“Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.”
-Roy T. Bennett
It takes a different mindset to move from working in the corporate world to running your own business. Though there are some experiences from your corporate life that you can apply to your life as an entrepreneur, it’s a whole different ball game. You may need to let go of some habits and beliefs while adopting new ones. The same thing can be said if you want to grow your business. Grabbing the opportunity to grow is just the first step of your journey, you first have to shift your mindset before actual growth can occur.
I think it’s fair to say that despite the challenges we are facing today, the fact that you are thinking of growing your business means that you are doing extremely well. 50% of small businesses fail within the first year and here you are thinking of how to grow your company. The question is, where do you start? Start with shifting to the correct mindset. You might have a great growth strategy but without the right mindset, chances are it will fail. Always remember that your mindset is what drives you to keep moving forward.
Don’t Focus On Others
“Happiness has to do with your mindset, not with outside circumstance.”
If you ever want to execute your growth strategy, you have to be laser-focused on what needs to be done. Do you know what’s the biggest distraction in the modern world? Envy. With how much people flaunt their success on social media, it can be so easy to get envious and in turn, get distracted. Focusing on others only slows you down. Don’t let other people’s success dictate your own expectations. Focus on your own path and you will achieve your own success.
Learn To Let Go
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
When you first started your business, most likely you had to do everything. Finance, sales, and marketing are just some of your daily responsibilities. Now that you are growing your business, you have to learn to let go of those responsibilities. Learn to delegate and focus on the bigger picture. Don’t get stuck on operational tasks and learn new things that will help you grow as a leader. I understand that it’s hard but if you ever want to be a business leader and grow your company, learn to let go.