How To Get An Entrepreneur’s Mindset
T he mantra in Bassey and Company, a popular Nigerian sitcom in the late 1980s was, “To be a millionaire, think like a millionaire!” Mindset plays a major role in performance and Godswill Otobo knows that all too well not just from his memory of the sitcom but also from his effort as an entrepreneur. You need to get yourself into the right mindset if you want to knuckle down and get on with achieving your business goals. To get things done, you first need to be able to get into the right mindset and encourage those around you to do the same. 1. Start the Year Off Right At the start of a New Year or quarter, it’s an opportunity for a fresh start if you need one. However, it’s not the only time of year you can reboot yourself or your mindset, and it doesn’t have to mean new beginnings, either. Starting the year on the right foot only needs to mean starting as you want to go on, which could be picking up where you left off at the end of the year. If things were going well before, you can get back into what you were doing. If you feel like you need a change, start by thinking about just how you want to change things. 2. Pick Apart Your Thoughts When you’re trying to get down to work, there can be a lot of background noise in your head trying to distract you. It could be any number of things, from negative thoughts trying to drag you down to other things in your life demanding your attention when you should be working. It can be advantageous to deal with these things so you’re able to put them aside and concentrate on the things you really want to do. Analyze your thoughts and determine where they come from and what you can do about them. Is there a practical solution or do you need to reason with yourself? 3. Keep Up Positive Thinking It’s not always easy to think positively, but entrepreneurs need to do so, while also being realistic. Negative thinking can destroy your efforts to get things done and make you feel like there’s no point in trying. Being positive makes a huge difference to your capabilities. You need to start by believing in yourself and what you can do. You don’t have to think that you’re a genius who knows everything, but you should believe that you can learn and develop, and be confident about the things you do know. Facing your fears and trying new things helps you to become a better entrepreneur and a better person. 4. Create Some Key Goals Setting goals is a vital tactic that every entrepreneur should use. You won’t get much done if you don’t know what you want to do and what you need to do to get there. Create some goals for the year or quarter and you’re already part of the way to being in the right mindset for a successful 2018. You should make sure that you choose your own goals so that you’re more likely to be passionate and dedicated to fulfilling them. When you complete goals set for yourself, you can have pride in your achievements and count it as part of your personal development.