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6 Steps To Success For An Entrepreneurial Mindset

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The beauty of entrepreneurialism is that there is no structured career path and certainly no guarantees.

The entrepreneurs journey involves a myriad of twists and turns complete with unexpected diverges, challenges and obstacles. That is why it is important for an entrepreneur to have a mindset that enables them to navigate the inevitable highs and lows.

For success is not a destination, it is a journey.

An entrepreneur sets up a business that will either fail or succeed. If it fails they may start another business and if it succeeds they may hold onto it for a few years before selling it, only to start all over again.

Irrespective of where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, if you are just starting out or an experienced professional here are six steps to create a mindset set for success:

 

1. Dance to your own tune

Be an authentic leader not a follower. It does not matter how many people do what you do, the fact of the matter is no one will do it the way you do it.

People are drawn to you for your unique gifts and talents. Learn from others whilst remaining authentic. If you are not authentic, people see straight through it.

 “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine” – John.C.Maxwell

2. Admire without idolising

It is inspiring to admire people for what they have achieved however it can be taken too far.

It is easy to get caught up with the success of people you admire and want to emulate them. We have the same traits as those we admire whether we see it or not.

When you put someone on a pedestal, you are also putting yourself down.

Take the time to realise where you have those same traits. Then utilise your precious time and energy to dream big, stay inspired and focus on achieving your own goals.

 

3. See both sides

In business and life in general, aim to see both sides. Quite often we are motivated to act by seeing the benefits over the drawbacks. This is how we make decisions, by searching for things that give us more pleasure than pain.

However, if you can take a step back and look at both sides before acting that prepares you for whatever comes your way and ensures you refrain from getting too excited or stressed. As Dr John Demartini says: “If you are too excited about something, you are not ready for it”.

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4. The Power of meditation

Aim to set aside 10-20 minutes per day to quiet your mind. Meditation enables you to get to know yourself better by connecting to your soul.

This gives you access to information you will not receive by thinking logically about it.

Our mind is too busy and by quietening the mind daily it gives us the guidance and visions that are connected with our heart in order to reach our true purpose in life.

This one step alone changes your life. When we seek answers from within we are able to stay strong, live on purpose and have a greater impact in the world.

 

5. Appreciation

Every morning or evening, spend 5 minutes writing down everything you are grateful for in your life. We can often take things and people for granted.

By appreciating even the smallest things like a cup of coffee in the morning, a walk on the beach, or your best friend it helps us to focus on the many blessings we have right now.

As opposed to being on the continuing search of wanting more and feeling dissatisfied.  This enables you to live in the present moment and ride out the waves of highs and lows.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

6. Beware the seesaw of praise and criticism

The universe offers us a balance of support and challenge with 50% of the world loving us and the other 50% disliking us.

When we become reliant on external validation it makes us hungry for more and results in lessening the impact you have. It alters the message you are sending as you are overly concerned about others perception.

Likewise, understand the benefits of being criticised such as: implementing better systems for your business, creating an improved version of your keynote speech, or notice how it is helping to make you a stronger, more resilient person.

When we allow life to flow and focus on serving others, this is when we truly impact others lives and add the most value to the world.

By being less emotional, you have more vitality and a more balanced mind, which is crucial for success as an entrepreneur.

 

These 6 steps allow you to experience the entrepreneurial journey with fewer highs and lows.

Angelina Zimmerman is a Head Coach & Trainer who specialises in mindset coaching and workshops to help people shift their mindset from a fixed to a growth mindset in order to promote exponential growth to achieve personal and professional goals.

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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