Monday, June 30, 2014

"9 Mindsets" needed to switch from Worker Bee to Self-Employed

I've interviewed successful Entrepreneurs and millionaire Best Selling Authors and one piece of information we agreed on was the fact that there is a need for a transitioning of the mind if you want to step outside of your comfort zone as an Entrepreneur., a sort of mental strengthening! This, in my experience, is the numero uno distinction that sets apart the winners from the losers. Survival of The Fittest.

While some may make this transition easier than most, for others, depending on the length of time they have been under "control" working for someone else, it could take time, which is valuable and so, it is imperative to seek out knowledgeable resources to assist. So check out this awesome piece of information I ran across in my daily studies!


Mindset is probably the major determinant of success in pretty much every walk of life. In other words, the thinking patterns you habitually adopt largely govern the results you achieve.
But different circumstances and situations require different mindsets, something that anyone looking to leave paid employment and strike out on their own, must be aware of. Unfortunately, not all would-be entrepreneurs understand the dramatic mindset shifts required, without which business success is unlikely.

So how, as a one-time employee, will you have to think differently to succeed?

1. You’re responsible for all decisions - good and bad. Entrepreneurs have an incredible opportunity to create something from nothing, in a way that’s not possible working for someone else. But this means making big decisions about what must be done, when and how. You can’t wait for things to happen, or for someone to tell you what to do, you must make them happen. Successful entrepreneurs also understand that opportunities may be short-lived, and so develop a sense of urgency that helps them achieve their goals.

2. You need to hold both short and long-term visions simultaneously. Work for others and you are mainly responsible for ensuring that what needs to be done now, is done. As an entrepreneur, you have to project your mind forward, thinking about the potential pitfalls and opportunities that lie around the corner, and making decisions based on uncertainty. This requires you to come to terms with the fact that what you do, or don't do, today, will have an impact on your business three months, even five years down the line.

3. Feeling uncomfortable is your new ‘comfort zone.’ As an employee, you’re used to thinking ‘inside the box’ rather than outside it. As an entrepreneur, there is no box. You see what others don’t, test new ideas, seize new territory, take risks. This requires courage, a thick skin and the ability to keep going despite rejection and skepticism.

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