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. Without the proper mindset, you’ll constantly be battling your own brain, and that’s exhausting.
- 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
And 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.
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?
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 and fancy perfume. You’ll suddenly find you feel more professional, more confident, and sexier, too. (That last one won’t help your business, but it can’t hurt, can it?)
Never Let Fear Drive Your Decisions
Too many would-be entrepreneurs operate with a scarcity mindset rather than approaching business from a place of abundance. Hiring a virtual assistant or working with a coach may SEEM like an unaffordable expense, but try to think about it in different terms.
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.
When you change the way you think about money, you’ll open yourself up to new solutions that will help your wealth increase.
Recognize That Mistakes are the Key to Growth
At first glance, “success” and “mistakes” seem like opposites, right? Wrong! Sucessful people know that making mistakes is essential to growth. Why? Because every time you make a mistake, you have the opportunity to learn from it and do better next time.
The key is to not beat yourself up when you make a mistake, but to simply learn from it and move on.
So instead of dwelling on your mistakes, focus on what you can learn from them and how you can use that knowledge to improve your business.