Becoming a Self-Sufficient Business Owner By Harnessing Positivity

2 min read · 7 years ago


Entrepreneurs typically ‘live’ their businesses. This often makes them unable to delineate day-to-day lifestyle choices from business habits and decisions. Whether they realize it or not, most entrepreneurs become heavily impacted by the implications of their day-to-day thought patterns and overall mental drive and clarity.

But by harnessing the power of the phrase “I am,” entrepreneurs can reach new levels of personal and professional success. Here’s how.

Take Control of Your Perception

To achieve true entrepreneurial power, contemporary business leaders must be mindful of the words and phrases attached to the clause, “I am.” This mantra represents total command over every subconscious action of the human mind. “I am” calls the subconscious mind to immediate action and determines your ultimate control concerning your success as a business and thought leader.

How do you take control of your entrepreneurial perception and go straight into a position of power? Never speak a negative word after “I am,” as in “I am a failure,” or “I am broke.” This creates limitation. Instead, by affirming that you are in power, you are filled with the capacity to transform all your negatives into positives.

It’s imperative to always maintain an awareness of your daily thoughts and actions as a self-sufficient entrepreneur. These applications of self-control and personal power determine both the livelihood and longstanding sustainability of every businessperson’s mental application of their actions. Daily thoughts not only determine words (which manifest actions that lead to habits), they also determine your business direction.

Harness the Power of “I Am” in 3 Steps

  1. Keep your word. Your subconscious mind believes what you say and grows in magnitude and power as what you say is done and confirmed. It’s important to trigger the power of these words by only making promises you can keep, further validating your subconscious’ ability to believe what you say.
  2. Be truthful. “I am” must be used with conviction. Put your heart into the use of it. What you believe is directly tied to your entrepreneurial future. Therefore, it must be used with great care, and in truth.
  3. Cultivate understanding. There are many meanings of “I am,” which should all be positive. You are the one in charge of your own destiny.

The ability to grasp the power and best usage of these words is positively correlated with business growth. You control your command of “I am.” With truthful conviction, not only can you get where you want to go, but you will also have a more power over your life and its outcomes.

Kimberly E. Stone, founder of, is an entrepreneur with a knack for recognizing creative talent and pinpointing successful fashion lines. She’s been featured as one of Black Enterprise’s Top 10 Women of Power under 40 and continues to set the standard for social media in the Fashion 3.0 realm.

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.