In business as well as life in general, one of the greatest predictors of success is your mindset. Something understood by every elite athlete. Talent will only get you so far. It’s your ability to stretch your mind, have a big vision, strategize, plan and do the work that brings results.
What do you want out of your business? Is it more money, time, status and recognition or a particular lifestyle?
And what are you willing to do to achieve it?
Let’s start with your mindset.
Your business success or lack thereof is a direct reflection of your mindset. How expansive or closed you are.
Having mentored and coached business leaders ranging from solo professionals to owners and senior executives of mid-sized business, we’ve observed that no matter how good they were at their jobs (technically), unless they had vision and an expansive mindset of can do, they never grew as people and their organisation suffered.
So what constitutes a growth oriented mindset?
These are our observations.
You must develop the confidence and courage to take calculated risks.
Be willing to be held accountable. If you commit, follow through. And if you can’t, let people know why.
Be open to new ideas. “Yes, but…” doesn’t cut it. While you don’t have to agree, at least give it due consideration.
Think big. You don’t have to know exactly how you’ll get there. Stuff will unfold.
Think of JFK who in 1961 announced the goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. No one knew how they’d do it. But everyone got behind the dream, put together a strategy and worked toward it. And the rest as they say is history.
So what’s your mindset? Do you need a check-up from the neck up?
And finally, I’ve put together a collection of our articles on mindset into a short book. If you’d like a copy message me and I’ll send it over with my compliments.
Till next time, this is Rashid Kotwal.