What sort of mindset does it take to be in business? The answer is that it takes a mindset that ensures success. Following is an exploration of the entrepreneurial mindset:
Mindsets Lead to Actions
Wikipedia defines mindset as “a set of assumptions, methods, or notions held by a person, based on their life experiences and philosophy of life.”
Our assumptions will definitely determine the type of actions we take. And the results of our actions can sometimes cause a shift in mindset, provided we are not fixed in our way of thinking. So that’s the first mindset – to maintain an open and flexible mind.
You can listen to the discussion here:
Here is the list that our Success Circle group generated together. If you are thinking of creating a retirement business, carefully consider each of these and decide whether you have them now or would have some work to do:
- Maintaining a problem-solving attitude, knowing that all business is created to solve someone’s problem;
- Being open to new approaches and maintaining a growth mindset;
- Being organized and creating systems that support our work, while avoiding distractions;
- Being ready to simplify all our systems and testing;
- Being willing to overcome our fear of failing and taking action;
- Being ready to network and collaborate/support other entrepreneurs even if they are competitors;
- Being ready to do what it takes to correct our mistakes;
- Always searching for new approaches to marketing;
- Setting our own boundaries and insisting on their observance;
- Always working according to our principles and values – doing the right thing, being ethical and paying it forward.
A few years back, I wrote about skills and qualities needed in business. Entrepreneurial Skills and Qualities provides a valuable list worthy of considering if you are contemplating a business. However, I believe this mindset list takes us much deeper.