2019 is almost here and it is that time of the year to prepare your personal and business resolutions! However, in order to truly achieve those resolutions and be successful, you need to include a few personal mindset changes. Today, we are sharing a few tips to help you change your perspective and mindset – and truly achieve success in 2019!
Believe in yourself
This is probably one of the most obvious and important tips – however, it is sometimes the hardest one to achieve. Even just a sprinkle of self-doubt can destroy your self-belief and positivity. As an entrepreneur, you know you have something special and unique to offer the world. You must strive to stay positive and believe that you can succeed. Even in the small moments of failure, there is always a lesson to be learned. Take that lesson – pick yourself up and keep going!
How do you stay positive and believe in yourself? Make it a priority to repeat positive phrases and mantras daily. Keep a gratitude journal, post up positive mantras in spaces you frequent, and take time for yourself daily (a nice walk or jog or a few minutes of meditation). When you get upset over a failure, set your phone’s timer to 5 minutes and allow yourself only those 5 minutes to be upset. Once the timer is complete – it is time to move on. You will notice after time that by staying positive and believing in yourself – you can accomplish so much more and attract success!
Get out of your comfort zone
Don’t be afraid to try out newer, bolder, more challenging things. Are you afraid of speaking publicly or getting interviewed on a live podcast? Maybe you are too shy to get in front of the camera for your business’s social media videos? This year, challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone and do something you are afraid of! You will notice afterward that it becomes easier to keep doing and all other challenges after this are a piece of cake! Stop worrying about what other people will think about you, stop allowing others to limit your own success! Get out there and show the world that you are unstoppable!
Stop fearing failure and instead become willing to fail!
There is always plan Z
So, plan A didn’t work out? That’s OK! You already know that in life not everything works out as planned. No matter how much you plan things – it does not make your plans foolproof. Things happen and we can not ponder on what was. When plan A doesn’t work out move on to plan B. If you truly believe in something and it is just not working out for you then take time to pause, re-evaluate and get to the bottom of what is not working out for you even if you get from plan A to plan Z. Remember, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”
Ask for assistance
This tip is in line with the tip above. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance or advice! Have a new product or service you are creating, but it is not taking off like you thought it would? Ask a few of your top customers! Set up a questionnaire or offer a free product/service to try in exchange for feedback. Also, ask your employees! Your employees and customer service reps are the ones who hear from customers the most and know what they want and don’t want. Ask them for their advice and tips. There may be something they know and mention that can change the whole outcome and make it a success!
Create YOUR best environment
Everyone is different! This means that not everyone can work effectively in the same type of environment as everyone else. Some people require a closed office door with absolutely no distractions while other people need some upbeat music in the background and a shared workspace. Whatever it is – find what environment brings out the most productive work, for you. If you have employees, consider extending this option to them as well to keep them happy and productive.
Dedicate time to learn something new
We can never learn enough, right? With business, technology, marketing, trends etc moving at such a fast pace and constantly changing – we could all get great value from taking time each day to learn something new. This could be as simple as reading or watching a tutorial that interests you or finding a step-by-step post about “How to Master Facebook Ads”. It can be in-line with your business or just something you wanted to learn in your free time (i.e: sign up for that salsa class!). It’s amazing how sometimes learning something new, can impact your business (even when it’s not related) Inspiration is everywhere!
Laugh at yourself
Business can be a serious matter, therefore it is important to remember that it is ok to let loose sometimes, relax and find a way to make it fun and silly. If something goes awry, solve it and then find a way to laugh at it. Not everything in your business has to be perfect to a tee, you can always learn from your failures and laugh at your mistakes. Spread positivity with your smiles and laughter. Not only will it help you stay positive, but it will also keep your employees from feeling on edge if something goes wrong. Happy employees who love what they do = happy customers.
Adopt an abundance and growth mindset
Get rid of the fixed mindset! A fixed mindset says the situation is the way it is, and it will never change no matter what you do. A growth mindset says you can create change if you work hard, adapt to feedback and implement strategies for personal development. If you believe your growth is confined to its current state, you’re unlikely to develop. But if you start to believe in your capacity to achieve greatness, you’ll find that everything in your life will follow suit. Also, start believing that everyone benefits when we share ideas, even with the competition. By recognizing that there’s more than enough success to go around, we’ve freed ourselves from limitations. Let go of some of the fear-based beliefs that have defined your identity and shaped your life up to this point. And you’ll learn how to re-frame them so you can develop an abundance mentality and start to take the right actions to reach a whole new financial future. People who adopt an abundance mindset consciously create their own realities.
Take time to regroup
Maybe you just had a stressful meeting or had an angry phone call from a client. You are stressed and your focus is out the window! Take a breather. Take a short walk or go grab yourself a cup of coffee and allow yourself a few minutes to re-center yourself. Taking the time to clear your mind will allow you to not only regain your momentum for the day – but it will also give you time to shake things off and possibly come up with a solution to any problem that arose. Most importantly, it will keep the rest of the office working productively without allowing the stress to infiltrate and put everyone else on edge as well.
Are you ready to change your mindset and create your own success? After some time, you will realize that these simple tips and moments of mindful reflections will benefit your workday and success tremendously! Let us know what your business resolutions are and what mindsets you are changing for success in the comments below!