There are 6 mindset shifts most business owners need to potentially make for long-term success. And, while mindset isn’t the only contributing factor to your future success, it is a critical one.
Start with an awareness of where you’re at now. Then consider where you might need to make a mindset shift. That way you can make sure your business journey isn’t unintentionally derailed by your thinking.
6 Mindset Shifts
These are the six most critical mindset shifts you might have to make in your thinking:
- VICTIM TO PLAYER
These terms describe the attitudes of defensiveness or openness we adopt in difficult situations and circumstances beyond our control.
- PLEASER TO TRUTH TELLER
Pleasing everyone is great for our ego, but it’s an absolute myth and impossibility.
- KNOW-IT-ALL TO LEARNER
Everyone you meet knows something you don’t. So, let them talk. And then listen with curiosity.
- CONTROLLER TO PARTNER
This isn’t limited to finance relationships. There is more than one version of the truth. And attitude determines your altitude.
- ENGAGEMENT TO ALIGNMENT
Try shifting your thinking, language and actions to how you can best align the talents, passion, ideas and technology of the people you work with to what is most needed to move forward. This simple shift often results in breakthrough thinking and activity.
- SURVIVE TO THRIVE
We often feel threatened by uncertainty when we have no way of predicting what lies ahead. But being stuck in survival mode keeps you from seeing the opportunity that can arise.
You need discipline and commitment to change your thinking. But it must be done to achieve the success you desire.
Business success begins with an ability to manage your own mind. Because you cannot lead others effectively until you can lead yourself first. So, the first step is being honest with yourself about your current mindset and what changes might need to be made.