Mindset tricks of successful entrepreneurs
Want to know what sets the uber-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. If you lack a success mindset you will never people able to focus on what’s truly important in moving you forward.
- Believing your ideas aren’t very good
- You may think that maybe you’re not clever enough
- You will convince yourself that someone else have done you ‘thing’ better than you ever could.
Before you know it, you’ll have talked yourself right out of launching your new course, asking for a collaboration, 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 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?
However, a quick and easy way to create a positive mindset immediately is to get dressed as if you are going to the office. Get rid of the sweat pants and throw on some lipstick too. You’ll feel more confident and professional. I swear by slicking on some hot pink or daring red lipstick to make me feel more confident. It’s surprising what difference it makes.
Don’t let fear drive your decisions
It’s so easy to work with a scarcity mindset. Often we can all fall foul of focusing on what we don’t have instead of working from a place of abundance. We might convince ourselves that we can’t afford a virtual assistant or to hire a coach. This mindset will inhibit your growth. Try to reframe these thoughts instead.
Instead of thinking, “I can’t afford to go to that event,” instead ask, “How can I increases my revenue so that I can invest in this event?”
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. So hire the VA and then use your time to create more revenue. This even works when thinking of hiring a cleaner. If you spend 3 hours cleaning a week, it might make more sense to hire a cleaner. If you pay the cleaner £20 an hour, but you could earn £200 an hour from writing sponsored posts or coaching clients. The you can see how it is actually not cost effective to do your own cleaning. (You’re welcome!).
So by reformatting and changing how we think, you can turn that negative money talk into positive steps that can actually help you grow and move your business forward.
Do you have a growth mindset? Have you worked on reformatting how you think in certain situations?