every day no matter what because you can always use that determination to get back up. You have to be tenacious when it comes to pursuing your dreams, that’s what will separate you from your peers.
“Sometimes life teaches you good lessons that you never have to learn again and it makes you better” - Joseph Land
We may start to compare ourselves to others in our field and begin to feel discouraged about where they are versus where we are at. Know this: you are exactly where you need to be right now and as long as you have the drive and the passion, you can make your business succeed. Cultivating that positive mindset is the key to your success. Positivity is power and we can allow ourselves to welcome in the negative thoughts that often get us down or we can turn it into a lesson and come out on top.
Don’t Give up on You
“No matter where you are, there’s always a great day tomorrow” - Joseph Land
People will always find a way to tell you you can’t do it. Joseph described to us a time in his young life when we shared his dream of wanting to be a professional baseball player. Many people in his small town told him he couldn’t do it and that “nobody from this town ever went pro.” His father taught him a lesson that day; To achieve your dreams, you have to focus on what you want and accept the things that happen.
Allow yourself to fail at something, you don’t have to know everything all the time and it’s okay to admit that. Joseph couldn’t have said it better:
“There’s no power in money, or position, or things or any of that stuff… There’s only power in humility and vulnerability.” - Joseph Land
Stay true to yourself and focus on what your calling is. Once you have that in mind, go at it with everything you’ve got. Being successful in a business is about structure right and being positioned right, financially and every other way. Your mindset will determine your outcomes and your positivity will lead you to success. Stop and think for yourself, don't allow others' opinions of you or your business get in the way!