Recent Posts

Life Balance: 10 Positive Quotes for a Positive Mental Attitude

Woman practicing yoga at sunrise

Persistence and positive thinking is what it takes to achieve goals. Goal setting should be a daily exercise and all goals should be written down. It helps you stay focused on the big picture and not worry about the little insignificant things in life and in business. As you write your goals down program your mind to work on your goals daily with a positive mental attitude and the persistence needed to help you achieve any dream you have.

A list of ten positive quotes to help you develop a positive mental attitude.

  1. “There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.” -Phyllis Bottome
  2. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Sally Berger
  3. “ Leadership is knowing what you want and making it happen.” -Miriam Colon
  4. “Sometimes I think creativity is magic, it’s not a matter of finding an idea but allowing the idea to find you.” -Maya Lin
  5. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” -Dennis Waitle
  6. “The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money or to find much fun in life.” -Charles Schwab
  7. “You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Muriel Strode
  9. “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” -Marie Curie
  10. “Goals are as essential to success as air is to life.” -David Schwartz

These and many more can guide you to a more positive attitude which is necessary in these tough economic times. Are there other quotes that you can share that have helped you achieve your goals?

Julie Brander - Business Mentor, SCORE New Haven
Julie has been a SCORE volunteer since 1997. She has 20 years of experience in business, starting a manufacturing, wholesale and retail jewelry company. After selling her business, she dedicated herself to helping other entrepreneurs start and expand their business. | @juliebrander | More from Julie


Marketing: LinkedIn & Lovin’ It

Making the Most of LinkedIn

Get good Google search results. Create a LinkedIn profile.  Basic business info and professional info about you.

Invite colleagues to your network. That’s really the first step of interacting online. What you will discover is that your biz contacts post updates & you will too. Post updates on a new blog posts, book you published, new product launch, etc.

Because thse are people in your network, the weekly email with everyone’s one line updates is actually interesting & useful. You can also get recommendations for your business & give recommendations.

Join a group. Try an alumni group from your college, our own SCORE Linked In group with mentors, or a specialty small business group. Like minded people are posting articles, posing questions and engaging in a dialogue. You can view the info or engage in the conversation. Just remember everything you say is public not private.

My LinkedIn Favorites
- Get recommendations for specific jobs/businesses. Shows a history of success.
- Posting a regular update to share business news with colleagues.
- Joining a group that adds current knowledge on biz topics.

What’s your LinkedIn success? Favorite feature?
Next week’s post: Privacy in a Web World.

Christine Banning, SCORE
View more posts by Christine

For 50 years, SCORE has helped aspiring and current small business owners achieve their dreams. Through a network of over 11,000 volunteer business mentors in 340+ chapters across the country, SCORE connects decades of business experience and knowledge with those who can best use it. | Facebook | @SCOREmentors | More from SCORE


More Blog Topics