Practice Positive Self-Talk

Practicing positive self-talk is one of the first steps to becoming a successful tax resolution practitioner. 

My most successful Tax & Business Solutions Academy members practice positive self-talk. Their mindset is tuned to be positive vs. dwelling on the negative. This translates into confidence that their clients - and potential clients - can hear, feel, and see.

Let's face it, no one is going to hire you if you are doubting yourself.

To come across in positive way, start from within. Get rid of the negative trash talk that may be clouding your head. Did you know that negative self-talk can lead to feelings of worthlessness, higher stress levels, and depression? The scary part is, the more you negative talk that fills your mind, the more you're prone to believe them as truths. Here are some simple steps to get on the track to positive self-talk.

Give Your Negativity a Nickname. Call yourself out on your negativity and give it a nickname. When a negative thought pops into your head, tell yourself to stop being a "Negative Nelly" and rephrase your thought (see next point).

Think It Is Possible. When a negative thought starts up, practice stopping the thought and re-phrasing it. For example, instead of saying "I'm fat," try saying "I want to lose 10 pounds and I know what I need to do." This thought gives you a way to address the problem instead of dwelling on it.

Best Buddy Test. If negative thoughts are lurking, ask yourself if your best buddy would say those thoughts to you. Would your best friend call you "dumb" or "stupid" or "ugly"? Or would you say those things to a best friend? If you are saying something to yourself that you would never say to another, than it is not okay to say it to yourself!

The more you practice positive self-talk, the easier it is to love yourself and to project yourself as a confident, cool person to others. I guarantee that once you have mastered this, you will feel happier, less stress, and more alive than ever!

Stay positive!