Do you know what sets the uber-successful apart from the wannabe entrepreneurs?
It’s not money, brilliant ideas, or even powerful friends.
All of those things (and more) are nice to have and do tend to come with success, but they’re not a requirement for success. In my experience, what is a must-have, is a good attitude. Without good habits and the proper mindset, you’ll constantly be battling your own brain, and that’s exhausting.
- You will allow yourself to believe your ideas are no good
- You will remain convinced that you aren’t smart enough
- You will be certain that someone else did it (whatever “it” is) better
And before you know it, you’ll have talked yourself right out of launching your new program, asking for a 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.
But a simple mindset change derived from good habits can make all the difference.
Dress for Success
Ladies, this one is for you. 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 a quick and easy way to instantly shift your mindset in the right direction, ditch the yoga pants and break out the lipstick. You’ll suddenly find you feel more professional, more confident!
Approach Everything From a Place of Abundance
Too many would-be and new entrepreneurs operate with a scarcity mindset rather than approaching business from a place of abundance. Rather than telling yourself that you can’t afford to join that mastermind or attend an event, reframe your thoughts.
When the thought “I can’t afford to attend that event,” crosses your mind, stop and ask yourself, “How can I earn the money to invest in this trip?”
Keep in mind, when I say abundance, I don’t mean just a money mindset. When we approach business (and life) from a scarcity mindset, we tend to believe that in order for one person to win, another must lose. That, simply, isn’t the case.
Invest your thoughts for all parties to leave feeling they have accomplished something, making it a win-win for everyone.
By reformatting your thoughts, you’ll turn that negative talk into positive solutions that help you grow.