“I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.”
– Roger Clemens
There’s one thing that sets the little guy apart from the wildly successful entrepreneur.
You may be surprised to know it’s not money, brilliant ideas, or even powerful friends.
Don’t get me wrong, those things (and more) are nice to have, but the key to being successful in business and in life is a good attitude and a positive mindset. Without the proper mindset, you’ll constantly be battling your own brain, and that’s exhausting.
Negative mindset allows the cracks in your psyche to grow. You start to believe that your ideas are no good, you aren’t smart enough, or that someone else did it better. Not to mention, the dreaded imposter syndrome works it’s way in.
Before you know it, you’ll have talked yourself right out of launching your new program, asking for a JV partnership, or writing that book (that, let’s face it, you’ve already put off for way too long). 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.
A simple mindset shift can make all the difference.
Here are some simple changes you can make to shift in the right direction.
Think Good Thoughts
This really is a thing. Create some affirmations and say them aloud. Pin them up in a place you can see them daily. Positive thinking leads to positive outcome and successful entrepreneurs have learned this secret.
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 and your toddler?
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, and sexier, too. (That last one won’t help your business, but it might just help your love life, and that can’t hurt, can it?)
Seriously though, you’ll be amazed at what getting up and getting dressed can do for your business mindset. Try it even just a couple days a week for a little change.
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. Refrain from telling yourself that you can’t afford to hire a virtual assistant or work with a coach, try reframing your thoughts.
Rather than thinking, “I can’t afford to attend that event,” ask yourself, “How can I earn the money to invest in this trip?”
Instead of, “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.
By reformatting your thoughts, you’ll turn that negative money talk into positive solutions that help you grow.