Being in business a few hundred years ago was pretty easy. You lived in a village, had a product that everyone needed, had no competition, and with whatever income wasn’t stolen to support the kingdom, you managed life reasonably well. If you had children, you would train them up in your business, so succession wasn’t an issue providing your village didn’t get destroyed during a raid by hostiles from the next village down the dirt road.
Being an entrepreneur was so much simpler in those days.
Today it’s a battle from the moment the alarm clock goes off until you put your head back down on the pillow 18 hours later. But there is a more natural way. Nope, time travel is not the answer. What will save you in today’s marketplace is your mind. Your perspective will either be an asset or a liability, and it’s entirely up to you which way that plays out.
HINT: You want to avoid the mindset that is considered a liability as that is just a recipe for disaster. So how do you do it? We have five tips that we have stolen from somewhere rather important that get used frequently to teach entrepreneurs how to be successful. We will twist them around a bit and give you five of the most valuable tips you will be able to use today to change your perspective and start winning.
1 – When All You See Is Spare Change, You Need To Make Change
Okay, so we are coining a new phrase here, but the point is clear. There’s more to what you see than spare change. Once you can recognize that there are bigger things than the nickels and dimes, you will start to see things around you in a very different way.
2 – Justified Resentment Is Just A Buzzword
One of the most crucial ways to develop an entrepreneurial mindset is to flush your mind of all the baggage it carries. Any bitterness, regardless of the source and dosage, needs to be out of the picture. Without purging, your decision-making skills tainted.
3 – You Are What You Eat
It’s true. If all you do is chow down at the fast-food end of the food spectrum, you are going to become ineffective in business slowly. Empty calories are killing us all, but if you see yourself as something more significant than the drive-thru guy, you may become management material.
4 – Attach Your Open Mind To Nothing In Particular
If you want to know how to change the mindset for better health/wealth, you can do it by not getting married to any particular product, concept, or business plan. What this does is it keeps you free from getting bogged down if something goes south and allows for a parachute.
5 – Dead People Don’t Hum Music Very Well
The point here is that it may be well and good to have some trade secrets and a few up your sleeve that you are waiting to reveal “when the timing is right.” The truth is, the timing is up to you, and you can make it the right time because entrepreneurs are the bravest people on Earth.
How To Put It Into Action
Okay, the simple business plan looks something like this: product, supply, demand, marketing, profit/loss. We said it was a simple plan. When you strip down every successful business, you will find all have these elements but so do the unsuccessful ones. What sets success from failure is not strong coffee, an occasional muffin tray or easy listening music piped into the lobby. factors making all the difference in the world is the mindset of the people at the top.
Don’t think you have what it takes? No worries. An entrepreneurial spirit nurtured if you have the signs of success already in you. It’s genetic but not really. But if you seek something more – without knowing what that is – you have it.
How To Develop A Mindset About Success
Easy. Ask yourself one question. Do you love the game more than what the game gives you back in return? If your answer is yes, then you have the right mindset that will result in success. If your answer was no, Wal-Mart is hiring and needs worker drones like you to keep the investors happy. Now, I ask u…which would you rather be?