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What sets the uber-successful apart from the wannabe entrepreneurs? It’s probably not what you’re thinking. It’s not money, nor brilliant ideas, or even powerful friends.
All of those things (and more) are very nice to have indeed and certainly help when you are on your way, but they’re not a requirement of success. What is a must-have in my opinion, is a good attitude and without the proper mindset, you’ll constantly be battling your own brain.
- You’ll allow yourself to believe your ideas are no good and no one wants you
- You’ll remain convinced that you aren’t smart or clever enough
- You’ll be certain that someone else did it (whatever “it” is) miles better than you
And before you know it, you’ll have talked yourself right out of launching your new product, service or even 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 stop right there. Here’s where 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 your scruffs or whatever you have to hand whilst getting the kids ready and telling them 50 million times to get their shoes on. After all, once you’ve done the school run… 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 sweat pants, straighten or curl your hair and break out the lipstick. You’ll suddenly find you feel more professional, more confident, and sexier, too!
That last one maybe won’t help your business, but it might just help your love life, and that 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. So rather than telling yourself that you can’t afford to hire a virtual personal assistant or get advice from a coach, try reframing your thoughts.
Instead of “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 PA,” remind yourself that your hourly rate potential is much more than you’d pay a virtual assistant OR the time you can spend with your small children is PRICELESS.
If you have to work then ensure you fill those hours you’re saving by outsourcing with specific money-making tasks of your own that only YOU can do.
By reformatting your thoughts, you’ll turn that negative money talk into positive solutions that help you grow.