A negative mindset can keep you from growing your business and reaching for more success. To be successful, you need to understand that mindset is everything. To start unlocking an unstoppable mindset, first, you need to look at what you're telling yourself.
Sometimes you can fall into a negative mindset without realising it. That's okay; it isn't your fault. It is your brain's weird way of protecting you if things go wrong. You know, if you didn't believe it would work then it is okay if it didn't, right?
The more your brain tells you it won't work, the less likely it is that it will work. Enter one of the hidden powers of the mind
Your thoughts and the words you say to yourself about your business are direct reflections of your mindset. Your words and your mindset work together to create your reality.
You want to be careful about what you say about your business because it will become true. Sometimes, we need to give our inner strength and confidence a bit of TLC.
With that in mind, I've come up with six keys to unlocking an unstoppable mindset.
Important note: these don't look like keys or confidence-building activities. They look like six things to avoid doing or to stop saying. Yeah, they are. But the first step to using these keys is recognising what you're doing. Only then can you make changes and develop a mindset of greatness!
Unlock Your Thinking & Open Your Mind
Do you expect the worst (and usually find it!)?
Despite what you think, expecting the worst isn't helpful. It doesn't prepare you or make you stronger. It merely makes it more likely that you'll find something to complain or worry about as life goes on.
Next time you're about to recount a horrible experience, ask yourself if you went into that experience expecting ora lousy outcome. If you did, you might have accidentally created this bad situation without realising it.
This key to unlocking an unstoppable mindset requires you to expect the best from every situation you enter into from now on. If you have a winning mindset, you're much more likely to succeed. Always look for what could go right, rather than what could go wrong.
Do you sometimes blame others for lack of success?
Some people seem to carry a list of reasons they're not successful in their back pocket. Ask a question about how their business is going and next thing you know, you're listening to twenty-five reasons they haven't succeeded.
The reason many business owners like that don't succeed is they're refusing to take responsibility for their choices. But no one can better themselves or their businesses until they're willing to own the choices they make.
This key to unlocking an unstoppable mindset requires you to take full responsibility for everything that happens in your life and business. I know it sounds harsh, but no one else is responsible for how successful you are.
Do you have a habit of never trying new things?
It's easy to get stuck in a rut without realising it. Often people release courses or e-books that are super successful. But keep creating similar products and end up coasting on their success.
Part of having a healthy mindset is challenging yourself regularly. Do things that are outside your comfort zone. Offer a different type of product. Reach out to an event coordinator and ask about speaking at their event. Participate in an affiliate contest.
This key to unlocking an unstoppable mindset requires you to open yourself up to trying new things. You will never know whether you can or can't do something unless you try. Trying new things is also great for your inner strength and confidence.
Changing your mindset is about tuning into your thoughts and listening to them. If you don't like what you're hearing, look for an e-book about mindset or consider booking a session with a business coach you like.
Things People Say That Stop Them Unlocking an Unstoppable Mindset
Do you say "I'm just playing around"?
If people say this, it implies that they aren't serious about building a real business.
If you don't take yourself seriously, neither will clients. As a result, you'll attract customers that will treat you poorly because you aren't broadcasting confidence in your business.
This key to unlocking an unstoppable mindset requires you to own your business. Own the fact that you work for yourself. Be proud of it and tell anyone who will listen about what you do. Doing this helps you become more confident and enthusiastic. Plus, it encourages potential clients to have faith in you and your skills.
Do you say "I'm not capable of success"?
There are many reasons people might feel like they can't be successful. Maybe no one's ever believed in them. Or perhaps they have always struggled just to get by with the basics.
This key to unlocking an unstoppable mindset requires you to recognise the importance of believing in yourself. Instead of talking about what a failure you are, remind yourself that you're worthy of success and that will you do what it takes to earn that success.
Do you say "I don't have a head for business"?
Low confidence can make people doubt their ability to succeed in business. But before you say this, consider that we often live out our words—even if we don't want.
This key to unlocking an unstoppable mindset requires you to, instead of listing all the reasons you can't run a business, encourage yourself by listing the reasons you will succeed.
For example, you might say, "I am capable of running a successful business. I'll take night classes at the local college to supplement any business skills I need to develop."
By saying this, you create your new reality. You're a successful business owner!
When talking about your business, choose your words carefully. Think about the business you want to create and speak as if you've already successfully built it.
Remember, mindset is everything. It doesn't matter what you're setting out to do, to be successful, you need to unleash the power of your mind.