What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “affirmation”? If you clicked on this post, you likely understand their impact. Or maybe curiosity got the best of you and you thought, “I am a female entrepreneur, I have no idea what affirmations are, but I could use a bit of confidence in my life and biz!” Well friend, you are exactly right.
What if we told you that there’s a product out that makes it possible for you to achieve anything? Your deepest dreams, desires and goals. Would you buy it? How much do you think this so-called-product would be worth? What amount of money are you willing to spend? Me: Raises both hands and all the money!
Well, we have good news for you friends. Because this so-called-product doesn’t cost a thing. Lucky for you, it’s completely free!
What Are Affirmations & What Can You Do With Them?
Affirmations are short, optimistic statements that empower you and encourage you to achieve your goals. These statements rewire your brain to think positively. The brain is a powerful muscle friends. Did you know that your brain’s storage capacity is virtually unlimited and that your brain has enough juice to power a lightbulb? An actual lightbulb! So you better bet that by simply believing in yourself, you have the power to shift your brain into being your biggest business partner in growth and success. Pretty powerful, huh?
So, what do you do with affirmations? It’s simple really! You write them down on sticky notes, repeat them out loud, read them daily whether you are feeling low and even when you are feeling on top of the world. Using affirmations can feel awkward at first, but trust us! We swear that the uncomfortable feeling goes away once you start integrating affirmations into your daily routine. The benefits far outweigh any awkwardness you might feel. After all, these mantras can be powerful tools for both you and your business.
Affirmations are a vital part of framing a successful mindset, setting achievable goals, and building your confidence as an entrepreneur. Affirmations are powerful in that you can customize them to fit whatever you want to accomplish. You can and should have affirmations as strong and unique as you are!
- Want to hit a new milestone in your job? Make a business affirmation.
- Are you trying to be more kind to yourself? Create a self-love affirmation.
- Is life feeling tough? Craft a daily affirmation reminding yourself that you can overcome anything in your way.
Whatever you want to accomplish in your journey, there are affirmations to validate your efforts and support your mindset.
Why Are Affirmations Important For Female Entrepreneurs?
Here’s the critical thing about affirmations, people tend to forget. For them to work, you have to be consistent. Effective affirmations should resonate with you or your goals, be grounded in reality, and contribute towards something positive. Affirmations with these criteria form sustainable, realistic statements that build your confidence.
Affirmations won’t work if you are going after a goal that wasn’t made for you. If it goes against what you’re vision of yourself or your business. And it especially wont work if they are just plain unrealistic. Yes, I’d like to win the lottery too, but that’s probably not a realistic affirmation to say aloud every day. The point of an affirmation is to guide you, not control you!
Now lets break down two important areas of our lives and business where affirmations can be especially powerful for female entrepreneurs — because heck, this daily juggle is hard!
Mental Health Benefits
Positive affirmations have proven benefits on your mental health and outlook on life. Affirmations help reduce stress, boost problem-solving skills, and promote efficiency. Now you might be wondering, how can these simple sentences do all that? The magic is reframing your mindset.
Compelling affirmations are structured to make it sound like you’ve already completed the task. Changing your mindset from “incomplete” to “completed”. This opens your perspective and makes it possible for you to try new things. Better yet, it builds the confidence that wasn’t there before to solve new problems.
As we all know, being a business owner can be filled with early mornings, late nights, and a lot of hard work that leaves you stretched thin. Affirmations are a great way to recognize that you are capable and can handle any situation thrown your way. Positive affirmations help boost your self-esteem in your business and other places of your life, too.
Affirmations are an amazing esteem-building resource, especially for female entrepreneurs. Confidence in yourself translates to confidence in selling your ideas, offerings and overall business. Remember, if you want to reap the benefits of affirmations, it’s important to get yourself in the habit of repeating them! Make it part of your daily schedule to recite or read through your affirmations. Remember, affirmations are there to help and guide you in both good and bad times.
Outside of your business, affirmations are excellent tools to help you improve how you view yourself. We all too often compare ourselves to those around us. Learning to appreciate all the different parts of yourself is what self-love affirmations are all about. Speaking positive affirmations to yourself may feel silly at first, and you may not believe it (yet). But that’s the wonder of affirmations! The more you repeat it, the more truthful it becomes. The more you flip the script and train your brain to work for you, not against you! Positive affirmations grounded in reality improve your confidence and self-esteem better than any comparison.
Remember, showing up for yourself is just as important as showing up for your business!
Let’s Do A Quick Affirmation Exercise
Start by coming up with a couple positive affirmation for yourself. It can be something you like about yourself or something that you’ve been needing to hear. Got it? Now write this down and keep that affirmation in your back pocket or post a sticky note on your computer. The next time you criticize your work, repeat that affirmation. If you say anything negative about yourself, repeat that affirmation.
This is one of the first steps to changing your behavior to treat yourself nicely. It can take time, patience, and diligence. However, treating yourself with kindness is vital for success in other places of your life. Now keep scrolling because we are getting to the good stuff — here are 15 of our favorite affirmation for female business owners!
15 Affirmations for Female Entrepreneurs
Need a couple of ideas to get you started with reciting affirmations? Start here! Feel free to use these affirmations for yourself. Better yet, customize them to your specific needs and goals.
- I love what I do.
- I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
- I will be more successful today than I was yesterday.
- I sell my ideas because I believe in my ideas.
- I have the power and capability to achieve anything that I want.
- I can make the best out of any situation.
- I am thankful for the opportunities that come my way.
- I solve my client’s problems better than any other competitor.
- I attract the best clients / customers.
- I am improving and learning something new every single day.
- I am thankful for every person who contributes to the success of my business.
- I am capable of success and abundance in my business.
- No matter what I do today, I am always growing.
- I am grateful for the success I have been given and will continue to receive.
- Clients appreciate the work I do and will continue to want more from me.
Finally, The Key To Affirmations Is Practice
Whether it’s for business, financial, or personal reasons, affirmations are a powerful tool for setting goals and overall growth. These statements train your mindset to think more optimistically, push yourself towards your big goals, and can help you realize the worth of your business and time. We believe that affirmations are a tool every female entrepreneur should have in her toolbox!
If you want to see how affirmations can change your mindset, write down three of these affirmations. Repeat them every day for the next week, and see if you notice a difference in your mood or thinking. Do you already have affirmations as a part of your daily routine? What are some of your favorites? Send us a message on the ‘Gram and let us know!
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