Every entrepreneur needs the right kind of mindset to grow their business. From how much you earn to how great your customer service is, your mindset supports and guides almost every part of your business.
To check into how your business may be influenced by your mindset right now, ask yourself these questions.
Does Your Mindset Lead From Confidence?
When you’re about to take on a new client or start a project, what do you normally think? Are you already planning for the worst-case scenarios with thoughts like, “What’s the use? This potential client is going to instantly recognize how untalented I am and be mad at me for wasting her time.”
If that sounds like your normal thought process, you have a mindset lacking in confidence. What if you could change your thoughts? Flip it around, decide to be positive, “This prospect is going to fall in love with my skill set. She’ll be an amazing addition to my client list and I can’t wait to work on our first project together.”
It’s easy to say ‘be positive’, isn’t it? It’s much more complex to start doing it.
Does Your Mindset Support Pushing Outer Limits?
A big part of growing your business is regular stretching. When the opportunity to challenge your limits and do something outside of your comfort zone comes, do you say things like, “I can’t do live video streaming? I don’t have the personality for it. I’d love to host a webinar on this topic but I’m not techy enough.”
It’s true that you don’t have to participate in every new business trend that pops up. But if you let your doubts keep you from doing anything challenging, you’re going to miss out on the fun of discovering something new.
What if instead of listing all the reasons you can’t do something new, you said things like, “I’ll try video streaming three times. After the third video, I’ll evaluate my interest. I’d love to host a webinar and since I don’t have enough technical expertise, I’ll hire a virtual assistant to support me.”
Does Your Mindset Demand Work You Love?
You may not realize it but your mindset plays a big role in the projects you accept and the clients you work with. When you see projects from your clients, what are your first thoughts? Do you feel disappointed and think, “Great. Another boring project from the client that makes me track him down just to get my invoice paid. Here’s another message from the client that wants to add just one more tweak to the already bloated project.”
It’s true that sometimes, service providers take on projects and clients because they need the green. But if you dread seeing your clients’ names in your inbox, this is no way to make a living.
Deep down, your heart longs to do work in support of projects you’re excited about. Imagine seeing a new project come in from a client and thinking, “Oh, wow. I can’t wait to get started on this! I love this type of project. It really lets me show off my skills.”
Does Your Mindset Overcome Obstacles?
An obstacle can either be the worst thing that ever happened to your business or it can be the best thing that ever happened to your business. It depends on your mindset. When you encounter an obstacle, you may think, “Well, this is it. I’ve gone as far as I can go on the success ladder. I’ll never be able to overcome this problem. I guess it wasn’t meant to be.”
But that kind of thinking comes from a ‘I’m a victim to circumstances’ mindset that obstacles cannot be defeated. The mindset to cultivate instead is ‘I’m an overcomer!’ It allows you to acknowledge obstacles while knowing that they can be beaten. You might think, “This setback may slow me down, but I’ll find a way around it and come back stronger than ever.”
What Successful Business Owners Know About Mindset
Successful business owners know that mindset is the key to unlocking their potential and earning more than they ever thought possible. Most importantly, they know they can mold and shape their mindset.
As you improve your way of thinking, you’ll make subtle adjustments in your life and business. You’ll have the confidence to say “no” to clients and projects that aren’t a good fit and embrace the ones that are. You’ll make decisions that are in line with who you want to be and what you want your brand to represent. You’ll become the best version of yourself.
Start by reading These 6 Lies Are Crushing Your Business Dreams. In this short report, you’ll build awareness about areas of faulty thinking that hold you back. Download your copy today.