Mindset is a valuable tool. A positive mindset can make a business and a negative mindset can break a business and I could not be where I am today without the right mindset. Following on from our recent article The Entrepreneur Mindset , today I am going to give you five tips to start improving your mindset, so you can get that much closer to improving your business or career.
- Know your Why
Before you can change your mindset you need to know why you are doing what you’re doing. Why do you want your business to make $1m this year? Why do you want to take over your manager’s position?
There is no wrong anything, it can be money, lifestyle, status, ego, happiness. Figure it out or you’ll never get your mindset right.
- No excuses
It is easy to find excuses and problems behind why you didn’t hit deadlines, why you couldn’t complete a job, why you didn’t get your payrise or achieve your 25% net profit margin.
Stop coming up with excuses and start thinking of solutions. A solution-driven process can deliver a lot more than dwelling on the problems.
If you don’t find a solution then you’re just coming up with excuses and you will not reach your potential.
- Be Accountable
Be accountable for your actions, be accountable for not achieving your success. You are the only person that is standing in your way to success.
Do not pass blame to those around you, so often I hear managers complaining about their staff and vice versa. Look at one’s self before looking at others. You are the only person standing in your way.
- Remove the Negative Nancies
Surround yourself with the right people. I heard somewhere that you can be defined by the 5 people that you are closest with, that you spend the most time with.
I agree with this, surround yourself with negative nancies and you will become a negative nancy.
Find those that are positive, that will help you to achieve great things, not pull you down.
- Be Positive
The most obvious tip but maybe one of the hardest. There is so much negativity in the world that sometimes the world itself can drag you down.
The goal is to implement strategies to help change your mindset to a more positive mindset. Wake up and think positive thoughts, think of the positives when implementing strategies.
When you don’t hit your targets consider the positives, the learning experience, the challenge you have conquered.
Remember that a mindset can truly dictate your earning potential so focus on improving your mindset every day.
If you would like to discuss mindset further please contact Nick at email@example.com .