Mindset Tricks of Small Business Owners

Small business owners know that owning their own business is one of the best things they’ve done for themselves and their lives but do you want to know what sets the successful apart from the wannabe entrepreneurs?

It’s not money, brilliant ideas, or even powerful friends. I mean yes, those are things that are great to have but are not really a necessary ingredient for success. What is a must though is having a good attitude because, without the proper mindset, it will always feel like a battle and eventually lead to burnout and this will look something like this:

  • 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 (whatever “it” is) better

And before you know it, you either ignore your best idea or you’ll have talked yourself right out of launching your business, asking for a JV partnership, or writing your book. In no time at all, you’ll be back at your day job, 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

As business owners, we’re in charge of our wardrobe but it can be challenging to maintain motivation. It can be helpful to dress up even if you’re working from home. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love wearing my sweatpants and T-shirts but it can really help your mindset if you ditch the yoga pants. You’ll suddenly find you feel more confident, and like you can conquer the world.

Looking Ahead for Progression

A truly confident business owner will always be looking for ways to advance their career and progress to the next level. Becoming complacent and settling for second best is not an option when you want to be truly successful. For example, if you’re in the trucking industry you may be looking into how to become an owner-operator so that you can reap the rewards of being your own boss. There are a number of profitable ventures always within reach as long as you are always open to the idea of taking the next step in your career.

Never Let Fear Drive Your Decisions

Instead of telling yourself that you can’t afford to hire a virtual assistant or work with a coach, try reframing your thoughts.

Ask yourself, “How can I earn the money to invest in hiring a virtual assistant or a coach?”

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.

Check out my email coaching offer if you’re wanting to get support, brainstorm power, and get clarity on your next steps.

About the author

Petra Monaco is an artist, author, and professional problem solver for creatives, rebels, and multi-passionates.

She is here to help you remove frustration from your life and achieve your creative dreams with more ease and confidence.

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