Start and Grow your own Business
CHECKPOINT 2 ( 2 of 7 ) – A POSITIVE MINDSET ACTION
A POSITIVE MINDSET / ACTION
Some people are not even sure what a ‘Mindset’ is…. But it is one of the most important elements in whether you are going to be successful, or unsuccessful , in setting up and running a business.
A Mindset, is what you are thinking, what is your attitude to achieving something, are you an achiever, are you a winner?? Are you self confident ?
A strong and positive Mindset is almost essential if you want to start and grow a business today. Firstly, identifying what you want to set up, and why. Once you have talked to people along the way and decided what you want to set up for your personal future, there will be lots of negative comments along the way, and many challenges, and obstacles to overcome. You need to be strong to overcome these comments and obstacles and find a way over them, or round them.
But you also need to be strong if, along the way, you realise that what you are trying to do, is just not realistic. You need to be strong enough to stop, and look for another way forward or another business…. Then start again. But if two people give you a negative view of your business idea with reason, and two people give you a positive view with reasons, you have to be strong enough to make your own decision and ‘go for it’. This is a positive Mindset in action.
You might have a plan to grow a business in stages. And with a positive Mindset you achieve the first target. But then you almost start again to reach the next target, and the next …. This is positive Mindset in action.
Quite often you will have to go out of your own comfort zone. Ask advice from strangers: work harder than the next person: make more calls to achieve a sale: go looking for information or help: set your targets higher than even you can imagine: ( see below ): take on something that may not seem sensible at a first look, but you know there is potential waiting…
This is a positive Mindset.
Read what some of the great entrepreneurs of today had to achieve and overcome on their way to success. Read their autobiographies and get inspired. Alan Sugar started by selling car aerials ( stage 1 of his business.. he made that work then progressed.) Richard Branson started a student magazine then sold records… he started Virgin Airline when an earlier entrepreneur had tried the same airline idea, and failed ). Elon Musk started Paypal when such a service was unheard of , then went on to reshape the whole motor industry… These guys had and have positive Mindsets… which get stronger and stronger with successes, and failures, along the way.
Here are some quotations from current
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes, then learn how to do it later ! “ Richard Branson
“To be successful you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running”.
And here are a few which have stood the test of time – provided by Dharma Mayannan of the Proctor Gallagher group ( great goal and Mindset leaders )
“We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve”.
Maxwell Maltz – 1899-1975 – Cosmetic Surgeon-Author
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes”.
Andrew Carnegie – 1835-1919 – Industrialist
“Failure is success if we learn from it.””
Malcolm S. Forbes – 1919-1990 – American Entrepreneur
“The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams”.
Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884-1962 – American Political Figure – Former First Lady of the United States
THREE FINAL POINTS TO CONSIDER, TO ACTION
1. Always set your targets high and go for them
2. Accept that the future is in your hands… at every stage. Never say, “it did not work because of a person or an activity or no money ” It is your responsibility to make a situation work every time.
3. How to do all of the above. Mix with successful people – Talk to them regularly- If they run an event or a webinar, be there – Ask for their ideas and advice and take the recommended actions. And find 3 mentors or advisors… not just 1.
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