THE BIZ MINDSET HACKS - DAY 16 - Picking The Fears
DEDICATING FEBRUARY IN SUPPORT OF YOUR SUCCESS BUSINESS MINDSET
INNOVATE - EVOLVE - GROW
Do you ever wonder why some people have the ability to bounce from success to success, without falter?
To be clear, no one has that ability, but it can seem like that.
We need more than motivational quotes to succeed. There are many mindsets, skills, and attributes required for success as a business owner & entrepreneur.
Fortunately, most of them can be learned, strengthened, and honed through diligence and a willingness to grow.
Having a growth success mindset as an entrepreneur will enable you to deal more effectively with the day-to-day of your business. Because you will be thinking – and acting – like a true entrepreneur.
Business Mindset Definition
Business mindset: a way of thinking that enables you to uncover and see problems as opportunities, and then turning those opportunities into a business. It is an understanding that everything around us is the result of someone having an idea and then executing it.
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WRITE DOWN YOUR FEARS (not your goals)
People always tell you to write down your goals, but I write down my fears. Writing down your fears makes them look less scary.
When you dimensionalise your own fears and risks, it’s amazing how much courage you will realise you have. HUG YOUR HATERS.
Jay Baer, Founder of Convince and Convert
Goals setting can be very limiting: once you reach a goal, you have nothing left to do. Your fears, on the other hand, are at the basis of an intrinsic problem: why are you not taking action on your online business ideas, starting a business or going towards your goals?
The answer is usually that you are scared because there is a huge amount of aspects you don’t know the first thing about. The reason we don’t do things is not that we didn’t set the right goals, it’s that we are afraid.
I have a piece of paper, a “fears page” if you will, on which I write down whatever is keeping me from doing something at a specific moment. By doing so, I can dimensionalise my fears, as Jay said. This has enabled me to see what mistakes I have made and how limiting fears can be.
Don’t write down your goals, write down your fears.
It’s your turn to implement this business mindset hack
Learning how to have a business mindset will affect your success or failure in business. Luckily, your mindset is also the thing you have the most control over. Choose one mindset shift to adopt at a time and begin working on its development.
As you become more confident and comfortable with this new mindset, move onto the next. Push yourself to be one percent better than you were yesterday, and start with changing your mindset.
Developing these success mindsets will give you the resilience and direction you need to push through the ups and downs that come with running a business.