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How to Use Gratitude to Create a Successful Home Business

Friday, October 19, 2012

Many people believe that the only way to create a successful network marketing business is by dominating the competition. They see business as a game where only the strongest person wins by wiping out their competition. This old-school thinking is prevalent on the internet where many online entrepreneurs focus on dominating their market niche.

Wallace D. Wattles, the author of The Science of Getting Rich, has a different perspective. He emphasizes that a person will only experience true financial success when she moves from the competitive plane to the creative plane. An attitude of gratitude is the key to moving from competition to creation. He states that "Gratitude will lead your mind out along the ways by which things come, and it will keep you in close harmony with creative thought and prevent you from falling into competitive thought."

As you express gratitude for what shows up in your life, you're open to greater possibilities. You choose to focus on what's working in your life rather than complain about the challenges that you experience. Your mind is powerful and whatever you focus on you attract into your life.

But you may say "How can I be grateful for my problems? I don't like struggling and living from pay cheque to pay cheque." The reality is that gratitude is a choice. You can choose to dwell on your current experience, the "appearance of struggle" or you can shift your energy to concentrate on what you are creating. Ask yourself "Is your current thinking getting you closer to your goals?" Be brutally honest. You must act differently to get a different result.

So begin with a gratitude journal and list what's working in your life. What are you grateful for today? Are you thankful for your family, your job, your business or your home? List the things that you would not change in your life. Look around and express gratitude for even the smallest things. Take the time daily to list what you are thankful for.

Then list the challenges that you are experiencing. Ask yourself and ask God what is the possible good that could develop from this situation. For example, you may be in a network marketing business and you haven't seen the success that you wanted to experience. One possible good is that you could learn other strategies to market your business that you could share with your team. You will also be more compassionate with people in your downline who are struggling.

Notice how your energy shifts as you choose to be grateful. Write about the shifts in your gratitude journal. As you become more grateful, you will discover creative solutions to the challenges that you experience in your life and in your business. Your positive attitude will attract the people and the resources that you require to create the successful network marketing business of your dreams.