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7 Key Elements to Changing Your Mind to a Business Mindset

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Self-development is important and if you’ve decided to work on yourself, you’re already on the right path. The important thing to know is that it’s absolutely possible to become a completely different person if you put in enough time and effort.

Here are the 7 key elements to changing your mind and life:

1. Mindset

The way you think about your life and yourself will determine the success of what you do. It’s about changing the way you think fundamentally rather than temporarily. Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, but even if you aren’t one, you can still be an entrepreneur.

You should understand you are the one who decides the way you will think and act throughout your life. It’s entirely up to you to have a certain attitude towards this or that. If you see that what you are doing or the way you are thinking isn’t helping you, change it.

Stop meekly accepting whatever life throws at you. Rebel if you need to. Get things to be done your way. The long-term success of your business depends on your ability to adapt. Find something you love doing and fight for it. Your life depends on it.

2. Determination

One of the most important personality traits of any successful businessman is determination. It’s not just about being strong enough to endure the challenges you encounter or having a strong will and persistence, but also about being prepared. Planning your strategy is essential to succeed.

Of course, you will often need to alter your plans and sometimes you will get into situations that couldn’t have been predicted. This doesn’t mean that you should go in unprepared every single time. You don’t want to be “blind” as this will only increase the probability of everything going utterly wrong.

If a person is determined, they are truly ready to stand by their decisions and do all the necessary hard work to achieve great things in their life. No famous person simply sat and waited for success to fall into their hands just like that. You need to act.

“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.” – Gale Sayers 

3. Relationships

Just like anything else, business is about relationships. Building strong and lasting relationships is one of the most essential aspects of success both in business and in life itself. If you can connect with people, they will connect with you too.

Successful entrepreneurs and businessmen are usually the ones who know how to build relationships as these are crucial for growth and survival. If you are an introvert and aren’t used to communicating with people a lot, it may be a bit harder for you to do that.

Once you establish a relationship with someone, you must not forget to grow it and continue developing this bond in some way. Otherwise, it may fade. Strong relationships with your family, friends, colleagues, and business partners are all equally important.

4. Leadership

What does it mean to be a great leader? There will be many answers to that question and they will be different because being a great leader involves many different things. You have a lot of responsibility when you’re a leader.

Leadership is about taking risks and keeping the morale of your employees high. It’s about thinking fast and coordinating everything in a way that is most effective. A good leader values their people and knows when to recognize the achievements they had.

Leadership is about teaching and learning. It’s about doing things instead of asking. The majority of successful businessmen are leaders who know how to adapt, take risks, act fast, and stay optimistic.

5. Business Knowledge

It’s a popular misconception that successful businessmen manage their businesses well just because of how charismatic they are. While that may be true to an extent, it’s a largely inaccurate picture. Knowledge is power, and this statement is especially true when it comes to business.

A good entrepreneur will know their business in and out. And not just the business itself but also the industry and the competitors. You want and need to be aware of everything going on around you even when others don’t see something crucial to the case. Read between the lines and get different perspectives.

Logically, you can’t possibly know absolutely everything. After all, we are only human. This is why you need to educate yourself continuously. Experience is great, but theoretical knowledge is also very important. Read books, take courses, and practice self-education.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

6. Swimming Upstream

There is a phrase people often use to tell someone to figure out the situation and just roll with it – “go with the flow.” As a businessman, you will often notice you need to go against the current and swim upstream. Things don’t always work the way everyone thinks they do.

Throughout your life, you will need to change direction many times. Maybe you’ll need to change your image, your job, your strategy, or even your life. That’s absolutely fine because that’s what life is about. Just keep fighting for what you love. Remember that you have an aim, and if you don’t, set one for yourself and work towards it. It’s for your own good that you are working right now. Don’t quit and don’t give up. When the whole world is telling you to move, turn around and say, “No, you move.”

7. Resolution To Succeed

Don’t forget this very important step which is setting yourself up to succeed. You can succeed in anything, but know It won’t be easy. Resolve yourself to achieve something, so that nothing can stop you. Allow yourself to dream a little and give yourself hope. If you really understand that you can succeed and persuade yourself that it’s possible, you will be able to do things that you didn’t even know you could do.

To summarize, becoming successful in life requires patience, dedication, and hard work. Follow the advice in this article to become a better version of yourself and change your mind and life into a business focused one.

How do you stay determined to reach your goals and aspirations? What suggestions would you provide for people reading this article? Share your advice below!

Anna Medina is a specialist in different types of writing. She graduated from the Interpreters Department, but creative writing became her favorite type of work. Now she improves her skills while working as a specialist at writing service review websites Pick The Writer, Writing Judge to assist a lot of students all over the world and has free time for another work, as well. Always she does her best in the posts and articles.

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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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