Do you want to know one big thing that struck me last week when I was away at my business retreat?
It was that the one thing that sets the uber-successful apart from the wannabe entrepreneurs?
It’s not money, or brilliant ideas, or even friends in high places.
All of those things (and more) are nice to have, but they’re not a requirement of success.
What is a must-have, though, is a strong mindset. Without the proper mindset, you’ll constantly be battling your own brain, and that’s exhausting…I know!
· You’ll allow yourself to believe your ideas are no good
· You’ll remain convinced that you aren’t smart enough
· You’ll be certain that someone else did it or is doing it better
And before you know it, you’ll have talked yourself right out of doing the thing you need to do to move your wedding business forward.
In no time all, you’ll be wondering if you should stick with or go back to your 9-5, working away on someone else’s business because you don’t have the confidence to create your own.
But a simple mindset change can make all the difference.
Dress for Success
Ok, sorry boys this tip is more for you ladies! But when we work at home, it’s easy to fall into a habit of wearing our yoga pants to the office (or is that just me?!) After all, why dress up just for the dog or kids right? However, if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to instantly shift your mindset in the right direction, ditch the yoga pants and break out the lippie! I put on my favourite red lipstick yesterday to do a coaching call and it gave me a confidence boost! Give it a try, you’ll suddenly find you feel more professional, more confident, and sexier, too! (That last one won’t help your business, but it might just help your self-confidence, so go for it!) 😉
Never Let Fear Drive Your Decisions
Too many small business owners operate with a scarcity mindset rather than approaching business from a place of abundance. Rather than telling yourself that you can’t afford to hire a virtual assistant or work with a coach, try reframing your thoughts.
Rather than thinking, “I can’t afford to attend that event,” ask yourself, “How can I earn the money to invest in this trip?”
Rather than saying, “I have to do everything myself because I can’t afford to hire a VA,” remind yourself that your hourly rate potential is much more than you’d pay a virtual assistant. Then fill those hours you’re saving by outsourcing with money-making tasks of your own.
By reformatting your thoughts, you’ll turn that negative money talk into positive solutions that help you grow.
Hope those tips help you on this blustery Tuesday morning and if you’re not already in there, do come chat with us in the FB group below. I posted a windswept video in there this morning about why I’ve not been as present lately and why that’s about to change!
See you in there!