What mindset habits do successful entrepreneurs have that set them apart?
After having helped thousands of new coaches transform their mindsets and go from employee to entrepreneur, I’ve identified those top habits for you.
Habit #1: Always know what you’re working towards (Most important of the mindset habits!)
According to science, visualization is a powerful way to get what you want.
Close your eyes and imagine your dream business and life scenario.
Get very specific: Where are you waking up in the morning? What is the first thing you see when you open your eyes? How do you feel? What is the first thing you do when you get out of bed? What do you eat? Who are you with? WHERE are you? And what does the rest of your day look like?
How much work are you doing? How much money are you making? And how do you feel about your life?
The reason this is so important is because at the end of the day…
Every minute of your life is a decision. What you’re saying, working on, eating, wearing, feeling, loving, hating, and doing. You decide.
And where you are in your life is the result of each of those decisions.
Once you’re clear on where you want to be, then, you can control each and every decision so that it helps brings you closer to your end goal. (Need a guide on goal setting? Here you go.)
It all starts with you deciding on what you want, keeping it in mind, and knowing that every action you take is bringing you one step closer.
So do this right now, and enjoy visualizing what you want. It’s your life, and you get to choose what it looks like.
Habit #2: Maintain only beliefs that serve you
What you believe is your reality.
Literally. A belief is a thinking pattern you’ve developed over the years that has formed your image of what you perceive to be the truth. As far as your mind is concerned, your beliefs are your truth.
A classic example of this: Here in the U.S., being tan is considered attractive. However, in other cultures, the reverse is true, and the paler you are, the better.
So place the same fit, tan woman in front of someone from the U.S. and someone from China, and the first will consider her highly attractive while the second will consider her the exact opposite.
The physical reality of this woman’s appearance is exactly the same, but because of each viewer’s perception, what is “real” for each of them is completely different.
This applies to all beliefs. What you perceive to be true is—for you—the only truth.
That’s why your beliefs define you—who you think you are and what you think you can do.
Think about it this way…
If you are a coach and you think, “I can’t sell my coaching program for $x, I’m not worth $x, why would anyone want to pay me that?” What do you think is going to happen?
Do you think someone else is going to say, “No, you ARE worth that, let me pay you right now?”
Probably not. And you probably wouldn’t even bother ever asking for $x, in which case, you’ll never be paid that. And because of that, you’ll continue believing that you’re not worth $x. It’s a vicious cycle.
So take a few minutes and write down what are you’re thinking about your ability to succeed as an entrepreneur and your worth and ability to sell at a certain price.
You’ll probably be surprised at some of the thoughts.
That’s GOOD, because once you recognize them, THEN, you can start training yourself to re-program those thoughts into ones that actually serve you.
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Habit #3: Consistently exercise…your mindset
Now, you might try these two exercises I just shared and start realizing some aha’s, BUT, we’re talking about mindset habits here, not just exercises.
Because your mindset is like a muscle: You don’t exercise it just once and then expect that it’ll stay in shape forever. In fact, having a daily mindset routine is one of the most important things you need to do to succeed in business. According to research, mental practices are almost as effective as physical practice.
You have lots of options for what exactly you do, and I’m going to share some of them with you. If you want to know my own mindset and morning routine, check out the video in the description below where I share a detailed breakdown of my own routine.
One option is to use affirmations, to consistently re-program your thoughts with ones that serve you.
You can also practice visualization, where you visualize the exact outcome you want to achieve.
Or, you can use journaling to get clear on exactly what you are thinking and want to be thinking.
These are just a few options to help you get started.
The most important thing when it comes to mindset habits, like with physically working out, is to just get started. Then, as you figure out more what you like and what works for you, you’ll naturally settle on the most powerful daily practice for YOU.