When you think about the highest earning businesses, or amazingly successful concepts, people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey come to mind. But what characteristics about them stand out? Each one has a number of soft and tangible skills, but each of us can easily identify their charisma, experience, and expertise at the top of the list that sets them apart. But guess what, none of that is what got them where they are now.
In fact, while skill and personality do help attract and keep an audience, there’s one thing that is absolutely critical to success, and you can’t even see it. It’s YOUR MINDSET!
It’s true. In everything you do, whether in business or in life, your mindset is the determining factor when it comes to your success. Your entrepreneurial plans are no different. Without the right mindset, you will forever be attracting and working with clients who—while deserving and lovely—are less than your ideal when it comes to their ability to pay what you need to provide for your basic needs.
So before you can realize your dreams of four- or five-figure clients, you have to do some internal work. You have to make some changes to your own mindset, to be more in line with what the top earners in your industry already do and feel.
1. Mute Your Complaints
One thing charismatic and personable people have in common is a good attitude. Think about it; you’ll never see Julia Roberts, Steve Harvey, Taraji P. Henson, Tony Robbins or Bishop T.D. Jakes complaining about how the kids are sick, “again!” or that the cable repair guy is 40 minutes late, or even that the car blew a tire.
Instead, you see their expressions of gratitude in everything. If the kids are sick, they’re grateful to have a business that allows them to stay home and care for them. If the cable guy is late, they’re grateful to have 40 extra minutes to inspire others instead of watch television or troll social media posts. And, if the car died in the middle of running a week’s worth of errands, they’re happy to have found a mechanic who does great work at a reasonable price.
If you find yourself complaining—even in your head—turn your attitude around. There’s nearly always something to be grateful for, even in the worst situations. And when you can rethink and revise your attitude for the better, you’ll not only be happier, but you’ll attract a better audience, too.
2. Be Bold & Confident
Here’s something else successful people have in common: CONFIDENCE. They believe in what they do. They believe in their ability to help others achieve the same thing. They walk on stage or into a meeting filled with the knowledge that what they are about to say will change the lives of those who are listening. It’s not cocky or arrogant, it’s just confidence. And if you don’t have it yet, you can take steps to increase it.
Start by asking yourself, in any new or uncomfortable situation, “What if this goes well and my life is changed for the better?” And in worst-case scenarios, resolve what you have control over, and let the rest go. If you fail, stand tall and know that you are strong enough to experience defeat and not die. Learn from it. Study it, and boldly work to improve yourself so it never happens exactly like that again.
Often times your confidence is contagious and others are empowered because of your efforts.
3. Try & Don’t Quit
The best way to re-program your mind is to give it new fuel. Rather than speak what “Can’t Be, Won’t Be, or is Too Hard to Be Possible... speak “ I can. I am capable. The things that scare the pee right out of you... Try it. Do it. Start It. The more you push yourself to get outside of your comfort zone, the more you will empower yourself to do more and grow in ways you never thought possible. Once you over come the fear of it all, you find out that you are pretty freaking amazing and capable of anything.
It all starts in the mind.
Reset your thoughts and change the trajectory of your life immediately and indefinitely!
You got this! It’s time to flush that “stinking thinking” and replace it with gratitude, confidence, and willingness. Trust me, it will change your life and your mindset.
Nu Epps, Author
Nu shares pages from her personal journal as she recounts some of the lessons and experiences she survived as a brand new entrepreneur. Between the stories, she also shares tips, tricks, and techniques to transform your mind, empower your creativity, and improve your business processes to keep you profitable and sane in your business.
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