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This Is How You Create the Right Mindset Which Will Lead to Success in Business




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Let’s say there are two businessmen both equally qualified and well-endowed with resources. While one thrives, the other barely survives the harsh business environment. What is the fundamental difference between these two businessmen, apart from their obvious success quotient?

The right mindset can make a huge difference. In order to grow and succeed as a businessperson, you need to have a firm belief in your ability to attain success, and that is only possible with a positive growth mindset.

One can go on and on arguing about the importance of competent marketing strategies for business growth, but a solid frame of mind and intuitiveness are the building blocks of a smart business startup.

Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck has conducted extensive research on the science of accomplishments and success, and concluded that having the right mindset can make all the difference in people’s’ lives. People with a fixed mindset fail to hone their skills, find it hard to adapt to a changing environment and are not interested in continuously learning – while  people with a growth mindset regularly strive for improvement by enhancing their skills, developing new ones and feeling passionate and inspired about what they do.     

Therefore, to make your mark in the business world, you need to create the right mindset, and this is where you can start:

1. Focus on self-development

Your business is your brain child, thus it is essentially an extension of you. If you wish to see your business reach new heights, you need to begin by focusing on self-development. Personal growth is a continuous process needing your utmost devotion every single day. Therefore, identify weaknesses which may hinder your business’s scalability and then work to overcome them.

Brutal honesty is the way to go here; you may have poor time management skills, a communication gap with your employees or failing customer relations. Pin pointing your shortcomings early on and understanding the importance of working on them can save you a lot of trouble later on. Devise a plan for effective time management, perform trust building exercises with your employees or put in place a CRM pipeline management system because you must do whatever it takes to improve yourself and your company.

2. Map out your goals

You set yourself up for success when you lay out a well thought out plan with distinctive goals to be completed within specific time limits. A comprehensive, targeted map outlining your business strategy in the long run motivates you to achieve every goal one at a time.

Completion of each goal instigates a sense of pride and contentment in you which compels you to keep moving full steam ahead. This feeling of achievement also keeps you positive and motivated all the while saving you from the shackles of developing a fixed mindset.

All you need is the plan, the roadmap, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale

3. Accept challenges

As an entrepreneur, you will encounter numerous physical, mental and financial challenges. Mental challenges are the first in a long list of hurdles that need to be tackled immediately before you can move ahead on your path to success.

Before initiating your entrepreneurial journey, you need to prepare yourself mentally for all the inevitable challenges you will come across, and realize that taking challenges head on is a crucial step for your survival and prosperity in the corporate world. The right mindset ensures you do not stumble in the face of setbacks and difficulties when your temperament and abilities are challenging. Instead, you accept them as a fundamental part of the journey of growth.

4. Follow the successful entrepreneurs

To create the right mindset, you can study and learn the traits of successful businessmen through research and study. Reading books about these prosperous business tycoons, listening to their interviews and attending their motivational speeches is a great way to begin your journey of establishing a growth mindset imperative for business growth. As a beginner, you can gather a lot of vital information on how to start your business venture and what to expect in the course of its evolution.

Moreover, each business magnate has faced his own set of pitfalls and hurdles down the road to success. Even though you will have your own unique set of challenges, you can construct a generic idea of what to expect and better prepare yourself to avoid the stumbling blocks sure to be laid out along your journey.

5. Be proactive

You need to be proactive and fight on the front lines if you want to conquer the business world. Being proactive dictates you taking control of your life instead of just watching it pass you by. If you want to lead your employees effectively, you may need to make difficult decisions to make sure your business survives. If you are proactive, then consequently you are pro-growth, and thus you have started to create the right mindset to create a thriving business.

“Real freedom is creative, proactive, and will take me into new territories. I am not free if my freedom is predicated on reacting to my past.” – Kenny Loggins

6. Don’t lose your sense of humor

Being a businessman can be a tumultuous and humbling experience that leave you drained yet exhilarated at the same time. The key to surviving this experience with your sanity intact is your ability to appreciate humor and laugh at your own mistakes.

If you let each setback pull you down, you will lose your sense of motivation and functionality. Embrace each hurdle as an elementary part of your business’s growth and appreciate it for providing you with another learning curve without losing your focus.

Having the right frame of mind is a singular job. You can seek guidance and take assistance but creating a right mindset leads you to success. Just remember that although initiating and running a business requires great effort, the rewards are manifolds and worth the pain.  

Do you have dreams to create your own business? Let us know what business you want to create and how we can help!

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Alycia Gordan is a freelance writer who loves to read and write articles on healthcare technology, fitness and lifestyle. She is a tech junkie and divides her time between travel and writing. You can find her on Twitter: @meetalycia

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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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