How a Decided Heart is Good for Business

"Life gives no one immunity against adversity, but life gives to everyone the power of positive thought..."  by Napoleon Hill
"Life gives no one immunity against adversity, but life gives to everyone the power of positive thought..." by Napoleon Hill | Source

What is important is you.

Andy Andrews is a marvelous writer. It is from reading his exquisite books and hearing him speak that I learned the phrase, a decided heart. As an Internet marketer and business coach, I value the concept and know well the power of its wisdom. So much depends on one's mindset. And one's heart. Napoleon Hill refers to this concept as having a definite chief aim; and the importance of having definiteness of purpose backed by definite plans of action. Of being focused and intentional.

A common experience in doing any kind of online business is the challenge of an ever changing landscape. Just when you think you've mastered something, the rules you learned no longer apply, algorithms are changed yet again, amended policies exclude what was once embraced, you need to add this new procedure, that new social media connection, another technique. Or so it seems. The web is constantly being re-woven with unfamiliar strands of access and application, processes, policies and approaches that seem counter-intuitive and anything but user-friendly. Yet honestly, while we need to stay in compliance and to keep learning and growing (and isn't that a big part of the fun?), these nuts and bolts are not that important. What is important is you.

Be intentional about what you take to heart.

Daily I have the privilege of working with individuals in various stages of progress with respect to having and developing their own home-based business. In addition to the crucial aspects of their personal growth work and mindset development, there is the seemingly ever evolving business of learning how to effectively navigate the Internet with integrity; become highly knowledgeable about their product line, back office systems, and becoming proficient with all the tools and training available to them through their affiliation(s). It can be as daunting as it is exciting. That is one major reason I love the readily applicable wisdom of Napoleon Hill.

For those of us who are striving for increased fruitfulness, and wanting to continuously increase our value to others and our worth to the world, I share this quote from Napoleon Hill. I encourage you to take it to heart. Let it encourage you to move from indecision to action taking, from a sense of timidity to having an ever more deeply decided heart. Believe in yourself. Don't let others, however well-meaning they might be, deter you. Hug goodbye the naysayers and spend time with positive people who believe enough in themselves to be able to be supportive of you and your dreams.

"Life gives no one immunity against adversity, but life gives to everyone the power of positive thought, which is sufficient to master all circumstances of adversity and convert them into benefits."

If I could wave a magic wand and give to every one who struggles with doubt and indecision, or who lets fear keep them from recognizing and seizing the opportunities that are ever before us, it would be to impart the literal truth of this wisdom, gently and wistfully passing it before their eyes and having it's veracity suddenly taken to heart.

Is building your business and living your dream easy? Certainly not. Nothing of real value ever is. Can you do it? Most assuredly so. Is it expensive? No, it is priceless. Also, there are marvelous, proven options which enable you to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

Choose well

Years ago when I was thinking about getting into a home-based business, I looked for a candid, no non-sense primer. I couldn't find one, so eventually I wrote it: Profile of an Entrepreneur, Ignite Your Passion & Power of Why, Discover if a Home Business is Right for You. This small book highlights some key questions which are important to answer for yourself, as well as offering some basics, comparisons and some important distinctions. The book also contains some information about positive mindset, which can be useful even if you are not interested in a home business. Life has elements outside and within our control. Happily, while we can't change the hand we were dealt, we can choose how to play it. Choice is powerful, and we have the ability to choose well.

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