If you’re a career-driven individual seeking to grow your business, then the desire for success is a given. What most find themselves in a slump, however, is how to approach that success. What is that thing that makes someone successful? Why don’t others have it?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What mindset do you have?
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    Is it the type where you play it safe within your comfort zone or the type where you like taking calculated risks? 
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    How do you react to the negative aspects of being in business?
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    Do you take criticisms and negative feedbacks personally?
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    Do you jump to action when a client asks you to do something?
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    Do you think that negative feedbacks, complaints, and other things that does not favour your business automatically makes you a failure?

It’s not just one thing that drives success. After all, success comes from your passion, your attitude, how you adapt to changes and challenges, your habits, your beliefs and your principles. But the one thing that turns all these factors into catalyst to success is your mindset.

​WHY IS MINDSET IMPORTANT?

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BENEFITS OF DEVELOPING A SUCCESS-DRIVEN MINDSET

Think about it. Staying positive all throughout will keep your mind clear and will help you avoid spiralling into second-guessing yourself and making mistakes along the way. Not only that, but you will see that your business will benefit from having a positive mindset.

YOU WILL GAIN A POSITIVE OUTLOOK

Having a positive outlook means that challenges and set backs have no bearing in discouraging you to move forward. In fact, being positive means that you see these hurdles as a means for you to improve on yourself or a chance for you to turn it around in your favour. 


YOU FOCUS ON MOVING FORWARD

This is another great benefit. It means that instead of dwelling on what has already happened and refusing to look towards the future, a successful person focuses on what else he can do in the present to move forwards towards that goal.

Focus on what you can do to improve yourself, what needs to get done to keep moving forward and visualise your successful business. A successful individual does not dwell, but instead, moves forward

YOU CAN FOCUS ON THE BUSINESS YOU WANT

Another great benefit of developing your mindset is that you can focus on the business you want. You run your business with the knowledge that YOU ARE CAPABLE. You are confident in your skills and experience to do your business.

Instead of treating your business as a hobby or a job, really look at it as a real business with real responsibilities, then you can achieve the business of your dreams.

HOW TO DEVELOP A WINNING MINDSET

Changing your current mindset and improving it for the better will take work. It’s not going to be as easy as it sounds because going against what we’re used to takes effort. If you want to succeed, however, improving your mindset for the better is the way to go.

VIEW LOSING CLIENTS AS AN OPPORTUNITY

Losing clients isn’t pretty. It can be depressing especially if you’ve already developed a history with that client or if an income from that client will cause a dent in your profits once it’s gone.

Instead of letting those thoughts drag you down, successful individuals see losing clients as some sort of challenge and a window for opportunity. Remember that when a door closes, another one will likely be opened to you. You just need to know where to look – and keep focussed on your end goal.

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Remember that good leaders lead by example. If you want to be successful, then you must have excellent leadership skills as well. Walk your talk and be someone others would want to follow. This means that you take responsibility and stop blaming other people or yourself.

DO SOME PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Create a personal development plan aimed to improve your outlook and make opportunities for additional skills. It’s a process that structures the way you think and see things. It helps you determine your priorities, the things you want to achieve, the skills and strengths you already have to help you achieve your goals and what else you need to develop and gain in the process.

FOLLOW OTHERS THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL

As the saying goes, a good leader is a good follower. Look for individuals who are doing great with their business with a mindset and success you want to emulate. Follow them through social media, blogs or their newsletters to get an in-depth look at how they approach their business. They do not necessarily have to be in your industry – but someone you respect what they say, do and live their lifes.

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS SERIOUSLY

This does not mean that you should stop having fun fulfilling your passion. This means that instead of doing a lax job at your business, you take it seriously and really look at it as a business, a venture. There’s no stopping you from having fun doing what you’re passionate about but imagine what else you can achieve if you consider your business seriously. You have the knowledge, experience and skills to grow your business. It’s time you take confidence in that and take your business seriously. Don’t be led by clients, staff or even family members. Take control of your business and run it professionally – take the emotion out of it (engage a mentor if need be to look at it rationally without emotion).

YOU ARE IMPORTANT, TOO

Your business is important, yes. But so are you. Know when it’s time to wind down and take a break. Remember that your success will rely on your well-being. You can’t call yourself a success if you’re physical, mental, emotional or all the aspects of your well-being have taken a severe hit in your climb to the top.

Remember, your health and well-being is important. You are important, too.

​SUMMARY

I will be honest. Developing your success-driven mindset will take work. It will take a lot of time, effort and a change in your outlook to develop a mindset that will help you with your business. But, remember, just because it’s hard doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing. That’s another thing you must remember to have a winning mindset.

Lastly, for you to succeed, treat your business as a client – take away the emotion. You know what a business needs – good decisions, mind on cashflow and profitability and focus on success.
Here’s to your business success.