It is the last day of January 2019. It is the first month of the year. A few days ago I met a young entrepreneur and we had a short conversation. He started our chat by telling me that the beginning of the year is slow. He meant is business is slow.
I responded "Well, not for our business. We have been super busy this January and the clients are asking for more projects to be executed."
My answer to him was not based on some positive thinking formula so I would look and sound good. My answer was based on the fact that our business is really good, even though it is January, the first month of the year.
The young entrepreneur is following a pattern that majority of people follow. Meaning, literally everybody will say, especially in Malaysia, that beginning of the year the business is surely slow. So, what they declare, they believe. As a man thinks, so he becomes. So, he kept on thinking that business is slow in the beginning of the year and that is what he experienced. It is just like when people talk about flu, "Oh it is the flue season. everybody is getting the flu. Better watch out."
Why chose to become a victim of circumstances? The worst part is that what people declare is not even the truth. Let me prove it to you. Do you think all of businesses experience a slowdown during the beginning of the year? Of course not. I am very sure there are many businesses that thrive in the beginning of the year. Do you think everybody got the flu during the flu season? Of course not.
But the economy is bad. I met an entrepreneur last year, during the "bad" economy, who just purchased a brand new Porsche. He calls is his toy. His business is growing locally and internationally.
So, what is the solution? Start with positive expectations. This is a powerful principle. This is not wishful thinking; "I wish the economy is good", "I wish I will do better this year". Expectation is attraction. What you expect, you will attract. We did not expect the beginning of the year to be slow. Actually, to be honest, we expect supernatural results because we believe in the supernatural realm.
So, start with positive expectations whether it is regarding your health, business, relationships and every aspect of your life. Be blessed.
Hi guys, Faiket Luari here. I am originally from a small beautiful country called Albania. For more than 20 years have been living in Asia, mostly in Malaysia. I am a trainer, coach, entertainer & investor.