Avoiding Negative Influences When Working Online

by Tj Philpott

When working online there are land sharks that are as dangerous to you as the mammals found in the ocean. To whom, or what, I refer to is not those you actually ‘work’ with, but rather those with whom you may associate with. In particular, I’m referring to any negative people you may have in your life. You know the ones! They seem to have a negative attitude about everything, including your efforts to build an online business.

These are the type of people that can deflate your spirits in a heartbeat, and without really trying. Their bad attitude can play a very significant role in your success, if you allow it, and NOT in a good way. Online entrepreneurs need to be hard working, focused, and above all else have the ‘can do’ spirit in order to be successful.

Allowing yourself exposure to negative people will dampen your spirits, and diffuse you in ways which will make it impossible to realize any hopes of success. Worse yet, some of these negative people may be your ‘friends’ or family, yikes!

Here are 5 ways in which the negative attitude of others can adversely effect your efforts to establish yourself online, and why they should be avoided at all costs! In addition, if you yourself eventually ‘catch’ the “negative flu” from others, then you will make everyone “sick” around you.

It Zaps Your Energy

We have all been around people before, who are always complaining or finding reasons why things ‘will not’ work or ‘can not’ be done. For these people, the glass is always half empty, but do not allow them to instill ‘their’ doubts into ‘your’ dreams and ambitions. The single biggest factor you have working in your favor when striving for any goal is your own enthusiasm.

That positive feeling you get knowing you can do something, and the anticipation of the resulting benefits you will experience, cannot be beat. Do not allow another persons negative attitude to steal that feeling, or energy, since you will need it to achieve YOUR dreams and goals!

It Puts You In A Bad Mood

In general, negative people tend to bring ‘down’ those around them by dampening their spirits, and leaving them in a funk! When you are in a bad mood everything tends to work against you, primarily because you do not expect any good fortune to come your way. Your reality generally is a reflection of your mindset, so turn it around by being upbeat and positive.

It Decreases Your Productivity

An unproductive mindset produces nothing! When you have lost that ‘can do’ approach, and replaced it with a negative attitude, nothing gets accomplished except perhaps allowing yourself to sink deeper into a gloomy mood. When you are around anybody with a bad attitude, always remember that it is contagious, therefore avoid those people whenever possible.

It Increases Stress

When you combine a loss of positivity with a loss of productivity it is very easy to get caught up in a downward spiral of emotions. Feelings of despair and inadequacies start to settle in, leading to depression, anxiety, and stress. You now have a whole new set of problems to deal with, and you do NOT want to go there!

It Repels Others

You know how it feels to be around negative people. Well, others will feel that way about you, if you act that same negative way. So, by constantly being negative, you would be repelling family, friends, neighbors, and even business associates as well. You are who you associate with, and always remember that!

When working online having a positive ‘can do’ attitude is a must, primarily because you generally will be working alone. If online entrepreneurs allow negative thoughts into their thinking pattern it will make it very difficult, and impossible, to be productive. The mindset of most online entrepreneurs is the very key to their success. It must remain positive, so they will continue putting forth the effort to learn and succeed.

A bad attitude can easily rub off on you, and especially if you are exposed to it long term. As demonstrated in the 5 examples above, by maintaining exposure to negative people, anyone striving to be successful runs the very real risk of unknowingly sabotaging their own efforts. Whether these people are family or ‘friends’ does not matter.

Their negativity is still harmful to your efforts nonetheless. To be forewarned is to be forearmed, therefore you should maintain a healthy separation from those negative people while working online.

These are the things you must do to not ‘catch’ the “negative flu”, since there is no doubt, that your goal is to successfully stick it out.

TJ Philpott is an author, and Internet entrepreneur, based out of North Carolina. To learn more about staying productive when working online, and to also receive a free instructional manual that teaches valuable niche research techniques, simply visit: http://blogbrawn.com/

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