Feeling stuck in your business, trying to achieve goals, but are getting nowhere? Well, it’s not your goals that need changing. It’s your business mindset.
So in this article, I’m going to show you how to make a business mindset shift that will help you propel your business forward.
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Let me tell you something that helped me a few months ago.
You are your business’s weakest link.
In other words, you can implement all the best tips and strategies and have the best formulas in place. But if your business mindset and your work ethic aren’t in the right place, you’re not going to be able to push your business forward.
5 business mindset shifts to implement today
The good news is you can be your business’s greatest asset if you work on yourself first. So here are five business mindset shifts you can start implementing today to improve your business mindset.
Business mindset shift #1: Fill your mind with motivating and inspiring things
How many hours a day do you think you spend scrolling through your phone or watching crap on Netflix? I bet it’s more than you would like to admit.
If that’s the case, then use that time more productively to improve yourself:
- Watch motivational videos
- Listen to podcasts that inspire you
- Read books that give you ideas
Our brains can fall into bad habits of self-doubt and impostor syndrome daily. So you need to combat it. The best way to do it is to consume more content that lifts you up.
Mindset habit #2: Listen to people who are ahead of you
There’s no use in taking advice from people who are way back behind you. Or don’t understand absolutely anything to do with your business.
You need to start taking advice from people who have already done the things that you are currently doing.
This doesn’t mean you actually have to contact them. Because they’re probably producing content and courses and things that you can consume online for free.
If you can, though, the best way to do this is to look for a mentor or coach. This way, you’ll get direct advice that will help your business move forward.
Alternatively, seek out their free content instead if you can’t afford the cost. But down the line, when you start to see success from the free advice they’ve given you, consider giving back by booking a coaching call with them or buying one of their courses.
Trust me when I say that the stuff you pay for will pay you back tenfold. Not only because it’s paid for content, but because you’ll be more motivated to get it done because you’ve exchanged your money for it.
Mindset shift #3: Surround yourself with people who add logs to your fire
I’m going to share a quote I first heard from Will Smith.
Surround yourself with people who add logs to your fire, not people who piss on it.Will Smith
In other words, look around you. Are the people in your life, friends, family, and otherwise adding logs to your fire? Are they motivating you, holding you up, and encouraging you to be your best self?
Or are they pissing on your fire? All they bringing you down? Are they naysayers? Do they make you feel bad and do they take away your energy?
Only you can answer this. You need to fill your life with people who add logs to your fire and remove the people who piss on it.
Trust me when I say the people who piss on your fire will have more of an impact on your life than the people who add logs to it. Do not keep them in your life, because they will hold you back. They just will. Find more people who add logs, remove the people who piss.
Business mindset shift #4: Visualise
I made the mistake for years of having a really vague business goal. My business goal was to work full-time on Limit Breaker.
But what does that mean? What would that actually look like and feel like, and what would I be doing as daily tasks? I had no idea.
And here’s the thing. Because my business goal was so vague, it was never going to happen.
But as soon as made this business mindset shift and got really specific and clear on everything I wanted to achieve, things started to happen. Not because the universe was coming to help, but because I started to take action to make it happen.
You need to do the same. So come up with a visualisation that you can impression on your mind of what you want to achieve.
Imagine it fully:
- What does it feel like to achieve your goals?
- How much money are you earning?
- What are you doing with your daily life?
Get as specific as possible, the smells, the sights, how it feels, as much as you possibly can, and visualise it daily. Write it down if you need to, because, trust me, it works.
Mindset habit #5: Make decisions your future self would make
This relates to my point because now you have a vision in mind. You have a future self that you’ve already visualized and you can relate to.
So now you have your future self…
- What decisions would they make?
- How would they go about their business decisions daily?
- Would they make different decisions than you do now?
- What’s their money mindset like?
- Are they willing to take more risks because they’ve seen it pay off already?
- Are they more interested in helping their future self and therefore make sacrifices now to pay them back later?
You need to do exactly the same if you want to reach your future self.
- Would your future self invest in new software that you’d be putting off getting?
- Would they buy new equipment?
- Would they invest in outsourcing?
- Do they value their time more than they value the money they’re making?
All of these decisions are based on your future self. So next time you’re thinking about making a business decision, think about what decision your future self would make and take it from there.
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So tell me in the comments, are you thinking about making a business mindset shift? What’s holding you back in your business?