So what exactly sets the ultra-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 -- which right now let's face it, most of us are ..., 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 the kids, right? Wrong!
You can instantly shift your mindset in the right direction by ditching the yoga pants and breaking 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?) At this point, you want to level-up your mental game in any way possible.
Never Let Fear Drive Your Decisions
Too many would-be entrepreneurs operate with a fearful mindset rather than approaching business from a place of abundance. Keep telling yourself that you can’t afford to hire a virtual assistant or work with a coach and you will never be able to. Try re-framing 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?”
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.