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Updated: Feb 6

5 Steps to Change Your Outcome

In the business world, success is often attributed to combining factors like strategy, marketing, and financial management. While these are undoubtedly crucial, one often overlooked SECRET can make or break a business. The SECRET has nothing to do with your skills, experience, location, or even the type of business you operate.


Your mindset plays a pivotal role in determining your success. Without a positive, visionary and helping mindset, no amount of skill, experience, or hard work will help you succeed. 

Let’s explore why a positive mindset is key to business success.

The Power of a Positive Mindset

Before we dive into the strategies to develop a positive mindset, let's understand why it's crucial for business success. 

  • ­ Resilience: Business challenges are bound to arise. How you handle them determines how quickly you bounce back. A positive mindset helps you approach these challenges with resilience and optimism and see them as opportunities to learn and grow.

  • ­ Adaptability: A positive mindset encourages creativity and innovation and allows you to embrace opportunities. When you believe that you can find solutions to problems, you're more likely to explore new ideas and adapt to changes. Adaptability is crucial for long-term success.

  • ­ Confidence: Confidence is a byproduct of a positive mindset. You're more willing to take calculated risks when you believe in yourself and your abilities. Successful entrepreneurs cite thinking outside the box and getting out of their comfort zone as major factors in success.

  • ­ Leadership: Your mindset sets the tone for you, your team and your clients. A positive attitude inspires and motivates, leading to increased productivity and a healthier, happier work environment.

Cultivating a Positive Mindset

Now that we understand the importance of a positive mindset, how do you get one? You set goals! I’m not a goal-setter; I’m more of a get-it-done type of person, so here are my GOALS: gratitude, opportunity, adapt, learning and self-care for creating a positive mindset.

The concepts below are not new, and they may not be easy, particularly if you are emotionally drained or stuck in uncertainty, but they will help you make a choice to change your outcome.

  1. Gratitude: Keep a grateful heart and start your day by reflecting on the things you're grateful for. This simple practice can shift your focus from what's lacking to what you have, fostering a positive outlook.

  2. Opportunity: Look at setbacks as a stepping stone to success. Even the worst mistakes provide an opportunity to learn and grow. Surround yourself with supportive, positive and successful people. Their energy is contagious. What does success look like to you? Think outside the box and dream big!

  3. Adapt: One of the biggest steps in developing a positive mindset is to adapt and take action. What new idea or process can you try to change or achieve the results you want? Actions speak louder than words and recondition our minds to positivity.

  4. Learn: Ongoing learning is key to ensuring your skills and services are relevant to your audience. Set realistic SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound to give you a clear sense of direction and accomplishment, which boosts confidence and positivity.

  5. Self-Care: Take care of your physical and mental well-being. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and meditation can all contribute to a positive mindset. The easiest way to change your mindset is simply to smile.


In the competitive business world, external factors do not determine success. Your mindset plays a critical role in achieving your goals. Cultivating a positive mindset can help you navigate challenges, foster innovation, and inspire confidence.

It starts with a choice. You choose your Mindset, follow your dreams and GOALS, and I guarantee you’ll change your outcome to a success-focused business.

If you’d like to know more business tips or to enrol in my TNT Training Course to get started as a Virtual Assistant, contact me to register for the next course start date.


Trish Kimble

Founder & CEO of Blank Slate Enterprises

Virtual Assistant Coach & Mentor


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