I don’t know about you but I love the feeling I get at the start of a new year.
I love taking stock and reassessing where I am with my life and where I want to be in the future. And I always take the time to follow some steps to gain a new perspective in my business and life.
Because I believe a new year gives you the chance to gain a fresh and new perspective on your business.
Perspective is all about how YOU see something. It’s your specific point of view, attitude or outlook on something.
Getting a fresh perspective can help us in so many ways…
- We can gain clarity on a problem or issue that’s been bothering us
- We might finally be able to make a difficult decision
- It can force us to learn and grow which is far more fulfilling than staying stagnant
And though we are creatures of habit, your perspective can change.
Like most things, our perspectives are influenced by our beliefs and experiences.
And those are things that can be changed, moulded and influenced. If only you put in a little work first that is.
I believe if the last year taught us anything it’s that we need to embody a new rhythm and a new way of doing things. It’s time to shift our perspectives into a more positive light.
When we can shift our perspective towards positivity the magnetic energy of this emotion will shine through and make magic happen for you in 2021.
By having a positive perspective on life it makes us much more empathetic, understanding and allows us to more easily see and understand other peoples stances on things so we can create more lasting positive relationships.
Changing your perspective is a conscious decision. You have to put the work into it for it to happen. And the first step is to realize that it is changeable, which is a challenge in itself.
But boy is it worth it.
It’s time to lean into the new year and stop living life as before. You are meant for so much more!
Seek to renew your mind with these seven simple steps to gain a new perspective on your life and business.
1. Take notice of your beliefs
Grab your journal and find a little time for yourself to reflect on what it is you currently believe about yourself and your business.
What are the beliefs that allow you to flourish and what are the beliefs that are holding you back from taking the next step and finding true success?
Only when we can come face to face with our self-limiting beliefs will we be able to tackle and change them for the better.
2. Challenge your inner thought patterns
Is there something that you have always wanted to do but your self-doubt stops you every time?
Yeah, you and just about everyone else!
Well, it’s time to get a little uncomfortable and find a way to challenge those thought patterns. By finding a way to reprogram your brain to flip those negative thoughts you’ll be able to find true success.
My favourite way of doing this is by setting thought standards with daily affirmations as well as journaling every single day. You can get a copy of my Everyday Journal here for some handy prompts.
3. Open your eyes to see the world a little clearer
Sometimes – OK a lot of the time – we can get pretty stuck in our patterns.
We drive the same way to the shops, we buy the same food at the market, we go to the same coffee shops, we get ourselves all caught up on autopilot.
But it’s important to switch this up every now and then.
Find a new recipe, try another coffee shop, take a different route.
When we open ourselves up to new things we begin to see the world in a different way and in turn that helps to switch up our perspectives and begin seeing things in a fresh new light.
4. Switch up your environment from time to time
When our bodies become stagnant so too do our minds. When we are able to switch up our working environments we are met with a refined zest to our creative flow!
Try working somewhere new in the house, find a new coffee shop where you can feel a collective energy, or explore a new outdoor view and feel the inspiration wash over you.
We are beings who are meant to adventure so let yourself do so with curiosity and simplicity. I’ll guarantee you are going to feel an increase in your energy, as well as clear out the clutter in your mind.
5. Dive into some books that will challenge your current way of thinking
I love to read. You’ll find me at every spare moment I have with my nose in a book.
Books are amazing ways to see the world in a different way. From novels that set you on a journey of stretching the corners of your mind to business books that offer growth to the ever changing world of online business.
I believe that with every page we read we can begin to see the world in new and exciting ways.
Here are a few of my favorite business and mindset books…
6. Lead with gratitude
This is the number one way to enhance your quality of thinking and thus increasing your quality of life.
If you can give yourself a little time every day to reflect on all the things you’re grateful for firstly, you’ll be surprised at how many of those little things there are. And secondly, you’ll benefit from all the proven benefits of being grateful:
- Better sleep
- More positive emotions
- Strengthened immunity
- More empathetic and understanding
- Feeling more alive
An everyday non-negotiable for me is my gratitude practice. Each evening I have made it a habit to sit down and reflect on all the things that I’m grateful for that day.
Whether big or small you feel a wave of pleasure wash over you as you shed light on the good swirling around you.
7. Seek mentorship
Life as a solopreneur can be a lonely one and often we get a bit stuck in our ways of thinking that cause us to hold ourselves back.
I’ve been totally guilty by the way…
But when you bring someone else on board, with the sole aim of opening up your perspectives and pushing you on to the next level it can be truly life changing.
It might feel scary or vulnerable to invest in yourself, but as I see it – there’s no other way to reach success. We must start to equip ourselves with the very intentional belief that when we invest in ourselves, others will as well.
So there you have it, 7 simple steps to help you gain a new perspective on your life and business.
I promise if you carve out the time to fight the current of stagnant energy and seek to find a new perspective you will become unstoppable in your business. Because with strong positive intentions you set yourself up to soar.
But if you’re struggling to switch it up and shine a light on all the wonderful things you’re inevitably capable of there are a few ways I can help this year: