I strongly believe that no matter how far you come in your business there is a constant up-levelling that occurs. Just when you feel you’ve overcome one mindset block that was holding you back, another one rears it’s ugly head.
I’m not sharing this to make you fearful, but rather to share that no matter where you are on the journey, someone has walked that path before you, and had to deal with the same mindsets, beliefs and myths being thrown at them.
That’s why I want to share with you 3 myths I’ve personally bought into and how you can move past them in order to take your business to the next level.
It's an easy assumption to make, that every new entrepreneur who decides to throw in the 9-to-5 and start building a business on their terms would be dreaming about the success that this new venture will bring them. Chances are they've done their due-diligence, created those all-important business plans and got their financials in order. So why is it that, according to The Huffington Post, 95% of startups will fail in the first year?
Were they a little too eager to challenge the status quo? Was their no market for their idea? Did they blow their budget on a meaningless low-impact marketing campaigns?
While all of these are very important factors to consider when building a new business or launching a new product, there's one key factor that's at play that, that isn't taught in a business textbook. Your Mindset.
As renowned innovator, Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right." So if all that's standing in the way of you creating that dream business is your mindset, what are the mindset shifts that you need to make to make it a reality?
Myth #1 - There isn't enough time
You've heard it before - you have exactly the same amount of hours in the day as Beyonce. But let's bring that a little closer to home.
You have exactly the same amount of hours in the day as anyone else who is also creating a business of their own, launching a new product or doing epic things online.
When we tell ourselves that we "don't have time for that" what we're really saying is "that is not my priority right now." Whether that be to make those much-needed tweaks to your website, respond to that email that's been floating in our inbox for over a week or to take on that new client project. The fact of the matter is that you DO have the time to do it, you just don't want to give that task priority right now.
When we change our internal dialogues conversation we move from a lack mindset (feeling like we're a slave to our Google Calendar) to a mindset that allows us to have a choice and be in control of the way that we use our most valuable resource - OUR TIME.
I have more than enough time to create joyfully
Myth #2 - I can't afford that
If you've heard of the Law of Attraction, you'll know that 'like attracts like.' When it comes to money the same rule applies and as the saying goes 'You've got to spend money to make money.' However, it's not about blowing your hard-earned money on frivolous pursuits, it's about spending your money mindfully by investing in things that will benefit and grow your business.
Mindfully investing opens up your mindset to see every dollar you spend on your business as an opportunity to invite in more abundance. By investing in the right things, at the right time you give yourself more freedom to work fully in your zone of genius, which is the reason you started your business in the first place.
When we move from a mindset that tells us we don't have enough money, to a mindset that shows us that investing our money wisely will bring more money into our business, we are asking ourselves 'how much is this hour worth to me?'
For example, you could spend 100 hours tweaking your website, getting increasingly frustrated with every minute that goes by. Or you could invest in a web-designer that will have your site sorted in a fraction of that time, allowing you to get on with the business of doing your business (and thus allowing you to attract more abundance).
I allow money to flow freely to me to support my business' growth
Myth #3 - I'm not good enough (yet)
Business mogul, Marie Forleo shares the message that 'The world needs that special gift that only YOU have'. But in an online marketplace, where you're constantly seeing everything that others are creating, it's very easy to fall into the trap of comparing everything that you're creating to what others are doing. We often let our fear of things not being perfect hold us back from launching that new product, writing that blog post or offering that new service. We procrastinate from putting our work out into the world by doing hundreds of 'plans' and hours of frivolous preparation.
When you keep focused on your own journey and the benefit you bring your clients and customers, what others are doing is barely a blimp on your radar. By changing your mindset from believing that you are not good enough to focusing on the value you bring to your clients, the purpose is no longer about you. You're here to make an impact on the world. So it's about time that you did just that, and stopped letting fear get in the way.
I have plenty of value to offer my clients, exactly where I am right now.
It has been said that ‘running a business is the biggest personal development lesson that you’ll ever learn’ and I whole-heartedly believe it. Business plans, financial plans and marketing plans are all important but completely obsolete if you don’t look after yourself and your mindset. Is there a limiting self-belief holding you back? Instead of buying into idea, try shifting the energy and see where it takes you. Because I truly believe that you have the ability to build your big, beautiful business!
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