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 growth mindset. 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, imposter syndrome will have set in and you’ll have talked yourself right out of launching your new program or product. 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.
Here are a few action steps you can start implementing today to embrace a new mindset:
Dress for Success
Ladies, this one’s 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 or our kids? 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 and more confident. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get a sweet compliment from your kid that will be just the boost you need that day 🙂
Reframe Your Cant into How
Too many would-be entrepreneurs operate with a scarcity mindset rather than approaching business from a place of abundance. Rather than telling yourself that you can’t afford to hire a virtual assistant or work with a coach, try reframing
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. By reformatting your thoughts, you’ll turn that negative money talk into positive
solutions that help you grow.
Find a Supportive Community
We all have days when we just can’t muster up enough energy to embrace our awesomeness and we need to be reminded. As you are building your business, enlist a supportive partner, follow some amazing Instagram feeds, join an online group or hire a coach to cheer you on and encourage you to keep moving toward your goals. You may be a solopreneur but you were never meant to do everything on your own.