A while back, I sat down with the folks over at Thrive Global to talk about a winning attitude, mental stamina, business ownership, and operating this new hyper-competitive environment. We talked about morning routines, taking control of your time, and how to manage your mental health. You can check out the whole article here.

The main point I tried to make was the importance of developing a winning attitude. Your outlook on life —your internal monologue— has the ability to make or break you. You should do everything you can to make sure that your “self-talk” is uplifting, empowering, and positive. Challenges are learning opportunities. You should see every situation as an opportunity to grow, learn, and move towards your goals.

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Can you give us 5 tips on maintaining strong mental health stamina to succeed in the modern business world? Tell us a little about why each point matters.

  1. Cultivate a “Winner’s Attitude”: No matter what happens, you need to know that you’re a winner and you’ll figure out a way to come out on top in that situation.
  2. Dress Like a Boss: When you take pride in your appearance, you become confident, display that confidence, and people take notice. Besides, no one wants to be the most casually-dressed person in a business meeting.
  3. Develop A Morning Routine: Every morning, my alarm goes off at 4:30-5:00 am. I exercise, bathe, dress, pray, and plan my day —all before 6:30. This sets me up for success every morning. Plenty of research has been done on morning routines and their benefits, so find one that works for you and get on it!
  4. Take Back Control of Your Time: I do my best to make sure that no one has control over my time. That means I don’t check email when I first get up out of bed (I don’t want to start my day reacting to someone else’s demands or problems). I also work in scheduled blocks of time —check email at this time, work on project A at this time, project B, etc. This allows for focused work, but also gives me control over what I do and when I do it (obviously there are times this doesn’t work, but it is the exception, not the norm)>
  5. Exercise: There’s a great book called “Spark” about the effect of exercise on the brain. It’s worth the read. The point is this: regular exercise not only makes you physically healthier, it improves your mental health as well.

Read the whole thing here!

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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L is the president and CEO of Rehab U Practice Solutions. He has experience in a variety of rehab settings, working with patients recovering from a variety of injuries and surgeries. He worked as the lead clinician in an outpatient specialty clinic at his local VA Medical center. He also has experience as an adjunct faculty instructor at Augusta University’s Occupational Therapy Program, as a Licensed Board Member on the GA State OT Board, has served on several committees for the national OT Board (NBCOT), and as a consultant working for the State of Georgia’s DBHDD. He is also on the Board of Directors for NBCOT. He works to help healthcare clinics and organizations deliver uniquely impactful patient experiences by improving service delivery through training & advisement.

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