What common business activity lowers IQ more than smoking pot?
"You're not good enough to do that." "No one cares what you have to say." "You have to be perfect or people will criticize you." "I'm such an idiot!" "I'm never going to be successful." "They must have been laughing at me." "Everyone else has it all together, but not me." "This is never going to work." "If I ask them to work with me they're going to think I just want their money." "I can't afford that."
Are these the kinds of thoughts taking up residence in your head, repeating themselves over and over again? This is what is referred to as "negative self-talk" or "negative inner dialogue." It is pervasive and powerfully destructive. In fact it is the #1 cause of all failure or inability to achieve what you want in life. No matter how much money, skill, knowledge, or resources you have, you inner critical voice will sabotage it ALL. Unless you learn to fight back. Here's how.
It's St. Patrick's Day and the "luck" of the Irish is in the air. There's this mystique around the day and being Irish that implies prosperity or opportunity (4 leaf clovers, horseshoes, lepruchauns with pots of gold, etc.). Along with all the celebrations that happen for St. Patty's day, it's no wonder most people want to be Irish for the day.
I've heard struggling business owners lament when they compare themselves to more successful business owners they see or hear about. To them, that business owner seems to easily or "magically" attract clients/customers, and therefore "has luck on their side." Or they blame their own lack of success or experience of challenges on "bad luck."
So does "luck" have anything to do with having success in business (or life)?