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 ambitious attitude. Without the proper mindset, you’ll constantly be battling imposter syndrome, and that’s exhausting.
- You’ll allow yourself to believe your ideas are no good
- You’ll never find the time to focus on your goals becoming a reality
- You’ll remain convinced you aren’t smart enough nor respected
- You’ll be certain someone else did it (whatever “it” is) better
And before you know it, you’ll have talked yourself right out of launching your new business or program, buying into the next shiny object, or staying in a career you no longer desire. In no time at all, you’ll be back at your cubicle, 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.
Set the Stage 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, do what makes you feel good; work out, sit up straight, ditch the yoga pants, post an inspirational message, tidy your office, organize and prioritize your day, reflect upon a recent accomplishment or 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?). Your inner happiness will invite success!
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. Rather than telling yourself 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?” I will learn X, Y, Z from this and it will save me time and money in the long run. Personal and Professional Development is Golden Ladies!
Delegation Can be Your Friend
Rather than saying, “I have to do everything myself because I can’t afford to hire a VA,” remind yourself 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. The key here is to stay focused, have an action plan, do not procrastinate but remain motivated and productive!
By reformatting your thoughts, you’ll turn negative talk into positive solutions to help your business grow and boost your profits.