All business leaders face challenges in their professional careers. The difference between those who succeed and those who struggle isn’t in the absence of adversity, but how they respond to adversity. Matt Kaulig has been successful in his business career by maintaining a positive mindset when facing obstacles and uphill battles. Having a positive mindset in your role as a business leader and entrepreneur can make all the difference between success and failure.  

Matt’s happy to share some tips and tricks on how you can remain positive no matter what challenges you encounter. Here are three ways a positive attitude can influence your success: 

1. Positivity leads to innovation

Have you ever been around business leaders who approach challenges by focusing about what can’t be done or the obstacle standing in their way? When you start to think about could go wrong with all the “what ifs” is when you’ve already lost the battle. “What ifs” are positivity killers. In order to cultivate a culture of positivity, leaders must nurture optimism within their thinking. Instead of anticipating doomsday scenarios and negative outcomes, foster positivity by envisioning what success looks like. Cast a vision for what you want to accomplish. This will lead you and those you’re leading towards innovation. That is your positivity sweet spot.  

2. Positivity leads to good decision making 

Matt always reminds those he’s around that negative thoughts are narrowing but positive thoughts are profitable. When our minds navigate to negativity, our minds become closed off. This leads to bad decision making and limited results. Instead, business leaders and entrepreneurs should keep an open mind with positivity. Staying positive helps you think open-mindedly about all the possibilities ahead. This helps you recognize good ideas when you see them, and that leads to good decision making.

“Negative thoughts are narrowing but positive thoughts are profitable.”

Matt Kaulig

3. Positivity leads to confidence

Half the battle is won when you are confident in your abilities as a leader and entrepreneur. Confidence is key to a leader’s success. If you think you can’t do it, you won’t do it. But with a positive mindset, you can approach every challenge with confidence in yourself and the skills you’ve developed in your career. Think of your past experiences and what you’ve already overcome. This kind of positivity leads to a rock-solid confidence in what you can accomplish today.

Maintaining a positive attitude in business has a massive influence on your success. After leading major consumer brands like, Leaf Home Solutions, and a successful NASCAR racing team in Kaulig Racing, Matt understands the power of positivity. If you’re just starting out in your career, or if you’ve been at it for years, positivity can help you to keep moving forward with innovation, good decision-making, and confidence. Like Matt always says, “You can do it—it’s a mindset.”  

For more tips and advice on being a better you, follow Matt on Instagram or LinkedIn