Optimism: a key to franchise success

A key to franchise success is how optimistic and positive you are about the model and the service you will be providing.  You’ve heard of affirmations. One of the early books I read on affirmations, was titled “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale. Written in 1952, this book opened my mind to the power of  positive thoughts. Conducting an internet search on “affirmations for success” results in about 73,700,000 websites. This search pulled up thousands of books, videos, sayings, lists, and information on how thinking positively and optimistically is a key to success. We know that our mental and emotional thinking makes a huge difference in outcomes. Learning about affirmations, positive thinking, and how to be an optimist will serve you well in your ventures.

Following is an excerpt from my book: “Franchising Without Fear, Six Steps to Successfully Buying Your Own Business” about how people let fear hold them back and how to visualize positive outcomes:

“Arm yourself with facts and positive outcomes

Build confidence by arming yourself with facts and a firm belief in a positive outcome. Elisa Boxer, journalist and mindfulness coach, says you should label your fear—admit that you are afraid. Then follow it up by asking your fear a simple question: “Are you here to keep me safe, or to keep me small?” Is your fear keeping you from danger or is it preventing you from taking the risks you need to grow, keeping you small? Is it holding you back from crossing the creek to get to the other side?

When it comes to business, you’ll find most of your fears are keeping you small and on the wrong side of the stream.

See yourself in the new position—leading your company into the future. Imagine the possibilities. Envision a happy future where things work out the way you planned.” (Franchising Without Fear, Benedik)

“Step in the doors of your new business, imagine having the ability to call the shots and grow this business from the ground up. In the morning, the alarm does not even ring, and you are up before it rings because you cannot wait to go to work and build the business. Imagine having enough equity in the business that in twenty years you can sell it and retire comfortably or leave it to your children. Consciously keep your dream alive every day as you make progress towards your vision.” (Franchising Without Fear, Benedik)

In other words – think positively, be an optimist, and visualize your pathway to happiness and success.


“The predominant quality of successful people is optimism. Your level of optimism is the very best predictor of how happy, healthy, wealthy, and long-lived you will be”BRIAN TRACY


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