What sets successful business owners apart from others who are struggling all of the time?
It’s not ingenious ideas. Even though we are big believers in having a powerful network, it’s not that either.
It’s not even money.
All of those things (and more) are nice to have, but they are not a requirement of success.
The Must-Have Characteristic to Be a Successful Business Owner
The must-have characteristic of a successful entrepreneur is their mindset.
If not, you will be in a constant battle with your own brain.
You’ll allow yourself to believe your ideas aren’t good enough.
Or that you aren’t smart enough.
Or wonder why someone would work with you.
And before you know it, you will have talked yourself out of starting your business, launching your new program, asking for a strategic alliance, or writing your book.
A mindset change can make all the difference.
Connect with your Core Values
I believe that you are drawn to being an independent freelancer because of your Core Values, your deep-seated beliefs that drive your thoughts and actions.
You might have a Core Value such as:
When owning a business becomes challenging, as it often can be, you can turn to your Core Values to inspire you and create resiliency in yourself.
Step From Your Comfort Zone into Your Growth Zone
As an independent freelancer, get ready to step outside of your Comfort Zone. You will run into challenges, unexpected and expected when running your own business.
When you start doubting yourself, listening to others’ opinions, and finding excuses, you’re in the Fear Zone.
Rely on our thriving mindset and core values to lead you into the Learning Zone by facing your challenges head-on and learning new skills.
It’s easy to get stuck in the day-to-day busyness of running your business. Instead, take time to pursue your purpose and your mindset will lead you into the Growth Zone.
Set Yourself Up for Success
The path from your Comfort Zone to your Growth Zone is not linear. There will be times that you can easily live your purpose. There are challenging times that will test you.
By connecting with your Core Values and stepping out of your comfort zone, you are creating resilience to see you through the ups and downs of owning a business.