Successful Entrepreneurs Have A Different Mindset
Have you ever wondered why some entrepreneurs are successful and others not so much?
It has a lot, if not, everything to do with what’s going on between your ears.
It’s all about your mindset.
Actually, your mindset is what creates success for probably every part of your life, but really everything to do with an entrepreneur happens right there.
In this episode, we’re going to talk about an entrepreneur mindset.
I know, for me, I’ve been in corporate for 30 years. I have got the mindset of being an employee. Or I should say, I had an employee mindset.
It has taken a lot of time of reprogramming and starting to look at things differently to get rid of that.
What exactly is an EMPLOYEE mindset versus an entrepreneur?
An employee mindset:
- You go to your job
- You get told what to
- You just get your job done with no questions asked
- You know what you need to do to get to the next level
- You know what you need to do to not get fired
- You know how to play in those parameters, because that’s how we’re programmed
We’re actually trained in school to be good employees. We follow the rules. We do as we’re told. And we try at all costs to not fail. Getting an F is not good or rewarded. There’s no reward for effort or thinking outside of the box.
We’re not taught to be an entrepreneur.
Being an entrepreneur means that it’s okay to fail. It’s okay to get it wrong multiple times and do it again and again.
In school when you fail, you get in a lot of trouble. In school, when you go way too far outside of the box, it doesn’t work so well.
Same thing at a job. If you fail or you make a mistake, they act like the world is coming to an end. When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re going to fail over and over. You’re going to have success and you’re going to have failures.
Every failure is a learning. It lets you know what works and what doesn’t. You have to get over the idea that failing is bad. When you’re an entrepreneur, failing is a good thing. It just teaches you stuff and you move on from there.
Being An Entrepreneur
Another difference is when you’re an entrepreneur, it’s your own business. You have to be motivate yourself. Nobody’s going to tell you what to do. Nobody’s going to hold you accountable. If you don’t do what you know you need to do, your business isn’t going to thrive.
People become an entrepreneur and they’re like, do I go to the beach or do I work on my business? Do I go to vacation for a month or do I work on my business?”
You have to have the mindset that, this is my business.
If I want to achieve my goals, I have to put the time in. Quite frankly, sometimes, when it’s your own business, you put more time in than you would in a job.
The difference is as an entrepreneur you’re doing something that you’re really passionate about, something that you love and you’re excited about.
That’s the beauty being an entrepreneur, is you get to pick what you want to do, and then you work as hard as you want to.
Being an entrepreneur means you have to be comfortable getting uncomfortable, because you’re going to do things that you wouldn’t have ordinarily done.
When you’re in a job, it’s okay to stay inside your box.
I’m not necessarily comfortable going to networking events and talking to strangers. I’m not comfortable picking up the phone and asking people to look at something I have. That wasn’t really something that I was like trained or exposed to having to do.
When I started my network marketing business, I had to start doing that. So, I had to start to get really comfortable with being uncomfortable.
What I realized is when you’re uncomfortable, you’re alive.
I think sometimes we get really comfortable in life and settle for being content, and we get okay with a mediocre life, and we don’t push that envelope.
When you’re an entrepreneur … if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to have a different mindset.
- You have to be okay with fear
- You have to be okay with uncomfortable
- You have to be okay with different
- You have to be okay with not caring about anyone else’s opinions
To me, that’s the beauty. You get to decide how you want to run things. Being an entrepreneur is definitely a different mindset than being an employee.
Sometimes it can take some time to switch. I know one of my leaders had been in a corporate job for 30 years and was very comfortable when she started in network marketing.
In corporate she knew her exact role and what she needed to do to get to the next level and was very comfortable there. When she moved over into network marketing, it was a huge adjustment. She had to really work at changing her mindset.
So, recognize that when you become an entrepreneur, your mindset, if you have never been an entrepreneur before, is going to have to change.
I would highly recommend:
- You read books
- You listen to audios
- You go to training
- You open your mind
On the flip side, when you have success from being an entrepreneur, it is amazing.
It is liberating to have the freedom to know that you can truly do what you want to do, when you want to do with, with who you want to do it and how you want to do it.
It’s worth the payoff.
I hope this helps or gives you a little insight. Being an entrepreneur is unlike anything else you’ve ever done. It’s a huge change.
That’s just part of the journey of becoming an entrepreneur.
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