How To Uplevel Your Mindset as an Entrepreneur
You have officially registered your business, your home office is set up, your website has been designed, and you are ready to start taking clients. It’s your first day as a full-time entrepreneur. You sit down and sip your coffee while opening up a new tab to start the first task on your to-do list. Suddenly, your stomach pinches with hesitation and you are gripped with fear.
Can I actually do this? Who do I think I am? Will I ever run a successful business?
Chances are, if you’ve taken the leap into entrepreneurship, you’ve been overtaken by doubts like these at one point or another. You may have even questioned your sanity to leave a steady, secure path that has been approved by society and laid out in front of you. But along the way, you’ve trusted your intuition to take the next step, and the next step, and the one after that, and now you find yourself - here.
All that you require to keep moving forward successfully is a simple mindset shift - and to tell yourself everyday that you are capable of achieving your dreams. Along my entrepreneurial journey with Majestic Media Solutions, I have certainly experienced the highs and lows that accompany forging your own path. I have gathered a few strategies that have consistently assisted me in upleveling my mindset - and consequently - upleveled my business.
Be Conscious of What You Feed Your Mind
When you wake up in the morning, do you immediately turn on the news, scroll through Instagram and let your mind run on autopilot while mentally flipping through the dozens of tasks that you must complete that day? Do you listen to the radio while being bombarded with commercial after commercial? Are you a reality-TV addict?
Not that there is anything wrong with Instagram or the radio, however, if you want to improve your mindset, you must be aware of the ‘mind food’ that you are taking in during your work week. To start your day on the right foot, I suggest replacing the radio with podcasts in the car, your morning social media scroll with a business article, and your evening television binge with an hour-long date with a personal development book.
As an entrepreneur myself, I absolutely love listening to podcasts, attending business seminars to meet like-minded individuals, and absorbing as many business strategy articles as I can. Taking the time to slowly integrate educational tools into your routine will be a game-changer.
If you’re looking for recommendations, here are a few to get you started:
⊹ 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Book by Stephen Covey
⊹ Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: Book by Carol Dweck
⊹ Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: Book by Joe Dispenza
⊹ Building an Empire: Book by Brian Carruthers
Set Up Positive Daily Habits
I’ve learned from practice that when I am experiencing positive emotions, my work is exponentially better. Taking the time to develop habits that get me into alignment is a core tenet of my positive entrepreneurial mindset. What is alignment, you wonder? Simply put, alignment is deliberately feeling good.
I strongly suggest forming a solidified routine of habits uniquely tailored to you. Doing so will reduce decision fatigue, which is the notion that our brains have a limited number of positive decisions that it can make per day. By streamlining certain elements of your day, you are reserving a greater quantity of brain power to excel in your business.
Maybe tomorrow, you start by automatically make yourself a matcha tea, taking ten minutes to stretch on your yoga mat, and writing out your top three tasks for the day before beginning your work. Or perhaps you begin to work from a nearby coffee shop every morning to set yourself up for success. To increase afternoon productivity, you may begin a daily outdoor walk with your pet as your lunchtime mental break.
Create an experiment in 2019 to find your ideal daily routine of habits that bring you into alignment, and I guarantee your mindset - and business results - will skyrocket.
Focus on Your Zone of Genius and Outsource the Rest
Are you a writer who detests the ever-changing algorithms of social media? Do you run an online artisan shop but don’t want to spend the time you know you should to expand your customer base?
Every successful entrepreneur advocates for focusing on your zone of genius in your business and outsourcing tasks that you consider a burden on your time and mental energy. At Majestic Media Solutions, we offer innovative digital marketing services so that you can focus on your passion.
By outsourcing your marketing, you’ll be able to grow your customer base behind the scenes. We understand that not everyone is a marketing expert - and that’s where we come in.