Maybe you’ve scheduled a vacation (and yes, you should definitely take one).
Or perhaps your business has slowed down because so many of your partners and customers are away for a break. Either way, summer is generally slower than the rest of the year, with the exception of Christmas season.
So why not use some of that extra time to think about what helps you make your business successful: The right mindset!
So today, I’m going to share three key features of a winning entrepreneurial mindset that can help you grow your business if you apply them.
What are the features of a Winning Entrepreneurial Mindset?
There are a range of features, but I picked out three that are probably the most important features of an entrepreneurial mindset. First, realize that you’re dealing with YOUR business. Next, focus on the positive, especially in terms of what you want to accomplish. And third, look at time like an entrepreneur! You’ll be surprised at the difference it will make.
1) It’s YOUR business
When you own a business, you’re the one who is ultimately responsible for its success. Sure, there are outside factors that can have an impact on your business’s bottom line, but you’re the one who must decide what to do about it. It’s YOUR business how your business is doing.
Don’t go about it in a guilt-tripping way, though. Approach it from a sense of empowerment. You’re in charge, and you make the decisions. And you get to take credit for a successful outcome.
2) Focus on the positive (i.e., your goals)
I need to qualify what I mean by focusing on the positive… Focusing on the positive doesn’t mean to ignore what’s not going so well. Instead, as you notice things you’d like to change, keep your focus on the desired outcome, not on your fears and worries. Focus on changing things for the better.
You know that saying about the glass being half full only too well. And that’s a good start. But don’t stop there. After all, there’s such a thing as a refill. Remember, if things aren’t going the way you want them to go, you can get a refill.
3) Entrepreneurial time
Time is different for entrepreneurs. When employees have clocked their time, they get to leave for the day. As an entrepreneur, you don’t have that option. You may even still be thinking about your business or pondering ideas when you should be fast asleep.
Now I don’t recommend that you let your business keep you up at night. It’s crucial to get enough sleep to keep your brain in top working order – and you’ll NEED it to be functioning at top capacity. Yet it’s important to realize that there’s often no clear division between time spent in (as well as on) your business, and time spent on other aspects of your life. The key is to work smarter, not harder… In short, be sure to nurture a winning entrepreneurial mindset.
Interested in saving time and money on running your business? We have some tips for you at http://cranelink.info/savetimeandmoney