Rich Inspiration: 3 P’s for a Productive, Business Mindset

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“Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

Success is a widely-used word that has the capability to hold such a broad array of meanings for different people. For me, it is a word that has taken on many, varied forms of meaning based on particular occurrences and scenarios within the confines of my life. Essentially, it is fair to say that it is all relative.

Earlier this week, our MissCFO team celebrated the success of our very, first webinar for the start of the brand, new year. (YAY!) Both our members, and everyone else that took the time to tune in with us, were able to gain a ton of useful nuggets of information in the areas of affirmation, business, finance, mindset, and strategy. What was distributed to our live listeners in approximately 45 minutes of air time, took much more time behind the scenes to plan, prepare, and produce. However, none of that seemed to matter after the fact. We were entirely pleased with the end result and proud that both our patience and persistence in making sure we remain consistent in our mission, had begun to pay itself forward.

It was a privilege for me to join our members in taking the role as a listener. Our incredible, featured expert, Chanelle Washington, gave us so many amazing takeaways and I wanted to share some of the ones that resonated most with me, with all of you. How many of are you are like me and love figurative language, such as alliteration? (Haha! Admittedly, I am a little bit of a grammar nerd.) Chanelle shared with us the 3 P’s of mindset, as it relates to business:

(1) One must exercise patience.

(2) One must exercise persistence.

(3) One must be a problem-solver.

 

Let’s dive a little deeper into all of these.

Patience: I can definitely be among the first to raise my hand and say that patience is something that I strive to work toward improving on a daily basis. It is one of those pesky things that seem to always find a way to poke its head through. In practicing the art of patience, we have to be both able and willing to accept anything and everything that may be beyond our control. The difficult part is doing so without allowing the feelings of annoyance or anxiety to overcome us. Trust me, I know this is much easier said than done – but it always worth whatever we are able to tolerate. “For anything worth having, one must pay the price; and the price is always patience, love, self-sacrifice..” – John Burroughs

Persistence: Personally, I do not believe in giving up. I actually welcome challenges with open arms. My experiences have had a hand in building and shaping my character, including all of the moments of ‘almost defeat’. {But, ‘almost’ doesn’t count.}  We all have a story like this. Sure, life gets tough to handle at times, but in spite of the opposition, we continue to endure and remain steadfast on our designated courses of action. I love Harvey Mackay’s moral on this topic: “If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.”

Problem-Solve:  Many people are quick and eager to shout out laundry lists full of problems. Very few and far times between do these same individuals have an equivalently long list of viable solutions. Quite frankly, sometimes you are the one that has to be the change agent for whatever it is that you would like to see differently. Use your given ability, creativity, skills, and talents to shake things up and make them happen. It comes down to the good ‘ole ‘blood, sweat, and tears’ – what you put in is exactly what you get out. “Creativity can solve almost any problem.”-George Lois

I will leave you all with this compounded message:  “Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort. Nothing in the world is worth having or doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being that led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” -Theodore Roosevelt

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Featured Expert: Chanelle Washington of Radiant Living Biz ( www.instagram.com/radiantlivingbiz )

 

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