Ready to start your online business? Step 1: Mindset

Starting your own online business can be one of the most exciting times in your life. People have various reasons for wanting to start a business. Any of these sound familiar to you:

  1. Wanting to be your own boss
  2. Creating your own daily schedule
  3. Spending more time with your family
  4. Traveling more
  5. Financial freedom

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, you are not alone. Many people desire these things when they think of starting a business. Unfortunately for many, they never even start a business due to one reason……FEAR.

Any of these questions sound familiar:

  1. What if I fail and have to go back to my 9-5? (fear of failure)
  2. What if my business takes off faster than I can keep up with it? (fear of success)
  3. What if I can’t balance working full-time, my family, and starting a new business? (fear of the unknown)
  4. What if my family and friends don’t support my new business? (fear of not being supported)
  5. What if I can’t make a consistent income? What about benefits and a retirement fund? (fear of the unknown)

All of these questions are wrapped in fear. Have you asked any of them yourself? Have any of them kept you locked in a job in which you are not happy? If you answered “yes” to ANY of these questions, you are not alone. Unfortunately for many people, they never get to experience the incredible feeling of being their own boss. However, this does not have to be the case for you!

So, how do you eliminate these fears, so that you can begin the journey of owning your own business?  Over the next 4 weeks, you will receive practical steps you can implement TODAY in order to kick fear to the curb and get started on the road to entrepreneurship!

Step 1: Create a Success Mindset

Your mindset is the #1 asset you need to have in order to have a successful business. Your thoughts determine your level of success, and therefore they must be positive and encouraging. There is power in your thoughts and words!

One strategy you can use to create a success mindset is visualization. It involves you creating a mental account of a major milestone in your business (i.e. getting your first paying client, achieving your first 5 figure month, etc.). Write out this account in VERY vivid detail. Include such things as what you are wearing, what you are saying, what you are doing, etc. when you experience that milestone. Play this picture over and over in your mind for the next 7 days.

A second incredible strategy to use is speaking daily affirmations. This involves you writing and speaking positive and powerful statements about your business. Some examples may include: “I am a successful and profitable businesswoman”, “I attract my ideal clients every day”, etc. Have about 10-15 affirmations you speak everyday throughout your day. Try this for the next 7 days.

A third powerful strategy to use to create a success mindset is journal writing. Use that journal to record your weekly goals, visualizations, affirmations, and weekly reflections. Writing things down is an excellent way to hold yourself accountable, keep track of your accomplishments, and document your business growth! Commit to writing in your journal for the next 7 days.

Many people fail to truly understand how much your mindset affects your business and its growth. As you work on developing a success mindset, you will notice positive changes in both your business and your life. I challenge you to implement these 3 strategies over the next 7 days. Let me know how things are you going for you!

 

About The Author

Beverly Walthour

Beverly Walthour is a Business Strategist for Christian female coaches and consultants. She helps you attract high paying clients in 12 weeks or less!

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