The Mental Game – Attitudes of Successful Entrepreneurs

[svpVideo v=1] Welcome to The Mental Game.  In this presentation, we’re going to be covering four intriguing attitudes of successful entrepreneurs.    You may not even want to call these attitudes; you might want to call them characteristics or traits or behaviors, or even habits.   But I thought it would be cool to look […]

These mindsets also reveal themselves to us later in life.
Think back to someone you know in high school who had everything going well for them. They were intelligent, talented, and personable, and seemed to have everything in order. But in recent years, you reconnect with this person on social media or at a high school reunion.
You’re shocked to learn that their life took off early and then seems to have fizzled out or stagnated.
Most likely, this is a person who has a fixed mindset and could not continue growing and evolving in the way that you’d expected.

On the other hand, if you reconnect with someone who has a growth mindset, they might have gone on to achieve more than you ever expected.
The person may not have seemed like the type who was bound for great things, but over time, they might have started a business or achieved great success elsewhere.
Mindset is situational.
You may use one or the other mindsets in certain situations, as well as at different times of your life.

For example, when you’re facing a new situation where you’re unsure of yourself and not confident, you’re more likely to adopt a fixed mindset.
You may adopt more of a growth mindset in activities where you’re more engaged or experienced.

In any case, defaulting to a fixed mindset, whether situationally or for a large portion of your life, can limit your success, health, and happiness in the long-term.

  1. Our mindset is a collection of beliefs. It includes beliefs about basic qualities like your intelligence, talents, and personality. Mindset can be positive or negative.
  2. 3. •Today ,we will look at your “INNER CRITIC”
  3. 4. MINDSET OF THE ENTREPRENEUR •Your mindset and its beliefs can be totally unconscious. •It’s not always easy to identify your beliefs
  4. 5. MINDSET OF THE ENTREPRENEUR •You may think you believe in something but when it comes to acting on your belief and you acted differently, your subconscious is affecting your actions.
  5. 6. MINDSET OF THE ENTREPRENEUR •Do you believe in complete honesty or •are you willing to tell lies?
  6. 7. •For many people, a negative mindset manifests itself as an “INNER CRITIC .”
  7. 8. •This is an inner voice or private conversation that occurs in your mind on continuous repeat mode behind your conscious thoughts.
  8. 9. •Your inner critic tells you that •“you’re wrong,” •“you’re bad” at the task at hand, •“you’re inadequate,” or •“you lack the worth” you see in other successful individuals •You will FAIL!
  9. 10. •It acts as a judge, condemning you to failure at every turn
  10. 11. •Some people are AWARE of the INNER CRITIC •Some people are not aware they have the INNER CRITIC •HOWEVER, the INNER CRITIC is working behind the scenes regardless as it is NEGATIVE MINDSET
  11. 12. •EVEN if you are AWARE of this INNER CRITIC you may not know how to deal with it.
  12. 13. •Many people believe that the INNER CRITIC is themselves talking and identify with it and pay attention to it in terms of the actions they take in life and these negative beliefs can sabotage your life and thwart your success.
  13. 14. •The INNER CRITIC is the negative beliefs that we have been exposed to through experiences in the past, •through growing up in our environment and culture •And through learned habits of thinking from our past. •If you accept these negative beliefs consciously or unconsciously, this INNER
  14. 15. •If you accept these negative beliefs consciously or unconsciously, this INNER CRITIC affects your decisions and actions in the present and in the future if you don’t change your mindset.
  15. 16. •All of us have an inner critic. •The first step to cultivating a mindset for success is to become aware of these negative thoughts and the impact they have on you. •Once you’ve become aware of this inner voice, •you’ve taken the first step toward releasing its grip on you.
  16. 17. •The wonderful thing about mindset is that it’s malleable. •It can be developed or evolved.
  17. 18. •The negative mindset that’s holding you back was shaped through experiences in the past and learned habits of thinking. •Through even the smallest shifts in awareness or thinking habits, you can make profound differences, and eventually take control of your mindset and steer it toward positivity and success.
  18. 19. MINDSET OF THE ENTREPRENEUR •Next week, the two types of Mindset
  19. 20. •To develop a success mindset, get my e-book “Develop your Success Mindset” at http://jgtips.com/smindset. •Subscribe to Solopreneur Success Strategies show on Youtube at •http://jgtips.com/youtube

1. Mindset of the Entrepreneur Positive Attitude Passion Action Taker Embrace Change Determination-Persistence-Relentless Willing to take Failure as Feedback – Caleb Wojcik The Why – The Big Picture Patience but actiontaker – Hector Cuevas Willingness to Learn Willingness to Listen and Share with Others
2. Mindset of the Entrepreneur Imperfect Action is better than no Action Jane Gardner
3. Positive Attitude Passion Action Taker Embrace Change Persistence Failure as Feedback The “Big Why” Patience Willingness to Learn
4. Willingness to Listen
5. Listen to your Market
6. On the Internet, it’s easy to find people asking questions, commenting, sharing content, and giving their opinions
7. These websites are a goldmine of opportunity for marketers.
8. If you can find out where your target market is talking, all you need to do is listen.
9. They’ll tell you everything you need to know in order to connect them to products and services they need.
10. Online forums and question-and-answer sites help you in a number of ways. You can use them to discover what topics are hot right now.
11. On forums and question sites, you can find good respondents for your surveys and other market research.
12. A Smart Entrepreneur does regular listening to the market to see what the customer wants!
13. Find out where your target market hangs out online and then join the discussion.
14. Start by identifying your audience as thoroughly as possible.
15. You can also do a survey asking your current customers about their online activities or where they like to interact with their favorite brands.
16. Wherever that is, become a fly on the wall and soak it in. If you listen well, you’ll gather a treasure trove of information.
17. The ability to listen to the market and understand its pain and problems will help you in your success as an Entrepreneur.
18. Listening to your Market is a Trait of the Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset
19. Mindset of the Entrepreneur Develop your Success Mindset” at http://jgtips.com/smindset Subscribe to Solopreneur Success Strategies channel at http://jgtips.com/youtube

  1. 1. Mindset of the Entrepreneur Positive Attitude Passion Action Taker Embrace Change Determination-Persistence-Relentless Willing to take Failure as Feedback – Caleb Wojcik The Why – The Big Picture Patience but actiontaker – Hector Cuevas Willingness to Learn Willingness to Listen and Share with Others
  2. 2. Mindset of the Entrepreneur Imperfect Action is better than no Action Jane Gardner
  3. 3. Positive Attitude Passion Action Taker Embrace Change Persistence Failure as Feedback The “Big Why” Patience Willingness to Learn
  4. 4. Willingness to Listen
  5. 5. Relationships are based on reciprocity.
  6. 6. This is obvious to most business people,
  7. 7. but what is the ratio of your giving and taking?
  8. 8. Does it appear to the other person that you talk and never listen
  9. 9. In a good relationship, there’s always a dialog
  10. 10. You should always strive to listen
  11. 11. more than you talk.
  12. 12. “Emotional intelligence,” was first used in 1990. Emotional intelligence is commonly described as the ability to perceive, evaluate,
  13. 13. and manage emotions in others and ourselves.
  14. 14. Many experts consider it to be
  15. 15. a better indicator for success than someone’s IQ.
  16. 16. Your ability to manage yourself and others
  17. 17. is dependent on your emotional intelligence.
  18. 18. Try these techniques to develop and
  19. 19. increase your emotional intelligence:
  20. 20. Accept responsibility for your emotions and actions. Realize that outside influences
  21. 21. don’t determine your emotions and behavior.
  22. 22. You can view things from a different perspective, and choose how you’ll respond.
  23. 23. Work on your listening skills.
  24. 24. If you force yourself to focus 100% on
  25. 25. whoever you’re interacting with,
  26. 26. you’ll be in a better position to notice and evaluate what they’re thinking and feeling.
  27. 27. It isn’t easy to hide one’s emotions,
  28. 28. but you still have to pay attention.
  29. 29. The more information you have,
  30. 30. the better you can respond.
  31. 31. Develop self-awareness.
  32. 32. Few of us monitor
  33. 33. our thoughts, emotions, and behavior.
  34. 34. Ask yourself throughout the day
  35. 35. what you’re feeling.
  36. 36. Is the way you’re feeling
  37. 37. negatively affecting your choices?
  38. 38. Are you choosing your behaviors in an
  39. 39. intelligent manner or
  40. 40. allowing others to push your buttons?
  41. 41. Keep the focus on responding.
  42. 42. Those with lower levels
  43. 43. of emotional intelligence react,
  44. 44. rather than respond.
  45. 45. Responding requires thought and consideration.
  46. 46. When you respond,
  47. 47. you’re making a decision.
  48. 48. Reacting is more like a reflex.
  49. 49. There’s no thought involved.
  50. 50. Have you ever regretted saying or doing something without thinking it through?
  51. 51. How would you have handled the situation differently?
  52. 52. What can you do to give yourself
  53. 53. the mental space to
  54. 54. respond more effectively in the future?
  55. 55. Take a breath and REALLY listen to what the other is saying in context to the situation
  56. 56. Mindset of the Entrepreneur Develop your Success Mindset” at http://jgtips.com/smindset Subscribe to Solopreneur Success Strategies channel at http://jgtips.com/youtube
  1. Teddy Roosevelt understood the relationship between fearlessness and vulnerability. In his 1920 speech he delivered at the Sorbonne, he said:
  2. 9. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
  3. 10. who strived valiantly; who errs, who comes again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming
  4. 11. but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best
  5. 12. who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
  1. Life is a cycle of learning and growth.
  2. It is possible to spend too much time learning
  3. and not taking action of what you learn.
  4. Some people turn into information junkies.
  5. Taking action even imperfect action from
  6. what you learn will get you moving forward.
  7. Two types of learning
  8. from knowledge
  9. from experience
  10. You can cram your head full of knowledge
  11. but if you don’t use it, you won’t learn from the experience.
  12. For example
  13. you can learn all the grammar, syntax and vocabulary
  14. of Japanese language
  15. but you need to practice in order to
  16. learn from the experience of speaking and listening to the language.
  17. Until you put into practice what you have learned
  18. you won’t grow as experience is the teacher.
  19. Keep the learning time to a maximum
  20. Time limit stops you from over-learning.
  21.  Time limit also allows you time to
  22.  practice what you learned.
  23. Only so much new knowledge you can absorb.
  24. Recommended?
  25. 1 hour of learning to 4 hours of practicing.
  26. Give it a try.
  27. I have a free workbook “From Learning to Business Success” at http://jgtips.com/learn to help you focus on your priorities when learning!
  28.  Mindset of the Entrepreneur Develop your Success Mindset” at http://jgtips.com/smindset Subscribe to Solopreneur Success Strategies channel at http://jgtips.com/youtube

By three methods we may learn wisdom
First, by reflection which is noblest
Second by imitation which is easiest.
And third by experience which is the bitterest.
Confucius
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Solopreneur Success Strategies Mindset Monday at http://jgtips.com/mindset. The Fear of Success as a reason for inaction.
On today’s Solopreneur Success Strategies, i talk about the Fear of Success as a reason for inaction for an Entrepreneur. ;Yes, there can be a fear of success that leads to inaction and procrastination. I mention some of the ways to remove the fear of success to get you into action. Imperfect action is better than no action.
Besides the mindset training offer at http://jgtips.com/mindsettrain, I have a “Develop the Success Mindset” report for reading at http://jgtips.com/smindset.
Welcome, i’m jane gardner of https://jane-gardner.com/programs and here on Solopreneur Success Strategies, I will be talking about entrepreneurial mindset on Mindset Monday to get the week started; On Get your Message Out Tuesday, I will be talking about your website, your brand and your social media marketing to connect with your customers then on World Domination Wednesday, i talk about you and your customers; how to find them, keep them and make them your raving fans; On Jack or Jill of all Trades, I talk about the skills and knowledge you need in your Solopreneur business and on Freebie Fridays, its all about free software and tools to help you save time, money and be more productive in your business. Systems Saturday is all about business systems to help free up your time to do business instead of working in your business. Strategy Sunday is all about your Goals, Vision, Lifestyle Business strategy and creating a Business Plan that fits your lifestyle instead of you fitting your business plan. Being a Solopreneur is a challenging but fulfilling lifestyle and to be successful you have to wear many hats in your business so lets’ get started.