Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur Starts with a Mindset Shift
Are you your own worst enemy, or are you confident in your abilities to run your own business? Chances are, you need to follow these 3 mindset tips.
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It's all in your mind!
A mindset shift, that is.
Want to know what sets the ultra-successful apart from the wannabe entrepreneurs?
It’s not money, or brilliant ideas, or even powerful friends.
All of those things (and more) are nice to have, but they’re not a requirement of success.
What is a must-have, though, is a good attitude! Without the proper mindset, you’ll be constantly battling your own brain.
- You’ll allow yourself to believe your ideas are no good
- You’ll remain convinced that you aren’t smart enough
- You’ll be certain that someone else did it (whatever “it” is) better
I don't know about you, but all of this is pretty exhausting and quite frankly, a bit depressing. Trust me, I've been there plenty of times.
Before you know it, you’ll have talked yourself right out of launching your new program, asking for a JV partnership, or writing your book. In no time at all, you’ll be back at your day job, working away on someone else’s business because you don’t have the confidence to create your own.
You Need a Mindset Shift
I opened this post with the phrase "it's all in your mind," and this is so true when it comes to how you approach your business. If you're not careful, you'll end up sabotaging your own success.
A simple mindset shift can make all the difference. I want to share three tips to help you confidently face each day and instead of secretly crippling your chances, sometimes before you've even begun.
Dress for Success
When we work at home, it’s easy to fall into a habit of wearing sweatpants and t-shirts to "the office". After all, why dress up just for the dog?
But if you’re looking for something that results in an instant mindset shift in the right direction, ditch the sweat pants and break out the business casual attire. You’ll suddenly find you feel more professional, more confident, and probably a little sexier, too.
That last one won’t help your business, but it will improve your self-confidence. That's also something that's good to have in business!
Never Let Scarcity Drive Your Decisions
Too many would-be entrepreneurs operate with a scarcity mindset rather than approaching business from a place of abundance. In business, you should always think about doing more so you can achieve more.
Entrepreneurs should be prepared to take a certain amount of risk but also think of ideas to offset the cost of that risk. The way they think about money and opportunities to make money is different than the average person.
While most people may normally be in the mindset of staying within their means and using what the have, entrepreneurs look for solutions that will grow what they have so they can increase their means.
Turn Scarcity into Abundance
Whenever you catch yourself thinking negatively, work on reframing your scarcity mindset by turning "can't" into "what do I have to do to make this possible?"
Rather than thinking, “I can’t afford to attend that event,” ask yourself, “How can I earn the money to invest in this trip?”
Rather than saying, “I have to do everything myself because I can’t afford to hire a VA,” remind yourself that your hourly rate potential is much more than you’d pay a virtual assistant. Then fill those hours you’re saving by outsourcing with money-making tasks of your own.
This is how an entrepreneur thinks. They look for opportunities for the future rather than settle for how things are in the present.
By reframing your thoughts, you’ll turn that negative talk into positive solutions that help you grow your business.