How to Fight a Negative Mindset

April 14th, 2013 by
Categories: Mindset

Positive mindsetA strong mindset is a crucial tool for any business owner, but in network marketing it is critical. Along with all the amazing things you will be faced with challenges, resistance, and less-than-favorable outcomes. From start to success it is your mindset that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations and only you have control over it. Having a ‘positive mindset’ is not the act of turning a blind eye to all that troubles you, but recognizing what is under your control and changing it for the better. Here is some simple advice you can implement today.

Purge Your Mindset of Negativity

In any network marketing organization, you will likely encounter the most resistance within your first 60-90 days, because you have not had personal experience with your product and have not yet made a paycheck. These early days are also when your mindset is the weakest and the reason that so many network marketers ‘give up’ before they ever have the chance to fail. Build your mindset from day one and protect yourself from negative people.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with and if you buy someone’s opinion you are buying their lifestyle.” ~ Jim Rohn

Successful network marketers don’t sell, they sort. Ask your prospect the question and remember that some will buy, some won’t, some will wait, so what…NEXT! It’s perfectly acceptable for people to tell you ‘no’, but don’t make building your network marketing business harder by surrounding yourself with naysayers. It’s a fact that the vast majority of these people will be among your friends and family. Moving past these people by mentally saying “next” and avoid the desperation of the “hard sell” to save you time, friendships, and any damage to the positive mindset you have fought to develop.

Turn Adversity Into An Advantage

There will always be times when maintaining a positive mindset will be difficult, thus it is important to prepare now. The best time to prepare for a storm is before it reaches your shores. Many of the world’s most successful people have developed strategies for maintaining their mindset and protecting themselves from negative thoughts. When you are fighting to build something, you will always encounter resistance, and it is your mindset that guides you from one experience to the next.

You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts. ~ Brian Tracy

Hard times often make it easy to get upset and allow negative outcomes affect your emotional state, so it is crucial to your success that you learn to control your mindset. After being hit head on by a drunk driver and found dead-at-the-scene at age 20, motivational speaker Hal Elrod now shares his powerful message of overcoming negative thoughts. The warning “this video will change your life” listed in the description of the video is no joke. Watch below and learn the ultimate trick for being in total control of your mind.


As with most things, the “I can’t change it” philosophy takes practice, but it will change the way you look at your world. Having the ability to control your mind and instantly move past anything with this simple phrase will empower you to have total control over what happens next. Hal extends this philosophy in his book ‘The Miracle Morning‘ which stresses the importance of living by ritualistic routines to maximize your productivity, effectiveness, and mental state.

With more than a decade of experience in the industry, Brian brings his network marketing background and expertise to the forefront of the CatalystMLM team. He believes that people are confined only by the walls they create for themselves and seeks to help others overcome those, and any other, obstacles that impede them from success. Brian’s mission in life is to help others build their ideal lifestyle and check every last dream off their list because you only have one life and he wants to help you make it amazing. He is a multi-level marketer, internet marketer, social strategist, coach, Apple lover, new media nerd, runner, and world traveler.

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