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The Power of Positive Self Talk

Tomorrow is Monday, I wouldn't go as far as to say I have the Monday blues but I am wondering where my weekend went. My work is amazing and I love it, the hardest part for me in reality is getting into the week routine.

Perhaps you do have Monday morning blues, perhaps you are not doing what you feel you should be and your job is a chore or difficult for you. Perhaps you are even telling yourself how much you don't want to go to work tomorrow.

This post is more about the conversations you have with yourself when you are not looking forward to something, or when your life is not going in quite the direction you would like, or you are having a build up of what you perceive to be negative events happening to you all at once.

We have all been through tough periods or what we feel are tough at the time.

I am going to share with you a couple of resources and people who have given me advice, which with some conscious effort will help when those negative feelings pop up.

The first one is a book called Millonaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi. I have heard this before and certainly use it myself in coaching and in my own world. I think he puts it well. Instead of saying phrases like " I am overwhelmed", reframe this to "I am busy because I am blessed with opportunities".

Rob Moore, in his podcast The Disruptive Entrepreneur talks about good and bad days. He believes, and personally I feel he has a point here, we have days and sometimes good things happen in those days and sometimes bad things happen but the whole day isn't a good or a bad day.

Another one of my mentors, Johnnie Cass, once told me, "even if you're not happy in what you do for work/job you owe it to yourself to do it to the best of your ability, to be the best you can in everything you do." Sometimes you don't feel like it but he's right and when you do, more opportunities come to you because people see how good you are - I speak from my own experiences here. I was in a role where I wasn't happy, not being stretched enough, it didn't feel right and, as I changed the way I began to think about this, reframing my words positively, sure enough opportunities started to present themselves and before I knew it I was in my dream role, doing what I love.

Take steps to become more aware of the words you are saying to yourself, be the change you want to see, listen to music, podcasts or read books you find motivational and see what happens.

What have you got to lose?!

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