Being an entrepreneur is difficult; I know I don't have to tell you all that. One of the hardest things to deal with is the need for strong personal motivation, confidence, and optimism. While running my first start-up, I found myself losing steam because of those small bits of uncertainty and doubt that crept into my mind. The inevitable customer issues, equipment problems, money concerns, pessimistic news, warnings from friends took their toll on me.
I started saying simple affirmations each morning and evening to try to give myself a little pep talk and set my brain straight. I was surprised at how well it worked in battling back that uncertainty and doubt in my head. Just 2 minutes each day was enough to overcome all of the negative programming I absorbed.
I just launched an e-book describing the power of affirmations, listing a few dozen specifically for entrepreneurs, and outlining how you can write your own. I'd love some feedback from a few of you. If you are interested, message me with your email address and I'll send it over to the first 3 people. Otherwise, you can pick it up at http://www.bizaffirmations.com.