During a Her Corner meeting the other night, one of our members was having a really hard time. She was exhausted from working so hard. As she shared her business’s financial numbers, there was so much self-criticism going on, it was hard to listen. I heard her share feelings of not being capable, never being able to meet her goals, and a sense of failure.
We have all been there. We all struggle with self-doubt, questions about whether these businesses are worth it and whether we’re going to succeed.
But something else was bothering me.
I recently attended a new workshop given by a friend on the power of thought, and what I learned really reframed my thinking.
For starters, I was surprised to hear that every day we each have approximately 70,000 thoughts. That’s amazing!
Internal thoughts, those voices in our heads, go on and on and on at the rate of 70,000 times every day.
And do you know what percentage of those thoughts is negative? 85%!
Holy cow, that’s crazy!
My friend who lead the workshop explained the impact of internalizing all of those negative thoughts. If we don’t let any of them go, cancer, disease, and chronic pain are the result.
She also showed us the power that reframing our thoughts can have. The impact of being kind, of using nice words – towards others and ourselves – can literally change the world.
Now you see why I was so sensitive when our member was being so negative about herself. I felt like I was watching her do damage to herself and to her business!
So be aware of what you think and say, and ask yourself whether you can reframe some of those negative thoughts. And when it comes to your business, try to be positive or the impact will show up in the bottom line.
Frederique is passionate about helping women take their businesses to the next level of growth and success. As founder and CEO of Her Corner, she applies her entrepreneurial spirit & management consulting background and business operations expertise to give women the springboard they need to move forward.