A negative mindset can keep you from growing your business and reaching for more success. But sometimes, you can fall into a negative mindset without realizing it. Here are three signs you need to take a hard look at your current mindset.
You need to be in a Growth Mindset for your Business to Move Forward.
You expect the worst (and usually find it!).
Despite what you think, expecting the worst isn’t helpful. It doesn’t prepare you or make you stronger. It merely makes it more likely that you’ll find something to complain about.
Next time you’re about to recount a horrible experience, ask yourself if you went into that experience expecting a bad outcome. If you did, you might have accidentally created this bad situation without realizing it.
Were you already overwhelmed and stressed before you went into the situation?
You blame others for your lack of success.
Some people seem to carry a list of reasons they’re not successful in their back pocket. Ask a question about how they’re business is going and next thing you know, you’re listening to twenty-five reasons they haven’t succeeded.
One of the reasons business owners like that don’t succeed is they’re refusing to take responsibility for their choices. But you can’t better yourself or your business until you’re willing to own your choices.
Find business owners that have found success and are willing to talk to you about it. Most people love to talk about themselves, encourage the positive from them. It will then help you.
You can’t remember the last time you tried something new.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut without realizing it. Maybe you released a course or e-book that was super successful. You kept creating similar products, and now you’re coasting on your success.
Do you challenge yourself? Part of having a healthy mindset is challenging YOU regularly. Do things that are outside your comfort zone. Reach out to an event coordinator and ask about speaking at their event. Participate in an affiliate contest. I am doing right now, participating in a blogging challenge.
Change that mindset. It is all about tuning into your thoughts and listening to them. If you don’t like what you’re hearing, then look for help. Here are some recommendations:
Marie Forleo and listen to her weekly MarieTV
Read Brené Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection (click on the picture of the book to learn more)
Or consider booking a free 30-minute session with me and let’s see where you are stuck
Remember a Growth Mindset moves you Forward.