Control your thinking.

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Whatever helps you stay positive is what you need to do first thing each morning…and whenever you find yourself getting off track. Negative messages may be all around, but you don’t have to be adversely affected by them.

Look for opportunities to add additional products, services, packages or expertise in addition to that which you currently offer. Electronics and appliance retailers offer extended warranties as an extra option.

As outlandish as the above headline may sound – it's possible to purchase thousands of dollars in profit each and every year – for a one-time investment of $500 or less.

Try to make it real easy for first-time customers to buy from you. You don’t have to sell new customers on the whole package or deluxe version of your product or service. Instead, offer something as an introductory level purchase.

Advertising gives you total control of your message and allows you to deliver it in a way that captures attention, interest, curiosity and response. Effective advertising is the engine that powers many successful businesses.

Whatever helps you stay positive is what you need to do first thing each morning…and whenever you find yourself getting off track. Negative messages may be all around, but you don’t have to be adversely affected by them. Entertaining thoughts of doom and gloom will only drag you down. Avoid negative sources of information – media outlets and those individuals who tend to dwell on “bad” news. Be aware of your state of mind and the thoughts that occupy your consciousness. Your results are determined by the actions you take. But any action that isn’t carried out automatically – by habit – is preceded by conscious thought. Those thoughts affect the amount of energy you put into the action and consequently, the results you achieve. Use music, lighting, color, fresh air, exercise and great reading material to give you a shot of adrenaline whenever you need it. Control your thoughts because they control your destiny.