Mindset – It is without a doubt what separates an athlete from an Olympian, why some people struggle and why others are successful, why some entrepreneurs continue the hustle and grind years after they have launched their business and how others manage to scale their business.
Are you a business owner who still has an employee mindset? When someone asks you what you do, does saying you are a business owner make you uncomfortable?
All of this can be changed by simply changing your mindset. I know, this is a lot easier said than done, so I am going to share some of my favorite mindset hacks with you that you can start implementing from today.
STOP COMPARING YOUR CHAPTER 1 TO SOMEONE ELSE’S CHAPTER 20
We all have different life experiences that have led us down a certain path, a different set of skills that make our services unique, and we have all faced and overcome some pretty tough challenges. We are all on our own path and comparing your journey is foolish. Find happiness in your journey!
STOP DOUBTING YOURSELF
You’ve got to figure out what triggers your self-doubt, and then start calling yourself out. If it is someone saying or doing something that you believe is true but are unwilling to face, you need to ask yourself why it causes you to doubt yourself. Two of the biggest fears that people have are that they are not good enough and that people won’t like us.
Ask yourself if this is one of the reasons why you don’t give yourself permission to do what you want to do in life and in business.
REMIND YOURSELF THAT YOU ARE TOO LEGIT TO QUIT
You are a REAL business owner that makes a difference by providing support to entrepreneurs that helps them grow their business and serve their clients.
BEWARE OF NEGATIVE SELF TALK
This one is quite possibly the most difficult one to work on. It’s what we say to ourselves without even realizing what we are doing. An example is most new Virtual Assistants will say, “I am never going to get a client”. Try rephrasing this to: “I have the availability and the skill to take on new opportunities”.
LIVE AS IF YOU ARE ALREADY SUCCESSFUL
This does not mean that you should quit your job just yet, or spend money you don’t have. That would be foolish! What it does mean is that if you want to build a business you love you have to envision yourself doing it every day. Act like what you want for your business is your reality, even if it isn’t…yet.
MIND YOUR MANTRAS
We should all have a powerful daily mantra or affirmation that we repeat to ourselves when we need a positivity boost.
Here are a few that we love:
♥ Progress, not perfection!
♥ If you get nervous – focus on service!
♥ Everything you want is on the other side of fear!
♥ You get out what you put in!
♥ Building a business is a marathon, not a sprint!
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