Principle #3 Create an Abundance Mentality
There are two statements that we frequently use to describe ourselves; the first is “I am” and the other is “that’s just who I am”. When we use the phrase “I am” we can fill in the rest of the sentence with words that inspire us and help us to become what we want to be. When we say things like ” that’s just who I am” we convince ourselves that we are incapable of change and we base our actions on an opinion of ourselves that may or may not be true.
The problem with using statements like “ that’s just who I am” is that it places a barrier between where we are now and where we want to be. In order for us to truly become great at networking we may have to overcome some of our insecurities and weaknesses and go forward with boldness instead.
Einstein understood the power of the mind and the fact is that if you tell yourself something enough times, eventually you will believe it. With that knowledge it’s important for us to go into networking with a positive outlook and perception of ourselves and our profession. If we’re not where we want to be yet that’s okay. The only people who really fail are those who fail to try so keep focussed on your vision and tell yourself that you are who you aspire to be. As you do so you will overcome the things that hold you back and eventually become the person you always knew you could be.