Today, in an effort to motivate you, I wanted to share that over the past 7 days, I've had my best week in business (in terms of sales) ever. Yes, as a service based business, a week before Christmas.
Now trust me when I say, I'm not sharing that with you to brag. However, I think it's an important point to bring up because of the fact that I've heard SO many people say things like "I'm probably not going to promote XYZ right now because of the holidays" or "It's a slow time of the year, money is tight, people don't have anything to spend, so I'm not going to even bother marketing."
This week, just like every other week, I shared what I had to offer, got in front of my ideal clients consistently, knowing that the right people would want to work with me, holidays, or no holidays, and that resulted in success. Had I been OK with the thought of failure, that wouldn't have happened. Bottom line.
I've learned, over the past year especially, that believing in good things being possible is a big part of them actually happening. Not because when we say something, that means it's going to occur, but because if we're convinced success is right around the corner, we're going to operate in a more confident, persistent way, therefore leading to results, as opposed to feeling the opposite way and not taking action.
In the words of Napoleon Hill, "Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious."
As entrepreneurs, it's crucial you ALWAYS believe success is on it's way, and operate/work accordingly, 365 days a year. Don't, whether it's because of the holidays or for any other reason, accept that failure will occur.
There's NO reason in the world you can't have your own best week over the next seven days, no matter what time of year it is. Believe, work like hell, and make it happen.